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New Genealogy Blogs 14 June 2014

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

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:

living in the past

Living In The Past
Blog type: Family

Welcome to Living in the Past, the “Ortburg” family blog.  We are the descendants of families named Ortman and Berneburg, all branches of which have their origins in Germany.  Although Germany is a notoriously difficult place to do genealogical research, in the past few years I’ve had enough success that I wanted a place to share discoveries and memories with my far-flung family.  I intend to convey not only the joys but the frustrations as well, the processes and the ways that my skills are improving.

I’m also dipping into genetic genealogy and though I still have a lot to learn, I’m enjoying making discoveries about our recent and ancient history.

I hope you enjoy the blog! Let me know what you think —

taking on the genealogy world

Taking On The Genealogy World
Blog type: Family

I have been a genealogist for nearly twenty years and I am “on the clock,” meaning that I have begun pursuing my certification by the Board For Certification of Genealogists (BCG). My geographic specialty areas are the U.S., the British Isles, Italy, Scandinavia, and Australia/New Zealand. My areas of expertise are in genetic genealogy, forensic genealogy (I have completed both the Foundations and Advanced courses in Forensic Genealogy), Adoptions, and house histories/preservation work. I have a warped sense of humor that is barely reigned in and I spend lots of time on the road trying to learn stuff or doing research all over the place, including the U.K. This results in me spending every penny that I earn and then some and my goal is to break even someday with a minimum of couch surfing. Usually what I learn is better suited to a different sort of blog, but I love genealogy enough to keep trying to focus on the subject, and thus, I sleep on lots of futons but rarely write about that, yet. My next research trip to the U.K., may actually involve a sleeping bag and a tent, so I’d better quit dissing futons for now.

the fruits of the tree

The Fruits of the Tree
Blog type: Family

My Name is Elena Jacobson.  I’m 15 and genealogy is my life. I’m looking back to see where I came from and who makes me who I am and what they were like. My story starts with my paternal grandmother’s side of the family and all the strangers claiming to be my ancestors, but who were they really? Join me as I continue to explore my families past.

vargason howe family history

Vargason/Howe Family History
Blog type: Family, Pennyslvania

This is the unfolding story of Horatio Howe and Polly Vargason, along with their long lineages in America and their historic descendants, how their paths crossed in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and how son Uriah changed his name.


Blog type: Family, German

Im Frühjahr 1987 hörte ich zum ersten Mal von Familienforschung. Damals machte mein Vater mich mit einem Arbeitskollegen bekannt, in dessen dienstlichem Büro überwiegend Ordner zu diesem Thema standen.

Die vielen Namen und Dokumente, die er zusammengetragen hatte und die Gegenden, von denen ich zuvor nur schemenhaft gehört hatte, beeindruckten mich so sehr, dass ich noch am selben Tag mit meinen ersten Recherchen begann….

In diesem Blog geht es um meine private Familienforschung. Du wirst hin und wieder auch Links finden. Manchmal berichte ich aus aktuellem Anlass oder über ein Ereignis. Aber all das hat wirklich nur in der Regel etwas mit MEINER Forschung zu tun.

In der Kategorie “über mich” erfährst du nach und nach mehr. Schau mal rein!

Du kannst mir per E-Mail folgen, wenn du über neue Beiträge informiert werden möchtest.

Bloggen ist für mich absolutes Neuland. Bitte sieh’ mir Fehler oder Eigenarten nach. Ich übe noch!

English (via Google Translate): In the spring of 1987, I first heard of genealogy. At that time my father introduced me to a colleague, in whose office there were official folders and documents related to his genealogy research.

The many names and documents he had collected and the areas of which I had previously heard only dimly, impressed me so much that I began my initial research on the same day ….

This blog is about my personal genealogy. You’ll occasionally find links. Sometimes I report current events or an event. But none of that really has anything to do only usually with MY research.

In the category of “about me” you will learn gradually more. Check it out!

You can follow me by e-mail if you would like to be notified of new posts.

Blogging is completely new territory for me. Please excuse my errors or quirks – I’m still practicing!

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