New Genealogy Blogs January 26, 2013

New Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

There are 18 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:

Castros from Baja California

Castros from Baja California
http://castrobajacalif.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history, Mexican genealogy

My blog covers the genealogical research I have done on my Castro ancestors from Baja California. I have been able to go back to 7 generations to the first Castro to Baja.

Discovering My Lane Family Roots

Discovering My Lane Family Roots
http://lanefamilygenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

This is a blog about my Lane family ancestors.  Some immigrated to America from Scotland, and most settled in Tennessee.  The blog is my way of recording and sharing the history of this family and, hopefully, connecting with other family members and genealogists.

I’m a mom and a wife as well as an amateur genealogist and a budding photographer. I love scrapbooking, gardening, traveling, and reading mysteries. As a retired teacher, I’m ready to pursue all these interests but none with more passion than our family history.

Enhanced News Archive

Enhanced News Archive
http://newspaperproject2012.wordpress.com
Blog type: Research

This Blog is managed by Jose A. Munoz; a retired General Motors senior designer.

The main purpose of this blog is to help other users create and maintain their family trees.

I have been working on family trees for the past few years and have been using the Google Newspaper Archive list to find stories for other family trees.

I set up this Blog to introduce users to the Enhanced News Archive List with Locations I created off of the Google News Archive List.

The Google News Archive List has 2440 newspaper titles which link the reader to several thousand newspapers from all around the world and were published over decades. The problem is that “Google News Archive List” has only the newspaper titles and not where they were published.

I took it upon myself to identify the location of each of these 2440 newspaper titles and created a table which gives not only the name of the newspaper but where it was published. I provide a link to the original Google News Archive list .

I created a subsequent table which lists only the newspapers published in the United States, so the reader will not have to browse through the 2440 newspaper list. Link:USA Only List of Newspapers

This blog has links to the various tables and instructions on how to use newspaper stories and Ancestry.com to build or refine their own family tree. I give instructions on how to capture (clip) the stories out of the old newspapers and how to best present them in a family history.

I give illustrations of best practices using other blogs which I’ve found to be good examples of presentation and writing. I post stories from the newspapers which are compelling or which I have found or am looking for family tree owner who can then include the item on the family tree.

I hope this blog will help others with researching their family history and allow them to use old newspapers to gather information which will enhance their family trees.

farmgirlgenes

Farm Girl Genes
https://farmgirlgenes.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history

As far back as I can remember I have been fascinated by stories about my ancestors.  What did they have to tell me and why did I feel so connected?  Who were they and where did I really come from?  But it wasn’t until around 1987 that I started taking notes and compiling information from my living relatives.  This busy life has interfered with researching on a regular basis, but I always come back to an unexplained passion to discover more.  Finding out as much as I can, in particular, an old photograph, has made me feel I have at least, “walked in their footsteps.”  This is what I know so far and am looking forward to never really completing my journey…

Finding My Dead

Finding My Dead
http://www.findingmydead.com/blog/
Blog type: Individual family history

My goal in creating ‘Finding My Dead’ is to not only share my family’s history but to also share the genealogical resources I’ve found along this journey.  My ancestors have called Pennsylvania home for over two-hundred years with many residing in the anthracite coal region of Northumberland, Schuylkill, and Columbia counties since the early 19th century.  A few of the surnames I’ll delve into include Lynn, Nahodil, Strausser, and Wetzel with exploration of topics such as education, relationships, religious beliefs, traditions, how life in the mines or in the fields affected the entire family, and the history of the areas they resided.

Forgotten Maine

Forgotten Maine
http://forgottenmaine.blogspot.com
Blog type: Maine genealogy

I am a genealogist living in Maine, with a love of social history, “old stuff,” and people’s stories. I also like a good research puzzle to solve. Stir in some geekiness from a career in Web technology, and the result is this blog. I will focus on exploring Maine’s past by looking at people, families, places, and ordinary life – and the records and resources for studying that past. I’ll also share general genealogy tips and some tech talk.

FrankLee, My Dear

FrankLee, My Dear: A Lee Family History
http://frankleefamilyhistory.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

This is a blog about my Lee ancestors from England, New Jersey, Ohio, and Kentucky.  The purpose of my blog is to record and share the history of this family and to connect with other family members and members of the genealogy community.

I’m a mom and a wife as well as an amateur genealogist and a budding photographer. I love scrapbooking, gardening, traveling, and reading mysteries. As a retired teacher, I’m ready to pursue all these interests but none with more passion than our family history.

