Family Recipes – 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy

Week #22 – Family Recipes

Week 22: Family Recipes: Family recipes are about more than just food. They provide sights, smells and memories of family history. Which family recipe are you most thankful for? Who was the first person to make it, and how was the recipe handed down through the generations? Has the recipe stayed the same all these years?

This challenge runs from Sunday, May 28 through Saturday, June 2, 2012.

Here are the latest 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy posts from members of GeneaBloggers:


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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

New Genealogy Blogs May 26, 2012

new genealogy blogs

There are 14 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week. Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:

  • using any follow feature listed on the blog
  • adding them to your blog reader
  • adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome”

Here are this week’s new listings:

branch by branch

Branch By Branch
http://branchbybranchfamilytree.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history

My name is Karen Hromada and I live in Indianapolis, Indiana. I am an amateur genealogist, and I created this blog to share the information I have about my family tree. I’m also interested in finding others who may have common ancestors with me. Click on the Surnames tab at the top of the page to read more information about my family history. If you would like to contact me, please do! Thanks for visiting!

brumfield genealogy

Brumfield Genealogy
http://brumfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Researching the genealogy of the following surnames Bearden, Brumfield, Bullock, Caston, Carey, Donnell, Edwards, Gatlin, Goff, Hill, Power, Raybon, Smith, Stacher, Strickland, Thomas, Watkins & Wynn. From the following states Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Illinois, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee & Louisiana.

fragmented identities

Fragmented Identities
http://fragmentedidentities.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history, Pacific Islander genealogy

I have been researching my family history since 2005. This blog is my attempt at having my research all in one place, as well as build a list of resources available for anyone else who are researching their family history in Fiji.

I also have two other projects,  Fiji Shipping Index were I publish information about ships that arrived and departed from Fiji during the 19th Century. And Chinese in Fiji, which aims to provide a resource for those who are researching their Chinese heritage in Fiji.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

genealogy imaginings

Genealogy Imaginings
http://genealogyimaginings.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Genealogy research can be fairly dry, mostly about names and dates and places. But every once in a while, I run across an amazing name or a snippet of information that my imagination can’t let go. These are my imaginings about those snippets. These are stories that might have been.

genealogy in 2012

Genealogy in 2012 – The Next Generation
http://genealogy2012.wordpress.com
Blog type: Genealogy education, Genealogy industry

Archivist, Genealogist, Reference Librarian – the world is changing. Are you ready?

history of clontarf mn

History of Clontarf, Minnesota
http://clontarfhistory.com/
Blog type: Geographic genealogy blog, Midwest genealogy, Minnesota genealogy

My blog The History of Clontarf, Minnesota explores the history of the railroad community in Western Minnesota formed in 1878. Special emphasis is on the pioneer Irish settlers who came to Clontarf through the colonization efforts of Archbishop John Ireland.

I love to use the primary sources I have collected through my own research to paint a picture of this little town on the prairie. I have had readers from all over the United States who trace their roots to Clontarf – that’s my favorite part of the blog!

Take a look…I hope you like it!

many branchings

Many Branchings
http://manybranchings.blogspot.com.au
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Individual family history

As I research my family history I’m finding so much information that I needed a way to not only record it but also make it meaningful. I want to share each idea and inspiration for further investigation, each avenue explored, each discovery, and each story and document. I am interested in four families in particular: the Cadiramen family from Sri Lanka, the Jonklaas from Sri Lanka, the Eden family from England, and the Ashton family from England.

mission impossible genealogy

Mission Impossible – Making Genealogy Fun for My Teen
http://genfun4myteen.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy education

My 8th grade son must complete a family heritage album for his history class by May 2013. I love genealogy but it makes his eyes glaze over. My mission is to find ways to make this a fun assignment. Rather than just names and dates in a family tree, I want to make his ancestors come alive.

one step forward two steps back

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
http://stephenrettie.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history, Scottish genealogy

Currently studying Genealogy at University of Strathclyde.

Member of Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society.

My first cousin twice removed is the actor James Finlayson.

I am descended from William Rettie christened in Monquhitter in 1678.

room at the table

Room At the Table
http://room-at-the-table.blogspot.comBlog type: Individual family history

I’m an ancestor collector and this blog is for my research on my family lines. There’s always room for one more relative!

I’m Eowyn.

And I like love dead people. I know…weird right?

They fascinate me.  I love learning their stories about who they were and where they came from.

For me, every time I find an ancestor it’s like finding a little piece of my own puzzle.  I was adopted when I was a baby but about 8 years ago I found my biological mother.  I’ve been so blessed to be able to learn about both my biological and adoptive ancestors.  It’s helped me understand that I’m a part of something so much bigger and more beautiful than just myself.

I first got into Genealogy when I was about 14 years old (twenty years ago).  My mother was a volunteer at a local family history library and I would go with her and hang out and research the family.  That was back in the day when everything was still on microfiche and microfilm and we wrote out pedigree charts and family group sheets by hand.

As I got older, I got busier with other life things and for awhile genealogy was pushed to the side.  Several years ago however, I felt that tug to start looking for family again and dove back into the research.  I’ve been working as a professional genealogist for about three years now and LOVE it. I love the mystery, the history, putting together the pieces of the puzzle and helping other people discover their ancestors and where they came from.

