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New Genealogy Blogs December 3, 2011

new genealogy blogs

There are 14 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:

ancestor central

Ancestor Central
Blog type: Individual family history

It seems that I’ve been meaning to get around to starting a blog for quite some time now.   Things happen… life happens… procrastination happens.  So many times I think to myself “I would like to blog about that” but my blog hasn’t been started.  Rather than seek perfection, I have decided to pick one of the standard backgrounds and get rolling TODAY!  I can work on the fancy stuff later.

crazy quilt memories

Crazy Quilt Memories
Blog type: Individual family history

Multi-generational Stories, Anecdotes, and Memories about growing up in a small town in Ohio.

dan lakey family history

Dan Lakey Family History and Remembrances
Blog type: Individual family history

Born Daniel Gilbert Lakey on a cold December day in 1963 to loving parents Johnnie Henry Lakey and Jessie Mae Bucek Lakey.  Was born in Jonesboro Arkansas and have spent all but 8 years of my life in this same town.  Six of those eight years was spent in the US Navy Nuclear Power program in training and then four years aboard the USS Los Angeles (SSN-688) stationed in Pearl Harbor, HI.  Then a couple of years after getting out of the navy in 1990 working at Arkansas Nuclear One commercial power plant in Russellville, Arkansas, where I met my wife of 20 years Cheryl Lynn Carter Lakey.

We have two children, Courtney, age 19 and John Paul (JP) age 17.  We are living back in the house I was brought to after my birth.

I spent 17 years working for Smurfit-Stone corrugated container plant until the closure of the plant in July of 2011.  The last few years there I worked as the Safety and Quality manager and developed a true passion for safety.  I am currently unemployed and looking for a job while working on my family ancestry and putting some of my early memories down for posterity, thus the creation of this blog.

family history matters

Family History Matters
Blog type: Professional genealogist

This is my first Blog, just to test things out as I am setting up the website.  Bear with me– all should be functional soon, and then you can look forward to frequent posts where I hope to share some tips that will aid you in your research. Check back often!

forgotten history


Forgotten History
Blog type: Individual family history


Researching family history is my hobby.  The research is fascinating and I love navigating the labyrinth.  This site is broken up into 4 main sections: Bohnsack, Davis, Lightcap and Strelesky, which are the last names of my grandparents.


This is another way for me – hopefully – to make connections with people who are researching the same families and share information.  If you find my site helpful, please let me know.  Leave a comment or email me.  This site is a lot of work, so it helps to know it makes a difference.


My research is focused on ancestors from England and Germany who settled in the Midwest, primarily in Jo Daviess county, Illinois; Dubuque county, Iowa; Morrow, Wood and Seneca counties, Ohio; and Starke and Boone counties, Indiana.  Besides those names previously mentioned, family names include Bausman, Blewett, Deininger, Doose, Firestone, Hebenstreit, Herod, Sanders, Uhlrich and Wulff.

genealogie familie post

Genealogie van de familie Post
Blog type: Dutch genealogy, German genealogy, Individual family history

Genealogy of the Post family of Haselüne, Germany (and relatives).

genealogy is the art

Genealogy is the art of merging the past, present and future
Blog type: Individual family history

My name is Marsha Hanson-Smith and I have a new Genealogy Blog, called Ramblings. I love writing and hope to share my research with those who are interested. I am the Editor of the Pennington Pedigrees, published by the Pennington Research Association (PRA), which focuses on genealogical research for the Pennington surname. My great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, on my dad’s side, Richard Pennington, was married to Hannah Boone, the sister of Daniel Boone. I am now living in Ireland, near Dublin, and just before I moved here I learned that I have a great-great grandfather from the Isle of Magee in Northern Ireland.  I am just beginning to explore the lost and forgotten memories of my Irish heritage. I’m not sure where my new passion will take me, but I know I am hooked, and yes, I have become a Grave Walker!

my search for dead ancestors

My Search for Dead Ancestors
Blog type: Individual family history

The Grinkevich Family

For years this family with the many varied spellings has been a source of fascination. I never knew my great grandparents– we visited when I was very young, but I have no memory of this momentous occasion. Pictures show them as two tiny, wizened people aglow with love for each other. Perhaps therein lies the source of my interest. Though they went through many trials in their lives, from living in poverty in a Russian ruled country with no hope of a happy future, to burying several children in the spring of their young lives. Their tenacity carried them through. That, and their devotion, and faith in God.

our miller history

Our Miller History
Blog type: Individual family history

The hardest part of a project for me is getting started……where do I begin?  What do I write about?  Can I continue this on a regular basis?  Will anyone want to read this?  Will I insult or embarass someone? Will I make a mistake???  Ok, in reality that last question is the most daunting, at least for me!

