Friday, April 8, 2011

Follow Friday - West in New England

In honor of the 150 anniversary of the Civil War, Bill over at West in New England is running the following blog challenge between now and April 10th.

Did you have ancestors in America on 12Apr 1861? If so, where were they

and what were their circumstances? How did the Civil War affect them and
their family? Did the men enlist and did they perish in battle or die of illness?
On which side did they fight, or did you have relatives fighting on BOTH sides?
How did the women left at home cope, or did anany of them find ways to help

the war effort? Were your ancestors living as slaves on Southern plantations
and if so when were they freed? Or were they freemen of color who enlisted
to fight?

If your ancestors had not emigrated to America as yet, what was their life

like around the time of the Civil War?

The 150 year celebration of the Civil War is a great source for those of us

blogging about our family history. So, let's do a little research over the coming
weeks between now and April 12th. Find out the answers to the questions
I asked and write about them.  Or if you think of another topic to do with your

family history and the Civil War, write about that. Send me the link when you
publish it on your blog, and on April 12th I'll publish all the links here.

I'll be submitting a link for this challenge and I hope you will too.  I can't wait to read your story!


  1. Thanks for letting me know about this. I passed along a link to my blog about my great-great grandfather at