This Week’s New Genealogy Blogs – 25 April 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 four new genealogy and family-history related blogs. We now list over 395 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

Bone Collector

“BoneCollector…Sounds chilling but it’s all innocent really. I’m crazy about genealogy and spend an enormous amount of time rooting around in the days of yore looking for clues to missing links in my family tree. I even have a website dedicated to my search.

Come check it out

As for the rest of the goods on me, you’ll just have to read my thoughts and see what you come up with!”

Irish Genealogical

“Are you ready to begin your own Irish genealogical quest? You’re not alone. Today, over 34 million people in the United States alone have Irish ancestry. It’s one of the most commonly searched nationalities in American genealogy! Irish roots are found in every part of American life, including the White House. Did you know one-third of our American presidents have had Irish ancestors? If you’ve got Irish ancestry in you, you’re in good company!”

The Scottish Genealogy Blog

“This is the first posting of the new Scottish Genealogy Blog. I am hoping that this will be a great tool and resource for those who are interested in researching their Scottish ancestors. I am a professional genealogist who specializes in Scottish genealogy. I wanted to create this blog as a tool to help others who are interested in researching their family history, as well as a place where folks can get information and possibly ask questions regarding Scottish genealogy. I also have an great interest in computer-related genealogy too. The computer has really helped many people get more involved in researching their family history with all the sources available online now. Genealogy blogging is quite new at the moment, but I feel that it will become a great resource for the future.

I am looking forward to adding more information as the days go by. I will try to post as often as I can or as time permits. If anyone has any questions or comments please feel free to let me know. Until next time.”

Talking Roots

“These are the stories and events of the lives of my ancestors many of which might pass out of history if not retold and preserved here. Also, here are my observances and stories of my own life the likes of which I wish I could find about my now long-departed great-grandparents and other relatives.”

copyright 2009 Thomas MacEntee

Geneabloggers Week In Revew – 24 April 2009

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

Happy Blogoversary!

Congratulations to Sheri Bush whose blog Twig Talk celebrates its first year on Sunday, April 26th!

In case I missed yours, remember to send me your blog anniversary info.

Geneabloggers Group on Facebook

Woot! We just hit 500 members with the addition of 11 new people!  Check out the new discussion on Tech Help for Blogspot – and pick up some blogging tips and tricks.

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!

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

There’s still time! If you have family lines in Canada and in particular, a black sheep among those lines, then get your entry in for the 4th Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival. Entries are due Sunday, April 26th!

Entries for the 71st Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy are due Friday, May 1st with the theme of Local History.  This edition is hosted by Donna at What’s Past is Prologue.

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


The next Scanfest will be held Sunday, April 27th.  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.

Data Backup Day – May 1st

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.

I’d love to have a guest blogger for May 1st telling of her/his experiences with data loss especially any close calls!  Email me if interested.

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt

Check out Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #17 Make a research task list. Posting these items to will help you get your tasks done, and may encourage readers to do the same.

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

Remember we have Madness Monday, Tombstone Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday as regular ongoing memes! And 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, The World Is Not Flat

Welcome to the fourth and final edition of Bound for Mom. In this round of posts, the topic is The World Is Not latmany Moms love to travel and take off to parts unknown once the nest is empty. Did you Mom visit some great destinations? Or were there places she always wanted to visit? Build a travelogue based on Mom’s trips or perhaps places you’ve visited that Mom always wanted to.

Linda Hughes Hiser presents Bound for Mom: Milepost #4–The World is Not Flat posted at Flipside, saying, “We traveled alot when we were growing up and Mom’s yellow bag was always packed and ready to go.”

Janet Iles presents Janet the researcher: Bound for Mom Milepost #4 The World is Not Flat posted at Janet the researcher.   Read about Janet’s mother who grew up on the world’s largest freshwater island and traveled with the family all over Canada and the United States.

Gini Webb presents Bound For Mom – The World Is Not Flat posted at Ginisology.   Pay a visit to this travel log of many trips taken by Gini’s mother over the years!
Finally, I present Travels With Mom posted at Destination: Austin Family.  Through the many travels as a child, Mom instilled in me a deep appreciation of history especially for the history of New York State.

That concludes the final edition of Bound for Mom.  I hope you enjoyed the journey with our participants.  And if this has inspired you to either post about your own mother and her accomplishments or if you create a memory book, please let us know!

copyright 2009 Thomas MacEntee