Cousins – 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy

Week #31 – Cousins

Week 31: Cousins. One of the best experiences in family history is meeting with new cousins found through your research. Tell us about your favorite cousin meet-up. How did you discover each other? Where did you meet? What type of information was exchanged and how did it benefit your research?

This week’s prompt runs from Sunday, July 29 through Saturday, August 4, 2012.

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


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 July 28, 2012

new genealogy blogs

There are 6 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:

Finding My Family
Blog type: Individual family history

I am organizing my genealogy research here, mostly for my own family lines but also for a few friends that I help.

Job’s Children
Blog type: Individual family history

Daily ramblings about may current searches, old findings, mysteries yet to uncover and the basic history of my little section of North Carolina.

The Houstory Hearth
Blog type: Genealogy vendor blog

The things we care about have stories — whether they are houses or cherished belongings. Houstory® Publishing has developed two products — The Heirloom Registry™ and the Home History Book™ archival journal — that help to protect and share those stories, providing lasting, accessible ways to make sure the stories and records of the things we care about are preserved and easily found by future generations.

The Heirloom Registry™ is a new service that allows users to pass on the story of their treasured belongings using high-quality labels and brass plates in conjunction with registration codes and a secure online database. Maybe it’s a quilt handed down from mom; a clock given to you by a favorite uncle; a coffee table received as a wedding gift; or a set of dishware passed down through the years. The Heirloom Registry™ helps you preserve and share these types of stories — stories that may otherwise be lost as time goes by.

The company also created the Home History Book™ archival journal series, a new, refreshingly simple product line designed to help record, preserve and share a home’s unique past as well as its present stories. The book, which one might think of as akin to a “baby book for a home,” is created and maintained by current homeowners. However, unlike a family’s personal scrapbook and photo albums, it is meant to stay with the home to be enjoyed by all who live there, now and in the future.

The Pye Plate
Blog type: Individual family history

Mother, grandmother, teacher, horse owner, animal lover, reading, love research, especially genealogy, history, especially medieval England, the great outdoors, computers, on-line games.

I’m a Mayflower descendant so hope to put some of that in a blog. My interests in history cover a wide range of geography, but mostly England, New England, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Maryland. I’m particularly passionate about medieval English history. Most of the genealogy will be about my family lines but I will post for anyone who is seeking assistance in researching their family.

Twigs and Trees
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Individual family history

Family history and genealogy research on both my ancestors & my ex-husband’s ancestors, with personal memories, family photographs, old maps, and more. Ancestors from Northern Ireland, Northern England, Midlands England, Germany, and the Netherlands: all immigrants to North America, from very early 1600s onwards. Pilgrims to Palatines, finding my roots is a big adventure!

Zangari Genealogy
Blog type: Individual family history

My name’s Vince Zangari and I have been working on my family history (electronically) since about 1999, but have been saving the family history since about 1990 in various forms (obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements, etc.)

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, July 28, 2012

genealogy blogging beat

Today is Saturday, July 28, 2012 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

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.