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New Genealogy Blogs August 1, 2009

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[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 Geneablog! link in the sidebar to pass along information on new blogs.]

This week we offer 10 new genealogy and family-history related blogs and we now list 534 in our blog 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”
– adding them to your Networked Blogs on Facebook

Here are this week’s new listings:

A Sense of Face

A Sense of Face
Blog type: individual family history, photography

My name is Rebecca Fenning, and when I was in high school, I wanted to be a homicide detective.

I became a librarian instead.

But that compulsion to find answers, to bring justice and above all a voice to those silenced by death and forgetfulness manifests itself here, in the genealogical compulsion that has haunted me since the first grade, when a simple homework assignment spun out of control. At least, I think it was a homework assignment. All I remember is painting a family tree that was literally a tree – branches and leaves with my name and the names of my cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles on it.

And somehow, the compulsion to unbury the dead began from there, a result of my inborn love for categorizing and organizing information, for finding things out, my personal mania for the gathering and accumulation of data. I used to catalogue my collections (coins, stamps, rocks, books) for fun, but somehow, the thrill that that offered was limited because once everything was catalogued, then what was left to do?

Generations, on the other hand, and the sideways spreading branches of brothers and sisters, those things are infinite. There is always something new to seek out, some new morsel of fact to tuck away safely. There is always someone else’s mother or sister or brother to find. The impossibility of tracing oneself conclusively back to Adam and then forward again, through the radiating branches of cousins shooting outward to encompass the whole world – this impossibility insures an eternal occupation, a task that will never have an end.


Above the Trees
Blog type: genealogy vendor, photography

Above the Trees is dedicated to sharing information, advice, and insight about a wide range of photo, genealogy, and family history related topics. From the friendly folks at Photoloom LLC.

forgotten bookmarks

Forgotten Bookmarks
Blog type: Diary blogs

I work at a used and rare bookstore, and I buy books from people everyday. These are the personal, funny, heartbreaking and weird things I find in those books.


Blog type: individual family history, UK genealogy

I’ve been researching family history for a few years now and my computer has lots of little notes to self (or others) about how I’ve come to conclusions or where I plan to turn to next.

I recently started a blog about my retro interests and thought a blog may be a good way for me to store thoughts and record my research.
I will begin with my most current ‘branch activity’ – which involves gypsies AND convicts!

historical researcher

Historical Researcher’s Blog
Blog type: African-American genealogy, North Carolina genealogy, research, Southern genealogy

Jack Robinson, retired U.S. Marine and recipient of many awards for his various research projects dealing with southeastern North Carolina will share his adventures through this site. Topics will evolve around 19th and 20th Century history issues dealing with African Americans and “Endangered” cemeteries within Onslow County near Richlands, Swansboro, Topsail Island or other communities in the region. Tips on preserving family and little known histories will also be discussed.


Blog type: Genealogy library, Research

kInfoLit covers topics relating to genealogy and information studies. Its anticipated audience includes those who practice genealogy, both as a hobby and a profession, along with the information professionals who serve them. The ideal reader would have a foot in both camps: a librarian who pursues genealogy in his/her spare time, or a volunteer at a genealogical society library.

nutfield genealogy

Nutfield Genealogy
Blog type: Individual family history

…writing stories about the family tree, and the adventures of genealogical research, from Londonderry, New Hampshire.

our attic treasures

Our Attic Treasures
Blog type: Individual family history

This is a place for me to share, with other members of my family, not only my love of genealogy, but also some of the interesting things I have found. It’s truly a journey of discovery.

pot likker

Blog type: African-American genealogy

I had a dream last night, the contents of which stuck with me — which is rare.

The dream said I should name this blog “Pot Likker”. As you may or may not know, “pot likker” is a staple of southern cuisine. It is the rich, delicious and nutritious residue that is left over in the cook pot after one prepares greeens. Traditionally, it is sopped up using a piece of equally delicious cornbread.

In the South, everybody enjoys pot likker, although I think of it more as poor people’s food. I have heard of times when it wasn’t just the by-product of a meal, it WAS the meal. Well, what I think about information is a lot like pot likker. It is the knowledge left in the pot that one absorbs with the cornbread of thought as we ruminate on our mental meals.

Throughout my life, I have had an inveterate interest in genealogy, history, culture and cuisine. It is this nourishing repast that has fed my spirit for a lifetime. On these blog pages, I hope to share my thoughts about life, race, history, culture, genealogy and current events. It is my hope that readers will discover some modicum of wisdom in my thinking.

So, get your bowl. Dinner is about to be served!

western ky genealogy

Western Kentucky Genealogy Blogs
Blog type: Kentucky genealogy, Southern genealogy

I’ve been researching for myself and others a long time, but still get as excited about finding new info as when I first started. Material in this blog may be used in your personal research, but please do not reprint it in any form without my permission. Email me for the availability of back issues of the Western Kentucky Journal.

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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