New Genealogy Blogs December 29, 2012

New 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:

appalachian ancestry journal

Appalachian Ancestry Journal
Blog type: Appalachian genealogy, Individual family history, West Virginia Genealogy

I’ve been a freelance writer, magazine editor, home schooling mom, and cooking instructor in a summer program for Appalachian kids. I’ve worked as an historical interpreter in museums in Ohio and California and have a degree in history from The Ohio State University. I studied 19th century American women’s history and focused on the history of medicine, childbirth and domestic life. I am a quilter and doll maker.

I started collecting stories and family history in my early twenties and I’m so glad my love of history made me write down those stories. I find myself as one of the elders of the family in my early fifties because most of those storytellers of my youth are gone.

My areas of interest and research:


Workman, Pauley, Nelson, Janney, Chambers, Cole, Thompson, Brown, Griffin, White, McCallister, Nickel, Curry, McNeely, Barnett, Doran, Shadow, Moon, Woertman, Seals/Sayles, Smith

Boone County, Cabel County, Raleigh County, Logan County WV. Monroe, Greenbrier, Giles, Augusta County, VA. Bucks County, PA. New Amsterdam/New York.

the buff genealogist

The Buff Genealogist
Blog type: Individual family history

My blog is a place for me to post my findings, make connections and practice my research and writing skills.


The Pettypool Family In America: A Blog
Blog type: Individual family history, Surname blog

This is a blog about the Pettypool family and associated families. It is an extension of the The Pettypool Family in America website (

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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.