This Week’s New Genealogy Blogs – 28 March 2009

[Note: this is a regular feature of Geneabloggers which highlights new genealogy and family history-related blogs as well as those recently discovered by members of Geneabloggers. Use the Suggest A Geneablog! link in the sidebar to pass along information on new blogs.]

This week we offer 10 new genealogy and family-history related blogs. We now list over 367 in our blog list!

Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:

– using the Follow feature if the blog is hosted on Blogger
– adding them to your blog reader
– adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome.”
– adding them to your Networked Blogs on Facebook

Consanguinity – Connecting The Dots

“Consanguinity: (kŏn’săng-gwĭn’ĭtē) , relationship by blood, whether linear or collateral. Primarily concentrating on my Browning family from Harrison County, Ohio — and their subsequent move to Crawford County, Illinois — but I’ve got Plymell, Eagleton, Garrard, Nichols, Swan, Nevitt, Huls, Markee, Depperman, Papstein/Popstein and Hamilton in there too. And that’s just the beginning……”

I’d Sooner Be A Graveyard Rabbit

“A member of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits discovering the buried treasures of central Oklahoma. “Lives are commemorated – deaths are recorded – families are reunited – memories are made tangible – and love is undisguised. This is a cemetery.” –Author unknown”

Irish Roots Cafe

“This message comes to you from the Irish Roots Cafe, home of the Irish Genealogical Foundation on the web. We are a membership organization that publishes books newsletters and podcasts, since 1978. Our main interest here at the cafe is in Irish Family History and Culture. This blog includes shownotes from our three podcast series, including:

1: Irish Families worldwide. (The first of its kind)

2: History of the Irish in America.

3: Irish Song and Recitation Festival.

The Irish Roots Cafe has a number of firsts to its credit, including the first broadcast series on Irish Family History; the first book on the Irish in Missouri; and the first 34 book set on Irish families, covering every county in Ireland ! It is the largest collection of its kind. Sweaney will greet you at the door and Molly has another pot of Irish coffee on. Come have a seat with Mike in the corner booth. You are welcome to join us anytime at the Irish Roots Cafe !”

My New Chimerical Kit

“I thought long and hard about a name for my blog. My New Chimerical Kit seemed to fit perfectly. It says everything about me, well not everything, but it is the perfect name for me. It’s a bit puzzling, unique, inventive, and since it’s a kit that makes it well organized! Think about it, maybe you can figure out why it’s perfect.

I have varied posts at my blog including those on genealogy. I also maintain a site on Thomey/McKim Genealogy at”

Nebraska Roots and Ramblings

“NEBRASKA became a state on 1 March 1867. It is a grand state which people explored and passed through on their way to the west coast. Fortunately, some found their way back and others took advantage of the Homestead Act of 1862 and 1866 to obtain land in Nebraska. There are many Nebraska resources available for researchers. This blog will be devoted to research and resources in Nebraska. There will be information pertaining to genealogical events in the state and a lot of helpful hints and tips for doing research. Occasionally a post will pertain to a Nebraska library that has a genealogical collection. Stay tuned for more on Nebraska … home of many genealogists and home of the Big Red Huskers!!”


“The main topic will be my own roots. I expect there will be posts about my ancestors, about the places they lived, about my research, about my genealogical successes and failures. Roots will also be the place for posts about genealogy or related subjects that do not fit in the Trace your Dutch roots theme, and cemetery posts that do not belong on The Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi. In the next post I will introduce you to my genealogy research.”

The Digital Cemetery

“This is the spot to blog about all things related to cemeteries, whether it be care, monument research, questions, or to read what’s going on with the Digital Cemetery Project.”

The Family File

“Greetings from Ed and Sue, and welcome to our newest blog, “The Family File”…. we hope you enjoy the information and stories on the site and will visit again and again.

This blog will be dedicated to posts on Ed’s ancestors to include: Hartwell, Sherman, Higley, Leach, Neust and of course Edminster, plus some information on related lines.

Again, we hope you enjoy the blog.. feel free to contact us with questions, corrections, or new data.”

The Graveyard Rabbit of North Snohomish County

“I have a confession to make…..

My husband (Mr. Ed) and I like graveyards. Yes, really! I don’t know how many times on vacations we’ve visited graveyards, sometimes even when we don’t have a reason to (a “valid” reason being a genealogy research trip). Our neighbor thinks we’ve got a screw loose, and often reminds us that most people go to the beach or Disney World on vacation, but not Sue and Mr. Ed…. no, they go to graveyards! So I guess maybe he’s right, there is a screw loose somewhere, but we can’t help it… we do enjoy those graveyard jaunts and reading history as recorded on the old stones.”

Trace My Origin

“My name is Sharon Crisafulli and I am passionate about many things in my life. One of them happens to be genealogy. After all James Arthur Baldwin said it best “Know from whence you came, If you know from whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” In this blog I will share with you some amazing genealogical stories and finds on my genealogical pursuit. Come journey thru time with me.”

