New Genealogy Blogs October 9, 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 12  newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1,315 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:

buggy family history

Buggy Name History
http://buggynamehistory.wordpress.com
Blog type: Surname blog

My name is Joe Buggy (Seosamh Ó Bogaigh as gaeilge) and I’m a professional genealogist from Ireland who lives and works in New York City. This blog is concerned with the origins, history, spread and contemporary developments in relation to the Buggy surname/last name. I have posted some of the most interesting research as permanent pages and will blog about future developments as they come to fruition.

I welcome documented information from anyone that can contribute to the study of the Buggy name. I hope this blog proves interesting and useful to all those around the world who share my name and many of the similar names such as Bugg, Bugge, Buggey, Buge, Buggie etc.

days days

Day’s Days
http://genealogizer.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I have been genealogizing for more than half a century. My main interest is the Day line and associated Willis, Barnes, Clarke, Pettit, Wilding and McKenzie lines. My Day brick wall is John Day (circa 1809-1842). A cousin started the search for John in 1939 and we are still hunting the rascal. He was born in Virginia, lived several decades in Morgan County, KY, and died in Lancaster, Grant, WI. His wife, Elizabeth McKenzie, descends from Mordoc McKenzie, who immigrated from Glasgow to Virginia.

My goal is to push the Day line back a few more generations, and to collect data on all of his descendants.

familyhistory4u

Family History 4u
http://sharnsgenealogyhints.blogspot.com
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Genealogy education

Almost every hint on how to begin researching your family history will, correctly, suggest that you begin with yourself and what you know about yourself. The next step is to examine and record everything you know about your parents and grandparents. Much of this information will derive from anecdotes passed on to you from family members. Other information can be found on official documents such as Birth, Marriage and Death certificates, Passenger Lists and so on. This sounds fairly straight forward, and it is, BUT, in this first blog, rather than telling you ‘how to’ find your ancestors, I would like to emphasise ‘how not to’ assume that all the information you have at hand is accurate. Assumptions are a good place to begin but assumptions are not proof. As a family historian, you need to be able to challenge assumptions.

Family History Research

Family History Research
http://famresearch.wordpress.com
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Genealogy education, Professional genealogists

Teaching family history classes since 1997, I am on the Education Committee of the Society of Australian Genealogists, and present seminars and classes there as well as at adult education colleges and elsewhere. Links to course notes and useful URLs may be found on my website at http://familyhistoryresearch.com.au.

I teach classes in Australian and UK research and have also presented classes in Norwegian and Jewish research, as well as how DNA can help with genealogical puzzles. I currently teach online courses in “Australian and New Zealand Genealogy” through the National Institute of Genealogical Studies (http://www.genealogicalstudies.com).

I worked for many years designing, writing and testing computer software. My tertiary qualifications include a BSc (Computer Science and Pure Mathematics) and a BA (Literature). I am currently the Coordinator of The Master Genealogist User Group, Sydney.

In 2010, with Rosemary Kopittke I wrote Which Genealogy Program?, published by Unlock The Past, and available through Gould Genealogy & Heraldry (http://www.gould.com.au). This publication helps family historians choose the most appropriate genealogy software for their needs.

gems of the past

Gems of the Past
http://www.gemsofthepast.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I love researching my family and making connections with family members for the first time. I love sharing what I learn, but often see the invisible shields cover my listeners’ eyes and ears. This blog is to acquaint you, my family, with the little things I have learned that make genealogy research so enjoyable. My goal is to share that enjoyment in a way you will enjoy too.

graveyard obit

Graveyard Obit
http://nancy-mancuso.blogspot.com
Blog type: Death Records and Obituary blogs, Midwest genealogy, Nebraska genealogy

The Obituaries were taken out of The Millard Mercury Papillion Newspaper. Please stop by and visit you just might find a loved one’s story!

I am a Volunteer Genealogist for W. Dale Clark Public Library and was the Vice President of Greater Omaha Genealogy Society. I have been doing genealogy for over 35 years. I am married and have two children and three grandsons.

kith and kin

Kith and Kin Research: The Blog
http://kithandkinresearch.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family research, UK genealogy

Genealogist, historical researcher and writer. Owner of Kith & Kin Research.

my other blog

My Other Blog
http://brblog-myotherblog.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I just start this blog on my family history, genealogy and family life. I have researching my own genealogy for a number of years and have been blogging about general topics for a few months (on another blog of mine). I started this one to focus more on my family history.

new york history

New York History
http://www.newyorkhistoryblog.com
Blog type: New York genealogy

An extensive listing of New York history resources many pertaining to genealogy and ancestors who lived in New York.

the canty quest

The Canty Quest
http://thecantyquest.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

My mother died when I was five years old. I had just a few pictures and some information that my father shared with me. But contact was lost with her family. Today you can do research with the click of a finger. In the 1950’s, keeping track of each other when they moved away was much more difficult. For those reasons and perhaps the challenge my father had in raising a five-year old, my mother’s Canty family was lost in my life.

The loss of my mother, Nellie Frances Canty, has affected my entire life. It has affected the way I raised my children, the choices I have made in spiritual matters and how I view living on a daily basis. Thankfully, due to the encouragement of a friend, I decided much later in life to to search out my mother’s story. I am finding out in this process not only who she was and who her family was, but who I am.

tikas thoughts

Tika’s Thoughts and Teachings
http://tikasthoughtsandteachings.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy education

Hello. I am Tika. I am a mini-longhair dachshund. I weigh a tad over ten pounds. My birthday was in September of 2008. So I am two-and-a-month years old (in human years that would make me a teenager). I began this blog because I have some things I would like to say, some wisdom I would like to share. Care you to read??

walking my tree

Walking My Tree
http://walkingmytree.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history

At some point, everyone asks, “Where do I come from?” This is my search to find out where I come from, so that when my son asks the same, I will have a real and honest answer for him. You’ll find no queries here — only the journey.

your scottish ancestry

Your Scottish Ancestry
http://yourscottishancestry.blogspot.com
Blog type: Professional genealogists, Scottish genealogy

Scottish family history and genealogical research service – Family trees researched – House histories – Document transcription – Genealogical problem solving – Probate genealogy and living relatives traced – Genetic genealogy specialist

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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