New Genealogy Blogs June 19, 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 Blog! link in the menu bar to pass along information on new blogs.]

There are 22 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1,147 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:

ancestors connect

Ancestors Connect
http://ancestorsconnect.blogspot.com
Blog type: Research blogs

This blog is my contribution to the massive worldwide genealogy movement. It’s important to have ancestor names in many places if you want to connect–especially if you have brick walls in your family history research.

I hope many people will use this blog to air those brick walls. Who knows, someone out there may recognize your family names.

Once each day (except Sunday), I’ll post brick wall research names anyone sends me. I will also include all research surnames in “Labels” so others can find them using the search box at the top of this page (when I can get it to work!). If I can’t make the search box work, please try the normal “search and find.”

There will also be occasional videos, and links to family history articles and websites of interest on this blog. These will gradually get moved into above tab named “Great Information.” Enjoy!

apg blog

Association of Professional Genealogists Blog
http://apgen.org/blog/
Blog type: Genealogical society blogs

The latest news from APG – the Association of Professional Genealogists.

branches of my family tree

Branches of My Family Tree
http://branchesofmyfamilytree.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I started this blog to record the discoveries I come across while researching my family tree. It’s hard to start because I am starting in the middle. I want this to start from the beginning but that can’t be. So – this is the beginning of the journey.

This last weekend, my husband and I attended the SCGS Jamboree in Burbank. Ancestry provided a setup to digitize attendees pictures. My mother-in-law was an avid scrapbooker, not like they do now but by cutting circles around pictures and mounting them with glue in construction paper scrapbooks. The books are now falling apart and I am so grateful that I was able to digitize almost 200 pages.

brickwall society

Brick Wall Society
http://brickwallsociety.blogspot.com
Blog type: Research blogs

We all have brick walls in our ancestral trees. Their size and texture changes over time and is directly related to the amount of effort we’ve spent in trying to knock them down.

Sometimes their foundations weaken as new resources become available and happily benefit our quest.

Sometimes a weakness is spotted by another person who has arrived to stand by us and stare at the wall. Their unique perspective includes a view of a crack that can be opened with tools each of you brings to the job.

Then there are the walls that simply don’t acknowledge finesse and beg you to ‘Bring It On’. “Ok big boy. You have my undivided attention. Let’s see you stand up to a full on assault.” Bringing all of your resources and wit to bear, the chips fly, chinks appear and then you find the ten-pound double-jack hammer in the form of aggregate research proofs that turn the wall into a pile of rubble.

The path ahead may be long or short, but the genealogy victory dance is sweet and memorable nonetheless.  Let’s explore some of these great battles of wit and stamina.

chasing rainbows

Chasing Rainbows
http://rainbowfamily.co.uk
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

I’m a UK amateur genealogist researching my family on and off for over 30 years. This is my occasional blog about my research into the Rainbow branch of my family history. I’m researching the Leicestershire (Lutterworth)/Coventry Rainbows with my earliest being William Rainbow, married to Phoebe Taylor, father of John Rainbow born Cottesbach, Leicestershire, 1746. William is my brick wall!

daily tombstone photo

Daily Photo Tombstone
http://dailytombstonephoto.blogspot.com
Blog type: Cemetery blogs

WELCOME!! This is a daily blog which features a different tombstone, mausoleum or cemetery photo every day. All photos are property of the blog owner and cannot be used without consent.

geneal italia

Geneal Italia
http://genealitalia.blogspot.com
Blog type: Argentina genealogy, Italian genealogy blog, South American genealogy

My name is Daniela Massolo, and I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m granddaughter of Italian immigrants arrived to South America at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. My grandfather Luigi Massolo was born in the Commune of Alessandria, in Piedmont. The rest of my forbears were born in the Provinces of Macerata and Ancona (Le Marche), Rimini (Emilia Bologna), Cuneo (Piedmont).

I’m searching for my Italian roots since 10 years ago. I own several genealogical sites and a blog in Spanish, but my best expertise is about the Italian genealogy. In all these years I was gathering information and acquiring experience, and all of this is dropped in my sites.

grosvenor room

Grosvenor Room Genealogy & Local History
http://grogenealogylocalhistory.wordpress.com
Blog type: Genealogy library blogs, New York genealogy

The Grosvenor Room Genealogy and Local History Blog is where you can learn about our exhibits, events, and featured resources.

The Grosvenor Room (pronounced Grove-ner) is the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library’s special collections department. Its holdings include genealogy, local history, and music resources, as well as rare books.

jirenes genealogy treasures

Jirene’s Genealogy Treasures
http://jirenetreasures.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Genealogical Information of Interest on my Ancestors: Morris and Ellsworth families including Lee, Halladay, Wanslee, Gordge, McFerren, and Blackhurst, and the Butler and Adams families including Hancock, Lind, DeWitt, McCleve, Thetford, and Nielsen.

This site is strictly dedicated to names in my genealogy. It is part of my “can’t beat them, join them” mission. This is one way I am bringing our family histories and stories to my family via blogging and Facebook.

millennialogical

Millennialogical
http://www.millennialogical.com
Blog type: Genealogy industry blog

Millennialogical is the beginning of an idea that came to me during the 2009 Jamboree hosted by the Southern California Genealogical Society, and so I thought it would be fitting to launch this blog on the first day of the 2010 Jamboree. I have wanted to delve into the world of blogging since 2006, but I never found a topic that I wanted to write about. That all changed when last year’s Blogger Summit scratched an itch in my brain that I could no longer ignore, and I finally found the topic I wanted to blog about: Generation Y and Genealogy.

oak forest

Oak Forest – Bosque Del Roble
http://oakforestplace.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Because I woke up one day and decided that I wanted to understand my ancestry and now I am passionately addicted to genealogy. And putting the pieces together for the Robles genealogy is an all consuming endeavor that I have happily embraced. About me? Blessed, happily married, one son, two cats that run the house.

ontario genealogical society blog

Ontario Genealogical Society Blog
http://www.ogs.on.ca/ogsblog/
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Genealogy society blog

And we have lift off on the launch of the Ontario Genealogical Society blog: counting down to 50 years of OGS achievements and sharing the news for our future.  This space is the space to watch.

