New Genealogy Blogs 31 May 2014

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

There are 2 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:

the enthusiastic genealogist

The Enthusiastic Genealogist
http://www.theenthusiasticgenealogist.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Family

My Great Aunt Beulah, now deceased, got me interested in genealogy in 1998. As she shared names, stories, and research techniques with me, I fell in love with this ‘hobby’. While my daughter was young, I didn’t have a lot of time to pursue this passion. But she is a teenager now, and I am able to put more effort into uncovering my family’s past.

Why “the enthusiastic genealogist”? I was at a genealogy library over the holidays and met two wonderful librarians. We were sharing stories about our research & our ancestors. And, of course, I was excited about my previous ‘finds’ & the ‘finds’ I was uncovering that particular day! A volunteer who had been sitting at the front desk came over to me and told me how much she appreciated my ‘enthusiasm.’ While trying to come up with a blog name, I thought it fit! I hope my enthusiasm for genealogy shines through in my blog!

trekthrutime

trekthrutime
http://trekthrutime.wordpress.com/
Blog type: Family

Imagine you have access to the following ancestor information: copies of Civil War diaries and letters; copies of a series of  letters dating from 1830-1870 that includes seven family members; and partial genealogies compiled by two ggrandmothers.  You live in Washington D.C., where NARA and the DAR library are enticingly close,  and you can travel to east coast states where your ancestors lived to do onsite research. How could you resist beginning this journey into the lives of your ancestors yearning to tell their story? I started my research in 2010 and the desire to enhance my knowledge continues to grow, along with my files. Currently, I am living overseas, and spending time organizing all this material, and starting a blog.

The photo featured on this blog is of my grandmother, Anna Jane Beaton Hyde. She and her mother, Edith Orcutt Beaton, were traveling in 1920 from Omaha, NE, to Minnesota in their 1916 Dodge, a fairly common and inexpensive car for the time. What a road trip that would have been!

This  research is ongoing and new discoveries compel me to continue and expand the family tree. As I travel this road, I welcome any connections and new information regarding these ancestors. I am happy to share what I have learned, but if you repost or republish this information, please credit me and link to my website.

© 2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

New Genealogy Blogs 24 May 2014

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

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:

bushrangers

Bushrangers
http://bushrangersau.blogspot.com.au/
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.

domestic bliss

Domestic Bliss
http://blog.berkman.ca/
Blog type: Family

I’m a reader and raconteur, math geek, sewist, genealogist, chorister. Woman in a house of men.”

genealogy forest elf

Genealogy of a Forest Elf
http://genealogyofaforestelf.blogspot.com/
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.

historys mysteries

History’s Mysteries
http://www.historysmysteriesllc.com/
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

Your Irish Heritage
http://www.youririshheritage.com/blog/
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:

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.

© 2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

New Genealogy Blogs 17 May 2014

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

There are 3 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:

barbs family stories

Barb’s Family Stories
http://barbsfam.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Family

Welcome. Tracing my family’s history has been a much loved hobby of mine for over 20 years. My mother’s ancestral lines begin in Orange County, New York while my father’s family is from Augusta County, Virginia. Genealogy is about sharing so I’ll be telling my ancestors’ stories in this blog.

chandler family association cfa

Chandler Family Association CFA Blog
http://blog.chandlerfamilyassociation.org/
Blog type: Surname

Anyone with an interest in Chandler matters anywhere, any time is welcome to join us. Our membership is over 600, with members in 49 U.S. states plus Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Botswana, Barbados, South Africa, Wales and New Zealand. Please visit our official website: ChandlerFamilyAssociation.org

the kiehn edges

The Kiehn Edges and Rustic Gates
http://kiehnedges-rustygates.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Family

My blog started as a way for me to share all the information I have accumulated from my own research and the research of others in my family.  I get distracted by a branch and can be lured onto a rabbit trail.  I especially love the history elements and love finding out what was going on around the family at any given time and how events may have influenced them.  This is a new blog for me so I am flopping around a little as of yet!  I am also working on posting the large files on a website to see how that works.

© 2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee