New Genealogy Blogs 27 February 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 Blog! link in the menu bar to pass along information on new blogs.]

There are 9 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 936 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:

Ancestral Connections

Ancestral Connections
http://ancestralconnect.wordpress.com
Blog type: Genealogy vendor blog

Welcome to Ancestral Connections’ new blog. This is the platform for us to begin a dialogue on genealogy. Feel free to comment, ask questions, and come back often to contribute. We look forward to conversing with you about our precious genealogy. Thank you!

Russ Bangerter is a professional genealogist and principal researcher for Ancestral Connections, Inc. Russ finds great joy in helping clients break down the “brick walls” that people often confront in researching their genealogy. Follow this link to the company website to learn more, http://www.ancestralconnect.com.

Bettys Genealogy Blog

Betty’s Genealogy Blog
http://bettysgenealogyblog.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Greetings! This is the very first post on Betty’s Genealogy Blog. My name is Betty, and I love to do research. This blog will be a place where I share new discoveries, little miracles, and “brick walls”, as well as general discussions on history and genealogy, as I continue to search out all the branches of my family tree in the United States and beyond.

Clue Wagon

Clue Wagon
http://www.cluewagon.com
Blog type: Individual family history

After nearly 15 years in human resources, I left to stay home with my two small children. Then I started a blog for job seekers. After a year, of talking about resumes and interviews and crazy candidates, I finally worked up the courage to pursue my REAL dream: becoming a professional genealogist. Now, instead of talking about employment forms, I talk about census forms.

My blog is about my journey, my research, and occasionally about ice cream. It’s fun. You should visit.

Dust To Dust GYRabbit

Dust To Dust GYRabbit
http://dusttodustgyrabbitt.blogspot.com
Blog type: Arizona genealogy, Cemetery blog, Graveyard Rabbit blog

I have become a blogging groupie. This is my second blog and it is dedicated to all my ancestors in all those forgotten cemeteries across our beautiful country. I will be showcasing the cemetery information I have about my ancestors but I also hope to use this blog as a repository for the numerous cemeteries located in the Yavapai county area of Arizona. We are not quite the high country but we are certainly not the desert. I have googled for information about cemeteries in this area of Arizona and have not found much. I hope I can help to supplement the resources for those searching for their pioneer families here in the mile high country of Arizona.

Finding Josephine

Finding Josephine
http://www.findingjosephine.com/
Blog type: African-American genealogy, Individual family history

I’ve been searching for information about my family since I was 12 and asked my grandfather why he looked so white unlike the rest of us Fords. His answer, that his grandfather was a plantation owner, his grandmother a slave on that plantation, ignited the spark and I’ve been trying to collect information ever since.

GenAnswers

GenAnswers
http://www.genanswers.com
Blog type: Research blog

GenAnswers is a free genealogy question and answer community. Post your genealogy questions and share your knowledge with others by answering questions.

GenJourney

Gen Journey
http://genjourney.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Well here it is. I guess you might call this a New Years Resolution project. Over the years I have saved several groups of family ephemera, another way of saying family junk to some. One of the things that has always struck me as rather odd is the idea of a family discarding this stuff. I suppose once all of the individuals who produced these letters, cards, and notes have died; those left behind may feel little attachment or regard for the documents left behind.

Perhaps if people realized that these documents have meaning even long after the individuals creating them are no longer with us, might be a little less likely to throw this tuff away. The documents our ancestors created say not only a lot about the individuals themselves, but also the times they lived in. These items speak to me and hopefully will speak to you too!

Reconnected Roots

Reconnected Roots
http://www.reconnectedroots.com
Blog type: African-American genealogy

This is the African-American Genealogy Website Dedicated to Researching and the retelling of our Ancestor’s story. You won’t find much about the living here, as they are fully able to speak for themselves. However, there were many who came before us, who have lessons to offer. They did not have use of the internet to blog, or even have time to keep journals. But they did leave us bits and pieces of clues. The clues are the reason for this website. If we can piece together the story of our ancestors, we can gain a glimpse of how they lived, what burdens they carried and ultimately how they prevailed. The hope is with that knowledge, each of us will gain a sense of respect and pride for those that traveled here before us. The goal is that the retelling of their lives will empower us to make the most of ours.

Southwest Arkie

Southwest Arkie
http://southwestarkie.wordpress.com
Blog type: Appalachian genealogy, Arkansas genealogy, Individual family history

Genealogy is my middle name. I’ve been bumping my head into brick walls since I was 18 years old and without exactly telling you my age, let’s just say it’s been over 30 years… When I am not stirring things up with own family tree, I stay busy taking care of several usgw county sites, I am also vice president of my local genealogy society, and I present programs to same gen society on topics ranging from “I know a little bit about this” to “I might can help you with that”. Genealogy societies are a dying breed, but we do our best to hang on to what we have accomplished, and to push ourselves into the electronic age, and I am proud of that. I do lookups for anyone who asks, and I am also a volunteer for Random Acts of Gen Kindness and Findagrave. My own personal family research has been pushed to the back burner so many times that I can no longer recite names and dates and this makes me sad. This blog is going to be my attempt to slow down for a second and start “thinking” about it all. Hopefully if I see it in black and white, I might actually break down some of these brick walls.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

A Get Well Soon Shout Out

Get Well Soon

Please keep these two genealogy bloggers in your thoughts and prayers as they recover.  Take a minute to visit their blogs and offer your best wishes:

  • Bill West of West In New England is recovering from his “vacation” which turned out to be congestive heart failure.  We want Bill to get well soon so he can serenade us with more creative poetry as well as funny CAPTCHA/word verification terms!
  • Craig Manson of Geneablogie went in for spinal surgery this past on Thursday and is slowly recovering.  We hope that this surgery helps bring some much needed pain relief – and we look forward to seeing Craig at Jamboree!

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Surname Saturday February 27, 2010

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

Twitter

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.

Bloggers

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.

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

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee