New Genealogy Blogs February 4, 2012

new genealogy blogs

There are 10 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:

ancestral breezes

Ancestral Breezes
Blog type: Individual family history, Professional genealogist blog

A blog completed devoted to my journey in genealogy; as a family historian, as a professional researcher and as a student. Serving the high country to the western slope of Colorado, we are Summit County’s only genealogy research service.

generation promise

Generation Promise
Blog type: Crafts blog

There are 3 parts of family memory keeping that are part of the crafting/scrapbooking world. First is Living History, what is happening now, the trip to the zoo, last years family reunion etc. Second, memories from days gone by, our ancestors, where they came from and how their experiences helped to shape us into who we are today, and finally staying in touch with the family that we have now, but don’t see as often. I would like to spend a little time each week on all 3 of these.

my portuguese gen

My Portuguese Gen
Blog type: Portuguese genealogy

History and art has been always part of my life in many aspects, from academic studies in Museology and Art History through hands on painting with acrylics or watercolors, ceramics, book arts and now working with Book Conservation and Restoration. Genealogy, a passion that started in my young years, turned out more serious and I decided to follow my ancestry in a more deep way. Besides that, I studied Paleography many years ago and again now it’s part of my every day, a new endeavor in my life and so necessary when it’s time to translate and transcribe all documents that comes to my hands. Thank you for taking time to read my profile, Isabella Baltar.

my twisted tree

My Twisted Tree
Blog type: Individual family history

My name is Kelli Abrecht. Welcome to my family tree blog. I hope to meet others (related or not) that share my passion for genealogy. I will also provide history and stories of Braddock Heights and Frederick, Maryland. Merry Meet to all.


Blog type: Dutch genealogy, Individual family history, UK genealogy

My name is Lisa and I have a Dutch father and an English mother. I have been researching my ancestors for about five years now, and on this fascinating journey I have collected interesting articles, personal papers, facts and insights about my ancestors. I thought it would be nice to share this with family members and other people that might also be interested.

My mission is to document the life of my direct ancestors, try to give them a face, if not with pictures then with articles about the places they lived, the jobs they did.

Next to stories about my ancestors I will also share my research adventures, post about sources I find, archives I visit, websites I like, the tools I use.

If you think we might have ancestors in common you will want to see my Family Tree where you will find the result of my research complete with sources and notes, documents and photographs. If we have an ancestor in common please drop me a line. I would love to compare notes.

past present future

Blog type: Genealogy education, Individual family history, Jewish genealogy

Looking into our past helps us make sense of the present and plan for the future. This Blog is about how researching our family history helps us understand where we came from and who we are today. I will share both my research, tips how to get started looking into your own genealogy and thoughts about how this beautiful process will change your life.

Together with my oldest son, I started a family tree on Little did I know that this tree would change my life. The bare branches of this tree made me realize how little I knew about my roots. As I began to explore my family history, I discovered that the more I knew, there more I wanted to know. I embarked on a life changing journey which transformed my life. I became an avid genealogist, I published a small part of my research in my first non-fiction book and I began this blog. I was born in Israel and moved to the Boston area at the age of thirteen. Before I dedicated myself to writing, my life took an unusual path. I studied biology at Brandeis University then medicine at University of Massachusetts, but left my medical career, choosing to raise my family with my husband in Cuernavaca, Mexico. In Mexico I became involved with the many entrepreneurial endeavors. Currently I reside back in the Boston area, am the proud mother of three sons, and own a Cultural Center in Mexico.

probably arboreal

Probably Arboreal
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

A little bit about me: I’m female, twenty-six and when not researching my family tree, I mostly like to read, shop and drink tea or dry martini! I don’t want to use this blog as a means to carry out or share my actually research. However, in due course I will add a list of surname and location interests. If you want to check out my family tree, you can find me on ancestry. Username: newbylf. Feel free email me at

the bees knees daily

The Bees Knees Daily
Blog type:  Georgia genealogy, Research blog

The purpose of this blog is to have a home for my newspaper transcriptions and to share them with others. I’ve always loved history and started doing genealogy research in 2000.  Learning more about my great-grandmother was an inspiration to continue on with this addicting hobby.

Early on, I discovered old newspapers and found them fascinating.  It didn’t take long for me to learn what a great resource they are. Not only do they contain obituaries and wedding announcements, but also social columns, church news, recipes, property/estate sales, local news, politics, historical articles and the advertisements of the day.

Every now and then I come across a real treasure in the paper. It causes me to think there’s someone out there related to this individual/family who may never know about it.  What a shame that would be!  Yet another reason for my blog.

When I read newspapers from long ago, it’s like going back in time. It helps to give me a better understanding of what life was like for my ancestors in the context of the times they lived in.  In a small way, I feel this is a means to preserve the past and keep alive the memory of the people in these news articles.

I’ve used Georgia newspapers to transcribe from and most articles are related to people and places in Georgia.  When it’s possible, articles from other states are included.  For the most part, I’ve tried to keep the articles in their original form.  This means you will see words not capitalized, sometimes misspelled and a word in parenthesis, is a correction I’ve added. There’s a search button if you are looking for something in particular.

I’d love to hear your comments and I’m glad to answer questions if I can.    Please visit often as I plan to add content on a daily basis.

rankin family history project

The Rankin Family History Project
Blog type: Individual family history

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I am a native Californian whose roots are in Missouri and Pennsylvania. My interest in genealogy began when I was very young. While most of my grammar school classmates were born outside the US or were children of immigrant parents, I had no idea who my immigrant ancestors were or how they came to America. I also had no idea how to do the research so it took me a long time to get started.

The breakthrough came in 1996 when we got our first internet connection at home. One afternoon I discovered people were writing about genealogy online and sharing family information. The “how-to” information was the most valuable. This was what I needed. That first day I responded to an on-line query and the contact turned out to be a previously unknown second cousin. I started visiting my local Family History Center on a weekly basis.

In 1998 I happened to be in Washington DC and was able spend half a day at the National Archives. That was the day that I found my Welsh gg-grandparents and their four children on a 1895 passenger list and I finally had my own immigrant story.

I wanted to be able to share my discoveries so I began taking classes in web design and computer graphics. The Rankin Family History Project website began as the final project in my first HTML class. Technology has changed a lot from those early days. The last updates to the site were in 2005 and it looks very dated. Rather than a complete overhaul, I’ve decided to move to a blog format. This will allow me to easily update the old information, and quickly post new discoveries.

two caledonias

Two Caledonias
Blog type: Individual family history, Scottish genealogy

Two Caledonias is a genealogy project that traces my family history on both my maternal Scottish (the Old Caledonia) and paternal New Caledonian and French sides. I’ve always been interested in this, having grown up in a Glaswegian expat pocket in New Jersey, and with tales of the South Pacific from my father and my grandparents. By creating this blog, I hope to share what I’ve learned to date, and hope that more of my family will participate in the project and contribute to the blog. I also hope that we’ll discover more ‘new’ family, as has already happened, along the way. If you’re new here, I suggest you click the “New Here” button above and to the right for suggestions how to use this site.

For those of you not related to me, my name is Sharon Sandra Aponte and, although I’m an amateur genealogist, I’m a museum and archives professional. My family history is, of course, the principal focus of this site, but I also hope to share some solid information on the preservation of photos, documents, and heirloom objects, as well as managing information in databases, on paper, and online. Travel and geography are a preoccupation of mine: I have lived and worked in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and now Denver, as well as Belize, Guatemala and Qatar. India was a dream come true. I was finally able to visit my family in New Caledonia in 2010, and Glasgow and rural France are next on the list. Places and the contexts in which my family lived will figure prominently in the writing here.

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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