New Genealogy Blogs March 5, 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 17 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1778 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:

aks genealoy research

AK’s Genealogy Research
Blog type: Individual family history

I will use this blog to record my research progress. I’ve been researching since 1999. I live in Southern California (Whittier). Most of my ancestors, at some point, lived in the Midwest. My grandmother Graciela Del Castillo-Forgey was a native of Nicaragua where she married my, Indiana native and US Marine, Grandfather Charles Forgey. My grandfather Rudolph Kapple was a native of Inzenhof, Austria; he later settled in the Chicago Illinois area. My great-grand mother Helen Mullen-Mason was a native of Galway Ireland later settling in Chicago, Illinois.

ancestral wormhole

Ancestral Wormhole
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

Wouldn’t it be great to find a hole in the universe where you could travel back in time and watch or meet your ancestors. Ancestral Wormhole is a blog travelling back in time through my Timmins Family Tree. I will share research, explore genealogy tools and comment on family history news. I hope you will join me on my travels.


Blog type: Genealogy education blog, Technology blogs

Technology tips for genealogists and family historians.

finding family stories

Finding Family Stories
Blog type: Genealogy education, Individual family history

It seems most appropriate for my first post on this blog about finding family stories to be the first family story I ever found. It’s almost ironic that the story involves planting seeds, because that’s exactly what the discovery did to me – it planted the seed that grew into my passion for finding stories about my ancestors.

four generations genealogy

Four Generations Genealogy
Blog type: Genealogy education, Professional genealogist

I am a board-certified professional genealogist with experience in American Midwest, Dutch, Scandinavian and English family history research. Past-president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, I am a director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. I am enthused about genealogical education and writing, and have published research in several journals, including the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. A summary of my credentials can be found at Association of Professional Genealogists website: My speaking calendar is posted at the Genealogical Speakers Guild website. Email me at: jfonkert AT

frustrated genealogist

Frustrated Genealogist
Blog type: Individual family history

An irregular blog which muses on WHY genealogy frustrates me.

I’m retired and have been involved in genealogy for only about 2 years. There’s a lot to learn out there!

genealogy your way

Genealogy Your Way
Blog type: Individual family history

I do this because I love it! I can remember ‘cornering’ my grandmothers and asking them questions about our families. You know, I don’t think they ever tired of it, and I got some valuable information from them; not to mention the wonderful stories they shared with me. My family, living or not, has always been my highest priority, and joy.

If I’m not searching out my own family, I’m working on someone else’s. Trying to lengthen a family chain or break down a brick wall presents a challenge I thoroughly enjoy!

Raw data isn’t enough for me, though. I love learning about people’s lives, their lifestyles, insights into their personalities and how they fit with what we call history. I start to relate with, and, yes, even love the people I seek and find. I derive untold amounts of satisfaction from the search. Yes, it is a passion!

Basically, if a day goes by without doing at least some family history research, it is an odd day for me. Even meeting someone new prompts questions in my mind. Sometimes, just to satisfy those questions for myself, I spend a little time looking at data on the family. I have learned some very useful information, techniques and sources by spending an hour or two (or three, or four, or…) researching for fun.

generations archiving

Generations Archiving
Blog type: Genealogy Vendor

Generations Archiving’s mission is to facilitate all aspects of personal archiving. We believe your collection and family history is as important as any museum and should be handled with that level of care.

gillespie family history

Gillespie Family History
Blog type: Individual family history

Well, here is my first research report for the work I’m doing on my Gillespie ancestry.  There’s always something new.  Here’s hoping that this becomes a fun way to record for myself what I’m working on while letting others out there know about it too.   As for the ancestors, I hope they approve and send some not-so-subtle guidance.

hildreth-tobey ancestors

Hildreth-Tobey Ancestors
Blog type: Individual family history

Stories of ancestors of Bruce Franklin Hildreth.

hunting dead people

Hunting Dead People
Blog type: Individual family history

A blog about my genealogy works in an era where technology has taken over & a new younger generation is finding interest in their families past, present & future.

