A prompt from We Tree, "52 Weeks to Better Genealogy," hosted by Geneabloggers, has challenged bloggers to pick five genealogy blogs and read them every day. The blogs I have chosen to follow have to do more with local history than genealogy.
Since the people in our past are so closely connected with the towns they have lived in, I find local history blogs go hand-in-hand with genealogical blogs.
The blogs I have chosen to follow are:
1. Restaurant-ing Through History
Jan, who is also an author, looks at restaurants throughout years past. The post Taster of a Decade: Restaurants 1900-1910 covers lunch rooms, cafeterias, tea rooms, and a strike by cooks and waiters in Denver in 1903.
2. Ohio's Yesterdays features features items from the collections of the R.B. Hayes Presidential Center. This post discusses a memoir of Johann Gephart Sneider, who came to Ohio from Austria. Other entries have included interesting people, places, and businesses of the Northwestern Ohio area.
3. Tom Glover’s Hamilton Library Scrapbook is a blog about "local history with a personal touch." You will enjoy viewing historical photographs and articles about former residents of Hamilton Township of Mercer County, New Jersey at this website.
4. The Bowery Boys New York City History is a delight! Photographs, historical news articles, as well as podcasts and video links bring the Big Apple to life.
5. The Library History Buff Blog features posts about libraries, illustrated with vintage photographs and images that will help you appreciate the rich heritage of American libraries.
While these particular sites are not strictly genealogical, you will find interesting historical posts at these blogs. Check them out! You will learn a lot about about particular places and people and their past.
Note: While the image of the Sandusky Library above does not pertain to any of the blogs I mentioned, it represents a significant repository for books, articles, obituaries and much more information related to the past residents,businesses and landmarks of Sandusky and Erie County.