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 Beaufort descendants of Edward III of England [1312-1377]. Anne Beaufort Paston, daughter of Edmund, duke of Somerset (one of the first Beaufort family members slain in the Wars of the Roses, 1455), is the matriarch of my family line.
Opinions expressed concerning the veracity of source materials and their usefulness to the researcher are entirely my own, and are intended soley 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.