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New Genealogy Blogs August 7, 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 13 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1,209 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:

blogging from the branches

Blogging from the Branches
Blog type: Individual family history

I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t interested in genealogy, cemeteries, or history in one way or another. Instead of bedtime stories, I would ask my parents to tell me stories about when they were little. Whenever we passed a cemetery I would ask to stop and look at the gravestones. I loved looking through old photographs – the older the better. The summer I discovered old newspapers on microfilm I barely left the local library. And the first time I held my great-grandfather’s brittle, 100-year-old family bible in my hands I was completely and totally awestruck. There was no turning back. I was hooked.

christian county hist soc

Christian County Historical Society and Museum
Blog type: Illinois genealogy, Midwest genealogy

In case you didn’t know, the Christian County Historical Society (CCHS for short) is located in Taylorville, Illinois! If you don’t know how to find us, take a look at the Contact Information tab on the left side for help.

We are a volunteer-run enterprise and if you are a history buff, or just looking for something fun to do, please contact us and we can find a way for you to help!

Now just what can you do at the CCHS you might ask? Well, we have several resources for you to enjoy!

First, we house an extensive genealogy collection managed by the Christian County Genealogical Society ( If you are looking to start your own family tree, or even just to learn more about Christian County residents, you should stop on by or email the Genealogical Society at to get started!

Next, we have a fantastic collection of objects from Illinois’ past! Our collections are stored in 7 buildings. The majority of items range from the early nineteenth century (1800s) up to the modern day! We offer tours during normal business hours, with a suggested donation of $2 per person.

debbies delvings

Debbie’s Delvings
Blog type: Professional genealogist

I am the owner of Wayne Research, a genealogical research service. Laws affecting family history and genetic genealogy (DNA) are areas of special interest to me. Many of my posts will be in those areas as well as topics of general interest to genealogists. Visit my Web site at

diggin down east

Digging Down East
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Individual family history, Maine genealogy, New England genealogy

So begins the story of me, and, more significantly, the story of all the generations of down-Easters, hailing from Maine, New Hampshire, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, which preceded me.

The event celebrated here, the marriage of my parents, joined the Seavey and Bustin families. As the oldest of their four children, I have taken it upon myself to memorialize, categorize, and preserve the rich history of my family.

It is a family deeply rooted in New England and the Maritimes, full of hard-working men and women, farmers, factory and mill workers, housewives and homemakers. As they lived their lives from day to day, they knew good times and rough. As such, they are a reflection of the sturdy, bedrock communities that make up what it means to be from Down East.

I have been working on this genealogy off and on for several years, and it clearly is a work in progress, albeit a labor of love. My goal is to document here my efforts, challenges, and successes. Hopefully, my family, and other historians, will gain insight and inspiration from what is collected here.

family reunion helper

Family Reunion Helper
Blog type: Family reunions, Genealogy vendor blog

Planning a family reunion can be stressful and if you’re in charge, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed. The good news is that you are not alone. Aunt Mo has more than 27 years of reunion planning experience and she’s willing to share her experience and expertise in her blog so that you can have a successful family reunion- and she makes it easy.

Aunt Mo gives you step by step, proven family reunion help that really works, not just “ideas”, but actual planning advice, schedules, activities, games, recipes and templates to make your next reunion memorable – meant to inspire and guide your reunion planning.


Blog type: Individual family history

Our ancestors live on beneath everything we do. They have influenced and shaped our lives in countless ways. This is a simple journal of random notes on discoveries made and is meant as a companion blog to my original blog “Old Stones Undeciphered”.

kks genealogy adventures

KK’s Genealogy Adventures
Blog type: Individual family history

I’m Kathy Kult, also known to some as “Kin Khronicler”. I have been avidly researching my family history since 2005. I own a home in Northern Illinois with two furry felines and I work for a publishing company full-time. During every spare moment I have, I sleuth for family treasures and I love going to genealogy conferences!

memory hook

Memory Hook
Blog type: Individual family history

I enjoy learning about my family history and want to share what I know with interested researchers, friends and family. This blog is my way of passing along vital statistics and treasured memories of the many branches of my family. They include (but are not limited to): the Davis, Fisher, Hair, Morgan, Slack, Tuttle, Wilhite, Pounds, Sanchez and Yrigoyen surnames. Any information is greatly appreciated. Enjoy!

my webb family

My Webb Family
Blog type: Individual family history

Married; mother to six daughters; born in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Canadian military brat; passion for genealogy and England.

our twigs and branches

Our Twigs and Branches
Blog type: Individual family history

I want to thank you for visiting my humble blog. Please feel free to look around. Any suggestions and comments will be appreciated. I am new at this and my goal is to learn from my fellow genealogy bloggers.

I have many “Brick walls” and unidentified people in pictures. I am hoping that I may find “cousins” and make acquaintance with the many people who are blogging. I have visited many blogs today and have already learned a lot from many of you.

the knowles collection

The Knowles Collection
Blog type: Jewish genealogy, UK genealogy

From an early age I have been trying to find as much information as I can about my gggrandfather, Morris David Rosenbaum, a Polish Jew. In my search and through my work as a Reference Consultant in the British Research unit at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, I have compiled records of The Jews of The British Isles. Hopefully, people will come together to share the stories of their own families.

your genetic genealogist

Your Genetic Genealogist
Blog type: DNA genealogy blog

Helping you to discover and understand the fascinating world of genetic genealogy and personal genomics. Written from the perspective of a highly engaged consumer of DTC testing.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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