Friday, November 13, 2009

Follow Friday: The Texas Team

A Land of Deepest Shade - Stephen Mills

ABT UNK - Amanda

All My Ancestors - Debra Osborne Spindle

All My Branches, The Graveyard Rabbit of South Denton County – Wendy Littrell

BeNotForgot – Vickie Everhart

Beyond Fiction – Ken Spangler

Blanton Family Roots and Branches – Debbie Blanton

Bluebonnet Country Genealogy - Ruth Stephens

Blue Eyes and Blue Bonnets

Branching Out Through the Years – hummer

Consanguinity – Patti Browning

Family Stories, Texas Family Stories, Family Stories in Stone – Caroline Pointer

Family Tales – Andrea Christman

GeneaBlogie – Craig Manson

Genealogy Traces – Judith Richards Shubert

Herstoryan – Herstoryan

Kinfolk News – Regina

Linsecum Lineage – Stephanie Lincecum

Moore History - Deep in the Heart of Texas - Laura Leigh

Mopsie Rabbit's Cemetery Memoirs - Mopsie Marilisa

MyFamilyRootsRunDeep – Life Goes On

Our Family History - Dana Huff

Our Twigs - Louise Bernero

Stephen's History and Genealogy - Stephen Mills

Texas History & Genealogy Blog - Teri

The Graveyard Rabbit of Wichita County, Texas - Robin

The Hopes and Dreams of a Texas Grandma – Tina

The Internet Genealogist – Leah

TransylvanianDutch – John Newmark

Untangled Family Roots – Amy Crooks

We Tree – Amy Coffin

Where I Come From - Robin

Wood County, Texas Genealogical Society Bulletin

In Today’s Follow Friday I would like to feature the “Texas Team” of genea-bloggers. I was almost going to call this group “The Texas Mafia,” simply because we Texans seem to be everywhere in the genea-blogging world. My initial criterion for inclusion in this group was a strong focus on Texas research, but it was hard to figure out exactly what level of involvement in Texas research made it “strong,” so perhaps we could just say there is a strong Texas connection. That also covers people who currently live in Texas (such as Patti Browning of Consanguinity) but do not have much or any genealogy research that involves Texas. I am sure I have not included all genea-bloggers with a Texas connection, so if you have that Texas connection and do not see your name here, please add a comment or contact me using the “Contact” button on the left and I will print a post with corrections and additions.

I was also going to write up a brief description of each of these blogs (some I have reviewed before: Judith Shubert’s Genealogy Traces , Amy Coffin’s We Tree, and Patti Browning’s Consanguinity), but it turned out that the group is larger than I thought, so I’ll try for individual posts for each blog on Follow Friday.

I have to admit that I feel so honored to be among this group – there are so many talented writers, storytellers, artists, and even techies in it. I will try to refrain from making the claim that it’s a Texas thing, but it won’t be easy.


  1. I am soooo glad you did this! I see one or two I'm not sure I knew about -- heading out to visit them now. Thanks for compiling this list! I look forward to seeing it grow. Great idea! Vickie in TEXAS!

  2. What a great idea! I love it! Thank you for putting the list together and thanks for including me! Cheers chica :)

  3. You've got a couple that are new to me that I'll have to check out. And I have one for you. My buddy Tex (aka Debra) writes All My Ancestors.

  4. Thank you all for your encouragement! Apple, you are correct, and I have no excuse for that omission - it's on my blog list! I'll add it immediately.

  5. Thanks for including me on your list! I do a bit of Texas research -- my daughter is a Texan and her father's people spent a few generations living/hiding here! -- but you're right, for the most part my research is Midwestern based. Great idea for a list.

  6. Thank you Greta for your kind comments. It is an honor to be included with such talented people. I am new to genealogy and have learned so much from all the great blogs. It did not take me long to discover that I am addicted now!!!!

  7. Thank you for this list. There were several I hadn't heard about and now I am following them.