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New Genealogy Blogs 13 December 2014

New Genealogy Blogs 13 December 2014

There are three 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:

brick wall genealogist

Brick Wall Genealogist
Blog type: Education Professional

Hi! I’m Susan Farrell Bankhead, a Certified Genealogist(sm).* I am member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and numerous genealogical societies. Some brick walls are created by the researcher’s inexperience, others by a lack of records. In either case, there are things you can do to succeed. My goal for this website is to give you tools to help you break through your brick walls. I would also like to help encourage those of you who are beginners and intermediates by providing some tools and resources for you to use. If you are new to family history research, the “Start” button at the top of the page will give you some ideas of where to start your search.

search my ancestry

Search My Ancestry
Blog type: Education, UK genealogy

This blog includes helpful articles and useful tips on various aspects of family history – particularly linking family history to cultural history. I also use it to advertise my books and articles.

treasure chest of memories

Treasure Chest of Memories
Blog type: Storytelling, Writing

Laura Hedgecock’s passion for helping others share their stories stems from a gift left by her grandmother. Shortly before her death, Hazel Crymes passed on an old spiral notebook filled with a lifetime of memories, which she dubbed her “Treasure Chest of Memories.”  Her writings included childhood memories, stories of her children as they grew, good recipes, and wisdom she had gathered along the way.

Drawing on her grandmother’s “Treasure Chest,” as well as her experience in genealogy, photography, scrapbooking, writing, and blogging, and her own journey compiling such a “Treasure Chest,” Ms. Hedgecock empowers memory collectors with down-to-earth, practical advice and creative ideas.

Ms. Hedgecock’s upcoming book, Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life (originally titled Treasure Chest of Memories: How to Capture and Share the Stories of Your Life)  guides hobbyists with writing prompts, exercises, and varied examples. Using this guide, even beginning writers will find that they too are capable of sharing their memories and compiling a legacy for their loved ones.

Laura Hedgecock is a freelance writer and blogs her own “Treasure Chest” at and is a contributing blogger to and

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