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New Genealogy Blogs August 21, 2010

new genealogy blogs

[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 18 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1,243 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:

american pomeroy

American Pomeroy Historic Genealogical Association
Blog type: Indiviual family history, Surname blogs

The Official Blog of the American Pomeroy Historic Genealogical Association. The home of the Great A.A. Pomeroy Book Update Project, the Pomeroy Anvil Trail, the Pomeroy Collection, the Eltweed Pomeroy YDNA Project and the Mary Ann Coe Project.

champion family album

Champion Family Album Blog
Blog type: Individual family history

I’ve been interested in family history for years but never had the time to do much with it. In the last year I subscribed to and really got on the fast track with it.

As I started adding names to my tree, it became apparent that the number of branches could be overwhelming. With each generation, the number of branches doubled. So if you assume there is a new generation every 25 years, then 128 branches would be there by the time you traced back to the Civil War.

durham-orange gen soc

Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Blog type: Genealogical society blog, North Carolina genealogy

Welcome to The Durham-Orange Genealogical Society of North Carolina Webpage.

Our Mission: A nonprofit organization established in 1989 and dedicated to the research and preservation of family history of Durham and Orange counties, North Carolina.

The society meets one time a month on the first Wednesday of each month. Meeting locations alternate between Orange and Durham Counties. Our meetings are open to the public and meeting topics are announced each month on the website.

The society’s Computer Interest Group (CIG) also meets one time a month on the second Saturday of each month from 9 am to noon. Meetings are held downstairs in the Chapel Hill Public Library at 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC.

familypast blog

Familypast Blog
Blog type: Individual family history

This is my first blog – something I thought I’d never do. I’ve watched my family dip their toes into the sea of blog and swim away, leaving me well, stranded in my blogless world. Well I’ve taken the plunge and here I am.

My main reason for starting to blog is to record my family history triumphs and tribulations – I’m no expert, I’ve only been researching for 11 years – no time at all in the genealogy world and I seem to amassed a whole range of paper documents, photos, certificates and memories that would keep anyone busy for a lifetime. I’ve even had time to do a full-time job, move twice, run the family home and edit a local family history society’s magazine. At one time I even started to catalogue births, deaths and marriages from the local newspapers – I think these might become a feature!

Some of my lines of research are : Densham, Star, Downham, Dillon, Sutcliffe, Roadhouse, Gill, Allsop, Harrison, Hopkins, Morris(s), Heasman, Jeal, Labbett and Grubb.

for your family story

For Your Family Story
Blog type: Genealogy education

This blog is designed with the “newbie” [someone new to genealogy] in mind. Those who don’t know a thing about genealogy. And those who may have begun researching, but did so with no instruction. And now need a wee bit of help. Or don’t know what to do next.

As we progress further, there will be posts for those who are no longer “newbies” but who still need some help or ideas. What you won’t see here are posts for advanced researchers. Why? Because there are plenty of blogs and sites that already do a fantastic job at explaining advanced methodology. And I’ll share those links a little bit later.

The one consistent theme you’ll see here is that genealogy is not boring. It’s not stuffy. And it’s fun. At least, I’m gonna try and make it fun. It won’t be hard. I promise. Ancestors rarely disappoint with their antics. Their silly decisions. And sometimes poor choices. Sometimes they were sad. But sometimes they’re downright hilarious. But what they’re not is boring and stuffy. [Even though most of the time they look boring and stuffy in their photos.]

genealogic abounds

Genealogic Abounds
Blog type: Genealogy education, Individual family history

“Who do I think I am” writing a genealogy blog…….? Well that is a very good question. I caught the genealogy “bug” from my great aunt at the ripe old age of 16. Back then there was no Internet and only manual research options where available to me. I dove in though; hoping to find the missing pieces of the vast puzzle that intrigued me. Clearly my results must be obvious. I am STILL searching for those missing pieces to my puzzle-(this is where you look surprised)!

A couple of things I have learned in my years of genealogy research are: 1) you are NEVER completely through searching for clues and facts; and 2) this researcher rarely has enough time in a day to fulfill my research fix. The good news is I work in a field where I have to trace and piece together familial lines for businesses, so I do get to “enjoy the hunt” most days. This has only led me to a greater desire to piece my own family puzzle together. So I guess that makes me the family detective/historian. This I gladly accept as my challenge and fate.

One word of warning; I am not a great speller. I am a card carrying member of “the bad spellers of the world UNTIE” club, so I ask your tolerance with this matter.

Other than all that; I am a seeker- plan and simple. I know what I know and I’m eager to share with all of you. I am seeking additional wisdom and resources for my genealogy journey. I love to learn, so feel free to share with me too.

Genealogy Clues by the Ancestor Detective

Genealogy Clues By The Ancestry Detector
Blog type: Genealogy education

Thank you for visiting The Ancestor Detector’s blog.

I hope that these posts will provide you with the inspiration to begin researching your family history.

For those of you who have already begun the reseach process, I hope that this blog will provide you with helpful hints and tools to aid you in your genealogical research.

Be sure to check out for much more!

genealogy new zealand

Genealogy New Zealand
Blog type: New Zealand genealogy

I started blogging to display the results of my research to people who in a moment of utter boredom, Google the name of their great-grandmother and discover stories and descriptions allowing them to connect with a person who had a great deal to do with their existence. A real person, not some words on a page.

johnston genes

Johnston Genes
Blog type: Individual family history

Stories, links and research for those of the Johnston/e familes.


MyBlood blog
Blog type: Genealogy vendor

Genealogy is on the rise. All over the world people are on a search for their ancestors. A most fascinating but yet time consuming journey. With the MyBlood application, we reach out to these thousands of genealogists, hobbyist and professional alike.

MyBlood brings together genealogy and the flexibility of the computer in an unprecedented way. Now you can store a wealth of related data and manage it in an intuitive way.

Because in MyBlood, everything is related and everyone is unique. This blog is intended to spread the word on genealogy in general and the evolution of the MyBlood application in particular. The MyBlood application is developed and brought to market by Vertical Horizon.

nek ramblings

NEK Ramblings
Blog type: Individual family history

I am writing my family’s stories and my husband’s family stories. When possible I am including pictures.

nodwell genealogy project

Nodwell Genealogy Project
Blog type: Individual family history

I research primarily the Nodwell family name but have pretty exhaustive records for several other family lines, as well.

quilt stories sherry ann

Quilt Stories by Sherry Ann
Blog type: African-American genealogy, Crafts, Individual family history, Texas genealogy

This blog chronicles and records the history of quilt making in the Edward “Ned” Titus family and the many families of Freestone County Texas (all cultures),since the county was created in 1851. The blog also covers genealogy and expecially anything connected with quilts.

relating our past

Relating Our Past
Blog type: Genealogy education, Tennessee genealogy

News Sentinel designer Chrystal Talbott writes about genealogy and shares her experiences researching her own family history.

the family griot

The Family Griot
Blog type: African-American genealogy, Individual family history

First of all, let me explain what the goal of my research is and what I hope to get out of it. The goal of my research is to re-claim my family lineage, spiritually and physically. Right now I am focusing mainly on the physical lineage with a little bit of assistance (I think) from my ancestors. During my research I depend quite a bit on intuition and spiritual guidance to lead me in the right direction in reassembling my family tree. This may not work for everyone and it doesn’t always work for me. I do depend often on the support of seasoned ancestor hunters at the African-American genealogy site Afrigeneas for references, sites and general places where I can find recorded information. They are the absolute best!

the misadventures of a genealogist

The Misadventures of a Genealogist
Blog type: Individual family history

Some may be wondering why I would decide to put a blog up. Well, why not! I registered this domain through my brother around 2003. At the time the website was already about 2 years old, if not older! I was hosting it on our Internet Provider’s servers. It was a cute little basic site. In fact, it’s possible I still have old files from it on a backup disc somewhere. I’ll have to break them out sometime! Once I started combining my website coding knowledge and my love of genealogy, things really started to click. I may not have been extremely active all through the years, but I’ve always had something up.

Back when I first started the domain, I started experimenting with ways to communicate about what I was finding. Genealogy is such an exciting subject when you find the right audience. Until that time the only people I would talk about it with was my wonderful, understanding, but not as interested family. Sure they liked hearing about it, but they didn’t want to talk about it everyday. Party poopers! So I put up a message board on my original domain. Needless to say, at the time it was too much too soon! So I continued making over the site, learning about coding and different things. I never really found that outlet I enjoyed.

This medium will give me the outlet I need, but not overwhelm. I can post about a find, or just about interesting events I find in history. It’s what I think will work for me best. Too bad it took me 7 years to try it out!

the william a earp family

The William A. Earp Family of Lincoln Co., Oklahoma
Blog type: Individual family history, Oklahoma genealogy

Here you’ll find a family parlor for descendants and other kin of William Asbury and Mary Frances (Wright) Earp, who settled near Stroud (Lincoln Co.) Oklahoma Territory in 1892. May it be a resting place along the highway of time for all who pass this way. Come on in–the door’s open. Sit down and rest a spell. Let’s swap some stories and photographs from the treasure chest of time. Y’all come on in now, hear?


Blog type: New Zealand genealogy

I publish information and research notes here freely. If you would like to copy or print out anything of interest, whether you’re an individual researcher or an institution such as a library, museum or school etc. — go for it. An acknowledgment as to where it came from would be appreciated, and a link to Timespanner from a website warmly welcomed (let me know, and I will reciprocate).

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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