Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, November 25, 2012

genealogy blogging beat

Today is Sunday, November 25, 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 Blasé Day.

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.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Genealogy Society Member – 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy

Week #48 – Genealogy Society Member

Week 48: Genealogy Society Member. Genealogy society members are a vital part of the family history community. We’ve made many acquaintances this way and we all benefit from their friendship, support and expertise. Share with us a genealogy society member that has left a memorable impression on you.

This week’s prompt runs from Sunday, November 25, 2012 through Saturday, December 1, 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 November 24, 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:

Genealogist, Archivist, Researcher
Blog type: Individual family history, Professional genealogist blog

My family and professional research, trips, genealogy musings, etc.

Genealogy Lady
Blog type: Individual family history, Professional genealogist

Deborah Sweeney is a genealogist with almost 20 years of experience. This year she has finally made the decision to do something about her addiction and is jumping into the genealogy pool headfirst. She has begun the quest to turn her hobby into a profession.

Headstones and Family History
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Cemetery blog

Cemeteries are an important part of our history and by preserving old cemeteries and studying the history attached to them, we can gain a greater understanding of our ancestors and their lives.

The purpose of this blog is to document and preserve the priceless records found in aging cemeteries.  It is my hope that by recording information and photos which I gather from the local cemeteries, that this will assist others with their family history research.

This blog will provide histories of local cemeteries, document individual graves and, where possible, provide a little history related to cemeteries and the people buried in them.

Many Years Ago
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

Since starting my research in 2009 I have collected so much information, stored it on my tree in Ancestry and hate how my ancestors lives are just dates.  I’m not organised in my research and jump from person to person; my notes are all over the place and I always think I”ll remember the sources, but invariably never do.

So today I decided to keep a blog of my discoveries in which I will attempt to be structured and organised and at the same time improve my writing skills.  May be in a 100 years from now a future descendant may get the bug and come across this blog.

The first lines I started researching were Baird from Montrose, Angus, Scotland and the McTavish and McFadyen families from the Isle of Mull.  Early last year I started on my mother’s line, Dowse from Bury, St Edmunds and Trezise from St Just in Cornwall. Along the way I have discovered – prostitution; suicide; fraud and imprisonment, learnt about the Methodist faith; the goldfields of Bendigo and Kalgoorlie; read in depth about the Anzacs in Gallipoli and the battle on the Western Front in the Great War and anguished over infant deaths in the slums of Glasgow.

Moments In Time
Blog type: Individual family history

Moments in time is my genealogy blog about my husband’s and my own family history which ranges from Anglo-Saxons to Irish and German Immigrants with a touch of  McCoy / Hatfield history.

Poppy Colored Brain Writer
Blog type: Individual family history

I’m Anna Dunwell. I’m passionately interested in gratitude, and ways to celebrate the miracle of life. Have you ever thought that maybe it wasn’t about the journey but that you yourself are the destination, right here, right now in real time?   And that you can do something amazing that you and only you can do? That’s why I write. And I’m gradually opening up to full acceptance and appreciation of my life. I began my blog to record my journey to trade publication of my memoir Paradise Lies and E Book publication of Bringing Trauma Sensitive Yoga to Diverse Populations. And I’ve recently added a genealogy page. I also write about random wonderful people, places and things that inspire me as I lift my voice and sing. I hope you enjoy my blog.

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee