New Genealogy Blogs 6 February 2010

new genealogy blogs

[Note: this is a regular feature of GeneaBloggers which highlights new genealogy and family history-related blogs as well as those recently discovered by members of GeneaBloggers. Use the Suggest A Geneablog! link in the menu bar to pass along information on new blogs.]

There are 25 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 900 genealogy blogs on our list! Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:

- using the Follow feature if the blog is hosted on Blogger
- adding them to your blog reader
- adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome”

Here are this week’s new listings:

A Genie In Arizona

A Genie In Arizona
http://genieinarizona.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

I am a mom and grandmother, and family historian. My interest in genealogy began with a shoebox full of newspaper clippings and old photographs shared with me by an elderly aunt. All of my grandparents (paternal and maternal) had passed on long before I was born. I developed a curiosity about my roots, and the people who had beem my forebears. That curiosity developed into a life-long genealogy hobby. I have been able to search and document my family tree going back many generations on both my maternal and paternal lines. Exciting discoveries about our roots such as Civil War Veteran ancestors, Revolutionary War ancestors, and royal ancestry make the hobby interesting and rewarding for all concerned. More importantly, knowing our roots helps us to understand who we are, why we may look or act the way we do, and where we came from. My goal is to document and preserve as much family history as possible for my children, grand-children, and future generations. If I am remembered for only one thing, I want it to be that I am the one who preserved our family history and stories for all to share in the years ahead.

Blue Eyes and Bluebonnets

Blue Eyes and Bluebonnets
http://blueeyesandbluebonnets.com/
Blog type: Individual family history, Texas genealogy

Howdy! Thanks for stopping by.

I am a native Texas gal (of Cajun and Irish heritage) who grew up in Southeast Texas. I now live in central Texas with my husband, five cats and one large dog. Believe it or not, they all seem to get along (MOST of the time).

My web site: www.aberksan.com.

Confessions of a Twenty-Something Family Historian

Confessions of a Twenty-something Family Historian
http://geneacentric.wordpress.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

So who am I? I am a twenty six year old family historian who can only imagine the almost non-existent demographic that I belong to. I am that guy in the archives that has lived 1/3 the length of pretty much anyone else there and still has a great-grandmother that can reminisce about growing up in the 1920s.

I am of the generation that tweets and shares way too much information of facebook while listening to our iPhones.

And oddly enough I have this strange fascination with eras where advanced technology was the telegraph or the Victorola and a status update would require riding a horse to the next farm or telegraph office.

So you get that I’m in my twenties and I’ll stop beating it into the ground. What I hope to do with this blog is document my experiences researching my family history as a younger member of the genealogy community and to connect to others who share my frustrations that genealogy is barely at Web 1.0. I hope to bridge the worlds of microfilm laden archives and that of digital archives and all the technologies that are revolutionizing genealogy, those that genealogists seem to be ignoring and the ones that don’t work as well the ones they have replaced.

Eastern Kentucky Genealogy Blog

Eastern Kentucky Genealogy Blog
http://easternkentuckygenealogy.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Appalachian genealogy, Kentucky genealogy

Welcome to The Eastern Kentucky Genealogy Blog. As research crosses my desk, here in Eastern Kentucky, there are many times I wish I could share a tidbit with other researchers. The excitement of a new discovery needs to be shared. Questions need answered. Come back to the blog often as I intend to highlight research and families in our area.

Faces Of America

Faces of America
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/facesofamerica/category/blog/
Blog type: Genealogy education

What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of the new PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The Harvard scholar turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans — professor and poet Elizabeth Alexander, chefMario Batali, comedian Stephen Colbert, novelist Louise Erdrich, journalist Malcolm Gladwell, actress Eva Longoria, musician Yo-Yo Ma, director Mike Nichols, Her MajestyQueen Noor, television host/heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, actress Meryl Streep, and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.

