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New Genealogy Blogs 6 June 2015

5 newly-discovered genealogy blogs the week ending 6 June 2015 at GeneaBloggers covering all types of genealogy!

5 newly-discovered genealogy blogs the week ending 6 June 2015 at GeneaBloggers covering all types of genealogy!

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: 

anceSTORY archives

AnceSTORY Archives
Blog type: Writing

Sharing stories about ancestors, events, places, and locations. Feel free to submit a story, article, or picture via email to

generations down a red dirt road

Generations Down a Red Dirt Road
Blog type: Family

Hi, my name is Darnell Baker.  I was born in North Carolina, raised in Miami, Florida and returned to NC to raise my family.  I’m a city girl with a country heart and a lover of old things. I’m a young at heart Mother of four, three sons and a daughter, all are grown and live nearby.  I have five grandchildren that I adore. Family is and always has been the most important thing to me.  I love learning and have all my life. I’m a book lover and forever curious about a great many things.   When learning something new, it’s my curious nature that makes me want to find out all I can about the subject.  I can’t say I have mastered many of those subjects but I have sure learned a little about a lot.  I love people and can talk a blue streak but I also enjoy time to myself.

Genealogy is like a good book to me, you never know what you are going to find when you turn the page. I have been doing family genealogy for over 30 years.  I’ve picked it up and put it down many times over the years. I’m retired now and have more time to devote to this lifelong passion.   My mother had a great interest in our family history too and I’m glad to have the memories of the times we shared together doing research.  It was great to have someone else to share my enthusiasm with over a new found fact about our family history.  She would be in awe of the technology available today and just how much can be done from the comfort of home.  We spent many hours together traveling around to libraries and family places searching for clues, that was pretty much the only way back then. I  like to think she would be proud about how far I have come since then.  I wish I could share what I know now with her, she would be over the moon.

Sharing with others is the primary reason for my decision to blog about my family history and what I find  and learn along the way.  I enjoy history and like to dig into the places I come across in my research. I will be sharing facts and stories about some of those interesting places I find along the way as well.  Some will have a connection to my ancestors and some will be unrelated to my specific family search but either something I think is worth sharing or I personally want to know more about.

I will also be sharing current news, resources and links regarding genealogy and history.

I don’t know nearly as much about my ancestors as I would like, but hopefully through my travels around the world via the internet I will be able to leave something behind especially to my children  and grandchildren that otherwise  they would never have known about their family history. I enjoy reading, writing, genealogy and history and this blog allows me to combine all of these.

The personal benefit for me is this blog will also serve in some ways as a journal of my attempt to get farther down the road as I look for my ancestors.  I chose the name Generations Down a Red Dirt Road because it occurred to me that most all of my ancestors came from just that, down an old, red dirt road.  Some have traveled far and some never left and some wish to return to those places we call home and where some of our fondest memories linger.  I hope you will join me as I travel down that red dirt road looking for clues.

I welcome suggestions, comments and questions and look forward to hearing from you. I can be reached at

modern adventures in genealogy

Modern Adventures in Genealogy
Blog type: Family

About the Blog

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. This blog will focus on genealogy resources, my personal research, and educational opportunities for other genealogists. The vast majority of my research currently takes advantage of the vast amount of resources available online. I use Legacy Family Tree software to manage my growing database of more than 10,000 names. My current project is to locate and source all of the descendants of Johan Georg Kleppinger.  If any of the names mentioned in any posts sound familiar to you and your research feel free to contact me. Would love to get to know more cousins.

About the Author

My name is Audrey Martin and I am an intermediate genealogy researcher. I have been researching my own family since 2006. My educational background includes a B.A. with an emphasis in History and some courses taken at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. I also attend several webinars and Google+ hangouts weekly to further my education specifically in Genealogy. I enjoy reading other Genealogy blogs as well.

paul crooks

Paul Crooks
Blog type: Caribbean, Family

An introduction to the history of slaver owners or White planters who owned the sugar plantation in Jamaica.

why are my ancestors hiding from me

Why Are My Ancestors Hiding From Me?
Blog type: Family

Personal observations on my genealogical journey, including information on my Brady and Kolakowski family histories.

This is a genealogy blog, and hence, I have some interest in genealogy. But other than the obvious fact that I am blogging about this, why should you read anything that I write about this stuff? Just who is this person behind the screen?

I am Vicky Kolakowski, a fairly typical fifty-something transgender judge married to another woman (OK, I admit that I am typical by virtue of being the only one in that category), with no children other than the type with four paws.

I have been interested in my family history since I was a teenager, but back in the dawn of pre-Internet history, finding information was very difficult. I knew the names, roughly, of most of my great grandparents and that was it. Six of the eight of them were immigrants from places now inside of Poland, and the other two were clearly of Irish ancestry but were otherwise mysterious.

I did very little with my interest in genealogy until the 1990s, when the first versions of family tree maker appeared, along with CD-ROMs of old records. Then in the early 2000s I signed up for and started putting my family tree information online, as well as that of my wife, Cynthia. However, I was very busy with a number of things, and didn’t devote much energy into my genealogy hobby.

That all changed when I was sworn in as a judge in 2011. I suddenly had a very stable situation with lots of vacation time. At the same time, my mother began to worry that as her older cousins began to pass, the last folk who talked to our immigrant ancestors were going to the grave with all of the memories, all of the information needed to locate these ancestors.

So I gathered what little information we had, and began hunting. And those pesky ancestors kept hiding. I have found some of them, but others continue to elude me. Still, I hunt, with the hope that I will find the clues that I need.

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