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New Genealogy Blogs 31 May 2014

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

There are 2 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:

the enthusiastic genealogist

The Enthusiastic Genealogist
Blog type: Family

My Great Aunt Beulah, now deceased, got me interested in genealogy in 1998. As she shared names, stories, and research techniques with me, I fell in love with this ‘hobby’. While my daughter was young, I didn’t have a lot of time to pursue this passion. But she is a teenager now, and I am able to put more effort into uncovering my family’s past.

Why “the enthusiastic genealogist”? I was at a genealogy library over the holidays and met two wonderful librarians. We were sharing stories about our research & our ancestors. And, of course, I was excited about my previous ‘finds’ & the ‘finds’ I was uncovering that particular day! A volunteer who had been sitting at the front desk came over to me and told me how much she appreciated my ‘enthusiasm.’ While trying to come up with a blog name, I thought it fit! I hope my enthusiasm for genealogy shines through in my blog!


Blog type: Family

Imagine you have access to the following ancestor information: copies of Civil War diaries and letters; copies of a series of  letters dating from 1830-1870 that includes seven family members; and partial genealogies compiled by two ggrandmothers.  You live in Washington D.C., where NARA and the DAR library are enticingly close,  and you can travel to east coast states where your ancestors lived to do onsite research. How could you resist beginning this journey into the lives of your ancestors yearning to tell their story? I started my research in 2010 and the desire to enhance my knowledge continues to grow, along with my files. Currently, I am living overseas, and spending time organizing all this material, and starting a blog.

The photo featured on this blog is of my grandmother, Anna Jane Beaton Hyde. She and her mother, Edith Orcutt Beaton, were traveling in 1920 from Omaha, NE, to Minnesota in their 1916 Dodge, a fairly common and inexpensive car for the time. What a road trip that would have been!

This  research is ongoing and new discoveries compel me to continue and expand the family tree. As I travel this road, I welcome any connections and new information regarding these ancestors. I am happy to share what I have learned, but if you repost or republish this information, please credit me and link to my website.

© 2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee