Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, May 29, 2011

genealogy blogging beat

Today is Sunday, May 29, 2011 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

Daily Blogging Prompts

Black Sheep Sunday – create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.” Bring out your ne’er-do-wells, your cads, your black widows, your horse thieves and tell their stories. And don’t forget to check out the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG). This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

Church Record Sunday – describe a specific church record or a set of records held by a church or denomination and how they can assist genealogists. This is an ongoing series developed by Gena Philibert Ortega at Gena’s Genealogy.

Sentimental Sunday – discuss a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or maybe even a family tradition that touches you. This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers and was suggested by Renate Sanders at Into the Light.

Sunday’s Obituary – if you have obituaries of family members and ancestors, consider posting them along with other information about that person as part of Sunday’s Obituary. This is an ongoing series developed by Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here.
To ensure that your blog post is included in the “roll-up” widgets above, include the name of the blogging theme in your post title. Examples: Black Sheep Sunday – Crystal DeCanter; Tombstone Tuesday – Emma Grate.

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If you would like your event or Daily Blogging Prompt included, please contact Geneabloggers at geneabloggers [at] gmail [dot] com.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Secrets – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

52 Weeks Personal Genealogy and History

Week #22 – Secrets

Week 22. Secrets. Describe something about yourself that won’t be found on any record 100 years from now.

This challenge runs from Saturday, May 28, 2011 through Friday, June 3, 2011.

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Here are the latest posts from GeneaBloggers members on this week’s challenge:


52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

New Genealogy Blogs May 28, 2011

new genealogy blogs

[Editor’s 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 6 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1935 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:

hamilton county genealogy

Hamilton County Genealogical Society
Blog type: Genealogical society blog, Midwest genealogy, Ohio genealogy

This blog is a place to share genealogical articles or other articles of interest to people researching in Hamilton County. We encourage you to post your own local family history or start your own blog. All contributions are welcome. To become a contributing member email Kathy Reed, Please put HCGS in the subject line.

leaves and branches

Leaves & Branches
Blog type: Individual family history

My genealogical research, focused on the Leaves & Branches of my family tree, primarily in Southwestern Ohio. I am searching for the family history of the Ballein, Davis, Donaldson, Dudley, Wardlow, Ogden, Lamb, and Shaper families and more.

misadventures of a genealogist

Misadventures of a Genealogist
Blog type: Individual family history

I love genealogy! It is my 2nd biggest passion, the first being my family of course. So why blogging? Well, I can only talk so much genea-speak with my husband, family and non-genie friends. They vaguely understand the thrill of a find or frustrations of an elusive ancestor. They most certainly do not understand the lingo; primary/secondary sources, direct/indirect evidence, or citations. So here I am.

My current obsession are the Gunters. Richard William GUNTER who was born abt. 1828 in North Carolina, and died 1903 in Santa Barbara, California was my ggg grandfather. I have been after the identity of his parents for… well, a while. Some days I can think of little else. It’s an obsession only a fellow genealogist can appreciate and perhaps sympathize with. We’ve all been there and maybe, like me, still are. I don’t call it a brick wall. The information is out there, I just haven’t stumbled upon it yet.

sleeping gardens

Sleeping Gardens
Blog type: Cemetery blog, UK genealogy

Currently living in the Middle World, United Kingdom.  An interested and inquisitive visitor, softly stepping amongst the stones, sharing a smile with some and silently shedding a tear or two as I also walk the long road home.

strawberry shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake
Blog type: Individual family history

I started doing genealogy research about ten years ago and I’ve been like a girl on crack with it. I’ve been up until 2am researching an elusive family member for two weeks only to find another family member within about fifteen minutes. Sometimes it’s a crap shoot. Sometimes it’s strategic. It’s always been fun. I’ve run across cousins from all over the United States who were always friendly and helpful and glad to run into another cousin doing family research.

Now that I have a small break from school before the summer session starts, I’m back in the saddle again searching for relatives. I don’t think I’ll use a separate blog for genealogy research – I just don’t want to have to fool with the upkeep of a second blog so I’ll take advantage of the Blogger Labels option. Over to the right, there is a neat little collage of Labels. I’ll always label my genealogy research with the genealogy label. I’ll include last names when I’m writing about them.

the wiltsey way

The Wiltsey Way
Blog type: Individual family history

There’s the Right Way . . . and there’s the Wrong Way . . . then there’s the Wiltsey Way.

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee