Today will be the second ever #genchat : geography, and our topic is the Southwest!
What you need to know :Join the fun on Twitter by following the #genchat hashtag. We will start the chat promptly at 10:30am Central. For purposes of this discussion, we will "define" the southwest states as: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, California and Nevada.
A rather broad range, I realize, but in order to have a dynamic conversation, somewhat necessary.
Here are a few helpful links to have in general, but certainly for the chat as well.
- FamilySearch Wiki: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Arizona_Introduction
- Arizona Geographic Alliance (Arizona State University): http://geoalliance.asu.edu/azga/
- Geography of Arizona (WorldAtlas): http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/azland.htm
- "The Historical Geography of Arizona" by Rufus Kay Wyllys, JSTOR: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3634811
- Archaeology & Geography, Arizona State Tourism: http://www.arizonaguide.com/arizona-travel-info/learn-about-arizona/archaeology-geography
- FamilySearch Wiki: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/California_Introduction
- Geography of California, Princeton: http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Geography_of_California.html
- California Geographical Society: http://www.csun.edu/~calgeosoc/
- The Name and the Geography: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cbhtml/cbgeog.html
- Historical Geography of California: http://www.sjsu.edu/geography/resources/Cal_geog/Historical/
- FamilySearch Wiki: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Nevada_Introduction
- University of Nevada Department of Geography: http://www.unr.edu/geography/
- Sierra Nevada Geography: http://www.sierranevadaphotos.com/geography/
- Nevada Geographic Information Society: http://www.ngis.org/
- Historical Myth A Month: Nevada Names and Geography: http://nsla.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=686&Itemid=418 (From the State Archives website; a true gem in Nevada history!)
- 1895 U.S. Atlas, Nevada: http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NV/
- FamilySearch Wiki: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/New_Mexico_Genealogy
- New Mexico Guide on National Geographic: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/new-mexico-guide/
- NMSU Department of Geography: http://geography.nmsu.edu/
- New Mexico Museum of Art, "New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History" : http://online.nmartmuseum.org/nmhistory/people-places-and-politics/new-mexicos-geography/history-geography.html
- New Mexico Roots, ltd. 11 volumes of demographic data: http://repository.unm.edu/handle/1928/14546
- FamilySearch Wiki: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Oklahoma_Introduction
- OSU Department of Geography: http://geog.okstate.edu/
- Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education: http://alliances.nationalgeographic.com/detail/oklahoma-alliance-for-geographic-education-okage/edn6CA6FF7969E62D31D
- Oklahoma Atlas Institute: http://www.okatlas.org/
- Historical Maps of Oklahoma (at Alabamamaps.ua.edu): http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/oklahoma/
- FamilySearch Wiki: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Texas_Introduction
- Texas Guide from National Geographic: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/texas-guide/
- Texas Geographic Information Council: http://www.dir.texas.gov/sponsored/tgic/Pages/overview.aspx
- Geography: Cities of Texas Games! http://www.geography-map-games.com/geography-games-Geography-Cities-of-Texas-_pageid98.html Test your knowledge and have a little fun!
- Dallas Public Library Databases (if you have access): http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/databases.php
- Texas State Historical Association, The Handbook of Texas Online: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online