New Genealogy Blogs November 19, 2011

new genealogy blogs

There are 16 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:

collecting and saving our family history

Collecting and Saving Our Family History
http://savingfamilyhistory.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I love life and want to experience as much as I can. My family amazes me every day, they are all interesting and exciting people. I believe this is where my desire to collect and save family history has come from. I want my family and all its members to be more then B/M/D dates. I want to collect and save their stories for our future members.

crawford oller and mark flock

Crawford Oller and Mary Flock Research
http://ollar-flock.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Crawford is my brick-wall. Hoping that this may help me break through.

english lass

EnglishLass Blog
http://blog.englishlass.com
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

Welcome to my blog!  I am a genealogist, family historian and amateur photographer.  I became interested in genealogy after the passing of my father.  My hope is to grow this blog as an extension of my website, Englishlass.com.  I am not an expert, and as such, I will more than likely make mistakes.  However, I do hope that you will enjoy coming along with me on this ride.

I blame it all on Alex Haley.  If it were not for him and his epic book and subsequent tv miniseries, I would never have had a taste for genealogy.  At the time, one of our school assignments was to provide a chart of our ancestry.  This was a first for me, as I never really knew any of my grandparents.  So, any information I obtained for this assignment came from my parents.  Being a child then, I think I must have had better things to do, as this information quickly passed from my consciousness.

Fast forward to the early 1990′s, with family members passing, and the realization that I didn’t really know anything about my own history.  Combine that with the thought that someday I just might want to pass what little I knew on to another generation.  That started the snowball in motion again, only this time it hasn’t let go!  In the most naive manner, I thought this would be a nice, “easy” hobby.  HA!  If only I had known…but then again, would I have stopped?  Probably not.  So, my renewed quest began with each of the four grandparents that I had either never known, or only known before my own memories of them.  From there this beast (my genealogy fixation/addiction) has sprung to life and continued to grow.

explorations in connecticut genealogy

Explorations in Connecticut Genealogy
http://charteroakgenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Connecticut genealogy, New England genealogy, Professional genealogist blog

I’m a professional genealogist and local historian specializing in Middlesex and New London County history and Civil War genealogy.

family photo reunion

Family Photo Reunion
http://familyphotoreunion.blogspot.com
Blog type: Photography blog

I am glad you’ve found my little blog about family photos. I’m not related to any of the people in the photos you find here. I’ve been picking up old, identified photos at flea markets, antique shops, and garage sales for over 20 years now with the intention of putting them back into the hands of family historians. I’ve reunited hundreds of photos with genealogists from all across North American and abroad. If you find one of your ancestors here, and would like to obtain the original photograph, feel free to contact me. I’ll do my best to post new photos each week, so be sure to check back. Happy Ancestor Hunting!

familysearch tech tips

FamilySearch TechTips
https://www.familysearch.org/techtips/
Blog type: Technology blog

FamilySearch TechTips helps genealogists and family historians learn how technology can help with genealogy. Find technology related how to’s, tips, buyer’s guides, tools, and more.

Gardiner Waite and Phoebe Shepard

Gardiner Waite and Phoebe Shepard Research
http://waite-shepard.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Track and record my research on Gardiner Waite and Phoebe Shepard Family. This includes ideas, things to follow up on and discoveries.

gerald spangler and helen anderson

Gerald Spangler and Helen Anderson
http://spangleranderson.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I hope to share, document and celebrate the lives of my grandparents and their ancestors.

home of sherlocks

Home of Sherlocks
http://homeofsherlocks.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history, Irish genealogy

Wanting to share my research of the Irish side of my family — the Sherlocks (from County Meath) and the Chambers (from County Mayo) — with family members and others, I thought a blog might be the perfect vehicle. I welcome your comments and stories.

philo snyder

Philo Snyder
http://philosnyder.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Philo Snyder born about 1837 in Freehold, Greene County, New York and died 26 Mar 1894 in Lansingburgh, Rensselaer, New York, USA. Lansingburgh is now part of Troy. Philo seems to be a very colorful individual. It appears that he was married to 6 women at the same time. I am looking for his wives and children. At this point I know he was married or at least had a relationship with Catherine A Mabie born around 1840 in Albany County, New York. They had one child, Ashley Burr Snyder born 9 Sep 1857 in Green County, New York.

