New Genealogy Blogs March 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 16 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1822 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 hundred years ago

A Hundred Years Ago
http://ahundredyearsago.com/
Blog type: Diary blog, Individual family history

Hello, my name is Sheryl Lazarus.  One quarter of my genes come from the woman who wrote this diary. I’m seeking to learn from the past and gain insights that will lead to a better future. I’m posting the entries because friends and relatives might also be interested in the diary.

As I read the diary I find that many of the entries spark questions and that I search for answers.  If I find answers—or even if I’m am just reflecting on an entry—I’ll share them with you.

bridge to the past

Bridge to the Past
http://bridgetopast.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

For years, I’d been interested in my family’s history. Trying to listen to as many stories as possible to put together some sort of understanding of where my family came from. It didn’t take long to realize that no one really knew much. My mother didn’t know last names of grandparents or where they were born. My father only remembered snippets of his grandparents and aunts and uncles from when he was growing up. Then a year and a half ago, my daughter Ava was born. And though she may never care to know about her family’s history, I made it my mission to piece together as much history, factual or otherwise, as I could. She will never get the chance to meet her grandmother or many of her great grandparents, but that doesn’t mean she should know about them. She should have every opportunity to hear stories about them, so their story continues on.

cousin once removed

Cousin Once Removed
http://cousinonceremoved.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I love to dig for information, uncover facts and discover relationships that are new to me. This passion brought me to my profession (librarian) and to family history. My parents were both born in Williamson County, Texas, but in very different communities. Their ancestries were also quite different, making for a rich and wide ranging heritage to explore and piece together. A family history will never be complete. Rather, I expect mine to be an ever expanding, ever deepening collection of stories and linkages that have sometimes surprised me and often inspired me.

find family in mexico

Find Family In Mexico
http://findrelativesinmexico.blogspot.com
Blog type: Hispanic genealogy

Leading expert and international authority on finding family in Mexico. For almost fifteen years, my company has helped over 3,000 people to find someone in Mexico: a relative, mother, loved one or friend. Every day people email us and ask, “How can I find family or a birth parent in Mexico?” or “How do I start my Mexico genealogy search?” You may be wondering the same thing. Here you will get information to help you find a person in Mexico. We will also tell you what doesn’t work so you don’t waste your valuable time. Keep checking back, and you could find that special person sooner than you might imagine possible.

genealogy tours scotland

Genealogy Tours of Scotland
http://genealogytoursofscotland.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy vendor blogs, Scottish genealogy

I am a genealogy researcher with an expertise in the Scottish Records. In an effort to assist others to maximize their research, I have organized 10 day research tours to do hands on research in Scotland.

lakes single mum

Lakes Single Mum
http://beckywilloughby.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Loving my new life in Cumbria as single mum to two lovely children. My blog looks at old family photos and bits of my family tree.

lost in the family tree

Lost in the Family Tree
http://lostinthefamilytree.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog will track my stumbles and achievements as I make my way to discover my family tree. I will bang my head a lot I’m sure, and I will jump for joy at times, but it should be exciting.

making connections

Making Connections to the Past, Present and Future
http://makingconnectionsgenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Irish genealogy, New Zealand genealogy, Professional genealogist, New Zealand genealogy

Maureen West is an independent genealogical researcher who specialises in English, Irish, and New Zealand research. She has a particular interest in the history of prisoners of war during the Second World War.

Welcome to my blog where I intend to explore my genealogical roots: connecting to the past, through research in the present, and sharing the knowledge for the future generations.

My journey began alongside my father, Wilfred West, in 1970 when he received two letters from the USA: one from Dorothy Anne West, a grand-daughter of James West and Sarah Ann Richardson, who had migrated from the English Fens to the United States in 1865, eventually settling in Lake County, Ohio; and the other from Randy Reynoldson, a descendant of Robert Reynoldson and Mary West who had migrated from Wisbech to Canada, before settling in Plum Creek, Nebraska in 1872.  My father responded with what he knew – quite a lot as it happened, which is no doubt why his English based family had provided everyone with our address in New Zealand.

my link to the past

My Link to the Past
http://mylinktothepast.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

As I am sure many of my colleagues can relate to, over the years as my professional genealogy career has blossomed, my personal genealogy time has lessened.

Over the years I have learned new tricks and many new resources have become available.

So I have decided to redo my entire family tree, as if *I* were my own client.

This blog will follow that journey in (re)discovering my ancestors.

porter family genealogy

Porter Family Genealogy
http://porter-family-genealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Blog spot for Porter Surname Genealogy, http://www.portersurname.com/

A place where Porter families, from Porter genealogy lines world wide share and find information. You will find census, birth, marriage, death, obituaries, wills, deeds, military, land, and many other genealogy records. If it’s Porter family genealogy related, there’s a place for it on the web site.

reaching into the past

Reaching Into the Past
http://jillblee.blogspot.com
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Individual family history, Irish genealogy

I am interested in bringing history to life through telling a story using fictional characters in a well-researched historical plot. I am going to explore the historical fiction genre to see how useful it is in honing in on aspects of history which are often overlooked or brushed aside by mainstream historians.

sharons family

Sharon’s Family and Other Stuff
http://sharonsfamilyandotherstuff.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I started my blog in hopes of finding lost relatives and so that I could write my thoughts about our families and just everday happenings.

skipping down memory lane

Skipping Down Memory Lane
http://genealogymemorylane.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I’ve been working on my genealogy on and off for a few years.  I had put my search for ancestors on hold for a while but now I’m back full steam ahead.  I’ve decided to start a genealogy blog so I won’t torture my loved ones anymore with my new discoveries.  This blog will be like my diary.

stalking dead people

Stalking Dead People
http://www.stalkingdeadpeople.com/
Blog type: Louisiana genealogy

Welcome to my new blog site, Stalking Dead People, where I will attempt to take you along into my journey into the past – be it a genealogical journey of an individual person or a look into different cities at different points in time. I will share with you abstracts of historical documents and stories, explain how I found them, and its significance. I have been doing genealogy research since 2002, and the majority of my research is based in south Louisiana, particularly the Florida Parishes. Stay tuned for a real history of a people and a place that is often forgotten. This is not your textbook history!

stories connect love heals

Stories Connect Love Heals
http://storiesconnectloveheals.com
Blog type: Individual family history, Writing your family history

One or two photos, a story, and a song. Some humor, sadness, irreverence, but most importantly, togetherness, community and the continuing search for a place to invest my humanity. One of the great motivations behind blogging is receiving readers’ “comments.”  If you have a comment you’d like to share or a story you’d like to tell, please do.

view from the treehouse

View From The Treehouse
http://theviewfromthetreehouse.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

My blog is about sharing my family research (we are from England, Wales and Ireland) and trying to help people just starting out by blogging about my mistakes, tips I have found useful and books/websites I like.

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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