New Genealogy Blogs October 13, 2012

new genealogy blogs

There are 6 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:
beyond a sapling

Beyond a Sapling
Blog type: Individual family history

My name is Christopher Fritz. I began genealogy in November, 2011. In the first almost-year of building my family tree, there have been many times I’d have liked a place to write about the findings and failures to find. For this reason, I’ve started this blog. I will occasionally also write about Gramps, the family tree software I use.

Before I started my family tree, I could count my non-immediate family on my fingers. The family tree started out as more of a family sapling, with no expectation to grow — that is, until it met with the resources available through the Internet. Now my little sapling is quickly growing, branch by branch, one leaf at a time.

honoring our ancestors

Honoring Our Ancestors
Blog type: Individual family history

My blog is about: genealogy, family history, general history and, online genealogy resources.

jordans journey

Jordan’s Journey
Blog type: Individual family history

Take a trip into the past, down a winding road, and through dusty bookshelves. Jordan’s Journey is a tale about the search for my roots, how I searched for the people and places, and how I found everyone is connected… and all are one.

monroe nc misc history


Monroe, North Carolina – Miscellaneous History
Blog type: North Caroline genealogy

Various sources include, among others, the 1987 National Register of Historic Places, Stack & Beasley’s 1902 Sketches of Monroe and Union County, Union County Public Library (Patricia Poland, Genealogy & Local History Librarian), the Heritage Room Photo Collection, North Carolina Map Collection, Rootsweb – An Community and family histories.

our family branches

Our Family Branches
Blog type: Individual family history

About ten years ago I was bitten by the bug, the genealogy bug that is. It’s a bite like nothing I have ever experienced. It makes me do crazy things like stalk cemeteries, dig through records of long ago and decipher handwriting that most would throw away as illegible. I have read thousands of books, articles, census records, birth, death and marriage certificates, blogs, message boards, phone books, court documents and more.

My journey is far from complete and I have found so many shocking things that sometimes it makes my head spin. I’ll give you an example. One morning about 4 a.m., I was pouring through family histories and suddenly found out that my soon to be husband was my cousin. Now before you flip out on me, he’s my tenth cousin 6 times removed so it’s legal but needless to say I thought I was going to fall out of my chair upon finding this revelation.

the reluctant genealogist

The Reluctant Genealogist
Blog type: Individual family history

My name is Fred Barden. I live in Southern California with the most wonderful Corporate VP in the world. Being a redhead she rarely has the patience for my truly weird stream of consciousness lifestyle.

We share our world with Bingo the dog…yes, I have a dog, his name is Bingo…Bingo is the third in a line Cocker Spaniels that have shared our abode; he will probably get plenty of mention.

I lean towards Hawaiian shirts, classic rock, my caffeine delivery system of choice is Diet Dr. Pepper and I can usually finish a house project with less than 4 trips to Home Depot.

I started in radio at age 16 at a little radio station in the High Desert.  My love for editing started there, cutting together announcements for the PTA Spaghetti Dinner.  Along the way I’ve picked up a degree in Broadcasting, an FCC Class 1 License and a whole truckload of practical experience, tips and tricks.

After working in radio, TV, recording and cable TV I started my company, FamilyTales, to help people put their family history into a video.

And now here we are…Follow me as I plunge into the depths of my family history and you’ll learn a few tips about how to save and share your own family history on video.

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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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.

One thought on “New Genealogy Blogs October 13, 2012

  1. Wow! Thanks for the listing. I’m going to be getting more on point Videalogy (genealogy+video) posting up soon so check back!
    Thanks again.

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