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New Genealogy Blogs December 15, 2012

New Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

There are 4 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week. Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:

  • using any follow feature listed on the blog
  • adding them to your blog reader
  • adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome”

Here are this week’s new listings:

els piera de les corts

Els Piera de Les Corts
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog is a search for the descendants of the marriage Antoni Piera and Marianna Duró, married on 11 June 1645. Told different stories of the various branches of the family Piera, lived mostly in the old village of Les Corts. Experiences that occurred in farmhouses, today disappeared, as Can Grau, Can Bruixa, Can Farinetes, Cal Nena Cases …

genealogically speaking

Genealogically Speaking
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Individual family history

A blog dedicated to my genealogy plus other historical bits & pieces I find interesting. I’ve been researching my family history since I was 18.  I’ve broken down many brick walls, & recently solved a 100 year mystery.

maybe someone should write

Maybe Someone Should Write That Down
Blog type: Individual family history

Let’s face facts… I am “Special.”  I am the oldest child of two oldest children.  My grandparents were the oldest children in their families (well, at least 3 outta 4 were).  This goes back to my Great Grandparents.  Needless to say, I come from a long line of bossy pants!

When I had successfully chased down this fact along with other fascinating family trivia, I couldn’t believe the kinfolk weren’t standing up to applaud.  In fact, most of my family would  leave  the room when I mentioned my latest genealogy discovery.

Then it finally dawned on me, what everyone liked (a lot actually) was hearing the stories behind the photos and the stats.

Or, the tales of living at a certain address on a census page.  Clearly, it wasn’t that my effort was unappreciated.  What made them run screaming.. was the paperwork involved.  All black and white, no flavor, just the facts Mam.

So I took the lead (imagine that ) and started writing down the stories, keeping score of who was who,  and gathering the memories before they were swept away with the dust bunnies.  This is how I  got everyone to join in and actually enjoy the journey toward “back in the day!”  This is how you can do it too!

roots and stuff

Roots & Stuff
Blog type: Individual family history

I’m trying to answer the question: Who am I and why am I here?

A cousin and I tried to start this project about 40 years ago but we found no cooperation from our aunts who feared that we’d find skeletons in some closets. There are a few, but sometimes minor scandal is in the eye of the beholder.  Time can change the perception of the seriousness of the event.

Now that the previous generation has passed, I’ve begun the quest again. I’ve accumulated a lot of information about my ancestors in the U.S. and am now focusing on their origins in Poland.

I’m also trying to answer that same question for my children so I’m searching for my ex-husband’s roots in Bohemia and in New York State.  Bohemia is a bigger challenge than Poland!

And lastly, I’m continuing the genealogy project on my husband’s family that was begun by one of his sons.

My posts here will reflect whichever line I’m working at the time I write.  When I tire of hitting the brick wall on one, I move to another.  Keeps me somewhat on the positive side of sane.

Click on the “Searching for” tab to see the names I’m researching.

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

2 thoughts on “New Genealogy Blogs December 15, 2012

  1. -what is ok, passable or excepted now, “it is, what it is” (for family researchers); – “not so much” with the previous generations. 🙂
    g johns

  2. Thomas, thank you so much for allowing my blog to join 🙂 I hope it can be helpful to others who want to write their familys story, but don’t know where to start
    Kassie aka “Mom”

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