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New Genealogy Blogs 22 February 2014

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

There are 17 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:

all my foreparents

All My Foreparents
Blog type: DNA, Family, Jewish genealogy

My personal and professional genealogy interests, almost exclusively Ashkenazi-Jewish, with connections in Israel (where my children were born), in the US (where my parents and I were born), in eastern Europe (where my near ancestors were born) and back to Israel (where my ancient ancestors were born).

an amateur genealogists musings

An Amateur Genealogist’s Musings
Blog type: Family, Genealogy education

I decided to put together a blog to share stories, knowledge, and tips I have gathered from conducting my own family research. Out of all the tools, websites, documents, and/or libraries I have found the best source of information is fellow amateur genealogists, who are conducting research on their very own families. These experiences have led me to create this blog and hopefully someday there will be a large enough community within this blog to help one another break down those brick walls we have all encountered along the way.


Blog type: Family

My daddy was a great story teller, and he was full of family stories that I heard growing up.  Mostly these were about people that I had never met, but I became familiar with their names and a little bit about their lives.

My husband’s family history was sketchy – including the origin of the unusual spelling of the name.  When his uncle turned 80, he bought a computer and began writing the family story.  He emailed it to me a chapter at a time.  I wrote back asking more questions that he was happy to try to answer.

So began my genealogy interest. I like the hunt for the vital statistics and the relationships, but I really want to know the stories and lives of the names in the documents and faces in the photographs.

I am a librarian by profession, and in 2008 I became the Library Coordinator for Genealogy Services for Santa Rosa County Library System in Florida.  Because of this position, I have been able to expand my interest, knowledge, and passion.  I make local genealogy presentations on behalf of the library system a few times each year.  I have also taken courses with the National Genealogical Society to further my education in the field of genealogy.

I plan to share some of these family stories and discoveries on my blog. I hope you find them as interesting as I have enjoyed discovering them.  Please share your comments with me.

baring marshas roots

Baring Marsha’s Roots
Blog type: African-American, Family, German

I have always had a general interest in history and have been researching my family’s history since about 2005. This blog is my attempt at documenting and sharing family stories, memories and research discoveries from my African-American and German roots.

Discovering My Ancestors

Discovering My Ancestors
Blog type: Australia, Family

Stories about my Australian and English ancestors and about researching. This Blog is all about my extended family history.  How it all began.

I will be sharing stories that I have written, interesting newspaper articles relating to various ancestors, some research tips, extracts from my books – the various Sections of the Pye family history called “Tapestry” and whatever I am inspired to write about my love of genealogy.


El Blog Genealógico de
Blog type: Genealogy Vendor, Latino, Spain

Our blog (in spanish langage) offers curious information and tips to genealogical research, We have also useful downloadable free material to amateurs genealogists.

family stories

Family Stories
Blog type: Family

I’ve been researching my family history on and off for years, and have gathered together various notebook scribblings, certificates, letters and family photos.  I use Family Tree Maker to record everything (although I don’t particularly like it) and I synch this with my family tree on (Smiths and Shaws).

The thing about researching family history is that everyone further back from living memory just ends up as a series of dates and places.  It makes for satisfying detective work but doesn’t give much of an insight into the people themselves.

So in this web site I’m going to try and bring together all the information about particular people from my tree and as much as I can, tell their story.

Anyone interested can subscribe to this web site, and do let me know if you have any other information to add to the stories.

find our family

Find Our Family
Blog type: Genealogy vendor, UK genealogy

Family history research specialising in the Staffordshire Black Country area.  Family trees, reports and documents provided plus genealogical gifts and supplies.  Worldwide enquiries welcome.

genealogy a la carte

Genealogy à la carte
Blog type: Canada, Canadian, French-Canadian

Montrealers are known for their love of dining in restaurants, and genealogists are no exception. Over a meal or coffee, genealogists talk about everything from new resources and genealogy standards to education, issues, and societies. Sometimes, we even share stories about our ancestors from Quebec, elsewhere in Canada, and around the world. This blog is inspired by the conversations I have with my friends. So, pull up a chair. The conversation rarely stops.

hoosier daddy

Hoosier Daddy?
Blog type: DNA, Family, Genealogy Education

After 34 years of genealogical research and choosing it as my profession, I am now experiencing every genealogist’s nightmare. Through the wonders of DNA analysis, I have recently found out that my mother’s father is not the man she though it was. I am now searching for a stranger from 1946. This blog will document that search as well as serve to inform and teach genealogical methods, especially as they related to DNA.

