So with that in mind on to today's post, which has nothing to do with scheduling. With so much to write in the beginning of one's genealogical blogging life it is hard to pin down what to write first. Subsequently I dashed over to Geneabloggers for some prompting. And there it was: 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy, Week 18: Historical Books. (Actually the article says that this prompt is for April 29th through May 5th so I am a bit early). Now I am not really sure if we could call this a historical book just yet as it was only published in 2010 but for me it just filled what I needed when I moved down here to the Shenandoah Valley. You see I had just moved out of NY, away from one of the best genealogy groups on Long Island (Patchogue Medford LibraryGenealogy Group), down to this wonderfully rich area of Virginia history and I was eager to get back into genealogy and also learn a bit about the area that I planned to spend the rest of my life in. So I headed over to our local library and asked them to recommend something for me. Eureka did they hand me a winner; Judy Yoder's, Vera's Journey. This 707 page book not only gave me the personal history of a Mennonite woman who passed away in 2008 it enlightened me to the area that we now moved into. I couldn't put it down and look forward in time to visiting the various areas that Vera in her 102 years of life walked through. I find that if you are searching around for information about the Shenandoah Valley area and life as a Mennonite woman this should be the book that you pick up next. It is a keeper. If your local library doesn't carry the book, recommend it of course or better yet you can purchase your own via Amazon.com. You can also read a quick post at Harvspot.
So until the next genealogical appointment…read on my friend.