New Genealogy Blogs 7 June 2014

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

There are 4 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:

for the life of me

For The Life Of Me
http://forthelifeofme-film.com/latest-news/
Blog type: Family, Jewish

My blog is a result of over twelve years researching my family history for my film, “For the Life of Me”. So much information about members of my family, their friends and events that couldn’t be included or were only revealed later:  before, during and after WWII, from pre-war Germany, to Shanghai, Holland, Australia, Austria and England; including Kristallnacht, the Holocaust, celebrities and some of my own experiences as a result of my discoveries.

losing my census

Losing My Census
http://losingmycensus.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Family

Hi my name is Kristina and I love genealogy.  I can be found at 2 in the morning chasing clues to find that elusive long lost ancestor.  I can be heard saying corny sayings like “I brake for graveyards”, “Drinking wine and looking for dead people”, or “I suffer from ADGD (attention deficit genealogy disorder)”.  This last one inspired the name of my blog, Losing My Census.  I will start researching one ancestor, but get distracted by another ancestor, which causes me to bounce around to different ancestors only to end up doing a lot of work with very little to show for it!

In a word I am a genealogy junkie. As a result my father has officially designated me as family historian and I am taking my role very seriously.  I am a firm believer that if you don’t know your past you will not have a future.

I am an active member in Mayflower Society, Colonial Dames, Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of the Confederacy.

I’m creating this blog to share not only who my ancestors are but what their stories in history are.  I am also hoping to find cousins that might have more stories to share and maybe even pictures or family heirlooms.  I want  to highlight what I am currently researching, new finds, stories and pictures of our extensive family.

Over the years genealogy research has been a hobby and relaxing past time.  Now I have so much family information, it seems to be time to start organizing it all thereby making it available to those who may take an interest.  I have a public family tree on Ancestry.com that is fairly comprehensive.  I also have a Pinterest and Facebook Fan Page.  Thank you for stopping by and be sure to sign up with email so you don’t miss any posts here on my blog.

the people of pancho

The People of Pancho
http://peopleofpancho.com/
Blog type: Family

Pancho was the nickname applied to the growing bump on my mother’s abdomen that eventually turned out to be me. The moniker stuck, and to this day my family and old friends use it in lieu of my real name. No, it is not short for Francisco, and no, I am not a boy. I am only Pancho the Practice Child.

I have always been a collector of bits and pieces (especially photographs), a lover of stories, and a seeker of explanations. This blog is my attempt to tell the stories and solve the mysteries of the vast tribe from which I come. In piecing clues together, I strive for accuracy, but I make no promises. I am not a professional (nor even particularly skilled) genealogist, and as this photo of me at age ten demonstrates, I have a tendency toward the dramatic. Consider yourself warned.

If I could pose only one question to my ancestors, it would be, “Why the heck didn’t you guys label things?” (Note to self: be kind to future generations. Be a good labeler.)

If you can help solve any of my mysteries, I would love to hear from you.

turner street topics

Turner Street Topics
http://turnerstreettopics.blogspot.com.au/
Blog type: Australia, Family, New Zealand, Photos

Turner Street Topics is primarily based on my research and thoughts about the lives of various ancestors and relatives in the wider family of myself and my husband, who primarily lived in Australia and New Zealand, having emigrated there in the mid-19th century from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the United States. So far my blog has been based on the weekly prompts of the blogger group Sepia Saturday, although in future I hope to expand  and widen my audience a little more.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.