Geneabloggers Week In Review

Here is a list of events, memes and goings-on in the world of geneablogging:

Happy Blogoversary!

March 31, 2009 is the first anniversary for Bits and Pieces – stop by and send your best wishes to Les!

April 1, 2009 is the first anniversary as well for LOOKING4ANCESTORS.  I can’t believe it has been a year already since I first met the fascinating Kathryn Lake Hogan!

Remember to send me your blog anniversary info – see last week’s post.

Geneabloggers Group on Facebook

We’ve added 12 more members for a total of 436.  There is a new discussion as to which genealogy database software you prefer – weigh in with your opinion and advice.

And check out Genea-Bloggers group listing on Facebook. If you know anyone who blogs about their genealogy or family history and you think they might benefit from membership in Geneabloggers please let me know and send me their email info!


The next Scanfest will be held Sunday, March 29th.  If you’ve never been to a Scanfest you don’t know what fun you are missing.  Scanning your old photos and documents should never be so much fun!  It takes place from 11am – 2pm Pacific Daylight Time (1pm – 4pm Central Daylight Time) and you can get more information here.

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

The next installment of Bound for Mom are due on Wednesday, April 1, 2009! The theme? The Roadside Café: “Was your Mom a great or inventive cook? Or perhaps cooking wasn’t her forte. No matter, gather up tales of food in your family and how Mom turned out great meals . . . or how she was an expert at dinner reservations!”

Sunday, March 29th is the deadline for entries to the Carnival of Central and European Genealogy hosted by M. Diane Rogers of CanadaGenealogy.  In this 17th edition, the theme is Female Ancestors.  If you have ancestors from Russia, Germany, Prussia or anywhere in that area, take time to add your entry.

On Wednesday, April 1st entries are due for the 69th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy which will be hosted by Bill West over at West In New England.  The theme is a fascinating one: What If.  “This is your chance to rewrite history! Have you ever imagined your ancestor playing a major roll in history? Perhaps you’ve envisioned them singlehandedly winning the American Revolution, going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, or inventing the flutaphone. This is your chance to write a bit of fiction about your ancestor to delight and entertain us. It is the April Fools edition after all!”

Wondering how to participate in a blog carnival?  Check out this post from Facebook Bootcamp for GeneaBloggers.

Data Backup Day – April 1st

This is no April Fool’s joke – losing your valuable research data.  Remember to plan the 1st of each month to take a few minutes to copy your data either to a CD, a flash drive, or up to an online repository.  Look for more info here at Geneabloggers on Wednesday.

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt

Check out Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #12Use your blog to break down a brick wall. Posting a name may ring a bell with a reader. Maybe you’ll make a connection in 5 minutes. May be it will take 2 years. Either way, asking for help is the first step to knocking down that wall.

Surname Saturday

If you are a Twitter user, follow us @geneabloggers and join us tomorrow for Surname Saturday. Participants “tweet” about the surnames they are researching using the #surnames hashtag in each tweet. You can then search for other surname entries over at Twitter Search. Also consider joining the Genealogy Surnames group over at Twitter Groups.

Need help getting started with Twitter? Check out the Twitter cheat sheet created by Geneabloggers!

Geneabloggers Calendar

Don’t forget to check out other upcoming events at the new Geneabloggers Calendar. This is the same Google calendar that has been in existence for quite some time. And if you subscribe to the calendar you’ll receive email reminders of events.

Bound for Mom, A Journey of Firsts

Welcome to the first edition of Bound for Mom. In this round of posts, the topic is A Journey of Firsts: Moms go far and along the way there are so many “firsts” such as first date, first love, first home, first child, and more. Take all of these beginnings and bundle them up into a story of how your Mom got started.

Gini Webb presents Bound for Mom posted at Ginisology.  She’s written a great story of how she and her mother emigrated from Germany to the United States.  This is Gini’s first blog carnival  entry so please take time to make a visit!

Linda Hughes Hiser presents Bound for Mom: Milepost #1–A Journey of Firsts posted at Flipside, saying, “I know of many of my Mom’s firsts from her younger life as we spent time talking about them when I first became interested in genealogy. One that interested me was that she was 29-30 before she learned how to drive a car!”

Janet Iles of Janet the Researcher gives us Bound for Mom: Milepost #1 – A Journey of Firsts.  Janet discusses her mother’s first home and first job as well other firsts.

Paula Moore presents My mom: the firsts posted at A Passage In Time. Paula has “tricked out” her posts with some fabulous digital scrapbooking pieces!  Go take a look and learn more about Paula’s mother who is now grandmother to 11 grandchildren.

Finally, I present Mom’s First Talks About Her Firsts posted at Destination: Austin Family.  My mom had so many firsts that it was difficult to choose which ones to describe.  Mom had lots of choices when she raised me and my brother and the driving force was always selflessly focusing on us and our well-being.

That concludes this edition.   Submit your blog article to the next edition of Bound for mom using our carnival submission form.  Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.