Family Friends and Neighbors

Family, Friends and Neighbors
http://familyfriendsandneighbors.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history, Louisiana genealogy

This blog will start about my family and St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. My Great-great grandparents combine two of the early settlers, German/Swiss in 1720 and the Acadians a few years later. More recent generations go all over the eastern U.S.and I’ll also get to them. I love to write,but my computer skills need development. I hope you enjoy this blog and have patience while I learn “how to do it”

Family History In Real Life

Family History In Real Life
http://cristacowan.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Genealogy industry

Random musings of a professional genealogist who believes that there is great personal power in knowing and understanding our own family history! I also believe that there is great healing, grounding and connecting power for families when they come to know, understand, and share the great legacy that is their family history. Discover your heritage! Preserve your past! Leave a legacy!

Fidelitree

Fidelitree
http://fidelitree.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

I am at a point in my life where a change in direction seems eminent and necessary. There are two options: either I follow my heart and pursue my dream of becoming a professional genealogist, or I will have to set aside my dream and pursue a career path that will allow me to better provide for my family.

I have sought the advice of prominent figures in the genealogy industry as to whether I can be confident that a career in genealogy will allow me to support my family.

Finnestad Ancestry

Finnestad Ancestry
http://finnestadhistory.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history, Norwegian genealogy

Welcome to the Finnestad ancestry blog.

This site was created so family members could view their ancestry on a single website. The site will contain photos, obituaries, spreadsheets and other historical information of the Finnestad family and their migration from Norway to their settlement in North America, mainly Illinois, Iowa, Saskatchewan and Washington (state).

Fjeld Township

Fjeld Township
http://fjeldtownship.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Midwest genealogy, North Dakota genealogy, Norwegian genealogy

Fjeld Township is a blog about ancestors from Nelson County, North Dakota. Field is an actual township in this county. It is a blog about my Norwegian ancestors, who settled in Nelson County and the ancestors of others who settled in Nelson, North Dakota. Along with random acts of genealogical kindness, you can expect to see information regarding Norway and Norwegian ancestors.

Genealogy Is Addicting

Genealogy Is Addicting
http://genealogyisaddicting.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog has been created as a means to share information on genealogy. I will give tips and advice. I will help you to discover resources and guide you in directions that will help you learn who your ancesters really were. I encourage dialog. The information is out there, it just needs to be found!

Historical Town Maps Blog

Historical Town Maps Blog
http://www.historicaltownmaps.com/wordpress/
Blog type: Research blogs

One of the most overlooked tools in genealogy research are historic maps.

Using the power of location, maps define relationships of both people and places.

Maps can assist with your location based genealogy research by providing important information such as estimates of distance between locations and relationships of people and places to their surroundings, which is as much a source document as a vital record.

Preserving historical features such as landmarks and industries, a map gives us a different perspective on the past.

I Must Be Full

I Must Be Full
http://imustbefull.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

Several years ago I stumbled onto genealogy as a past-time. In the intervening years I’ve discovered a lot about the family and about myself. I’ve taught myself how to research genealogical problems, taken courses from professionals and even spent a week at Sanford. I’m not a pro and don’t profess to know everything there is to know about this field, but I may be able to help others avoid mistakes.

I am currently Executive Director of the local Historical Society. A couple of years ago I retired after over thirty years in media, from radio to TV to cable. I even have a local emmy from producing Jerry Springer’s first talk show in Cincinnati…before he went Hollywood.

I’m a native Texan (which accounts for a lot), have lived in 13 states and visited 49. My wife’s a native Californian with family back to about 1870 and my son was born in Michigan, went to school in Los Angeles, worked in Chicago and now lives and works in New York.

JHD Family History

JHD Family History
http://jhdfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

A record kept by JHD of her family history adventures.

Junghans Ancestry

Junghans Ancestry
http://junghanshistory.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

My intentions were to start this blog over a year ago, but I was spending enough time on my other blog, I kept letting this one percolate on the back burning.

Librarians Helping Canadian Genealogists

Librarians Helping Canadian Genealogists Climb Family Trees
http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Library blogs

This blog is a collaborative space for Librarians who assist family historians with their Canadian genealogical research.

Moles Genealogy Blog

Mole’s Genealogy Blog
http://molegenealogy.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history, South African genealogy

I was fortunate enough to be encouraged from an early age by my mother to take an interest in family history. Another helpful aspect was my unusual surname, Gadsden – though I would discover later that it wasn’t nearly as unusual as I then thought it was. Perhaps the most significant bit of luck was the fascinating local hero, a mariner named William Bellwho occurred in my paternal line: lucky, because he had achieved recognition as a result of a brief moment of glory in our home town, so a certain amount of information about him had appeared in print. Even more intriguing, that glorious moment had been captured in a painting by a famous artist, featuring a depiction, centre-stage, of our mariner’s ship.

My Scots Ancestors

My Scots Ancestors
http://myscotsancestors.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history, Scottish genealogy

My Scots Ancestors is a new Scottish genealogy and family history blog. Look out for up to date news of all things that are Scottsih and family history related! I will also be sharing my exciting journey into tracing my own family tree and the useful resources that I find. Follow me on twitter @MySctsAncstrs

Pine Bluff Jefferson County Library System

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System
http://pbjclibrarygenealogy.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Appalachian genealogy, Arkansas genealogy, Genealogy library blog

The Main Library’s Genealogy Section contains 7,000 books, 6,000 rolls of microfilm, three computers for genealogy purposes with access to online genealogy resources such as Ancestry.com (library edition), Heritage Quest (with home access if you have a Library Card), World Vital Records (for the U.S.) and Sanborn Maps for the State of Arkansas. The Genealogy Section is open the same hours as the Main Library, and is open until 8pm three days per week.

Simpson Family Genealogy

Simpson Family Genealogy
http://simpsongenealogy.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

Notes about various Simpson families in various locations by Nona Williams, publisher of The Simpson Clan Newsletter. Please email with any additional info to kittylover at gmail dot com.

Stardust N Roots

stardust ‘n’ roots
http://geneapoppop.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

A blog of genealogical philosophy, methodology, research, and family history. (There are stories to be told, all discovered while researching: Brenner, Deeter, Weaver, Gregg, Mieding, Smith, Hill, Spitzer.)
I am a retired Prebyterian Minister who loves to fly fish. I’ve been “toying” with family history for over 30 years. I was infected with the genealogy virus about 2 years ago and genealogy is now cutting into my time for fly fishing. My long-term goal is to help my grandchildren understand that, while they are stardust, they have solid roots.

The Family Face

The Family Face
http://familyface.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

Family names: Hudson (Moore, Ray, Rowe, Van Scyoc, Warren, Stepp, Oakley) and Terry (Cochren, Ennis, Brown, Boyd, Riddle, Reed, Mortimore, Drake, Fenton)

Locales: Ireland, England, Scotland, Virgina, New York, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri (Barry, Butler, Jasper), Arkansas, Kansas (Miami, Reno, Anderson, Sumner)

Genealogy of Torre Le Nocelle

The Genealogy of Torre le Nocelle, Italy
http://tlngenealogy.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Italian genealogy

We are in the process of transcribing the Atti di Stato Civile (Civil Acts) for the comune of Torre le Nocelle, Avellino, Italia for the years covering 1809 – 1899.

We’ve tried to transcribe the records exactly as we see them. Information that was either illegible or later confirmed to be incorrect has been put in (parenthesis).

As our research sometimes draws us into the neighboring comunes of Montemiletto and Pietradefusi, we’ve included those records here as well.

There are two ways to navigate the blog.

1: Use the Google search box and enter a name of your ancestor. This will pull up all blog posts containing that persons name.

2: To browse the acts by year, just click on one of the links below. These have been organized first by comune, then year.

The Next Fifty Years

The Next Fifty Years
http://thenextfiftyyears.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

I am a Christian wife and mother and I love simple, country living, quilting, wood crafts, gardening, genealogy, and have a passion to build and live in a solar passive house. This is kind of my secret diary (a secret between me and all my cyber friends) where I can talk about things that get the rolling eye look at home.

Wood County Texas Genealogical Society Bulletin

Wood County Texas Genealogical Society
http://woodtxgene.com/
Blog type: Genealogy society blog, Texas genealogy

The Wood County Genealogical Society was organized in 1983, to provide a meeting ground for folks looking for ancestors. Members of the Society are interested in helping others to find “roots” in Wood County, Texas.

The Society cooperates with the Quitman Public Library in maintaining the Genealogy Department and adds books, CD’s and microfilm as funds permit. Volunteer members are available at the library or by appointment to aid researchers with their family history.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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