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New Genealogy Blogs December 12, 2009

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 Geneablog! 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. Our total is now 792 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”
– adding them to your Networked Blogs on Facebook

Here are this week’s new listings:

ancestors of mine

Ancestors of mine from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky & beyond
Blog type: Illinois genealogy, Indiana genealogy, Individual family history, Kentucky genealogy

To share information about my ancestors and others from the Tri-State area of Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.

TRI-STATE ANCESTORS AND BEYOND.  I have been researching my family since I was a teenager and get more excited and interested as the years go by. Family history is mystery, detective work, romance novels and thrillers, combined with determination, good manners, and a love of cemeteries and old buildings.

andreas genealogical attic

Andrea’s Genealogical Attic
Blog type: Individual family history

When my much loved grandmother died, I wanted to do something special in her memory. My mother and I were going through pictures that belonged to my grandmother. There were several people that neither of us knew and some that we did. However, there were many, many photos of my grandmother as a child. From them, I could tell that she was loved and very much.

Photography has been a hobby of mine since college and intrigues me. A photo of a person can tell so much about them if you will just observe. So I added a little of my creativity and a memory album of my grandparents lives’ came to life. It was fun to put together a picture story that told who they were as young children, how they grew up to become adults, and finally raise children and have grandchildren. To put things into perspective, I added a brief family tree. But my grandmother’s grandmother, Julia Ditt, was a mystery. What was her actual birth and death date? Who were her parents? Why did the family have information about the other branches but not the Ditts?

The hook was set and I was reeled into the fascinating world of family research better known as genealogy. So if you share this nutty passion, are a cousin who has stumbled upon this blog, have information that I might be interested in, please email me or post a comment.

andreas genealogical attic too

Andrea’s Genealogical Attic Too
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog will recap the hunt for my ancestors. Many of my ancestors moved frequently and traveled great distances. This presents challenges. If you find a common ancestor, please let me know.

anulkahs genealogy blog

Anulkah’s Genealogy Blog
Blog type: African-American genealogy, Carribean genealogy, Individual family history

The purpose of this blog is to document my family history research. Its functions will be the following:

1. To serve as a research log to document how I reach certain conclusions (otherwise I may forget!) and keep my extended family and other interested persons abreast of my progress.

2. A space to reflect on the process and my findings.

dag trygsland

Dag Trygsland Hoelseth
Blog type: Norwegian genealogy

This blog is written by Dag T. Hoelseth, a Norwegian historian specialising in royal history.

I have a Cand.philol. degree in history from the University of Oslo and graduated in 1997 with the dissertation Det nasjonale kongedømme. Det norske monarkiet 1905-1910, which dealt with the royal election in Norway 1905 and how the new dynasty “became Norwegian”.

I am the author of Historisk utredning om Kongehuset, dets apanasjer og disponible statseiendommer, which was published on behalf of the Palace Committee in 2001. The report focused among others on the history of the Norwegian civil list from 1905 to the 1970s as well as the properties the king of Norway has to his disposal.

I have made contributions to several antologies and also written articles for various publications. More often I have operated “behind the scene”, consulting newspapers etc. with background information.

Among my other interests are genealogy, Norwegian-American emigration history, US presidential history, travelling and football.

famille ritchot

Blog type: French genealogy, Individual family history

DÉDIÉ À LA FAMILLE RITCHOT, SON HISTOIRE ET SA GÉNÉALOGIE, CE BLOG EST AUSSI UN LIEU D’ÉCHANGE. Dedicated to the Ritchot familly, its history and genealogy, this blog also serves also to exchange on various genealogical topics.


Blog type: Norwegian genealogy

Norwegian blog highlighting genealogy of celebrities such as Joni Mitchell and Arlene Dahl.

genealogy tresure hunt

Genealogy, A Treasure Hunt – Family Records Search & Research
Blog type: Individual family history

Smith, Scott, Abraham, July, Robertson, Merrifield, Goodey, Crossley… and Brunhammer, Walsh, McAteer, Pierce, Doherty, Sheridan, Holmes, Gallagher… and Quilts

This is sort-of a relaxed blog about my attempts to search, investigate, research, and trace my family roots. It’s a collection of my thoughts and trials as I wade through the mass of papers, data, documents, and ideas that relate to my family connections. Any time I’m presented with an idea or thought I try to realize and understand the source of the information and further, I try to see where I can fit the piece of the puzzle into the Tree.

herde genealogy

Herde Genealogy
Blog type: Individual family history

Herde Genealogy – Lemons Genealogy – Ratcliff Genealogy

Family tree of Herde, Ratcliff, and Lemons families. Other family names are George, Porter, Key, Jones, Parker, Lincycomb, Johnson, Ross, Schooler, Hawkins, Vanskyke, Wharton, Bourne, Pagel, Preusner, Preussner, Brewer, Bartholmew, Williams, Emery, Price, Daniels, Broadwell, Richards, Pardon, Bogardus, Searing, Whitehead, Wilmot. Is all this information exactly right? Probably not, but I try.

jans family blog

Jan’s Family Blog
Blog type: Individual family history

I’d much rather write about my ancestors than me, but here’s a short bio: Jan was National Conference Chair for the FGS/AGS 2009 National Conference held in Little Rock, 2-5 September 2009. She retired in 2001 from the Arkansas History Commission where she worked as a Library Technical Assistant. Jan is Past President of the Arkansas Genealogical Society, a member of their Board of Directors since 1991; she currently serves as 1st Vice-President.

