There are 5 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:
Blog type: Australia
The term ‘Bushranger’ was first used in February 1805, in the Sydney Gazette which mentioned men “whose appearance sanctioned the suspicion of their being bushrangers”. From this time, the term was used to describe those who attacked people on the roads or in the bush. Over 2,000 bushrangers roamed the Australian countryside, from the convicts who escaped until just after the Kelly Gang’s last stand.
Blog type: Family
I’m a reader and raconteur, math geek, sewist, genealogist, chorister. Woman in a house of men.”
Genealogy of a Forest Elf
Blog type: Family
Okay, no. I am not a real forest elf. I am, however, the Forest Elf of WikiTree and this is where I want to share my genealogy.
Blog type: Iowa, Genealogy vendor, Professional genealogist
History’s Mysteries LLC is a new researching firm setting out to uncover answers to your inquiries about history in Northeast Iowa, central to the Waterloo area in Black Hawk County. Our expertise lies in the research of real estate and cemeteries as well as other areas of genealogical and ephemera research.
We are a proud member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and abide by APG Code of Ethics seen here. We are currently working on our certification through the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Applicants for BCG must demonstrate The Genealogical Proof Standard which can be seen here.
If you would like our assistance to answer a burning question you might have, please send an email to HistorysMysteriesLLC@yahoo.com. In your email, specify your question and provide additional background on what you already know and what steps you have taken (if any) to previously research this question. A phone conversation can be arranged to discuss your project in detail. We do ask for a $50 retainer before the preliminary research plan is presented. This preliminary plan will review your contact information, the questions we will try to answer for you, an initial search of pertinent information readily accessible, potential sources and repositories we will utilize and the suggested steps of research. Once we present this information to you, we will have you sign an agreement allowing us to conduct the stated research plan and complete your requested project for the number of hours you have authorized. Upon completion of the research and report, we will present you with a copy of your report, detailing our findings and suggestions for future research, if it would be beneficial.
We are currently accepting new clients. You will be provided with detailed information as soon as possible. A backlog could increase wait time, but expect the search and report to take two weeks. We will use our online resources first to minimize travel expenses while verifying original sources whenever possible.
Your Irish Heritage
Blog type: Ireland, Irish
Welcome to The Community
If you’re just joining us at Your Irish Heritage, welcome! This is the place where we talk about Your Irish Heritage in a very special way – looking at the historical surnames of Ireland and the places associated with them.
Sometimes, it will be a picture and a simple piece of information. Sometimes, we’ll share personal stories that give a lot more context and history. Other times, we’ll discuss ways of digging deeper into your family’s past on the island of Ireland. This is all part of exploring Your Irish heritage.
We’re Glad You’re Here
Here are some pointers to get you going:
Please use the Search Box at the side of the page to find information related to your Irish Surname.
Here are our Five most visited pages over the last 12 months:
- The Origins of Your Irish Surname
- Our Favourite Online Resources
- Ireland at the Birth of Your Irish Surname
- The Royal Families of Ireland
- A Roadtrip Through 16 Counties of Ireland
We have a very vibrant Facebook community – with over 23,000 Fans.
Finally, when you have been around a while, we have a special members forum area called The Green Room. You can connect with other readers and dive deeper into Your Irish heritage with expert assistance (access to Mike and a Genealogist for questions) as well as receiving regular publications for free.
You’ll find lots of free information that will prove useful to you – but remember, if you ever get stuck or have a question, don’t hesitate to contact us and ask.
We look forward to learning more about you and Your Irish Heritage.
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