its a church thing

It’s a CHURCH Thing
Blog type: Individual family history

I was inspired to start this blog after going to the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City. I know I have lots of cousins out there and I’m anxious to share information that I have learned about our family! Learning about my family’s history is my passion. It’s exhilarating and definitely teaches me about history in such a more personal way than a text book! I hope you enjoy my journeys thru the past. Please fee free to contact me, I’d love to hear from you!

l is for levingston

L* is for Levingston, Livingston & Liebenstein
Blog type: Individual family history

Among the immigrants who came to America in the 1700s were several Liebenstein or Loewenstein families from Germany. Within a generation or two, the surname became Leviston, Lebenstein, or Levingston and eventually Livingston. This blog brings the descendants of these related families together and distinguishes them from Scottish and English Livingstons using both new DNA testing and decades of traditional genealogical research.

We started decades ago looking for the ancestors of Andrew Levingston (b. PA 1781 or 83; d. Ohio 1879). A cousin’s YDNA test in 2007 helped us determine that our Levingston/Livingston (we abbreviate it as “L*”) family emigrated from Germany rather than from Scotland. We’ve linked to Liebensteins and Loewensteins and are continuing to gather all the branches on this family tree. We’re happy to share the information we have. Please comment if you would like to contact us or add to this blog. Janet and Ronna.

my family research

My Family Research
Blog type: Individual family history

When I began blogging in earnest last November, I created two blogs, one for Woodward Family Research (including variant spellings) throughout the United States, and the other “Anamnesis: Musings by Linda” designed to be used for a variety of topics. I’ve learned that “Anamnesis” is too diverse! Consequently, the blog has been split into three addition segments: 1) My Family Research; 2) North Georgia Research (families and Cherokee of North Georgia), and 3) Crafty Lady (scrapbooking, quilting and other crafts). “Anamnesis” will be reserved for my love of nature, and other items that interest me…it will still be a catchall.

This blog will contain documented research on my many ancestors.

north georgia families

North Georgia Research
Blog type: Georgia genealogy

When I began blogging in earnest last November, I created two blogs, one for Woodward Family Research (including variant spellings) throughout the United States, and the other “Anamnesis: Musings by Linda” designed to be used for a variety of topics. I’ve learned that “Anamnesis” is too diverse! Consequently, the blog has been split into three addition segments: 1) My Family Research; 2) North Georgia Research (families and Cherokee of North Georgia), and 3) Crafty Lady (scrapbooking, quilting and other crafts). “Anamnesis” will be reserved for my love of nature, and other items that interest me…it will still be a catchall.

This blog, North Georgia Historical Research, will contain documented information about the Cherokee and families residing in original Cherokee County (created by cession of Cherokee Lands in 1831).

rains vines

Rains Genealogy Vines
Blog type: Individual family history

Welcome to my blog. I am a newbie to researching genealogy.  This year I decided to get really serious and start researching Father’s ancestry line. While Mom does her side of the family. I have already found out a bit of information on 3 lines. while running into roadblocks on other lines.

the door keepers

The Door Keepers
Blog type: Individual family history, Ohio genealogy

I have been researching my family history since 2007. At this time my primary interest is in the PORTER families of Knox County, Ohio who immigrated from New York, and as far as I can tell at this time, first appeared in Knox County, Ohio in 1840. Other Porter families immigrated to Knox County from Maryland in the early to mid-1800s. There has been some marriages between the two families, but my focus will always be on those that immigrated from New York. It is from them that I descend.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.


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2 thoughts on “New Genealogy Blogs March 5, 2011

  1. Listened to your Social Networking webinar this afternoon and learned a lot. Set up a twitter acct. … user name is rrrrrobin tweets (That is the name of a blog I created before Twitter ever came along). anyway, I sent a couple of “tweets” to you and am not sure if they went through… just trying to figure out genealogy and technology at the same time.

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