Saturday, December 29, 2007
Welcome and an Introduction
The idea for this blog had its inception in a Web-based pathfinder project during my days as a graduate student in library studies at SUNY Buffalo. A few of you may even remember my Website that evolved from the project, which was recently taken off-line when I changed Internet service providers. A blog seems a much more interactive and user-friendly approach to managing the information I've gathered. Since I'm a newbie to the "blogosphere," I beg your indulgence while I learn my way around the scene here. SCOPE NOTE: This blog will focus upon discussing resources, both print and online, of medieval European genealogy and biography. I have a particular interest in the Holand family, descendants of John of Gaunt via his daughter, Elizabeth of Lancaster--my entry point to the Plantagenets.
Opinions expressed concerning the veracity of source materials and their usefulness to the researcher are entirely my own, and are intended solely as a helpful guide. I own, or have utilized, many of the resources that will be mentioned on this blog. While most of the materials that will receive mention on this blog are non-fiction in nature, I also solicit contributions from readers concerning their favorite Plantagenet-era fiction works.
I invite comments and contributions from anyone, novice or experienced, interested in this most fascinating period in history.