New Genealogy Blogs 9 January 2010

new genealogy blogs

[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 Geneablog! link in the menu bar to pass along information on new blogs.]

There are 13 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 833 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:

Aspire Genealogy

Aspire, Persevere & Indulge Not: The Ancestors & Descendants of John A. Adams
http://johnamosadams.wordpress.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

I decided to create a blog for my family’s genealogy as a way to actively share my grandmother’s work as I update it. My goal is to republish her book with the events that have taken place since the last copy was printed in 2000, and add any new ancestral information that has been found.

Most of my relatives know of her book, have contributed in large and small parts and ALL are highly vested in the information. Our verbal & written history has quite literally been the source and glue of our family culture for generations – yet due to printing & distribution costs at the time, only a lucky few have a copy of the book.

By creating the blog, and later, republishing via Blurb, I can now give this gift to everyone in the family who wants it.

1) I have been blogging since 2005, but my genealogy blog is 3 months old
2) I currently manage 3 blogs
3) I had been planning to update our book for about 6 months before starting the blog, but was daunted by the thought of emailing all the biographies our our living family members back & forth. By connecting my blog to a private document sharing site (Google Docs, Box, etc.), I can reduce the time & amount of emails needed to get my relatives to send me their updated event & bio information
4) They absolutely do!

centralpagenealogist

Centralpagenalogist
http://centralpagenealogist.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history, Pennsylvania genealogy

This is my first ever blog entry. I found an old obituary on an Irish ancestor and after a lot of research determined that the Klonbrowa referred to in the obituary was Clonbroney, a small Roman Catholic parish in the County Longford, Ireland.

Cullen Genealogy Blog

Cullen Genealogy Blog
http://cullengene.blogspot.com
Blog type: Irish genealogy, Surname blog

This blog covers the entire history of Cullen and similar surnames, but I am especially interested in living Cullen families and the Cullen Family DNA project. Contact me at berniecullen@gmail.com.

Dawn Ann's Explorations

Dawn-Ann’s Explorations
http://www.dawnann.com/blog/
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Individual family history, Irish genealogy, Scottish genealogy

I am a 40-something (soon to be 50, so that tells you what the “something” is) Canadian gal who has chosen to settle in Calgary – at least for the time being. I have four grown children and live with Tom, my main squeeze and chief houseboy.

I grew up in northern British Columbia, tramping through the bush and communing with birds and trees. I do miss the quiet and solitude of that kind of life, but for now we are staying where the children and grandbabies are. Even so, I am a Nature Girl still. You can take the girl out of the country, but, well… you know.

My education is in computers and I am currently working downtown, on contract with one of Canada’s major oil and gas companies in their web department. One of my main hobbies is researching data on a particular ancient civilization. And lately I have grown extremely interested in “urban homesteading.” So, this blog will be all about these interests and friends and family and good times.

By the way, in case you’re wondering, I took the picture in the header in Scotland. It had been raining a lot, but this morning dawned clean and misty and beautiful. This turned out to be probably the best photo of the trip!

Mary's Musings

Mary’s Musings
http://www.marysellslv.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

One of my goals for the new year is to scan 45+ years of family pictures. I also have many pictures going back to the 1800’s and even further back. I love genealogy and have found a ton of information on family from both www.ancestry.com and www.genealogy.com, as well as other similar sites and relations I’ve ‘found’ in my research. I’ve met up with cousins/aunts/uncles that I never would have connected with had it not been for the internet. Mostly these people that I have met are 2nd or 3rd cousins. But on my father’s side I found a full-sister that he never knew he had. She is in her late 80’s, her children (my cousins) are my age (I ain’t telling!!). I will save most of them for a later date. Right now I’d like to center on my mom’s side of the family.

My Genealogy Blogg

My Genealogy Blogg
http://sirigenealogy.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history, Norway genealogy

My world of geneaology has expanded from knowing nothing to the knowledge of relationships in other parts of the world. My genealogical travels and attempts might interest others, and for the benefit of my US “long lost” relations, I blog in English…..

Past Voices: Letters Home

Past Voices: Letters Home
http://pastvoices.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Research

Find your roots and hear your ancestors’ words across the generations. Discover your origins in old letters as ancestors tell their stories and reveal family relationships, past events, moments in time and details of family history. Add branches to your family tree as you search your ancestry and build your genealogy.

Portals to the Past

Portals to the Past
http://irishmason1953.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Colorado genealogy, Individual family history

I have lots of stories to tell! I have stories of magical, serendipitous moments on a journey discovering my Mason roots. It’s been an amazing, wonderful road I’ve travelled & I hope you’ll enjoy the stories I share about this long & difficult & very rewarding trek! I hope you’ll find inspiration to never quit looking for your ancestors.

I’m going to start sharing my stories in a very special place. Once upon a time in Colorado there was a little place called River Portal. So let your mind’s eye take you to a seat on a rock or the grass beside the beautiful Gunnison River and I’ll tell you all about it. Get yourself comfy now! We’ll be here a while!

Sanders Family Genealogy BLog

Sanders Family Genealogy Blog
http://sandersfamilia.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

A self proclaimed family documentarian, genealogist and overall researcher of facts from the old to the new. The website, located at SandersFamilia.com, provides all the details for my family, whilst the Blog allows me to express more of HOW & WHY. Enjoy!

Story of My Life

Story of My Life
http://www.storyofmylife.com/index.aspx
Blog type: Writing Your Family History

Fascinating Stories. Be Inspired! Story of My Life is the world’s largest online Story collection of the most extraordinary people – you, your parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren…

The Graveyard Rabbit Student

The Graveyard Rabbit Student!
http://elysesgyrb.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Appalachian genealogy, Cemetery blog, Genealogy education, Tennessee genealogy

I’m a college student that has is very addicted to genealogy. I’ve been researching for the last 6 years, but over the last year, I have been redoing my genealogy to be sure that everything is properly sourced. I write two blogs, have a video blog, and you’ll often find me on Facebook.

USA Family Tree

USA Family Tree Blog
http://usafamilytree.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Genealogy education blog, Genealogy vendor blog

This is a companion blog to my free genealogy lessons provided by USA Family Tree. I use this blog to discussion the various lessons and to answer questions that my readers pose. Feel free to browse around and comment as you feel necessary. I must disclose to you however that some of the products and services I discuss may offer compensation to me in return for your referral. This revenue is used to keep my genealogy lessons free to the general public, helping to cover my expenses.

Zielonka And Tinklepaugh Genealogy

Zielonka and Tinklepaugh Genealogy
http://www.karenandjeffrey.com/genblog/
Blog type: Individual family history, Polish genealogy

Ok, so I’m not just getting started with genealogy, but I am just getting started with a genealogy blog. I have been interested in genealogy/family history for several years now, but because my wife Karen doesn’t think it’s very interesting, I’ve decided to separate my genealogy from our other blog so I can blather on endlessly about it if I choose to do so.

As a starting point for my discussions, I’ll talk a little bit about what I know, what I don’t know, and where I’d like to go from here when I am given the opportunity. I’ll start with four generations of my family tree. Not very in depth, but hey…I’ve got plenty of time to write more detailed things.

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