This Week’s New Genealogy Blogs – 11 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 five new genealogy and family-history related blogs. We now list over 385 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

All Things Quebec

“We are a group of Quebec students and teachers blogging about the people, events and places that make up the history of Quebec. We study and report on topics covered by the Quebec School Curriculum but we also do original family history research.

QUESTIONS WE THINK ABOUT: What is history? How do our family histories fit into the “bigger” histories? How do historians make history?”

Brenda Dougall Merriman

“…MORTUI VIVOS DOCENT – … the dead teach the living. Why a blog? Well, ‘everyone’ seems to be doing it in the 21st century. Some of the family history I’ve been working on, i.e. trying to get back to, can be posted here. Uh oh … better ask CDM if footnotes can be pasted into a blog. My tech knowledge is severely limited! Like all good genealogists, I have plenty of footnotes sprinkled through my work. We decided to try this medium, rather than a website, to see how it will work. My main purpose is to share some of the various family histories as they evolve, and some of the associated stories.”

Heritage Research

“I’ve been a genealogist for about fifteen years now. I’m currently the administrator of the Renfro DNA Project and the Renfro Roots group on Yahoo!.”

McGinnis History

“I have almost everything up and working. Still some tweaking to do. I am not sure what to do about adding photos. My main genealogy site has the ability to upload, link, and display photos, so it seems a waste to post them to two different sites. However, I know the McGinnis folks may not want to wade through the whole genealogy site to see what pictures or documents are available. I’ll work on that.

Please feel free to leave a comment and say hi. I’ve always wondered how many people found their way to the other site. Also, please note – there is no longer any need to register or anything like that. I never used that, and it took a few minutes out of my day, every day, to go in and delete all the spam registrations. So now you are free to comment away, although I will have to approve a comment of yours before WordPress will do it automatically.”

New Horizons Genealogy Blog

“First I want to take a minute to introduce myself. I have been transcribing and copying genealogy records full time now for about 3 years, and have been working on my own genealogy research for over 10 years. I moved to the Mohawk Valley region of New York State about a year and a half age so I could get closer to the real colonial American history, and have easier access to its recorded history. Colonial American history is where my heart is.

New Horizons Genealogy was founded on the idea that we want to help you take your genealogy research to a new horizon, that was the idea on which our name came from. We want to bring to you the older and more overlooked records not often found on the larger subscription based genealogy websites. Some of our record collections include, Colonial and State Census Records, Census Record Mortality Schedules, 1847-1849 New York State Vital Records, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions, New York State Cemetery Records, New York State Revolutionary War Soldier Burials , and 1840 Census of Pensioners that are currently inter-filed in with the Colonial and State Census Records. Our records span across three websites, New Horizons Genealogy, Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions and Mortality Schedules.

While we can’t transcribe every record to make our collections complete, we fill in the gaps by linking to records transcribed by other transcribers. This way we can also attempt to get an inventory of what has been transcribed and not be duplicating the hard work of others. If you are a transcriber and have work you would like us to like to please add a link to our website in your website either on the home page or in a links page and email us and we will add a link to your transcribed records. If you were a person whom transcribed records for the genweb project and took them down for one reason or another and would like to post them on our website just send us the file and we would be happy to post them on our website. Please be advised we adhere to and all records we post are subject to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).”

copyright 2009 Thomas MacEntee

Geneabloggers Week In Review

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

Happy Blogoversary

Well I misspoke when I said “for the week of April 4 – April 11, 2009 there are no genealogy blogs celebrating anniversaries.”  Yesterday, April 10, was the one year blogoversary over at Crowe’s Nest.    Stop by and send your belated wishes! And The Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe which is run by Randy Seaver celebrated its two year blogoversary on April 5th!

Genealogy Traces celebrates its first year tomorrow, April 12th; Genea-Musings celebrates its third blogoversary on Wednesday, April 15th (on Tax Day, Randy?);  Transylvanian Dutch celebrates its two year anniversary on Thursday, April 16th; and Steve’s Genealogy Blog celebrates three years on Saturday, April 18th!

In case I missed yours, remember to send me your blog anniversary info – see last week’s post.

Geneabloggers Group on Facebook

We’ve added 13 more members for a total of 465. There is a new discussion on how to order a microfilm from FHL – 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!

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

The final installment of Bound for Mom are due on Wednesday, April 15, 2009! The theme? The World Is Not Flat: many 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.

Entries for the 70th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy are due the same day as your taxes – April 15th!  The topic is: Uncle, Uncle! This edition is all about our uncles. Have you got a favorite or interesting uncle? Tell us about him! Maybe you had a older cousin, neighbor, or friend you called “uncle”… that works too! No uncles in your life? No problem. Write about any gentleman on your family tree who was an uncle to somebody.

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

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt

Check out Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #14Talk about the different types of technology you use in your genealogy research. Whether it’s a new search engine, a special application, or anything else “2.0,” let readers know what you’re working with, and how it’s working for you.

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, Driving Lessons

Welcome to the third edition of Bound for Mom. In this round of posts, the topic is Driving Lessonsalong every mile with Mom there was usually a lesson or something to be learned – whether it was obvious to you then or now.  Collect her “Momisms,” her favorite sayings, her tips and tricks – all the neat stuff she gave you so you’d make your own journey safely.


Janet Iles of Janet the Researcher gives us Bound for Mom Milepost #3 – Driving Lessons.  Janet can just hear her mother as she performs certain tasks such as using a kitchen knife – and she remembers that “Mother is always right.”

Gini Webb presents Bound for Mom ~ Lessons For The Road posted at Ginisology. I love the saying “Come here so I can spank you” that Gini’s mother used! And it sounds that Gini had not only a smart Mom but a kind and compassionate one too!

Finally, I present Driven posted at Destination: Austin Family. I can look back now and laugh at some of my mother’s sayings but boy was I embarassed by them as a teenager!

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