GeneaBloggers Events June 21 – 27, 2009

Here is a list of events, memes and goings-on in the world of geneablogging and what’s happening in the coming week:

SoCal Jamboree

I along with over 30 other genealogy bloggers will be in attendance at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s 40th Annual Jamboree in Burbank, CA beginning Friday, 26 June through Sunday, 28 June 2009.  If you are attending please look for me and all the other bloggers with our crazy mardi gras beads!

Happy Blogiversary!

On Thursday, 25 June, iPentimento celebrates its second anniversary! Stop by and wish Carol well!

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

Entries for the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival, 4th Edition are due on Thursday, 25 June.  The “challenge” for the July 2009 edition of the GYR Carnival is obituaries. That’s right! This one is going to be a challenge of sorts. The “rules” are quite simple: Find a grave, then find the obituary, or vice versa. Post your finds to your blog and submit it to the carnival.  Please submit your article using the blog carnival submission form, and be sure to include a brief description in the remarks field.

The Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy, 20th Edition is accepting entries through Friday, 26 June.  The next edition will be hosted by Jessica Oswalt of Jessica’s Genejournal with the theme being: carnival (post on any topic).  You can submit your articles here.

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

Geneabloggers Group on Facebook

We’ve grown to 584 members with the addition of 15 new people since my last posting! 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!

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt

Check out Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #25:  Visit a cemetery and talk about your ancestors buried there. Bring their stories to life for your readers.

Thanks to Amy Coffin at We Tree for the inspiration!

Geneabloggers Calendar

Remember we have Black Sheep SundayMadness MondayTombstone 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.

copyright 2009, Thomas MacEntee

This Week’s Genealogy Blogs 20 June 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 seven new genealogy and family-history related blogs. We now list over 444 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

A Wheeler Family History

“I have been researching my family’s history and genealogy for fifteen years. Recently my father I visited England to see where our ancestors lived. The experience was truly incredible. We visited the a church in Cranfield, England where one of our ancestors, Thomas Wheeler was baptized in 1603. The church was built in 1100. I’d like to use this blog to share my family’s stories and historical information. Hopefully I can connect to other Wheelers that share a common story and genealogical heritage.”

Family History Expos Genealogy Blog

“We have been sponsoring Family History events for 5 years and it seems like everyone recognizes us by Family History Expo! We do several a year therefore EXPOS!

A bit of history to let you know where we’ve been. January 1, 2003 Jennifer Hunt Johnson and I (Holly T. Hansen) launched our new business and website We were very excited to share our genealogy experience with others.  By mid-2003 we had launched our record look-up and professional research services. We soon found that people had a hard time remembering, so we came up with the My Ancestors Found theme for research. The name has served us well and we have enjoyed helping our friends and neighbors throughout the world with their research. At one time we had more than 80 professional researchers working with us throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Janene S. Morgan was busy helping us with our Family History Library Retreats and in 2005 Kimberly A. Savage joined the team. In 2006 Jennie left My Ancestors Found to spread her wings in new and different areas of interest. At that time we cut back our research service and poured all our efforts into our Family History events.

On a daily basis we get email and queries about Family History Expos. We even receive registrations in the mail with the check made out to Family History Expo. It just seems natural to take our events to the next level and make it easier for everyone to find us. My Ancestors Found will not go away, but all of our event information will be easily found right here at”

Grant Parish Louisiana Obituaries

“Grant Parish, Louisiana is in Central Louisiana (colloquially known as Cenla), a world away from New Orleans in more ways than one. The local newspaper I subscribe to is The Chronicle, published weekly in Colfax, Louisiana.

Since The Chronicle is not online, I have received permission to reprint the obituaries for my fellow genealogy devotees. I’ve been saving them for a few years, so I’ll be posting them as time permits.

Please let me know if you find them useful by leaving a comment. The comment section is at the end of each post (each different newspaper issue date.)

Or e-mail me: redbirdridge07(a)”

Martins of Redbird Ridge

“A genealogical journey from pioneer days in Missouri to Land Rush days of Oklahoma and beyond.”

Ka’aihue Genealogy Project

“The name of this blog isn’t completely accurate. I’m actually researching my family history, which includes (largely) the Ka’aihue family in Hawai’i.  My mother has the Ka’aihue name, as handed down from her paternal side of the family. I know I have a huge family – roughly 35 cousins (from her siblings alone), however I grew up in California, away from the islands, the culture and my extended family.  Once I realized how big of a project this was going to be, I decided to start this blog as a way to chronicle my findings and possibly discover/meet members of my family I never knew existed.  I will be doing the research whenever I have free time away from work and my little one at home. It’s only been three days and I’m already deeply intrigued with my new undertaking.”

I plan on posting my findings and updates on my progress, but also will post interesting historical facts or things I’ve learned about the Polynesian culture as a whole. I hope to bring awareness of the Polynesian people to the masses, and am excited to have you here, learning along with me. As you may have already discerned, this blog will also contain a mix of humor and sarcasm. If you are easily offended, don’t let the virtual door hit your ass on the way out. If you think we may be related please contact me at or comment below. To those who join me on this journey, E komo mai, and I hope you enjoy the ride!”

Online City, County, and Rural Directories

“It seems like I just don’t have enough irons in the fire…not only am I starting a new blog, but I’m also starting a new website! It’s not quite ready for visitors, but I’ll give you an idea of what it’s about:

Have you ever wished you could find links to all the online city directories in one place? A place where they were listed by location and in date order? This is the purpose of the Online City, County, and Rural Directories Website. It is meant to be used as an aid to genealogists, historians, and other researchers.

There’s a lot of work that needs to be done to this site, and with all the online databases available, it’s likely this project will be a continuous work-in-progress!

My goal is to have a complete listing for city, county, rural, business, and other types of directories for the United States and Canada, and then go on to add directories for other countries. I also plan to have lists of resources, articles, and ideas of where to find offline city directories.

These links will include both free sites and subscription database websites.

Subscribe to this blog to get updates via your e-mail or your feed reader (Google Reader, Bloglines, etc.). I’ll be announcing the opening of this website through the blog.”

The Bavetta Genealogy Project

“Ciao!  The purpose of this website is to create a family tree of all Bavetta relatives who come from Sicily. If you have any Bavetta surname relatives who where born in Sicily or are related to Bavetta relatives from Sicily, please email the site administrator at for access to this site. Once you have access, you can enter all of your family information and be added to the growing Bavetta Genealogy Tree. Thank you!

Ciao! Lo scopo di questo sito è quello di creare un albero genealogico di tutti i Bavetta parenti che provengono dalla Sicilia. Se avete parenti che Bavetta cognome dove nasce in Sicilia o sono legati al Bavetta parenti dalla Sicilia, si prega di e-mail l’amministratore del sito a per l’accesso a questo sito. Una volta che hai accesso, puoi inserire tutte le informazioni della vostra famiglia e va ad aggiungersi al crescente Bavetta Genealogia Albero. Grazie!

Uncommon Roots

“Welcome to the Uncommon Roots blog! This blog will focus on African-American genealogy resources and research techniques to help tackle the unique obstacles that researchers face when looking for ancestors of African descent.

I’m your guide, Isos, and I’ll be sharing and guiding you through the process of discovering your Uncommon Roots. I have over a decade of experience in genealogical research and I want to help others in their search.”

copyright 2009 Thomas MacEntee

African-American Genealogy Blogs

From time to time GeneaBloggers tries to highlight specific groups of blogs based on location or ethnicity.  Here is a listing of blogs in our bloglist with posts and information relating to African-American genealogy.  Take time to pay them all a visit and read the valuable information they offer.