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New Genealogy Blogs February 19, 2011

new genealogy blogs

[Editor’s 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 23 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1744 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:

1000 Memories

1000 memories type: Genealogy vendor blog is a free site that helps people commemorate the life of a loved one by putting everybody’s memories (stories, pictures, video and audio) together, so their lives can be remembered, together, in one place. We aspire to create a place where visitors can gather and remember the lives of the people they love most, so their stories can be remembered and passed down to future generations.

appalachia ponderings

Appalachia Ponderings
Blog type: Appalachian genealogy, Individual family history

Welcome and I hope you enjoy your visit and come back often. As is the way of Appalachia, you are always welcome here. I would like to take a moment to note that all the text here is copyright 2010 and all rights owned by Geneva Coleman. All pictures on this site (unless otherwise noted) are also copyright of Geneva Coleman and neither text nor pictures should be used without permission. To obtain permission, simply contact me via my email. I will be glad to try to accomodate all non-profit requests. If you are given permission to use either the text or pictures found herein, you must include the authors name in all postings and acknowledgement of ownership of these items.

barnett miller

Barnett Miller
Blog type: Individual family history

Like all family researchers, I hit roadblocks. This blog is to help organize my attempts to resolve one particular roadblock named Barney (or “Barnett,” or “Barnard”) Miller.

This is not the Barney Miller of TV fame. This Barney was a revolutionary war soldier, who joined the army in Virginia (where he had moved from Pennsylvania), lived in Breckinridge County, in the 1790′s, then moved to Spencer County, Indiana, where he died sometime after 1835.

That’s what I know about him. Here’s what I don’t know, and the questions I am trying to answer:

  • Who was Barney’s wife? Did he have more than one? He had at least one wife named Mary, but varying information lists her surname as Keysacker (Keesecker, Kiesecher), or Houston.
  • Who were Barney’s parents?
  • Where was Barney born. Contradictory information again. Some researchers are convinced he was born in Josephstown, Pennsylvania. Others are convinced that he was a German emigrant.

I hope other Miller researchers find this blog helpful, or at least interesting. And if anyone can supply information on Barney I’ll certainly be happy to receive it.

dallas genealogical society

Dallas Genealogical Society
Blog type: Genealogical society blog, Texas genealogy

Welcome to the blog portion of the Dallas Genealogical Society web site! This is a new feature for us, so please be patient while we figure out the best way to make this work.

The ’Ask The Webmaster’ thread will be focused on web sites and their use by Genealogical societies. In particular, it will focus on this web site and this society, so I will be discussing issues and concerns dealing specifically with the Dallas Genealogical Society, and how they are (hopefully) addressed.

But from time to time I also intend to try to broaden the discussion a bit. I plan to discuss issues and concerns of interest other societies, and to include topics related to the art, science and philosophy of using and managing a web site for a Genealogical society.

Family History Day

Family History Day at the California State Archives
Blog type: California genealogy, Genealogy library blog

WELCOME to the blog for the 13th annual Family History Day (FHD) at the California State Archives on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Speakers, classes, exhibitors and other information related to FHD2011 will be posted here. To keep in the know, please select your preferred update method under ‘Subscribe to Updates’ shown on the right side of this screen. Be sure to tell a friend or two also!

family history tech

Family History Tech
Blog type: Technology blogs

I have been doing genealogy research off and on for over 30 years, sometimes more off than on. After recently retiring from the IT industry I decided to try and take that experience and apply it to genealogy.

This blog will follow that journey as well as some of my experiences researching my own ancestors.


Blog type: Individual family history

noun: an excessive enthusiasm or obsession for studying or tracing lines of family descent

My first post… is not written by me. It’s actually from a column that my grandfather, Cedric Adams, wrote more than fifty years ago in the Minneapolis Star (now the Star Tribune). His daily column was called “In This Corner” and he wrote about everyday things. On this day his mind was on the death of loved ones, and how he wished he had asked them more when they were still here.


Blog type: Genealogy industry blog

GeneaPress is a communal effort by the genealogy and family history blogging community to manage the large number of press releases received from genealogy vendors and organizations. The goal is to create a repository where bloggers can link to the latest news about the genealogy industry.

generations of germans

Generations of Germans
Blog type: Individual family history, German genealogy

German family history research can be hard, but it is so worth the effort.  With this blog, I hope to document family events, talk about research strategies, share photos and find some living relatives in Germany.  I am focusing on Schleswig-Holstein, Hessen, and North Rhineland-Westphalia.

Lucky me, I have German ancestors on both my maternal and paternal lines! I am currently researching the names SICK and SELL in Schleswig-Holstein, SCHNEIDER in Hessen and KUNDERS in North Rhineland – Westphalia. I enjoy doing German research and trying to remember some of the high school German language that I took oh so long ago.

in the shade of my family tree

In the Shade of My Family Tree
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

After my father died, I took up his reins in researching our ancestry. My main focus’ are the four branches leading from my grandparents – Roberton, Whittaker, Lodge and Lockwood. This blog is a record of our findings.

joe everett

Joe Everett
Blog type: Individual family history

Joseph B. Everett, MLS is a genealogy librarian and specialist in Germanic and Slavic records with more than 15 years of experience working in the field at FamilySearch and Occasionally, when the mood strikes him, Joe blogs about stuff that piques his interest, which usually means something to do with family history, local history, historical geography, languages, and the like; but might also include other random topics of interest.

john kuzmich

John Kuzmich, Jr. Genealogy Blog
Blog type: Individual family history, Polish genealogy

The purpose of this web site is to connect with people who share our common geographic and ethnic heritage. Our deepest family roots extend back 300 years into the Slovak, Lemko and Slovene cultures from villages in Poland, Slovenia and Ukraine. Your are invited to look around and discover if we may be related to you and also view my GEDCOM file. Feel free to share your thoughts about what you find, especially concerning any related surnames, geography and dates you may know. Welcome to our family website and I hope you enjoy your visit.