If anyone else is researching Philo I would be interested in exchanging information.

qr codes and memorial headstones

QR Code Memorials and Headstones
http://qrcodememorials.blogspot.com
Blog type: Cemetery blog, Genealogy vendor blog

QR Memorials LLC was established in 2011 to explore the use of QR code technologies to enrich your memories of deceased loved ones, and to improve your understanding of historical sites and markers. QRMemorials specializes in placing a special plaque on headstones and other memorials. This plaque has a special symbol engraved in it, called a QR code.

questions about my quest

Questions About My Quest
http://luckyllama.blogspot.com
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Individual family history

My name is Linda, and chose my user name as when my Mother died in 2004, I inherited many boxes of papers and photographs. Mum also had many special items such as some beautiful glass pieces that belonged to my grandparents down to embroidered handkerchiefs, that need to be kept for future generations; and I know that there is a story in every piece! I started writing this Blog when I thought that stories about my family members which were written for other purposes, would be better off all together in one place. I know there are only 4 posts, but I have any number of incomplete pieces waiting to be posted. I feel I should just add them, but I want them to be completely correct before publishing, but like any Family history, that may never be! I could always go back and tweak them like I do the 1st lot (constantly), couldn’t I? So soon… Yes soon, just maybe the others will appear! I certainly don’t have the time to dedicate myself to write daily – every day is so unpredictable, and as a carer, time is precious. However I gain a lot of inspiration, ideas and information from following so many others who write on the different aspects of Genealogy and Family History.

remembering the family

Remembering the Family
http://rememberingthefamily.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Today is my first day blogging!!

I have been thinking about blogging about my family and my research for a long time.  For some reason today was the day.  I am hoping that by blogging about my family and my extended family that I will meet new family.  I also would love to connect with others in regards to making myself a better genealogist.

I am a mom to four awesome kids and a wife to a great husband.  I currently work for the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society as the Administrative Assistant.  In my “spare” time I am pursing a BA in History, I enjoy camping with the family and extended family and love to do research!!!

Mostly I really want to share my family and my extended family with others!

So off I go onto a great adventure!  Hope you come along for the ride!!

sticky notes

Sticky Notes
http://ancestry-stickynotes.tumblr.com/
Blog type: Genealogy education, Genealogy industry blog

Your family history is part of you. And Ancestry.com Sticky Notes is your place to share and discover stories and more. Read, ask questions and let us know what you think. You can contact us directly at stories@ancestry.com.

the people in the pencil box

The People in the Pencil Box
http://kelzagenie.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

Today, I make my first blog post.

This is a blog about my 25+ years in the genealogy world. One might think I’d be famous by now, but I’ve been a sole searcher (pardon the pun) for that long, and have only learned really “how” to do quality research in the last decade. Where I used to write letters, I now send instant messages and emails and make posts and comments all over the Web. Yes, I’m an old-timer by some standards, but a n00b by many others.

Here I hope to continue my work by sharing my thoughts and ideas with others as they journey through their own ancestral weeds. I mean trees. Okay, maybe we should call them horribly convoluted, twisted, vine-enshrined messes. But if they were all neat and tidy, we’d have no more to do, right? Yes, that’s what I keep telling myself. Repeatedly. Often late at night when I should be sleeping but I’m staring at the computer screen. Or those times when I just “knew” this was the right country road to get to that old cemetery so-and-so had mentioned to me in a note 10 years ago.

Do you remember why you started working on your family tree? What led you to spend hours researching Great-Great-Great Grandma Gert in the first place?

For me, it started with a tiny cemetery, and began in earnest with a yellow school pencil box full of people I didn’t know.

william church and martha jewett

William Church and Martha Jewett
http://churchjewett.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Ancestry of William A. Church and Martha Louise Jewett my great grandparents.

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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