Black Sheep Sunday November 29, 2009

black sheep

Don’t forget that today is Black Sheep Sunday. If you have your own genealogy or family history related blog, you can participate in Black Sheep Sunday. What is it?

Black Sheep Sunday is a daily blogging theme used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

To participate in Black Sheep Sunday simply create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.” You can read more about Black Sheep Sunday here at gene@pedia.

Here are the latest Black Sheep Sunday posts from our member genealogy bloggers:

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

New Genealogy Blogs November 28, 2009

new genealogy blogs

[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 menu bar to pass along information on new blogs.]

There are 6 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week. Our total is now 753 blogs on our 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

Here are this week’s new listings:

arkansas obits

Arkansas Obits
Blog type: Arkansas genealogy, Death records & obituaries

I have collected many obituaries of genealogical interest over the past twenty years. As I go through & clean my files I will be posting them here as time allows. Most of the obituaries on this blog will be from Arkansas Baptist newspapers and a few from the Arkansas Gazette.

genealogy and history

Genealogy and History
Blog type: African-American genealogy

A genealogy blog by Anita Wills of Anita Talks Genealogy on Blog Talk Radio.

As Genealogy Researchers we are called upon to go back in time. That means that we are looking at the history surrounding our ancestors. This is especially true of those who looking for People of Color in the Americas. While looking for Slave ancestors we want to see what their condition was prior to or after the Civil War. What was going on politically? Many factors depend on where they were located during and after the Civil War. Those who are seeking information on slavery, also want information on the Underground Railroad.

genealogy media

Genealogy Media Blog
Blog type: Genealogy industry

A blog from the creator of which lists genealogy industry news and happenings. is your partner in making your family’s history come alive. We will help you, find your ancestors, sharing your findings, and preserve them for future generations. provides genealogical research services as well as writing, website, and multimedia design, development, and delivery for people who are curious about their origins and want to share them with family and friends.

samuel mary clark reed

Samuel and Mary Clark Reed of Barnwell
Blog type: Individual family history, South Carolina genealogy

My goal with this blog is to share information with and about descendants of my great-great-great- great grandparents, Samuel and Mary Clark Reed. Samuel Reed was born abt 1751 in Ireland and died in 1823 in Barnwell District, South Carolina. Mary Clark Reed was born abt 1762 in Ireland and died abt 1846 in Barnwell District, South Carolina.

scottish family history

Scottish Family History
Blog type: Scottish genealogy, UK genealogy

I have been researching my own personal family history for a few years now and felt it was time to share some of my personal experiences, thoughts and problems with the world.

As well as personal bits and pieces the main focus of the blog will be on all things related to Scottish genealogy and as this covers quite a wide area there should be lots for me to blog about!

tieking-stevenson families

Tieking – Stevenson Families
Blog type: Individual family history

Family – past, present and future – that succinctly sums it up.

This blog will include families on my father’s side: Stevenson, Tieking, Christmann, Heickmann to begin with. I will have a sister blog site for my mother’s family: Carpenter, Woolman, Smith, Harlan, Kitchel and Albin. I have so much information, including documents and pictures that this will make it easier for people looking for information

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Surname Saturday November 28, 2009

Today is Surname Saturday. There are two ways in which you can join in the fun:


Participants must have a current and active Twitter account in order to participate. During the day on Saturday, participants “tweet” about the surnames they are researching. All posts should include the #surnameshashtag.

Here is the current listing of Surname Saturday messages on Twitter.


If you have your own genealogy or family history related blog, you can participate in Surname Saturday. What is it?

Surname Saturday is a daily blogging theme used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

To participate in Surname Saturday, simply create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. You can read more about Surname Saturday here at gene@pedia.

Here are the latest Surname Saturday posts from our member genealogy bloggers:

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee