New Genealogy Blogs 30 January 2010

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 13 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 873 genealogy 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”

Here are this week’s new listings:
Blog type: Genealogy vendor

Welcome to the Archives blog! Here we will provide information on website and collection updates, company announcements, perspectives on industry news, upcoming events, and more. Check back with us regularly to get the latest from

Baltimore Genealogy History Examiner

Baltimore Genealogy & History Examiner–History-Examiner
Blog type: Maryland genealogy

Michael Hait is a professional genealogist, specializing in Maryland research, African-American genealogy, and Civil War records. Michael is the creator of THE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH TOOLKIT CD-ROM, published by Genealogical Publishing Co. in 2008. He currently serves as the instructor of a course in African-American genealogy for the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, and as the coordinator of the resource library for the Lowcountry Africana project, in addition to actively writing and lecturing on genealogical research topics. Visit his home page at

Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill’s Genealogy Blog
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Individual family history

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living at Onoway, Alberta, Canada.  Main website:

This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

Dixon Genealogy

Dixon Genealogy
Blog type: Individual family history

Dixon, Downey, Ellison, Keith & Sutherland Families

Family Tree Research

Family Tree Research
Blog type: Australian genealogy

It has now been over 20 years since I started researching my first family tree. Back in the 1980’s most of my spare time was dedicated to visiting local libraries and sifting through endless files of paper records, viewing microfische and microfilm until my eyes bled.

Fast forward 20 years later and with the help of modern technology those searches that kept me out of the pubs and off the streets now take only a fraction of the time.

Gus's Genealogy Blog

Gus’s Genealogy Blog
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog covers my search for ancestors from around the world.

LaPorte County Genealogical Society

LaPorte County Genealogical Society
Blog type: Genealogical society, Indiana genealogy, Midwest genealogy

This blog exists to publicize meetings, events, and projects of the La Porte County (Indiana) Genealogical Society. Comments and queries are welcome as long as they pertain to genealogy in general, Indiana and La Porte County genealogy in particular.

For full information on the society, please visit our web site and consider joining or attending our meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. You can also browse our publications for sale.

Your blogging host is the LPCGS secretary, Harold Henderson, carrying out his constitutional responsibility to give notice of all meetings.

Many Roads

Many Roads
Blog type: Individual family history

Like each of you, we are the product of the long journey of our ancestors. All of us are joined together in the stream of humanity and love that makes us who we are.

The work and information contained on this site have evolved across the years into this format and represent a long family effort. Inspired and motivated by our predecessors’ efforts, we archive, expand, communicate, and share our family history using today’s web based technologies.

Me and My Ancestors

Me and My Ancestors
Blog type: Individual family history

Hi, It’s ME, or Mary Elizabeth. I’m a wife to Richard and a mother to Kierra, Klint and Kinsen. I’m a daughter, a grand daughter many times over. I’m a sister, an aunt and I have many more roles. I’m getting interested in Genealogy and have a lot to learn.

Rose Hill Cemetery Macon Georgia

Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia
Blog type: Cemetery blogs, Georgia genealogy

Rose Hill Cemetery is located in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. This example of a 19th century rural cemetery park was established in 1840 by Simri Rose. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and, yes, it’s where Duane Allman is buried.

This is a geneablog about the tombstones of Rose Hill Cemetery, as well as the individuals they memorialize.

Socorro and the Beyond the Graveyard Rabbit

Socorro and the Beyond Graveyard Rabbit
Blog type: Cemetery blog; New Mexico genealogy

Searching cemeteries in Socorro County, New Mexico, and elsewhere, for gravesite of family and other interesting people.

The Genealogy Search

The Genealogy Search
Blog type: Individual family history

The search for ancestors using techniques, ideas, and reasoning. Improving my genealogy skills and sharing skills with others. Hunting for ancestors Poundstone, Clark, Miottel, Skibbe, Durbin, and Logue families along with collateral lines.

Those Who Went Before

Those Who Went Before
Blog type: Individual family history

I have so many stories in my head about my ancestors. I have been researching these people for many, many years. I have accumulated a large amount of data but I also have discovered and imagined their stories. This blog will be my vehicle to share their stories with others or just for myself.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Surname Saturday January 30, 2010

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:

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Upcoming Genealogy Blogging Events Week of 29 January – 5 February 2010

genealogy blogging calendar
Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

Happy Blogiversary!

There are usually lots of blog anniversaries in early January since many people set New Year’s resolutions to start a genealogy blog.

  • Grey County Historical Society blog celebrates its first blogiversary on Friday, 5 February 2010!  Check out this great Canadian genealogy society blog and tell them you said hello!

If your blog anniversary is coming up soon, make sure it gets on our GeneaBloggers calendar! Remember to send your blog anniversary info toGeneaBloggers.


The January 2010 Scanfest will take place at AnceStories Sunday, January 31st, from 11 AM to 2 PM, Pacific Standard Time. It’s been two months since our last Scanfest, due to the Christmas holidays.

What is Scanfest? Well, it is a group of like-minded genealogists, family history buffs, and scrapbooking fanatics who have tons of photos to scan but find the chore irksome and boring. So why not do the scanning while communicating with other scanners? And if you need help or advice on how best to scan photos, this is the event for you!

Click here for more information on how you can join in the fun!

Data Backup Day

Have you stuck with your New Year’s resolution to back up your genealogy research data? What are you waiting for, a major data loss disaster to strike? The first day of each month has been designated as Data Backup Day – and here are some great resources to get you started.

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

There are no genealogy blog carnival deadlines this week.  Wondering how to participate in a blog carnival? Check out this post fromBootcamp for GeneaBloggers.

Genealogy Conferences This Week

View upcoming genealogy conferences in the United States and across the globe at the group of calendars at GeneaBloggers. If you know of an upcoming expo or conference that should be on the GeneaBloggers conference calendar, send it to us at

Appearances By GeneaBloggers Members

  • Tuesday, 2 February 2010, Karen Krugman of Genealogy Frame of Mind will appear in Bradenton, FL at the Manasota Genealogical Society. Karen will be presenting Color Your Ancestor Alive.

If you need more information on how to submit your own information for our Speaker’s Bureau page as well as the Speakers’ Appearances calendar, contact us at

GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook

Great news – we are now at 894 members over at GeneaBloggers Group 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 tell them about our Facebook group!

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy

Amy Coffin of the fabulous We Tree blog, has done it again. Last year, Amy developed a series of 52 Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompts which kept folks very busy and forced them to look at many different aspects of their genealogy.

Now Amy brings us 52 Weeks To Better Genealogy: a series of weekly prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty.

  • Week 5:  Play with WorldCat is a massive network of library content that the public can search for free (user name and password not required). Not every library is a part of WorldCat, but the vast size of the network makes it an important genealogy tool. If you are looking for a specific book or publication, enter the identifying information into the WorldCat search box and see which libraries hold the item. You may even find that you can get the item through your library’s inter-library loan program. Don’t forget to search for some of your more unusual surnames and see what comes up. The goal is to play with WorldCat and examine its possibilities for your own research. If you’re already familiar with WorldCat, play with it again. The network and collection grow and change constantly. If you have a genealogy blog, write about your experiences with searching WorldCat for this exercise.

We’ll list a new challenge each Saturday which should be completed by the following Friday.

And remember – as Amy says – these should be fun exercises! Don’t feel that you have to participate each week, nor should you beat yourself up if you miss one or more challenges. We all have so much that we want to accomplish – let alone what we want to accomplish with our genealogy blogs. This series should be one which, by the end of 2010, helps you to be a better genealogist.

GeneaBloggers Calendar

Check out Sentimental SundayMadness MondayTombstone Tuesday,Wordless WednesdayTreasure Chest ThursdayFollow Friday and Surname Saturday which can help you come up with ideas each day of the week for blog posts! And don’t forget to check out other upcoming events at theGeneabloggers 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.

© 2010 copyright, Thomas MacEntee