Friday, August 28, 2009

Welcome to Hill Country2 and to the Hill Country HOGS WebPress

WELCOME to the Hill Country H.O.G.S. WebPress, the portal, index and table of contents to the online publications of Terry Thornton of Fulton, Mississippi.

You are welcome to access and to read Hill Country of Monroe County Mississippi (Hill Country Volume 2 or HC2)at its new locations. HC2 is accessible through links found here; HC2 is posted at a variety of websites but all of the articles are linked here. Most of the articles will be announced here with a short review; some will only appear as links in the left sidebar.

From HC HOGS WebPress readers may access the latest articles at Hill Country2 or the latest articles at my other blogs. All of my current online publications will be eventually linked through the HC HOGS WebPress.

Think of HC HOGS WebPress as the portal to all of my new writing --- as an index to all those articles --- and as a table of contents to my various blogs.

Here at HC HOGS WebPress you will find links to history, observations, genealogy, stories, pictures and research articles from several different blogs as I publish those articles --- including cemetery transcriptions.

Several cemetery inventory/transcription projects are planned for this fall and winter and all of those new reports will be accessible through HC HOGS WebPress.

The primary sites linked at HC HOGS WebPress will, of course, be Terry Thornton's Hill Country of Monroe Country Mississippi. Each new article at HC2 will be announced at the WebPress. It is recommended that you follow the HC HOGS WebPress site so that you get automatic updates of new articles or you are most welcomed to visit daily to see what is new.

Returning readers to HC2 as well as new readers are encouraged to click and follow the link in the left side bar to Some Questions: Some Answers which serves several functions from profile to statement of purpose.
  • Who is Terry Thornton?
  • What is the HOGS or the pHOGS approach to presenting family history?
  • Why did Terry Thornton stop blogging for several weeks? And how does that impact this restart of Hill Country?
  • What is the statement of purpose for Hill Country?
Other HC2 articles are already linked here the HC HOGS WebPress site. You are invited to follow the links at the left sidebar to access those articles. My new "Hill Country" columns from the Monroe Journal (the newspaper for Monroe County) are linked in the left sidebar on this page --- just select and click the article you wish to read.

When you finsh reading the article at whichever of my sites, you should find at the top of the sidebar of the article a "Return to HC HOGS WebPress" link; click that link to be returned here.

There will be fewer posts at HC2 than at the old HC1 site --- and the articles will be more structured. Same with cemetery articles and transcriptions --- fewer. Until my vision problems are completely solved I will be limiting my computer time and, as a result, fewer articles will be published. Although I'm already in the process of photographing additional cemeteries to inventory, the complete transcription and publication of that research will have to wait until my vision is better.

Reader comments are most welcome. On the new pages, however, I will not publish anonymous comments. Please provide your name, city, and state to leave a comment --- and remember that all comments are moderated (meaning I either accept or reject the comment for publication --- I can't edit or correct your comment).

I look forward to "seeing" you again and again at the HILL COUNTRY H.O.G.S. WEBPRESS and at HC2 as well as at other new sites I'm planning to publish in the near future.

Terry Thornton
Hill Country H.O.G.S. WebPress
Fulton, Mississippi


  1. Glad you're back Terry- I can once again get my Hill Country fix,
    Barbara Ristow
    Miranda, California

  2. Glad you're back. I missed ya.

  3. BARBARA and DENISE, Thanks. I'm glad to be back too and look forward to posting more articles about HILL COUNTRY.

    Thanks for visiting.

    ALL: Please leave your name, city/state to post a comment. Thanks.

    Terry Thornton
    Fulton, MS

  4. I'm so glad you are back! My heart is no longer broken.

    Jane Diano
    San Diego, Ca.

  5. JANE, Thanks. Reading HILL COUNTRY is good for you. LOL!

    Terry Thornton
    Fulton, MS


Comments from readers are encouraged and welcomed. Anonymous comments, however,will not be published so be sure to include you name and city/state.