As we move through 2016, Forgotten New England (FNE) is nearing its fifth anniversary, and has surpassed 1,700 followers. I’ve just redesigned this space, for the first time since 2012, to reflect the new reality of FNE, as my work on writing local and regional history, culture, and tourism expands beyond this site.
I’ll continue to update FNE, and keep you posted on when to watch for upcoming features and articles in regional magazines. I’ve also updated the site to allow for the posting of more photography.
Thanks to all subscribers and to those who stop by regularly. Your views and comments are much appreciated! Thanks too for sharing the blog and posts through social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and myfamily.com. And a special thanks to the Lowell Historical Society for all of their support as well as the New England Historic Genealogical Society for featuring my blog in The Weekly Genealogist in January 2013, and to WGBH-TV’s nightly local news program Greater Boston, for featuring my blog during its February 7, 2013, discussion of the Valentine’s Day Storm of 1940. Thanks to the Merrimack Valley Magazine for featuring my writing on local history, culture, and tourism in their issues.
To date, we’ve scoped a good percentage of the postings here toward Eastern Massachusetts, and more specifically, the Merrimack Valley. I’ve seen that there’s a heavy interest in genealogy out there; so, I’ve been trying to add more genealogy content, which has expanded the blog’s reach out of New England and into Portugal’s Madeira Island, Ireland’s Ulster region,Montreal, and the Azores. I hope to continue this line of posts and cover other areas of the world. I’ve got some posts in mind for Swedish genealogy that should be coming online soon.
I’ve also added some initial posts related to other areas of Massachusetts and New England. I’ll be continuing these.
Are there any topics that you would like to see covered?
Please drop me a line at forgottennewengland at g mail dot com. Thanks for stopping by!