As far as research goes I specialize in the United States, England, Scotland and Germany.

the bayliss line

The Bayliss Line
http://www.baylissline.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

This blog has been created for my family. By “my family” I mean all those who are related to the Bayliss family either by blood, marriage or even relationship. There are, of course, other Bayliss families not related to us but this blog has at its heart a very specific family who had their origins in Gloucestershire. I am connected to that family because my mother was a Bayliss and it was her curiosity that started my research back in the early 1990′s.

So, what are you likely to see on this blog? Well, as it is a blog, I want it to be as entertaining as possible rather that a dry listing of facts (that is for Ancestry.com). I will, hopefully, be posting entries on our ancestors and relatives, on the places where they lived, and the historical times they lived through. I have an extensive collection of photographs of people and places which I will, of course, be sharing.

I’d like to ask anybody who reads this blog to give me some feedback. I’d really like this to be a two way thing. It sometimes unearths new information and, to be honest, it gives me encouragement. There will be two ways of providing feedback – either through the comment button (you will need a Google account for this) or via the e-mail address which appears on this page – alternatively, ring me. Now scroll down to read the latest entries.

the history interpreter

The History Interpreter
http://thehistoryinterpreter.wordpress.com
Blog type: Professional genealogist blog, UK genealogy

The Jesuits say ‘give me a child until they are seven and I will show you the man’, or woman of course. When I was seven I spent my time making up impossibly large families in ‘my famerley book’ (spelling was not a strong point). I also wrote long stories or played complicated, extended games of schools. Although I enjoyed ‘dressing up’, I hadn’t yet started donning period costume but most other aspects of my current life were there in embryonic form.

Although I have, I hope, a reputation as an academic historian, I believe good history is for everyone. As The History Interpreter, I aim to bring history alive in a variety of ways. I spend two or three days a week as my alter ego Mistress Agnes living in the seventeenth century at Torrington 1646. Here, I impart information about life in the time of the English Civil War to tourists and school children. On occasions, I swap centuries and appear as a Victorian. I am passionate about encouraging young people to become interested in history, especially through living history or family history. My main focus is on social history and the day to day lives of ordinary people, particularly women.

I enjoy dissecting small, rural communities and trying to understand how they functioned in the past. In this respect, I maintain my own archives for the North Devon villages of Buckland Brewer, Bucks Mills and Bulkworthy and I am now the project manager of the Clovelly Community Archive project. No, I am not working my way through the alphabet!

I work closely with historical organisations in my home county of Devon and The Isle of Wight Family History Society have done me the honour of appointing me their President. As historian for The Braund Family History Society I have immersed myself in the origins, genealogy and biography of this west country family and have written several books about them. I also research my own family history, with an emphasis on putting their lives into a wider context.

This is a fledgling website, more will be added shortly. Please check back for updates.

the legacy she left behind

The Legacy She Left Behind
http://thelegacysheleftbehind.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I was gifted with the guardianship of an immense collection of pre-digital era genealogy work of a Great Aunt who, sadly, is no longer among us. She diligently researched her family history, a quarter of mine own, for 30 or more years, in the days before the internet and emails. This blog is the record of my journey through The Legacy She Left Behind.

wikitree blog

WikiTree Blog
http://www.wikitree.com/blog
Blog type: Genealogy vendor blog

We’d like to welcome you to the new WikITree blog! Here you’ll be able to find the latest information about WikiTree where we are growing the world’s family tree.

Future posts will cover the following topics:

  • How to use specific WikiTree functions and features.
  • How to manage privacy for your WikiTree profiles and your WikiTree account.
  • Success stories from WikiTree users.
  • Tips and tricks on how to get the most out of WikiTree.
  • And much more!

Make sure you add the WikiTree blog to your bookmarks or favorites – better, yet add us to your RSS feed reader or sign up to receive posts via e-mail!

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, May 26, 2012

genealogy blogging beat

Today is Saturday, May 26, 2012 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today is National Paper Airplane Day (US) and National Sorry Day (AUS)

Daily Blogging Prompts

Shopping Saturday – many families – especially busy working families – would perform their weekly shopping on Saturdays. Tell us about the various stores and vendors that your ancestors used to patronize. Or perhaps your ancestors had their own store? And don’t forget to also document your own memories of stores and shopping. This prompt has been suggested by Audrey Collins of The Family Recorder.

Society Saturday – Are you involved with a genealogical or historical society? Do you want to showcase their good works, projects and events? Society Saturday is a way to do that at your own genealogy blog. This prompt has been suggested by Dana of the Just Folks blog.

Sorting Saturday – Any tips on how to go about sorting through a closet or box of stuff, what to do with what you find, organizing, supplies and tools you might need, etc. What about having to clean out a parent’s home once they’ve passed? This is an ongoing series by Michelle Goodrum at Turning of Generations.

Sports Center Saturday – do you have photos and stories about ancestors and their love of sports? Be it basketball or water polo or skeet shooting, tell their stories in your blog posts! Sports Center Saturday is a series suggested by Susan Petersen of Long Lost Relatives.

Surname Saturday – 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. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

Sympathy Saturday – While Funeral Card Friday and Sunday’s Obituary revolve around a clipping related to the death of an ancestor or relative, with Sympathy Saturday you can post about any aspect of the passing of a person. This is an ongoing series by Anne Kruszka at GeneNotes and Generational.

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 – Carmen Dioxide; Tombstone Tuesday – Carrie Oakey.

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