After two years of concentrating on the FGS/AGS conference she is finally getting back to her own family history and trying her hand at blogging. Jan is a native of Oklahoma, but moved to Arkansas as a teenager. She has enjoyed living in 13 states and Scotland before moving back to Arkansas in 1982, Husband Harold is retired from the Air Force and Union Pacific, they live in North Little Rock with Molly, their 10-year-old Yorkie.

jim winegars genealogy blog

Jim Winegar’s Genealogy Blog
Blog type: Individual family history

A proud graduate of The University of Michigan (Go, Blue!), I have lived many years in Florida. I recently retired from teaching and look forward to spending summers at our lake cottage near Grand Rapids.

I am the son of Donald Stephenson Winegar and Mary Daniells Winegar. Both grew up in Wacousta, Michigan. I have recently retired and have time to devote to genealogy. My situation is quite different from most people getting involved in genealogy. I am not seeking information on my ancestors but looking for a way to share and organize the information that I have.

keith johnson wellington nz

Keith Johnson Wellington NZ
Blog type: Individual family history, New Zealand genealogy

This blog covers my two main interests: 1. Consulting in economic analysis and public policy advice 2. Family history.

I am a re-cycled superannuitant dad with 2 small sons (Sam & Theo) and am generally a stay-at-home honorary ‘Yummy Mummy’ who hangs out with the girls at the Supa Cafe in Island Bay after the school drop-off in the morning. Sometimes though, I get to pick up my career as a development economist and policy advisor, partially re-living what my wife calls my ‘Glory Days’ as an International Man of Mystery. And sometimes, I get to travel to see my 2 wonderful older sons Matt & Pete.

krishocker genealogy

Krishocker: Genealogy
Blog type: Individual family history

So, what would you like to know about me? I got started researching my family history about a decade ago, much to the bemusement of my Great Uncle Bill Wingeard who’d been trying to interest me in his research for years. Since then I’ve spent time in libraries, historical societies, county courthouses, at numerous cemeteries, and online trolling for information. I only know I’ve been successful, because I’ve got so much more to research!

What qualifies me to be a family researcher? Curiosity. A love of history. And an inherit skill in problem-solving. I both love and hate my brick walls. I hate them because I need find answers; those dead-ends gnaw at me, at my need to know. I love them because they force me to think, to focus on the problem, and to find new ways to approach it.

So, I’ve been involved in genealogical research for about a decade. I’ve authored a reference book—Marriage and Death Notices in Harrisburg Area Newspapers, 1835-1845 for Pennsylvania family researchers and am inconsistently working on a second. And I spent several years working a both as a volunteer and a freelance researcher with the Research Services department at NEHGS (if you need help with New England research, I highly recommend them; they’re great!).

lincecum lineage

Lincecum Lineage
Blog type: Individual family history

A genealogy blog devoted to my Lincecum ancestors, as well as all allied lines that merged with or crossed their paths.

random meanderings

Random Meanderings
Blog type: Cemetery blogs, Individual family history, New Zealand genealogy

Born and bred in Christchurch, NZ, now resident in Auckland, NZ since 2007 and employed in the heritage sector

I live with my partner and have 2 adult children from a previous marriage – a married daughter aged 25 who is a vet nurse and a son, 23 who is an engineer. I’ve been an avid genealogist [dead people collector] the past 33 years. Rampant taphophiliac; ephemera collector; lover of Canterbury history; enjoy digital photography; cemetery trawling and headstones; momento mori and have recently started miniatures after wanting to for many years!

strangers in a box

Strangers In A Box
Blog type: Photography, New Zealand genealogy

MY MISSION . . . to find descendants of the unwanted/unloved vintage photographs I’ve found in my travels around NZ & on the Internet.

the morrisons of derryhale

The Morrisons of Derryhale, Co. Armagh
Blog type: Irish genealogy, Individual family history

Five cousins are seeking other gg grandchildren of James MORRISON (1812) of Derryhale, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. His wife’s name is presently unknown but they had eight children.

The dates of birth of James Morrison’s eight children were: Mary, 1837; Thomas, 1841; Wm. John, 1842; George, 1846; James, 1846; Margaret, 1848; Elizabeth, 1850; and Robert. 1860.

Thomas Morrison, 1841, Derryhale, Co. Armagh married the widow Elizabeth (May) VAUGHAN and they had seven children. Their dates of birth were: Margaret, 1867; James, 1869; George, 1871; Thomas, 1873; Wm. John, 1875; Richard, 1882; Robert, 1885.

Wm. John Morrison 1842, Derryhale, Co. Armagh, married Sarah KIRKPATRICK and they had four children. Their dates of birth were Mary, 1868; Georgina, 1870; Samuel, 1872; and James, 1874.

walling family history

Walling Family History
Blog type: Individual family history

I have contacted several people who are descendants of Ralph and Joyce Wallen who arrived in Plymouth Colony aboard the ship Anne from England 1623 on July 10th.

I have created a document which lists the family lineage. This blog will record my work.

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

8 thoughts on “New Genealogy Blogs December 12, 2009

  1. I just want to thank everyone for your comments, your suggestions, and your welcome greetings, especially in this extra busy time of year. I am humbled and excited to be part of such a great group of people. I should have known, genealogista are like no others! And Thomas thank you for your assistance and continued help, as well as your work with this site for us!

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