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New Genealogy Blogs April 30, 2011

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[Editor’s Note: this is a regular feature of GeneaBloggers which highlights new genealogy and family history-related blogs as well as those recently discovered by members of GeneaBloggers. Use the Suggest A Blog! link in the menu bar to pass along information on new blogs.]

There are 10 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1890 genealogy blogs on our list! Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:

  • using the Follow feature if the blog is hosted on Blogger
  • adding them to your blog reader
  • adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome”

Here are this week’s new listings:

athenian history

Athenian History
Blog type: Greek genealogy, Individual family history

I decided I wanted to do a blog not only on genealogy but also the effects it can have on our personal lives. It’s more than listing names and dates but also involves making it a part of your personal life. Hopefully there will be some ideas here that will be helpful.

bluegrass and buckeye

Bluegrass and Buckeye Roots
Blog type: Individual family history

Exploring my ancestors, more of my husband’s family not covered in the Hoffman Family News blog and anything genealogy.

genealogy jack

Genealogy Jack
Blog type: Individual family history

Welcome to my blog, which I anticipate will be a potourri of research advice, personal research stories, and maybe even the occasional case study. It will probably evolve as I get used to the venue.

I am an experienced genealogist, lecturer and author who has been researching his own family roots for fifteen years and helping folks track their ancestors for more than ten of those years.

My pre-genealogy career was actually more of a series of careers – sort of a Swill Army knife approach to full employment and occupations. My education was in Accounting & Finance, and I did spend years in that field, working as a corporate controller and owning my own company. But I also spent years as an Army Infantry officer (my younger years – eeeyaaah! Ranger!), as a restaurateur, a college instructor (and, briefly, Bursar).

Not being able to face my boredom with accounting any longer, and lacking the PhD to gain tenure with the university, I spent the last 15 years of my work-a-day life as a technical writer (not nearly as boring as it sounds – I got to play with new technology all of the time and got to show just enough creativity to keep me above my boredom threshhold.

Genealogically, I am a sixth generation Floridian (5th if you only count born in the state). I was raised on the dirt roads on the outskirts of pre-Disney. With that history and my strong family ties to neighboring states, I have  researched extensively throughout the South. But I have just enough early Yankee ancestors (and my clients have had more) to make me comfortable among the towns of early New England.

My wife’s father was born in Scotland, and my own ancestors came from there and the rest of Britain and I have also conducted significant work throughout the United Kingdom.  Major client projects have also given me experience in Canada and, so help me, Sicily.

life of riley

Life of Riley Ancestry
Blog type: Individual family history

Throughout Max’s life, he has been interested in Family History. During his Sophomore year in college, he bought a subscription to and really began the work of gathering all the information required to flesh out the family trees. I began to help him not long after. This blog will document: The Rileys & The Brueggemans (which includes Roberts, Maybury, Long, Nagel) Please contact us if you have any documentation or pictures to share. It is our goal to have as complete as picture archive as we can so it will be available to everyone who is interested. If you have a post that you would like to write, let us know.


Blog type: Genealogy education

This is a family history blog dedicated to helping beginners get organized before they start their research and linking entire family groups beginning from the present, working back one generation at a time. Free downloads of original pedigree/family group charts and art charts to use for display are available on the blog.

root cellar ramblings

Root Cellar Ramblings
Blog type: California genealogy, Genealogical society blog

Welcome to the blog for Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society. Here you will find late-breaking genealogical news, datebook and more. Get involved – if you find news of interest to Root Cellar members, please send it to

the history man

The History Man
Blog type: Professional genealogist, UK genealogy

Simon Fowler is an experienced professional writer and researcher. He has written numerous books and articles on all aspects of British social, military and family history. He used to edit Ancestors Magazine, which was published by The National Archives, and before that Family History Monthly. Find out more at

the scots in america

The Scots in America
Blog type: Appalachian genealogy, North Carolina genealogy

I began working as a full-time genealogist in 2008.

I am a Certified Group Facilitator and a member of several local and national genealogical and cultural associations, where I have served on the Executive Boards as Historian, Newsletter Editor and Scottish Highland Games coordinator. I am the Maine representative for the Scottish Coalition (USA) Speakers Bureau and former Chair of the National USA Tartan Day Coordinators.

From 2004 to 2009 I was the Web Mistress and Public Relations Director for the Maine Ulster Scots Project, where I was also a contributing author of articles relating to the Ulster Scots in Maine.

In addition to my client research, I develop and teach genealogy classes in my community, and lecture on the history and genealogy of the Scottish-American Diaspora.

their hearts shall turn

Their Hearts Shall Turn
Blog type: Individual family history

“Rootstech” is the name of a national Family History Conference of which I recently attended in February 2011.  This conference was held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was the first of a kind. Genealogy users (Roots) and the techie folks (tech) came together under one roof to determine what some of the future needs would be for technology as it related to Family History. Thus, the name “Rootstech.”

The main “take away” for me from this meeting was that I am not using the social media aspects of technology to get my family names, photos, and documents out there for others to discover. Thus, sharing what knowledge and information I have and gleaning knowledge from others.

My first attempt to get this information out there will be this blog. I have done a small amount of blogging on my living family, but nothing on the ancestors. I feel that I have much to share to anyone that is interested. My hope is that I will find some interested people and that I will be able to share with you my experiences, learning, photos, and documents.

whos your grandaddy

Who’s Your Granddaddy
Blog type: Individual family history

Researching Boyd, Collier, Driver, Duncan, Fowler, Glass, Hazard, Higham, Keach, Kearsing, Langston, Martin, McCoy, McFall, Myers, Palmer, Rhinehart, Shapiro, Thomas.

I’ve been wanting to start a genealogy blog for a long time, and today is the day!  First off, a little about me:  My name is Tiffany.  I love genealogy and family history!  I love learning about the past, about how historical events shaped and affected my ancestors lives.  I love the stories, the colorful, the heartache, the joy, the romance, and the every day details that filled up their lives.  I love that sense of self that I get as I learn more about the people who paved the way for me, it gives me a feeling that if they could endure, I can, too.  And it makes me look forward to my own children and grandchildren, and beyond.  What legacy will I leave for them?

Besides just being personally passionate about genealogy, I also earned my degree from Brigham Young University in 1996 in Family History/Genealogy, with an emphasis on US research.  I have spent the past 15 years doing personal research, as well as volunteer and paid research for others. I’ve also spent the past 15 years working on my own “family history”, as a stay at home mom of five wonderful children.

My main goal for this blog is to share the stories and research I’ve gleaned from my family history discoveries, and to connect with other genealogists.  So, welcome to Who’s Your Granddaddy!

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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