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New Genealogy Blogs December 17, 2011

new genealogy blogs

There are 5 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:

a river runs through us

A River Runs Through Us
Blog type: Individual family history, Ohio genealogy

The Jones Family in Cincinnati has been anchored to the Ohio River and the boats that have traveled her since the 1840’s. It is our legacy — one we hope to pass on to our children and grandchildren.


Genedocs: Genealogy and Legacy Preservation
Blog type: Genealogy education, Genealogy vendor

Innovative Family Research Tools extremely useful no matter your experience level. Additionally a Life Legacy Changing Forms Series to help plan for the inevitable. Genealogy E-Magazine to guide through Innovative Forms with examples and articles. Also without any annoying ads!

genealogy and other thoughts

Genealogy and Other Thoughts
Blog type: Individual family history, Professional genealogist

Leslie Lawson is a professional genealogist in the forensic genealogy field. She is also the owner of Lawson Research Services, LLC; and has more than 10 years experience in the forensic genealogy field. Leslie has done forensic genealogy research for attorneys across the United States. She has proven parentage for those unable to speak any longer because of disability or injury [injury, dementia, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia]. Created family trees where the families absolutely detested each other, to those who were so thrilled to be reunited that they had a family reunion to celebrate.

Leslie currently serves as the President of the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists; and the Education Chair for the Genealogical Forum of Oregon. Prior to starting this company, she worked in the accounting field for several large corporations. Her other love in life is numbers. They are as quiet as the records she sifts through to find people’s family links in history.

She is passionate about genealogy, and enjoys lecturing opportunities across the Pacific Northwest. Leslie has lectured to many societies, and enjoys creating a learning opportunity for any group. She can walk you through the needed steps to start your genealogy, or restart your genealogy. Or, she can show you how to find the missing family members for your next family reunion. She even does private tutoring in genealogy and different software packages used by genealogists. Programs such as RootsMagic, GenSmarts, AniMap. She loves sharing her knowledge of genealogy!

Leslie has received training in the genealogy field in a variety of ways. The Association of Professional Genealogists has a yearly Professional Management Conference that Leslie participates in most years. She enjoys the ability to network with colleagues as well as the level of learning that goes on at these all day seminars. She also enjoys traveling to national conferences and participating in the experience of things available in those specific places. Those wonderful experiences might include repositories, presidential libraries, museums, or other local items of interest. She loves seeing new places and learning new things.

She has also taken online courses to further her knowledge of professional genealogy. Currently she is working with a small group of colleagues going through the book, Professional Genealogy, by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Each of these professionals are taking their businesses apart piece by piece and then recreating it better than it was. With feedback and brainstorming they are each running a stronger, healthier business. Leslie has also gone to the Salt Lake Institute in Salt Lake City to participate in a week long course for professional genealogists. Before that she went to Samford in Birmingham, Alabama for a week’s immersion in genealogical history. All of these learning opportunities afforded her to learn a great deal about genealogy, history, and at the core of it all families’ history.

You can reach Leslie by email at:; via her website at:; call her at 503-806-6841 (cell); or you can write to her at: 5180 SW 198th Ave., Aloha, OR 97007. She would love to hear from you! And of course having the opportunity to talk genealogy is always welcome!

growing up in unionville

Growing Up in Unionville, Louisiana
Blog type: Individual family history, Louisiana genealogy

Unionville, Louisiana had always been the home of my maternal grandparents Ernest and LaDell Colvin, better known to everyone as “Tut” and “Dell”.  My grandfather Tut farmed and ran a “mom and pop” service station/grocery store at the intersection of Highways 167 and 822 which was downtown Unionville.  Downtown Unionville at that time consisted of the store and my grandparents’ home, which was located next to the store.  There will be many more stories associated with the store and my grandparents that I will share as my blog continues.

My move to Unionville came about in 1949 when I was eight years old and my family moved from Linville, Louisiana to Unionville.  My family consisted of myself, my father Garland, my mother Ruth, my younger brother Richard and my sister Penny.  I will share the reason for this move in one of my future blogs.  We settled in at Unionville and my father became a partner in the store, which was named Colvin and Jones at that time.  We lived with my grandparents until 1953 when my parents build a new house across the road from the store.  My brother, sister and I grew up on this corner and this blog is some of the memories that I have of how life in rural North Louisiana was in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Visit my blog regularly –  My plans are to post new stories frequently.  Also visit my “Unionville Gang” page, which will be stories of group of youngsters living around Unionville as they were growing up.

robineau family
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Individual family history

This is my Genealogy blog.  On this blog you will follow meas I stumble around in my newest hobby – genealogy!

You can probably guess that my genealogy focus is the Robineau family, however we will branch off into other family trees as well. For instance the Sauve’s, Cartie’s, Lavimodiere’s, Powell’s, and White’s.  Most of my family is from Eastern Ontario, Quebec, and France with an unconfirmed Swiss connection.  My wife’s family is primarily from South West Ontario and the United Kingdom.

As I chat about my experiences I plan to share my frustrations, challenges, and learnings so that you can hopefully learn from my mistakes. Hopefully my readers may have a tid-bit of family information to share with me.

Parce que je suis francais, je vais probablement avoir un paragraphe ou deux en francais de temps a autre.  Je n’ai pas grand occasion a ecrire en francais dans mon ouvrage, alors ceci va me donner une chance de pratiquer mon francais.

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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