Friday, October 26, 2012

Follow Friday ~ Tufts Family Genealogy

Over the past few months I've had a few guest bloggers try out writing their genealogy and local history stories on my blog.  Several of them have gone on to start their own blogs, and this week Tom Tufts debuted his own genealogy blog "Tufts Family Genealogy" at
This book was the inspiration for one of Tom's guest posts

Tom wrote three stories this year at my blog, the first was "John Tufts: A Shipwreck Story of Londonderry Immigrants" at the link   He had originally written to me to see if I had more information on this great story about some Tufts from Northern Ireland immigrating to the New World.  I hadn't heard this story of the shipwreck before, and so he wrote up the blog post and it received a lot of comments. His second story was "Scots Irish at Concord, NH and the 'Irish Fort'" which was another local history story that was new to me.

Tom's last story on my blog was "Henry Tufts, Black Sheep of an Otherwise Respectable Family" at    This story grew out of our meeting in person at the Derry Library's New Hampshire Room for some collaborative research, and a discussion about our common Tufts ancestors.  After the story of Henry Tufts was posted, I urged Tom to think about starting his own blog.  His stories are too interesting, and his knowledge of local history and families is vast enough to fill his own blog.

And so, Tom started posting stories.  He didn't want to advertise his blog until he had a few posts up on the website.  When he finally put up a post on Facebook to share his blog, I figured it was safe to now publicize his URL and time for him to get a few followers!

Tom Tufts is a resident of nearby Raymond, New Hampshire.  He is a volunteer at the Exeter Fire Museum located on Court Street in Exeter, New Hampshire .   Tom is seriously considering starting a new career as a professional genealogist, and is off to a good start with his new blog!  I hope you will read his posts and consider becoming a follower, too!

Also by one of my past guest bloggers: The Pye Plate by Bette Pye

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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