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New Genealogy Blogs 12 October 2013

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

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:

bostwick dehaven family

Bostwick-DeHaven Family History and Values
Blog type: Family

Hello to all of you who are visiting our site. The title of this site indicates that it is a family history and family values site. It is my hope that we will share much information and great dialogue about subjects in this vein. My main family lines include Bostwick, Lamp, Persello, Pellis, Birkhimer, and Harriman.

My wife, Roxanne’s main family lines include DeHaven, Crowell/Crowl, Whitacre, and Pitzer/Bitzer. Through the years we have tied in many other family lines. There are many family factors that we are continuing to verify and find more evidence as to their validity. This site is meant to be dynamic, and we welcome any further information and are willing to share what we have as well.

That being said, I will begin by asking for any information that can confirm my great-grandfather’s parentage. The information I hve is as follows: Name – William Westley Bostwick, born Feb. 26, 1870; married Mary Elizabeth Harryman (1875-1929) on May 29, 1890 at Muses Bottom, Jackson County, West Virginia; issue, 8 children; died Jan. 26 1922 at East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio. Possible parents for William are John Bostwick and Caroline D Brannon.

Any further enlightenment is most welcomed.

Last, but not least, we plan on improving this site, which includes information gained from participants of this blog. Please visit the other parts of this site. Come back often and you will see more additions to the various sections.

braiding trees

Braiding Trees
Blog type: Family

Braiding Trees is my personal blog documenting my adventure through the many lines that I research, for my interest and for my children’s future. This blog will cover many surnames, locations, interests, and education. Please contact me if you’re interested in any of my meanderings, and especially if we share roots!

hicks family newsletter

Hicks Family Newsletter
Blog type: Family

A “news letter” about the family of Robert Stanley Hicks. I hope that other family members will send me stories and pictures via email or snail mail to add to this site. I would like to have posts about all the brothers, sisters, parents, extended family, friends and neighbors of Robert Stanley Hicks. Find me on Facebook: “stompee” or “Angela Hicks Pendleton”. Or email me at

historical melungeons

Historical Melungeons
Blog type: Appalachian, DNA

The Historical Melungeons Blog will publish news of current events, DNA, historical documents, and articles which the History Chasers feel are of importance to further research on the subjects.


Jennifer Michelle Taylor GenBlog
Blog type: Education

Hi there! I am a researcher and lecturer in anthropology based in Southern California. I am a cultural anthropologist of medicine in the United States, and my research focuses on the anthropology of medicine, social movements, writing, auto-ethnography, genealogy, and social history.  Relying on my anthropological training and research experience, I extend this dialogue in the classes I teach and the students I mentor. My doctoral research is recorded in an ethnography of the feminist and health-consumer movements involved in the debates over multiple personality disorder in the United States entitled Know Thyselves: Theorizing Multiple Personality through Social Movements (2013). You can read more about this project here.

Building on my ethnographic knowledge on how women mobilize writing for personal therapy and social change, my current project tracks global trends in the new economy of genealogy and family history alongside the developing field of epigenetics to examine how “GenWriting” functions as both scientific tool and democratizing social movement. I hope to better understand the personal, social, and scientific significance of family histories which map and track epigenetically-relevant data throughout time and person. You can read more about this project here.

In addition to these academic pursuits, I also write about my own family history in these GenWriting groups. Visit the GenBlog section of this site to read excerpts of my GenWriting. The purpose of this website is to bridge these academic, writing, and community-building realms–you can reach me via the Contact form.

my people in history

My People In History
Blog type: Family

This page is for me to share my journey on going from a hobby genealogist to a professional one (and all that that entails). My plan is for this to be a place for me to discuss cases I’ve covered (with permission of course), course work I’ve taken, conferences I’ve attended, and anything else dealing with genealogy in today’s world.

First, a bit about my love of genealogy:

I am a mid-western girl at heart. I grew up in Michigan and would LOVE to return one day. I love the water, the seasons, and the people of Michigan – specifically my family. And that’s where this whole thing started. My family.

My grandmother used to love to tell us about our family’s past – who they were, where they came from, their traditions – and I loved hearing about them. Sadly, my grandmother passed away when I was in high school. I regret never asking and recording more about what she told me. But she did, in a way, lead me to this path. While in college, I decided to explore some cemeteries that I heard had family plots. While exploring, I saw my grandmother’s name on a headstone – except it wasn’t hers. And it was only part of the woman’s name. This led me on a hunt to discover this woman and how she had my grandmother’s name. And that is truly where the hunt for my people in history began.

I decided to leave my full-time teaching job to pursue this full time. It’s where my passion lies and it’s where I can get sucked in for hours. I didn’t realize you could do this as a full time career and even though people are still very skeptical of my choices, I am pursuing this to see if I can fully realize my favorite hobby into a career.

Other tidbits:

  • I am a huge reader and had thought about writing a book but that really isn’t where my talent lies.
  • Although I was a teacher, I do not like public speaking. Speaking in front of adults terrifies me – so I joined Toastmasters to get over my fear
  • I love to travel! A perk about this career change would be more freedom to travel
  • I have two large loves of my life: my husband and my dog Enzo
  • I hate cooking dinner
  • I love baking

I tend to be a bit wordy so I’m sure you’ll find out more about me as I see how this blog goes. Welcome!

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