New Genealogy Blogs 3 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:

harvesting our past

Harvesting Our Past
http://harvestingourpast.blogspot.com
Blog type: Family

I am going to periodically write about things that interest me in my genealogical research could be pictures that I need help with naming, people that are special to me, or just a recent brick wall I overcame. I hope it interest and helps all.

sand in my shoes

Sand In My Shoes: A Cape Cod Genealogist
http://www.sandinmyshoescapecod.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Family, Massachusetts, New England

This is a genealogy blog, its focus – my efforts to research my family genealogy and history. I have a good start on ancestry.com, thanks to the research done in years past – before the internet – by my mother Nancy Thacher Reid and my brother David. I have plugged much of their data into my ancestry tree and have continued to add from there.

It is my belief that every family, indeed every person, has a fascinating story to tell. No single life is un-interesting if you learn of its details, and no family story is boring. Because we are all part of the human family, our stories intertwine and this is what makes genealogy so much fun.

My own family history is much like many others. It is filled with early immigrants to Plymouth Colony; pioneers, farmers, sea captains, ministers and tradesmen, women who toiled and bore children and lived and died alongside their husbands and little ones who died young or who grew up and married to add another branch to the growing tree.

I do believe that it is a good thing to be proud of your ancestors, but this should not mean taking credit for their courage or accomplishments or stature. Family pride should mean an honoring of who has come before, no matter their circumstances or station in life, for who they were and the struggles they faced to bring life to the next generations.

Most of my own family story begins in England, Scotland and Ireland, and continues in New England, primarily on Cape Cod, but also Nova Scotia and New York State. You are welcome to these pages, as they are meant to help others who may be researching the same lines, and I would love to hear from my readers via email at: ladykatharine@gmail.com.

springhill history blog

Springhill History Blog
http://www.springhillhistory.org.uk/blog-3/index.html
Blog type: Geographic, UK genealogy

The site as a whole aims to record the people and places associated with Springhill over the years. This includes the use of genealogy resources and skills, amongst others, to find out more about and better to understand life in the area over time. There is a separate blog, on a different URL within the site, concerning the natural history of the area and the two themes are kept separate. As for the blog itself, the sidebar states: This blog is for material which doesn’t easily fit elsewhere – interesting snippits, occasional photographs, research methods or tips. Material here may make its way onto the main site in due course.

© 2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

New Genealogy Blogs 26 April 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:

reading genealogical fiction

Reading Genealogical Fiction
http://www.literatureandgenealogy.com/reading-genealogical-fiction.html
Blog type: Research

writing family history

Writing Family History
http://www.literatureandgenealogy.com/writing-family-history.html
Blog type: Writing

I am an amateur genealogist and a professional teacher of literature. Both professions require me to also be a reader and a researcher.

I was lucky in that I started gathering my family’s history early, beginning as many do by badgering parents, grandparents, uncles and aunties for information. My questions were often vague; their memories were sometimes unreliable. Like most family historians, I regret that I did not ask enough informed questions when I had the opportunity. Also like most, I love the pursuit of elusive detail.

I have been teaching Literature and Writing for nearly twenty years, primarily at Vancouver Island University, a small West Coast teaching institution that fosters local and international community relationships. My goal in teaching is to nourish a desire for reading, inspire curiosity, and ignite the imagination.

This site, with two blogs “Reading the Literature” and “Writing Family History,” brings the strands of my two passions—literature and genealogy—together.

under the linden tree

Under the Linden Tree
http://lindentreelineage.com
Blog type: Family

Inspired by my family’s Lindenbaum namesake, Under the Linden Tree documents both my personal family tree findings and my journey to hone my genealogy practice, hopefully leading to certification and professional application.

The linden tree, also called the “tree of lovers,” with its sturdy trunk and abundant, heart-shaped leaves, is considered sacred in Eastern European and Slavic culture. Communities gathered beneath the trees not only to celebrate and dance,  but also to hold judicial meetings, thus designating the linden tree a symbol of truth. Linden trees are known for their endurance and longevity. The legend of the ancient linden tree in the courtyard of the Imperial Castle at Nuremberg says that it was planted over 1,000 years ago and in 1900, when it was sick and almost completely bare, the tree was lovingly brought back to life and flourished with tender care. My aim here is to revive and grow my own family tree with love, passion and the pursuit of truth.

I have over four years of research experience and am a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles. Areas of interest include: Kings County/East New York, Ontario CAN, Southern Maine Coast, Minneapolis, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, and Ireland.

Surnames: Lindenbaum, Schwartz, Feinberg, Kirshenblatt, Sheridan, Kelly, Greene, O’Connor

© 2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

New Genealogy Blogs 19 April 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:

obscure ancestors and more

Obscure Ancestors and More
http://buffalogen.blogspot.com
Blog type: Family

There are a lot of unidentified and, so far, unidentifiable individuals in my own lineage and in other families of interest. And some of the facts and conclusions I’ve found on the Internet are different from mine. In no special order. I’ll write about my most bothersome brick walls and some interesting ancestors and events. Has anyone uncovered information that will help solve my problems?

our family tree tales

Our Family Tree Tales
http://ourfamilytreetales.blogspot.com
Blog type: Family

I’m a new blogger.  I started blogging in January in response to Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge.  I enjoy finding out information about an ancestor and turning it into a narrative.

past-line discoveries

Past-Line Discoveries
http://www.past-line.com
Blog type: Family

Aviation Technician / Military Liaison & Adviser by day, Family History and Genealogy nut-job, all of the other time.

I blame my family for my absolute addiction to Family History. I still remember many of the stories told by my parents and grand parents about our family origins.

I hope to bring to light many of the facts and stories I have found by utilizing this blog. It is also my vision that I might be able to provide insight and assistance to those who are searching for their stories as well.

© 2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee