New Genealogy Blogs May 19, 2012

new genealogy blogs

There are 11 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:

45 minute genealogist

45 Minute Genealogist
Blog type: Genealogy education

Steve Birkhauser is a lifelong genealogy enthusiast who has spent countless hours researching and recording his family history. His interest was sparked at the tender age of eleven when he first saw “Roots” and became fascinated that someone could trace their family back over 200 years.

He enjoys helping others with their own family research and believes that by devoting 45 minutes a week to pursuing their heritage anyone can have a “genealogical experience” that will have real benefits for the researcher and their family.

Steve was born and raised in Wisconsin. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English at St. Norbert College and is completing a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Northwestern University.  He is also in the process of completing his accreditation with the Board for Certification of Genealogists.  Steve wants others to experience the rewards that come from researching and knowing their family history. He currently resides in Chicago and can be reached by email at

family tree service

Family Tree Service
Blog type: Genealogy vendor blog, Professional genealogist blog, UK genealogy

I am a professional genealogy researcher who started out, like most, as an enthusiastic researcher of my own family. I began to be interested in my UK ancestry in about 2000. Since then my passion has grown, and with the advent of genealogical information on the internet, so too has my tree. Covering English genealogy, Scottish genealogy and Welsh genealogy, it has been fascinating research. Over the years I started to research the family trees of several friends (focusing majorly on Yorkshire and Lancashire genealogy) and after meeting my wife, who has a fascinating and complex family history, including Jewish genealogy, I became obsessed!

In response I set up Family Tree Service and have been operating since 2007. To date I have completed hundreds of trees, some just a few generations, others ten, fifteen or even twenty, with excellent results and very positive feedback.

Family Tree Service was set up with three main aims.

To allow anyone to research their family history, no matter how big or small.

To cater for all budgets.

To use the information gathered (not including living relatives) to help the genealogical community at large.

My background was initially in Human Ecology but has seen me move in publishing, working in a research capacity before managing a Technology Support team. This has given me great research skills, a passion for problem solving and a drive to produce quality, accurate work.

Family Tree Service will give you a very friendly, approachable and professional offering in the UK genealogy research field that you find to be extremely good value for money. I promise, you won’t regret it.

You can view our family tree packages here or contact us for a quote.

hunting down headstonesa

Hunting Down Headstones
Blog type: Cemetery blog

Hunting down headstones should be fun, not frustrating.  I will include many helpful hints on how to start your hunt, and soon you will be skipping through the stones with success.  Remember – There may not always be a marker for your loved one, or you may not even find their plot, but arm yourself with the tools to make your adventure worthwhile.

hunting down history

Hunting Down History
Blog type: Individual family history, Professional genealogist blog

Hunting Down History provides various research, services to the genealogy and family history community.

Megan Heyl began by researching her family lines for several years before becoming involved professionally, helping others with their genealogy research and family history.

See the Services for a description of professional services offered, and Megan Heyl for a biography and summary of experience.

Thank you for visiting my website. Please take the time to send me email with any questions you may have, or just to let me know what you think of this site.

indiana genealogy blog

Indiana Genealogy Blog
Blog type: Indiana genealogy blog

My name is Lena H. and I am the County Coordinator (CC) for the Clinton County, Indiana GenWeb site! I have never had a blog before, so this is a whole new experience for me! I hope to use this blog to share information about genealogy (particularly Indiana genealogy) and to offer encouragement to other researchers!

A little about me: I have always been interested in family history and became involved in genealogy research around 1999. I did some volunteer work for the Montgomery County, Indiana GenWeb site and volunteered for the Tippecanoe County Historical Association (TCHA) in the early 2000′s. In 2004 I became the County Coordinator for Clinton County and have held that position ever since. I am also on the USGenWeb Election Committee, a post I began in January of 2012.

I welcome any suggestions anyone might have!


Pommerscher Greif e.V. (Genealogy and more about Pomerania)
Blog type: German genealogy

Willkommen, hier wollen wir ihnen Neuigkeiten und Termine mitteilen zur Ergänzung unseres Internetangebotes auf

Translation (via Google Translate): Blog of the Pomeranian Cross Association with news about Pomeranian genealogy.

strong foundations

Strong Foundations
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Individual family history

I first became interested in family history over 20 years ago after completing a family tree for a school history project and have been collecting information ever since. It was the death of my grandmother in 2006, which made me realise how important it is to record memories, events and details of our heritage for future generations. I am now totally addicted to family history research. I have completed one family tree book and I am currently researching for my second.

the amateur family historian

The Amateur Family Historian
Blog type: Individual family history

Hello, everyone. My name is Bill Hunsicker. I have been researching my family history off and on for about the last 15 years or so. I define an Amateur Family Historian as someone who is only interested in researching his or her own family history and is not interested in becoming a certified professional genealogist. This defines me perfectly. I am researching the surnames Hunsicker and Stauffer, the surnames of my father, William Robert Hunsicker, and my mother, Dorothy Mae Stauffer, respectively.

I have recently discovered the online Genealogy Community and that is what has motivated me to both blog about my research and take it to the next level. I will be talking about my efforts to improve the quality of the data in my family tree and learn more about genealogy in general.

the lineal aboretum

The Lineal Arboretum
Blog type: Genealogy education

Some Helpful Hints for Budding Genealogists from a Family Tree Surgeon.

the wayfaring one

The Wayfaring One
Blog type: Individual family history

Katie Andrews Potter grew up in Carmel, Indiana and at an early age grew interested in her family history. She would (and still does) spend hours upon hours looking through old books and records searching for one more branch to her family tree. Katie has always enjoyed writing and has piles of old spiral-bound notebooks filled with stories. It was on one trip to an old cemetery in Brown County, Indiana in 2009 when the storyline for Going over Home popped in her head. What if you found your own name on a headstone?  From that day on the story took a hold in her mind until it was fully formed.  Going over Home will be published on Amazon’s Createspace in June 2012.

Katie lives in Carmel (for now – she and her family are rehabbing a house on the near eastside of Indianapolis) with her husband, Ben and their 3-year-old daughter Eliana. They also have a zoo of pets – 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 6 fish.

where is my family from

Where Is My Family From?
Blog type: Genealogy education, Genealogy vendor blog

Welcome to all those who are exploring their family origins. where is my family from? was designed with the beginner in mind, but also invites the seasoned genealogist to offer their insights. We hope you find this site informative and an ongoing resource as you discover your family history.

Learn the terminology, find suggested online resources and how to connect with others who are researching your family records, too! Stay up to date on new developments in the world of genealogical research, read, ask questions, share your knowledge and your successes. Enjoy your journey!

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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