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New Genealogy Blogs January 5, 2013

New Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

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:

bcg springboard

BCG Springboard: News and Notes
Blog type: Genealogy education, Professional genealogist blog

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) is launching this blog to help communicate information that the public may be interested in learning about the Board, about genealogical standards, and other news or items of interest.

First let me introduce BCG. Currently in our 49th year, we are

  • an independent organization not affiliated with, or part of, any group
  • a certifying body, not a membership society; and
  • a nationally and internationally recognized organization.
  • You may read about our mission, vision, and activities at A calendar of current events has been placed at the top of this blog.

Second, let me introduce myself. I am Elissa Scalise Powell, Certified Genealogist SM, Certified Genealogical Lecturer SM. I have been conducting genealogical research since 1985 when I was a young mother at home and turned to my family history to stimulate my mind during my children’s nap time. I thought I would update our Eberhardt / Everhard family history, written in 1893, and find that I am still working on it! Board-certified in 1995, I have always volunteered my time to genealogical societies and have learned much in working on various boards. In genealogy I found my passion, my avocation, and my vocation.

I am very honored to have been asked to become BCG president as of October 2012. I am hopeful that we can reach out to those who want to know if they are performing genealogical research according to the standards established for our profession. Those who are “doing this just for family” and those who take clients or have library patrons are all interested in doing research “the right way.”

To this end, BCG does much in the way of education, especially through the skillbuilding lectures at the National Genealogical Society conferences, through its newsletter, OnBoard, through its website, and now through this blog, SpringBoard. Other avenues are being planned, so stay tuned!

May all your ancestors have tombstones!

carrow faunt

Carrow and Faunt Tales of Discovering My Family’s Roots
Blog type: Delaware genealogy, DNA genealogy, Individual family history, Irish genealogy, New Jersey genealogy

Retired Social Worker and Adjunct Professor from the State of New Jersey. Married to James Ingram. From Penns Grove NJ and now live in Hertford NC. Four awesome children and six equally awesome grandchildren. Immersed in genetic as well as traditional genealogy. Reading.

digging up the past

Digging Up The Past
Blog type: Individual family history

Researching family & local history in Australia, Ireland, England, Scotland & New Zealand!

filiopietism prism

Filiopietism Prism
Blog type: Individual family history

I am a New Englander by birth and at heart — although I have lived in Virginia since 1980. I was born in Providence, Rhode Island, but I have lived at various times in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Colorado and the District of Columbia. My family on both my mother’s side and my father’s side has its beginnings in New England (Massachusetts and Rhode Island) in the early 1600s. My present genealogy interests are the Tew, Carpenter, Cooke, Freeman, Hasselbaum, O’Kane, Jeffs, Winkler and Edgar families among others. I have been dabbling with genealogy research off and on for over 30 years. I am a member of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants; Virginia Mayflower Society; The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (The Rhode Island Society); The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America; The New England Historic Genealogical Society; and The Rhode Island Genealogical Society.

find my british roots

Find My British Roots
Blog type: Genealogy vendor, Professional genealogist blog, UK genealogy

Find my British Roots is a professional British Genealogy and Family Research service based in the South East of England, with experience of complex and smaller scale research projects and access to research facilities and resources across the UK. Our aim is to provide you with a range of family research packages and services to meet your specific requirements and to do this in a timely, professional manner whilst ensuring complete confidentiality.

I set up the business after successfully tracing the British side of my own family back to the reign of King George II in the mid 1700s, tracing the roots of a number of friends to before the Regency period (late 18th Century) and a distant family member’s lineage to 1330 when the Plantagenet King Edward III was on the English Throne! The delighted feedback I received when I presented them all with their trees and other fascinating information; my passion for history, particularly social history, and my academic research and problem solving skills led me to establish Find my British Roots.

Now established, I am receiving testimonials from delighted clients in the UK and USA who have been excited with the research results of their family history and copies of their family trees. I really look forward to being able to research your Family History and Find your British Roots too.

find your family

Find Your Family
Blog type: Photography blog

This blog is here to help you find antique photos of your family. These photos are found at antique shops and garage sales in the hopes they will be reunited with their owners. Look around and see who you find!

forgotten old photos

Forgotten Old Photos
Blog type: Photography blog

This is my place for photos that have been forgotten and left behind. A look into the past. They were in a couple of boxes in an Antique shop. I couldn’t resist them. I now search Antique Shops and Garage sales for old photos. There are links to older Full Circles at the bottom of this page 🙂

genealogical anaphora

Genealogical Anaphora
Blog type: Individual family history

A few thoughts pertaining to genealogy, family history. All opinions and methods displayed hereafter are my own, with all apologies given.

genealogie bos

Genealogie Bos (Genealogy Forest)
Blog type: Dutch genealogy, Individual genealogy

A blog about genealogy and local history with a focus on the Southwestern part of The Netherlands.

my ancestors along the ohio

My Ancestors Along The Ohio
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog is about the “stuff” of genealogy: deeds, wills, censuses, etc. Any piece of evidence that helps decipher the past lives and relationships of my ancestors. My postings are here to share what I’ve learned with other researchers and also to help me keep it organized. Many (if not most) of the posts are for individual sources with image scans and transcriptions.