Whew!  Now that I have all those fears out of the way – here I go!

My intent for this blog is to connect with family members and share our history.  I’ll be asking others to share their knowledge so we can get a whole picture – such as Kelly, with his extensive Civil War research and Mary Alice with her knowledge about our American Revolution ancestors.  I would like to share others’ stories about their family members.

Please feel free to contact me and share your stories, pictures or anything else you want to pass on to the family.

I also want to be considerate of other family members’ security issues.  If anyone has concerns about putting this out there in the world wide web, let me know and I can make the blog by invitation only or at least not put anything on the blog that living relatives would object to.

I’ve put an e-mail subscription option on the right side of the blog.  If you think you’ll forget to check the blog often, enter your e-mail address and you’ll receive an e-mail each time a new post is published.

sheryls family tree

Sheryl’s Family Tree
Blog type: Individual family history

Sheryl’s family tree is a place for me to share my family tree research with family and friends. My goal is to make my ancestors more than just names and dates. I want to be able to tell their stories as well.

the ancestry of gramps

The Ancestry of Gramps and Mawmaw’s Girls
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog contains a growing assortment of stories, pictures and information about the ancestors of Anna, Margo and Marian Green. The pedigree chart below contains six generations of ancestors with numbers by their names. Click on a name under “See posts of specific ancestors” to quickly learn more about an individual. Click on “A Printable Chart” to view and print a copy of the chart in a new window. Click on the back button to get back to the blog.

the family connection

The Family Connection
Blog type: Individual family history

So a few years ago, I decided to scan all my parents photos so that I could have them all in one place. This was a year-long task of sorting and organizing and lots of scanning, but mission accomplished. After the photos were scanned I wanted to identify all the people in the photos, including aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles and on and on, which to make a long story short led me down the long and winding road called genealogy.

I have been infected with the genealogy bug. I dove head first into, a great site with some drawbacks. I had charts and trees and profiles, birth and marriage certificates galore. But what was missing was background, who were these people, what was their life like? Would I have liked them, would they have liked me? I am trying to compile a history for as many of my ancestors as possible. For some, there is tons of information and for others nothing.

So why write a blog? I have always been intrigued by blogging, writing something down and just laying it out there for the whole world to see or ignore for that matter. I have also read some genealogy blogs that have terribly inaccurate information on common ancestors. Maybe my blog could be a source for other fellow genealogy hunters. I’m not saying there won’t be any mistakes, but I will try to avoid the gross errors I have seen on other sites. Who knows, maybe someone will actually read this and be at least slightly entertained.

My goal is post a bio on a ancestor weekly.

turning pages

Turning Pages – Ancestor by Ancestor
Blog type: Individual family history

You are invited to join me as I turn the pages of the family picture albums and the books and ledgers with genealogy records. I plan on sharing my family history with you one ancestor at a time and tell you how I went about finding the information to “flesh out the bones.”

Although I have been working on my genealogy for over twenty years, I didn’t start until almost all of the older generation was gone. I needed to find the existing records and will tell you as I write about the ancestors where each of their information came from.

I will be starting with my grandfather Edwin D. Brown, my mother’s father, because he has always been my most interesting character and because I learned so much about the “do’s and don’t’s” of doing genealogy while researching him.

your roots are showing

Your Roots Are Showing
Blog type: Individual family history

Welcome to the first post of “Your Roots Are Showing!”

This blog (my second in less than a year) will focus on subjects and ideas that can be used to interest younger people in genealogy and make it more of a family project.  Genealogy has had the stigma of being a seniors’ hobby, only because those of senior years have more time to devote to it; I am hoping this blog can help break that … along with your help!

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

One thought on “New Genealogy Blogs December 3, 2011

  1. Sure am disappointed when new blogs do not have comments option. Aren’t Comments really important for blogs? Don’t they want feedback and to hear from possible family connections? Really hard to understand. One viewpoint. Thanks, 😉

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