Snietnica and Stawisha, Poland and Maximilianovka, Ukraine (Lemko culture):


Krempachy and Nowa Biala, Poland (Spis and Slovak cultures):


Novo Mesto, Slovenia (Slovenian culture):


Krolik Polski, Poland (Lemko culture):


kentucky in my heart

Kentucky In My Heart
Blog type: Appalachian genealogy, Individual family history, Kentucky genealogy

Welcome to my newest (and hopefully last) blog!  I have two already, but this is for everyday things, things that don’t belong in a genealogy blog or a cemetery research blog.

I was born and grew up in Kentucky, but have lived in Tennessee for the past 29 years.  Kentucky has always been a very special place for me and helped make me who I am.  Regardless of stereotypes, I do wear shoes, but I don’t like to.  I don’t live in a mobile home, but did at one time.  As far as all other stereotypical things, I guess you’ll just have to keep reading to see what you will (or won’t) find out!

So, grab a glass of sweet tea and join me.

my leblanc roots

LeBlanc Roots
Blog type: Individual family history

I’m an over-the-road Truck driver. My hobby since 1980 has been Genealogy.

minnesota family historian

Minnesota Family Historian
Blog type: Individual family history, Midwest genealogy, Minnesota genealogy

I’ve finally taken the plunge and started a blog, partially inspired by RootsTech. It’ll function as my research log, with occasional reviews of events, books, software, or other products, and any stray thoughts about genealogy. My research is mostly centered on Minnesota, with a few stops in Indiana and Kansas, but eventually all ends up in various parts of Europe.

searching every corner

Searching Every Corner, Researching Every Turn
Blog type: Genealogy education

Watson and I are as opposite as two people can be and yet we both love researching our ancestry; we have both been doing so for years. This blog was inspired by the series WDYTYA. There are so many celebrities, and the show can’t possibly research them all. With this in mind, Watson and I will attempt to research some of our favorite celebrity’s roots. After all, you never know what you will find!

social media and genealogy

Social Media and Genealogy
Blog type: Technology blog

My name is Carole Riley. I run a genealogy and family history research business called New South Wales Genealogy, based in Sydney, Australia. I specialise in research into the records and history of New South Wales, the first colony of Australia. I also write a blog about researching NSW ancestors and genealogy in general called Genealogy in New South Wales.

My first book, Social Media for Family Historians, was published in late 2010 by Unlock The Past.

I am a Councillor of the Society of Australian Genealogists and I help look after their computer network. The Society has an ever-growing collection of CDs on their network and loading and maintaining them is my main focus. I am also Co-Editor of the journal, Descent, and a member of the IT, Education and other committees.

I am also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and currently serve on the Board of Directors as the member for my area. I believe that professional standards in genealogy are important and I learn a lot from other members.

I’ve studied psychology and genealogy and I firmly believe you can’t have one without the other. I believe that self-knowledge is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life and understanding your family’s history is indispensable to this self-knowledge. Who you are is linked to who your ancestors were.

stories to tell

Stories To Tell
Blog type: Genealogy Vendor blogs, Writing Your Family History blogs

The Stories To Tell Books Blog is a resource for genealogists and family historians who want to turn their research into books. Blog authors Nancy and Biff Barnes are award-winning writing teachers, editors and book designers. They are frequent presenters at events like the Family History Expo, Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, and Association of Personal Historians National Conference The blog offers tips, suggestions and resources to aid authors in creating memorable family history books. The blog, published for four years, addresses topics like storytelling and oral history, family history research and preservation, getting started, planning your book, incorporating photos and illustrations, editors and editing, book design and production, about publishing and technology.

the arrowood trail

The Arrowood Trail Thru The Mountains
Blog type: Appalachian genealogy, Individual family history, North Carolina genealogy

The Arrowood family immigrated from England to Maryland in the 1700’s. They went south, eventually settling in the mountains of North Carolina. Later , some went further south, into the Piedmont of North Carolina, in search of work and a better way of life.

the checkered chicken

The Checkered Chicken
Blog type: Diary blog, Individual family history, New York genealogy

In 1881, my great-grandfather Allen Frank Cass was born on his family’s farm in Western New York state. Fourteen years later he began to keep daily diaries. Eight separate volumes have been handed down to my sister and me. Here we transcribe them as a day slicing through the years to be read like the rings of a tree always growing outward.

This blog is dedicated to our ancestors and for all to enjoy.

the moyer mysteries

The Moyer Mysteries and Histories
Blog type: Individual family history

I started this blog in hopes of sharing information and stories of my ancestors so that I can know where they came from and struggles they had. I want my four super kiddos to know these stories!

the technogenealogist

The TechnoGenealogist
Blog type: Genealogy education, Technology blog

I started working as a volunteer for non-profit FamilySearch in 2003 to give back in some small way all they give to the world, and joined their forces in 2005 as an International Reference Consultant. I now enjoy working with a variety of FamilySearch teams to make it easier to help people find their ancestors.

Come visit to hear my ramblings about work, new technology finds, and genealogical tips, tricks, and discoveries.

williamson county gen soc

Williamson County, Texas Genealogy Society
Blog type: Genealogical society blog, Texas genealogy

This is the official blog for WCGS-TX (Williamson County Genealogical Society). We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month in the Round Rock Public Library, Room A at 7:30 P.M. (Round Rock, Texas) except for August and December. If you are a genealogist with roots to Williamson County or reside living in the Williamson County area, come join us!

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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