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New Genealogy Blogs 19 July 2014

New Genealogy Blogs - 19 July 2014

New Genealogy Blogs - 19 July 2014 There are 4 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:
miss e and me
Miss E and Me
Blog type: Crafts, Family, Genealogy vendor

Thank you so much for stopping by my page! My name is Amanda, and I love crafts and genealogy! I think it is in my blood 🙂 My great grandmother was crafty before crafty was cool. I loved going to her house and seeing all the things she had made out of anything. She certainly  knew how to “up cycle” I hope to share a few of her crafts on this page. I hope you will stay awhile, look around, get inspired and share some of your own work. I am hoping to see your scrapbook pages, home decor and any other crafts or heirlooms you have created. Happy to have you here and I look forward to connecting with you!

our carolina roots

Our Carolina Roots
Blog type: Family, North Carolina, South Carolina

Welcome to Our Carolina Roots, a place to trace our family history lines, post records, and share with other descendants in our family tree. My hope is to preserve our family history and keep the memory alive of those that have gone before us who have made our lives better today through their hard sacrifices of yesterday.

Smith DNA Family Project

Smith DNA Family Project
Blog type: DNA, Family, Surnames Welcome!

The Smith DNA Project is the official project for Smith, Schmidt, Smyth, Smythe, Smidt Smithson, Smithhart, Smithey and all variations, for all locations, at FamilyTreeDNA. We are a free, volunteer project, primarily a YDNA project, that has as goal to sort out the many, many Smith et al lines, either through DNA or through collaboration. We have 2 parts to the project-the DNA charts and reports and the TNG/Tree section. You do not have to test DNA in order to participate in posting your tree; you do need to send your tree, be registered and logged on to work on it. You don’t have to be registered simply to browse as a guest. As guest, you can also send SUGGESTIONS about any errors or omissions you see in the lines, as we certainly do not claim to be infallible and welcome corrections. We hope those who are able will test DNA; especially with the Smith surname, the more people we have to compare against, the better we can know sort out the ancestries and family lines. If you have questions, please click on FAQ on the side left menu for Getting Started tips and frequently asked questions. You can also always Contact us. – See more at:

The Association of Personal Historians blog

The Association of Personal Historians
Blog type: Genealogy industry, Genealogy vendor, Writing

Stories about people are all around us twenty-four hours a day. They take the form of novels, documentaries, radio interviews and more. And for every story we see or hear, countless others – just as compelling, just as important – are never told. Stories about turning points in our own lives. Stories about the rich experiences of our older relatives. Stories about the heritage and values of our communities. These stories deserve to be given life, which is why the Association of Personal Historians (APH) exists. Members of APH help other people create personal histories, including memoirs, video tributes, autobiographies, biographies, family histories, heritage cookbooks, community histories, corporate and organizational histories, legacy letters and ethical wills. A personal history can take the form of a book, documentary, video, website, CD-ROM, DVD, scrapbook or photo collage – even a song or quilt. Our vision, quite simply, is a world in which the story of every person, family, community, and organization is recorded and preserved.

A Valuable Resource for Professionals and the Public 

Since its founding by journalist Kitty Axelson-Berry in 1995, the nonprofit APH has grown to more than 650 members worldwide. Our members have backgrounds in fields as varied as journalism, publishing, broadcasting, social work, education, law, medicine and graphic design. On behalf of our members, we strive to make APH the premier world organization for the professional development of personal historians. We do this by actively seeking and promoting educational, networking and marketing opportunities, highlighted by our popular annual meeting and networking conference. APH provides a true community in which members motivate, inform, train, inspire and support each other. If you have a passion for helping others tell their stories and want to refine the skills needed to turn that passion into a rewarding profession, consider joining APH today. If you have a story that deserves to be told – a memoir, a biography of a loved one, a history of your company or organization – our personal historians are here to help. Please use our website as a resource for putting together a personal history, and for finding the right APH member(s) to help you with your project. We all have a need to remember our lives, to make personal sense of the world around us, and to pass our life lessons on to new generations. The Association of Personal Historians gives its members a chance to advance their talents, skills and professional knowledge for this purpose. Personal historians give the public an opportunity to tell and preserve their stories in the most compelling and memorable ways. Please take full advantage of everything we have to offer.

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