Genealogy Without Brick Walls

Genealogy Without Brick Walls
http://jacobsongenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history, Jewish genealogy, Professional genealogist blog

Jacobson and Jacobson Genealogy Researchers are a brother/sister partnership who lives in Boca Raton, Florida. Our training in research techniques and more than 20 years of practical experience doing genealogy research have prepared us to help you with your genealogy quest. We believe that genealogical research can help reunite long lost family and keep alive the memory of our ancestors. Nothing is more important than family.

Generation Times

Generations Times
http://agategs.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

A collection of family stories & history, mixed with research & documents.

I Do Genealogy

I Do Genealogy
http://idogenealogy.net
Blog type: Genealogy education, Individual family history

IdoGenealogy.net is really About You. It’s about what I wish I had known AND PAID ATTENTION TO when I first started my genealogy research.

Yet I can’t think of someone “into” genealogy that won’t admit to a bit of a mess. Either papers galore or a database that could use a good scrubbing. Not included in this group are the professional genealogists.

Sorry, I just can’t think of Mark Lowe or Dick Eastman having a “mess”.

I’m cleaning up my genealogy mess and I will share with you what works and what doesn’t.

Like many genealogy enthusiasts, I want to share and exchange my genealogy information. And I would like to help people new to the field escape the early research errors that I did. Even though I definitely should have known better!

  • At times postings will reference specific families, states, even counties.
  • Others will be about research – with a punch of “Do What I Say; Not What I Did”.
  • Software helps may be included but will be limited, at least in the beginning, to the software that I use or have used.
  • Links to helpful information, blogs, sites, etc. will also be part of this site.

jerseyrootsgenealogy

Jersey Roots Genealogy
http://jerseyrootsgenealogy.wordpress.com
Blog type: New Jersey genealogy

Jersey Roots Genealogy will be sharing NJ genealogical tidbits, information and research findings to help others with their family history research.

My Mother's Family History

My Mother’s Family History
http://hooverhistory.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

The purpose of my blog is to record my family history and genealogy on my mother’s side of the family. The surnames include Hoover, Pickett, Eccles, Huddleston, and several others that I will list as I get to them. I plan to try to give an individual history of each member of the family and things that are associated with them.

Organize Your Family History

Organize Your Family History
http://organizeyourfamilyhistory.com
Blog type: Genealogy education

I’m Janine Adams, a professional organizer and amateur genealogist. After some dabbling, I’m getting serious about researching my family history. As much as I enjoy it, I find it can be overwhelming. So I’m working hard to stay organized and avoid feeling overwhelmed as I grow my family tree.

With this blog, I share my discoveries and explorations, along with my challenges (and solutions). I hope by sharing what I learn along the way I’ll be able to help you stay focused and have fun while you do your research, too.

Remember Me

Remember Me – A Genealogy Journal
http://remembermegenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

My blog is primarily a personal family history journal…a way in which I am exploring both my family tree and that of my husband.  We come from two very different familial backgrounds, so I anticipate delving into those differences.  Some product reviews and methodology, but mostly personal findings and observations.  Surname listings for both family trees.

The Anderson Reunion

The Anderson Reunion
http://theandersonreunion.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Dedicated to sharing and preserving documents and ephemera of Mansfield and Harriet (Black) Anderson and their descendants.

The Anderson reunion is held annually on the third Sunday in September in Macon County, North Carolina. More information on the whereabouts will be announced at a later date.

The 119th reunion will be held in September 2013. Family and friends are invited to attend, so mark your calendars now.

Would you like to contribute documents, photos, or stories? Please e-mail Dawn Watson (dncresearch [at] gmail [dot] com).

The Green Genealogist

The Green Genealogist
http://greengenealogist.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

My blog is about the trials and tribulations of compiling a family history, from a beginner’s perspective. I’ve been at this only about 6 months, but in that time, I’ve become addicted! Most of my research is in Pennsylvania (although I myself am in California, which is rather inconvenient!). I am interested in meeting family, learning new tips and tricks, and making connections with other family historians out there.

The Kith and Kin Chronicles

The Kith and Kin Chronicles
http://www.kithandkinchronicles.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog provides narratives of individuals on my tree (Gard and Munro), my husband’s tree (Cunningham and Sanford), and my son and daughter-in-law’s tree (Roesler and Hanson) as well as associated families.  The countries involved include Scotland, England, and France, Ireland, Denmark, and Germany; the colonial period in New England and New France; and the westward movement across the United States and Canada.

Westernlady's Weblog

Westernlady’s Weblog
http://westernlady.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history

My blog contains the findings of my research for the various branches of my family history, including pictures from the areas I have visited.

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