New Genealogy Blogs February 26, 2011

new genealogy blogs

[Editor's 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 Blog! link in the menu bar to pass along information on new blogs.]

There are 18 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1761 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 Tree Full of Parrott's

A Tree Full Of Parrott’s ~ Untangling the Roots
http://parrottslandingtree.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family tree

I have been researching our family tree for some time now. This has brought me to a better understanding of who I am a romantic Southern gal, just seeking the forgotten times and her history. Follow along as I find the nest or come up with just a hand full of feathers… “We shape our lives not by what we carry with us, but what we leave behind.”

buried in a new world

Buried in a New World
http://texasimmigrantsgraveyardrabbit.blogspot.com
Blog type: Cemetery blogs, Texas genealogy

This is my blog about the immigrants to Texas. I will tell the stories about the people that came to an unknown land full of danger to make the great state we now know as Texas.

conferencias y exposiciones

Conferencias y Exposiciones de Historia Familiar
http://conferenciadegenealogia.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy conference blog, Hispanic genealogy

Blog dedicado a informar y promocionar las conferencias, exposiciones y eventos relacionados con historia familiar y genealogía en español.

English (via Google Translate): Blog dedicated to inform and promote conferences, exhibitions and events related to family history and genealogy in Spanish.

fantastic electrisoil

Fantastic Electrisoil
http://fantastic-electrisoil.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

In 1976 I asked my grandmother to record family history for me and finally, in 2010, I began genealogical research. I also acquired notebooks containing remembrances of her and my grandfather’s life in Cameron County, PA. One small book had some writings from a period when she was ill and delirious. One note said simply, “Fantastic Electrisoil”. This blog is a tribute to her and, in addition to including her writings, will tell stories of my venture into genealogical research.

genealogical masonry

Genealogical Masonry
http://thescrypt3141.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Mostly researching the Boyles, Branstetter, and Miller families at the moment.

(Yeah, I know masonry is about building brick walls, but sometimes you have to knock a few down before building another one.

geneawebinars

GeneaWebinars
http://blog.geneawebinars.com
Blog type: Genealogy education blog, Technology blog

We keep hearing about genealogy webinars held here, there and everywhere on the Internet.  Thankfully, GeneaWebinars provides a single place to find out about upcoming events. Imagine, one calendar, and links to information on each webinar presentation in a single, centralized spot on the web!

generation station

Generation Station
http://blog.generationstation.com
Blog type: Genealogy vendor blog

Late 2008, I stumbled upon PB Wiki (now PB Works) which offers open-source collaborative software that makes it super easy to create your own wiki.  I immediately realized that this was the solution: a single collaborative page for every deceased family member where the community could create and maintain a biography, stories and media.  There would be only one page per person and it would link to the rest of the family.  Basically, evolve the family tree way beyond just names, dates and places but tell the tapestry of stories that truly recount someone’s life.  This was the aHa! moment that would push me to finally take action on the idea.   (to be continued…)

genimates

Genimates
http://genimates.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy industry

I also blog as Geniaus – an ancient Australian ancestor hunter who was formerly a librarian, teacher and IT specialist. Fascinated by Web2.0 applications I spend every spare moment chasing ancestors and connecting with other genealogists.

GWILODWÔGAN

GWILODWÔGAN – exploration, research, investigation
http://nedoba.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history, Native American genealogy

Welcome to the Research Journal of Ne-Do-Ba. I will be exploring a number of potential Wabanaki (Native American) families found in Northeastern North America. I would like to share my journey with others. – - – - – Wlipunkini – Travel Well.

hawick common

Harwick Common Riding Cornets
http://hawickcornets.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

I was born in the Haig, grew up in Dovemount Place, started school at Trinity, moved to Burnfoot, and then on to the High School.

All that time I had a guilty secret – that we had to go across to Gala to see my Granny, because my father was a Gala man.

And although I was vaguely aware of some sort of Hawick connection – occasional comments about an uncle who was a mason and had opened the church next to Alan Watt’s newsagents – they never bothered to mention that Granny’s cousin had been a Cornet!

If I had known that then, it could have changed my life.

But I moved away from the town and it was only when I started to do a family history that the trail led from Gala back through Peebles to Lanark – and then swiftly back to Hawick and the Common Riding of 1919.