Currently, I’m concentrating on the history of my great-grandfather William C. Sharp, his descendants, and related families. Here is a list of the posts made here which are relevant to William C. Sharp’s life history. In chronological order …

William Sharp household, 1840 U.S. Census, Dearborn County, Indiana
Sharp Family Land Purchase, Rising Sun, IN, 1843
Sharp Family Land Purchase, Rising Sun, IN, 1846
The Sharp-Neal 1849 Marriage
William Sharp household, 1850 U.S. Census, Rising Sun, IN
Sharp Family Land Sale, Rising Sun, IN, 1853
Sharp Family Land Sale, Rising Sun, IN, 1854
Sharp Family Land Purchase, Pope Co., IL, 1855
Sharp Family Land Sale, Pope Co., IL, 1859
Sharp Family Land Sale, Pope Co., IL, 1869
Sharp Family Land Purchase, Livingston Co., KY, 1869
Tombstone Tuesday – William C. Sharp (1812-1884)
Tombstone Tuesday – Delilah (Neal) Sharp (1824-1904)

Some key areas I’m interested in is tracing William Sharp’s pre-1849 years in Rising Sun, Indiana and his childhood years possibly in Cincinnati, Ohio. His birthplace is probably in New Jersey, which is also the birthplace for both of his parents.

sw dane county history

SW Dane County History
Blog type: Wisconsin genealogy

In the coming weeks, please visit this site for stories from the past and present while we continue our exploration of the MHAHS Archives. The stories will highlight what we have and what we are receiving as people from around the area help us preserve our communities’ memories.

We have material coming into the Archives every week and all of it is a fascinating link to the heritage of southwestern Dane County, Wisconsin. Included in these articles will be numerous things of interest to genealogists.

As the Archives organization project proceeds, we’ll share the gems we are finding in the collections – stories about schools, businesses, clubs and farms and the families that made our area what it is today. We will share some of the 25,000 photographs in our Archives, along with art, posters, and scrapbooks. You’ll also meet the volunteers that make all this possible.

Stay tuned and let us know what you think. We’re here to serve anyone with an interest in the area.

For more information about the Mt. Horeb Area Historical Society please click on

this i leave

This I Leave
Blog type: Individual family history

Genealogy is quite addictive. I started decades ago doing the research and recently have inherited many family documents and photos. This I Leave is the place I can share these things. It’s a good way for everyone to have the photos of our ancestors – they should be available for family members, especially distant cousins that I don’t yet know.

I would love to hear from anyone touched by these photos and stories.

Family names include Claycomb, Duncan, Bressler, Oakland, Alderman, Bell, Biddlecombe, Boynton, Brown, Brundage, Cation, Denman, Egeland, English, Fair, Gochenour, Goddard, Lain, Love, Lurvey, Mather, McDaniels, Mercer, Patchen, Pierce, Rosenberry, Sanderson, Tannehill, Tapper, Townsend, Treat, Voaklander, von Seggern, Wild, Wiswall, Yates, and more.

Localities include Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, New York, Scotland, Norway, Germany, and others.

Earlier excerpts from my grandfather’s diaries and other family stories were posted on my first blog under those tabs at the top of the page.

wakelas family tree

Wakela’s Family Tree
Blog type: Individual family history

I know that the name of the blog is Wakela’s Family Tree. The main reason for that is because my main blog is Wakela’s World based off of a name I use in video games. However, my real name is Norma Wilkinson. I have been interested in genealogy since I was much younger. I remember listening to some of the older generation on my dad’s side of the family sitting around talking about this elaborate family tree that one of my great aunt’s had made.

Now that I am older, I am had to start from scratch on that family tree. We had basic information only. That original elaborate Wilkinson/Stratford family tree went missing and no one knows who ended up with it.

My mom’s family tree was even more elusive. On her dad’s side of the family (Pearson), there was a huge mystery involving my mom’s grandmother destroying the birth records of my grandfather and his siblings along with her marriage certificate. And on her mom’s side (Flynn), she never met her grandparents at all. In fact, she only knew their Gaelic names, not the ones listed on any of the birth records or marriage certificates. So this has made breaking down the genealogy walls very difficult. In fact, back in the 1990s my mom had hired a professional genealogist to help out. They were able to get a little bit more information, but not much. It has been through sheer determination and many months of struggling that I have slowly been able to pull back the veil on that side of the family at all.

That brings me to today. I have been lax about working on my family tree for the last several months. I just never had the time (lame excuse since I really do have the time), got busy doing something else (another lame excuse since it was usually playing video games), or another of the myriad of excuses that I would attempt to use. I decided that I wanted to start really getting myself much more organized and working much smarter on my family tree for the upcoming year. That is why I have started this new area of my blog that will be devoted totally to my genealogy work.

As I unearth some of these finds, I plan on blogging about them. Plus I will go over some of the other things that I have found and how I went about searching through all the muck to come up with the few little pearls that I have so far.

One thing that has surprised me in my genealogical journeys so far is that I have discovered family that I didn’t know about. I have reached out across the internet to two cousins on the Pearson side of family that are living in Canada and to a whole bunch of cousins on the Flynn side that are living in England. When I started my journey, I never imagined getting in contact with living family. I just wanted to carry on the research that my family had already attempted so very many years ago.

white oak attic

White Oak Attic
Blog type: Individual family history

Established in 2007.

Storyteller and shopkeeper: Lisa Isbell

The Way Things Are: There is a blog and a shop here, the links to each are featured prominently on the home page. The blog is mostly for sharing information connected to my heritage, I also write about Shabby Chic Decor and a variety of other things that interest me.

The Blog is arranged in categories – genealogy, shabby chic decor and “ad libetum” are the three most often updated.

The Shop is called the general mercantile. The merchandise varies, some of it is new and some of it isn’t – details are on each item.

More about me: I work full time and manage this website outside of traditional business hours and on weekends. I check the email daily, early in the morning and late in the evening. Sometimes I fall down on the routine, but usually not for very long. Email is the best way to reach me (or through Facebook or Twitter). The website is modeled after the concept of the traditional old general mercantile of the late 19th, early 20th centuries when shopkeepers had a casual way of going, chatting with the folks and stepping in and out of the store as needed to attend to their everyday lives in between customers.

I hope you enjoy visiting and embrace the casual nature of it.

© 2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee