New Genealogy Blogs 21 June 2014

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

There are 3 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:

brumley branches

Brumley Branches Family Genealogy
http://diannhandysite.wordpress.com/
Blog type: Family

I have been involved with family genealogy since 1983 – my mother got me hooked and I have loved this hobby ever since. Hope to learn more about developing my blog. I also love my grandchildren, to journal, walking, fishing, sewing and traveling.

outback family history

Outback Family History
http://www.outbackfamilyhistoryblog.com/
Blog type: Australia

The place to go for local and family history on the West Australian Goldfields. Covering almost a third of the state and covering many different types of records concerning the people who came to or were born in this vast reason. Traditional records such as cemetery and births but also a huge variety of other subjects which shows that there are other more cost efficient ways to find the information you are seeking.  My blog tell the stories of the Goldrush days along with news of new records on my web site http://www.outbackfamilyhistory.com.au

searching for my ancestors

Searching For My Ancestors
http://www.maryssouthernfamily.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Family

Families of English, Martin, Newbern , Conner, Vanzant, Blackburn and Miller from North Carolina to Florida.

Recently, I was asked why I was researching my family tree.  Having been asked this before, I was ready with my standard answer of “I am just a curious person who loves history”. The questioner stated that the only reason to do research was to claim a royal or famous ancestor. I assured them that is not the reason for most genealogists. I don’t really expect to find anyone like that in my ancestry but the people I am finding are interesting to say the least.

In a handful of years, I have gone from reading the census page by page on micro fiche to querying a name at ancestry.com. The progress of genealogical research has been amazing in its speed.  Not only are more people researching and sharing but now DNA is available. The DNA results don’t come with a family tree or absolute relatives but it does help see over any brick walls. I have been hammering away on those walls for a while now. Research lead to some assumptions but no direct proof.  Those assumption surnames have appeared in the DNA results. While it isn’t absolute proof, I have been led to other avenues to explore. While DNA has its limitations, it is another tool to be used.

I am starting this blog to share my ancestors’ life stories and in the process, hopefully, help others discover new relatives.

© 2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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