This blog starts with Tom Winning and his life – and will gradually include more of the Cornets.

keeping the story alive

Keeping the Story Alive
http://keepingthestoryalive.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy education, Professional genealogist

Sharing genealogical resources, stories and techniques from one determined researcher to others.

kentucky and tennessee stories

Kentucky & Tennessee Stories
http://kytnstories.blogspot.com
Blog type: Appalachian genealogy, Individual family history, Kentucky genealogy Tennessee genealogy

This Tennessee native is a full-time genealogist, author, and educator who researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. His weekly local history article appears in the Robertson County [Tenn.] Times. He is a Past-President of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association.

more than names

More Than Names
http://morethannames.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I’m in my mid-twenties, a woman just trying to find her roots. Okay, I’ve been trying for years and have hit several dead ends – my family wasn’t that incredibly literate, or close, and they didn’t keep great records. However, thanks to the power of the internet, I’m trying to connect with people on a similar journey facing similar problems in their family tree adventures. It truly is a journey.

I’ve been interested in family history since I was a little kid. I always wanted to hear family stories, names, dates, birth places… I knew from an early age the events in my family’s past effect my future and the choices they made 100 years ago influenced my life today.

Now that I’m all grown up, I’m taking my family research to a whole new level. It started with an ancestry.com tree, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. I began collecting names, dates and places, but I’m not satisfied with that. I want details – I want to know my ancestor’s occupations, causes of death, and about their lives in general. I’ve been doing this in earnest for the past few years, however, it just now hit me that I can use connecting with others on social networks (Twitter and blogging) to improve my chances of fleshing out my family’s stories.

my georgia roots

My Georgia Roots
http://mygeorgiaroots.blogspot.com
Blog type: Georgia genealogy, Individual family history

My family is in Georgia and I’m not, so this is long-distance research on my family history using the internet, the library and other local resources.  Hopefully my experience will inspire your ancestry search.  Genealogy has taken over my life — it’s time to spread the addiction!  Surnames covered include: JONES, STRINGER, PERRY, FARTHING, MAXWELL, BARNES, BEASLEY, NEVIL(LE), WILLIAMS, MIMS, ANDERS, ANDREWS,  SHEPPARD, MCNAIR, CUTTS, WADE, ALFORD, WHITE and ROZAR/ROZIER.

polish genealogy

Polish Genealogy Blog
http://genealogy.guide-poland.com
Blog type: Polish genealogy

We are a group of professional tour guides and historians, who love to share our passion and knowledge of Poland. This blog is about heritage tours and genealogy research we have done so far.

red de antepasados

Red de Antepasados
http://redantepasados.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy education, Genealogy industry, Hispanic genealogy

Encontraréis información sobre genealogía, historia familiar,consejos para investigar, pero también opiniones de productos que ayudarán a hacer la búsqueda con más eficacia.

Translation (via Google Translate): Find information on genealogy, family history research tips, and product reviews that help make the search more effective. Welcome!

graveyard rabbit alberta

The Graveyard Rabbit of Alberta
http://leprechaunrabbit.wordpress.com
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Cemetery blogs

Currently, President (2010-2012) of the Alberta Genealogical Society.  Second Vice President (2009-2010). Member since 2004.  Member of the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists since 2005.  Member of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society.  Former member of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Yates County Genealogical and Historical Society (of New York).

walking with ancestors

Walking With Ancestors
http://www.walkingwithancestors.co.uk
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

As a child, I enjoyed listening to my family tell us (the children) stories from their childhood.  My Grandparents were born in the 30′s, we had stories of the War through a child’s eyes.  My parents were born in the 60′s and had totally different childhoods.  My Father grew up in a one-parent family, with 5 siblings, from the age of 10 after his mother died from Breast Cancer.  My Mother has just 1 brother and both of her parents.

I started out on my journey into the past in March 2007 on a whim.  Little did I know how addictive it would be.  I already had a head start because I’d listened to stories of childhoods for hours.  I met no hostility when telling family of my plans and everyone was more than happy to share what they knew with me.

Discovering my Ancestors really has been like walking with them, hence the name of the site.  Through Census returns, birth, marriage and death certificates I’ve mapped out their lives, their moves to different counties and countries.  The next task is to actually walk their lives.  Visit the areas many of them lived and died.  Throughout my research I have discovered links to many places in the UK that can be found on the Place Connections page.

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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