From now on this space will regularly be filled with oodles of interesting news and information about OGS in particular and the wonders of genealogy in general.

  • Conference 2011 news
  • News from the branches and provincial office
  • Celebrations of our achievements
  • Genealogy tips and breakthroughs
  • And much more

So come back soon to get the latest news. If you don’t have time to check here regularly, you can use the RSS feed to add this blog to your feed reader and stay up to date at your leisure.

paw prints guiding me to the past

Paw Prints Guiding Me To The Past
http://pawprintsguidingmetothepast.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Welcome to my blog, and join me in my adventures to discover my family history and genealogy with the help of my laborador-hound mix,
Millie.

We all leave records, proof of our existence, or “paw prints”, during different stages of our lives.

My goal is to find these records and use them as a guide to follow my family’s “paw prints” as far back (and sideways) as I can. Using the records, I’ll try to piece together the lives of my ancestors to discover who they really were.

reflections on genealogy research

Reflections on Genealogy Research
http://jmayhew.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

This is the third year I’ve attended the Bloggers Summit at SCGS Jamboree. I’ve had this blog for I don’t know how long, long before the Blogger Summit. It was originally called Reflections because that was what I was supposed to do. I was in a training on educational technology (I’m in K-12 education) at least five years ago and we were supposed to “reflect” on our training. I got the blog set up in the old blogger system but never wrote anything. At this point I’m not even sure what the address of this blog is. But, I’m getting started.

sassy jane genealogy

Sassy Jane Genealogy
http://sassyjanegenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy library blog, Individual family history, Research blogs

I’m a librarian and archivist (and I’ve even played one on tv) who has been working on family history on both sides of the reference desk for quite a while. Feel free to contact me with your questions about family history research.

sheena tait

Sheena Tait – Scottish Genealogy Research
http://setait.co.uk/blog/
Blog type: Scottish genealogy, UK genealogy

I was born in Scotland of Scottish parents whose ancestors came from Caithness, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Dumfriesshire and Midlothan to settle eventually in Glasgow and Edinburgh. I have been tracing my own family history for the past 15 years.

I currently live on the Hertfordshire/Middlesex border but, because of the requirements of my husband’s job, move around Great Britain regularly. My previous career was as a civil servant, managing computer systems for a government department.

About five years ago, I decided to combine my love of family history with the analytical skills developed through my work to start a new career as a genealogist and family historian.

I’m a professional genealogist specialising in Scottish research, but also undertaking research in England. In addition to this I teach an online genealogy course and contribute to two of the British genealogy magazines Practical Family History and Family Tree Magazine.

soapy smiths soap box

Soapy Smith’s Soap Box
http://www.soapysmiths.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

The blog is for descendants and fans of nineteenth century American bad man Jefferson Randolph Soapy Smith II, alias Soapy Smith. Although
the main center-point is on Soapy the blog also covers the entire family genealogy.

soldiers mail

Soldier’s Mail
http://worldwar1letters.wordpress.com
Blog type: Diary blogs, New England genealogy

Featuring the writings home of U.S. Sgt Sam Avery while on the front lines of American involvement in the Great War. Fascinating eyewitness history from the hot sands along the Rio Grande to the cold mud along the Meuse. The site also features original period music recordings, photos, interactive maps and more. Come march along with the Most Gallant Generation.

sonoran jackrabbit

Sonoran Jackrabbit, The Graveyard Rabbit of Southern Arizona
http://www.sonoranjackrabbit.blogspot.com
Blog type: Arizona genealogy, Cemetery blogs, Graveyard Rabbit blogs

There’s always time for a jackrabbit to hop over and check out a graveyard!

starryskye genealogy

Starryskye Genealogy Blog
http://starryskye.org/genealogy/
Blog type: Individual family history

I’ve been working on my family tree for years now (since 1994 when I was 12 years old) but I really never thought to “blog” my findings. I’ve been checking out other genealogy blogs and fellow genealogists on Twitter and I’ve been inspired by them. So, I will be posting queries, brick walls, photos and finds here on this blog. Come along for the ride!

the journal of jm hall

The Journal of J.M. Hall
http://benotforgot-journal.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Diary blog, Individual family history, Texas genealogy

In the year 1860, James Madison Hall sat down to pen a few lines in a journal, and thus began a project that would continue on an almost daily basis until his death almost 7 years later. On the 150th anniversary of the beginning of that journey — 16th January 2010 — J.M. Hall’s writings began appearing on this blog on a (hopefully) daily basis.

touching family history

Touching Family History
http://wwwtouchingfamilyhistory.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Hi, I am a mom of 5 “grown” kids, with three daughter’s-in-law and 9 grandchildren thrown in. I have loved family history since I was little listening to stories my grandmothers would tell. When I was talking about what I do to someone, they said “I guess you would have to like your family to want to do this”. I do love my family and the more I learn about them, the more I love all of them. Right now I am working on getting the education to become a Professional Genealogist and become Certified.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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