There are 2 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week. Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:
- using any follow feature listed on the blog
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- adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome”
Here are this week’s new listings:
Howard County Arkansas
Blog type: Arkansas genealogy
Howard County emerged from the midst of Hempstead, Sevier, Polk and Pike Counties. A reconstructionist state government in the Nineteenth General Assembly passed Act 57, April 17, 1873, taking townships from these four counties to construct Howard County.
Howard County in bounded on the north by Polk and Pike, on the east by Pike and Hempstead, on the south by Hempstead, and the west by Sevier and Polk Counties. Its greatest length is 42 miles and its average width is about 12 miles.
The county was named for James H. Howard, senator from the Seventeenth District which then included Pike, Sevier and Clark Counties. He had won office with the backing of Governor Powell Clayton as the “Radical Republicans” came to power in Arkansas in 1867.
Howard was the son of James H. Howard, born in Tennessee about 1838, who emigrated to Arkansas about 1853 and settled at Center Point. James Howard learned a shoemaker’s trade and married Rebecca J. Dossey in Madison Township.
Writing Up The Ancestors
Blog type: Family
I’m Janice Hamilton, a genealogist and writer. In this blog, I recount the family stories of my ancestors as they immigrated from Scotland, England and Ireland and established new lives in Canada and the United States.
This blog is about two things: the stories of my ancestors, and the stories behind those stories.
My ancestors include 19th century Montreal businessmen, farmers in colonial western Massachusetts, Scottish teachers, Durham yeomen, Philadelphia merchants, Upper Canadian settlers and Manitoba farmers. My aim is try to bring these people to life, although I often end up describing a visit to a cemetery.
In the second part of each post, I comment on sources, my research process and brick walls. I want this section to provide readers with something they can apply to their own research; in addition, I hope readers can provide me with suggestions.
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