Legends and Larrikins, Saints and Sinners

Legends and Larrikins, Saints and Sinners
Blog type: Australia, Australian, Family

Haskell Family History is moderated by Susan Clarke Haskell who lives in Highland Park, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Susan Haskell nee Clarke is married to Ray Haskell, now retired Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with the Queensland Government.  Ray specializes in building services with a special interest in the provision of clean rooms in the health industry and in “green” environments. Ray is a graduate of the Queensland University of Technology. Susan practised as a registered nurse for many years and was a small business owner in property, travel, food, gift and floral services. Ray and Susan Haskell are Life Members of the Haskell Family Association based in the United States.

During the last fifteen years Susan has developed  her interest in Family History which keeps expanding. Gradually, the knowledge of where to find that elusive date or place or name has meant that a lot of information has been linked when it has eluded others. After many years of personal research including three overseas trips to UK record offices and checking the work of earlier researchers in original and other records, these efforts will be  freely available on Haskell Family History for the benefit of Haskells everywhere. We love to hear from Haskell cousins from all over the world with news & information to share.

little oak - roots and branches

Little Oak: Roots and Branches
Blog type: Family, Jewish, Russian

Welcome to Little Oak Blog, dedicated to documenting my genealogical journey. My first name is Heather, and the blog’s name comes from my last name, Dubnick, which means “Little Oak” in Russian.

I’m a writer, editor, and researcher with a passion for genealogy. To find out more about me and what I do, please visit my main website at and my family history services site at

my genealogy journey

My Genealogy Journey
Blog type: Family

My blog features articles about various relatives that I have been researching.  I also have a few general genealogy postings.  Lately, I’ve been blogging about my journey to becoming a professional genealogist.

opening doors in brick walls

Opening Doors in Brick Walls
Blog type: Family, Luxembourg

This is about me, my favorite hobby and how I open doors in my brick walls.

Raised as a military brat I’ve lived in Georgia, France, Idaho, West Virginia, Spain, South Carolina, Texas, and Luxembourg. My husband and I have been married 36 years and have two grown children. When I’m not researching, I spend time riding my racing bike with my husband through the wonderful countryside in Luxembourg and surrounding countries. This past year I rode 4,061 km (2,523 miles) and a total of 13,975 km (8,684 miles) from 2008-2013. We enjoy collecting photos of old doors seen in our travels, which gave me the idea for the name of my GEDCOM file and this blog.

I’ve been doing genealogy since the early 1990′s. I received a package with information on my American families and, to fix the lopsided tree, began working on my Luxembourgish families. These make up 3/4 of my children’s ancestry as both my husband and my mother are from Luxembourg.

What began as “Our Meder-Dempsey Family” at RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project about 2000 was renamed Opening Doors in Brick Walls in October 2011.

On December 2, 2012 Opening Doors in Brick Walls joined Facebook! It was a new way to share the progress and new breakthroughs being made in the family tree. The plan was [and still is] to unlock the doors and give them a push if they were stuck!

I decided to [silently] accept Amy Johnson Crow’s Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks at the beginning of 2014 and posted the first 3 entries to our closed family group on Facebook. Things went well and I’ve decided [maybe] it’s time to join the blogging world. Although I only started this blog on January 23, 2014, older genealogy pieces that I’ve written are being added to the archives.

I’d enjoy hearing what you think of Opening Doors in Brick Walls.

oregon ancestry

Oregon Ancestry
Blog type: Family, Genealogy Vendor, Oregon is geared toward those who need to do research or have an interest in Oregon’s genealogical resources and/or history. The blog covers various topics with this subject matter in mind. For example, recent blogs this month have included subjects such as Oregon’s anti-black laws, Baker County ditch digging, album of criminals, usage of aerial photos in research, etc. A post that will go live later today is a biography of a Benton County, Ore., pioneer whose wife was the first person buried at a historic local cemetery.

tong blog

Tong Blog
Blog type: Family

I have been working on our genealogy for many, many years.  As part of that effort, I have maintained the web site ( since 1998.  In 2009, I set up the web site using TNG (The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding).  One of the things I love about TNG is how easy it is to include pictures and documents.

This blog focuses on highlighting the stories and pictures that we have collected over the years for each of the different surnames. For me, one of the most rewarding parts of working on family history is uncovering new facts or finding a picture of someone from long ago. It makes it all more personal. With this blog, we hope to share what we learn with others.

I hope you enjoy what you see.  Please comment and contribute.

triangle nc genealogy

Triangle NC Genealogy
Blog type: Family, North Carolina

Originally from Winston-Salem, N.C., I live in Raleigh.  I retired in 2012 as a software engineer, and now pursue family history (genealogy) as my primary hobby.

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