New Genealogy Blogs 3 May 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:

harvesting our past

Harvesting Our Past
http://harvestingourpast.blogspot.com
Blog type: Family

I am going to periodically write about things that interest me in my genealogical research could be pictures that I need help with naming, people that are special to me, or just a recent brick wall I overcame. I hope it interest and helps all.

sand in my shoes

Sand In My Shoes: A Cape Cod Genealogist
http://www.sandinmyshoescapecod.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Family, Massachusetts, New England

This is a genealogy blog, its focus – my efforts to research my family genealogy and history. I have a good start on ancestry.com, thanks to the research done in years past – before the internet – by my mother Nancy Thacher Reid and my brother David. I have plugged much of their data into my ancestry tree and have continued to add from there.

It is my belief that every family, indeed every person, has a fascinating story to tell. No single life is un-interesting if you learn of its details, and no family story is boring. Because we are all part of the human family, our stories intertwine and this is what makes genealogy so much fun.

My own family history is much like many others. It is filled with early immigrants to Plymouth Colony; pioneers, farmers, sea captains, ministers and tradesmen, women who toiled and bore children and lived and died alongside their husbands and little ones who died young or who grew up and married to add another branch to the growing tree.

I do believe that it is a good thing to be proud of your ancestors, but this should not mean taking credit for their courage or accomplishments or stature. Family pride should mean an honoring of who has come before, no matter their circumstances or station in life, for who they were and the struggles they faced to bring life to the next generations.

Most of my own family story begins in England, Scotland and Ireland, and continues in New England, primarily on Cape Cod, but also Nova Scotia and New York State. You are welcome to these pages, as they are meant to help others who may be researching the same lines, and I would love to hear from my readers via email at: ladykatharine@gmail.com.

springhill history blog

Springhill History Blog
http://www.springhillhistory.org.uk/blog-3/index.html
Blog type: Geographic, UK genealogy

The site as a whole aims to record the people and places associated with Springhill over the years. This includes the use of genealogy resources and skills, amongst others, to find out more about and better to understand life in the area over time. There is a separate blog, on a different URL within the site, concerning the natural history of the area and the two themes are kept separate. As for the blog itself, the sidebar states: This blog is for material which doesn’t easily fit elsewhere – interesting snippits, occasional photographs, research methods or tips. Material here may make its way onto the main site in due course.

© 2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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