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New Genealogy Blogs July 10, 2010

new genealogy blogs

[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 nine newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1,173 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:


Blog type: African-American genealogy, California genealogy, Genealogical society blogs

The African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) was founded in March 1996 under the leadership of Kathryn Burgess Smith. The organizing members were Charlesetta Braggs-Ford, Jeanette Braxton-Secret, Charles T. Brown, Rayford Bullock, Electra Kimble Price, and Ranie George Smith.

The organizers had a strong desire to preserve and promote the study of records of a genealogical and historical nature relating to African American ancestry. AAGSNC, a nonprofit organization, was incorporated in the state of California on November 4, 1998. AAGSNC is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

bridge to yesterday

Bridge to Yesterday
Blog type:  Professional Genealogist

Do you have photos and documents piled high and a large digital database? Are you the genealogical equivalent of a quilt maker who collects fabric for years, fills closets with material, and never makes the quilt?

To bring order out of chaos and to learn how to create legacies that your grandchildren will save AND read, follow here.

donnas ireland blog

Donna’s Ireland Blog
Blog type: Irish genealogy

As I approach the third anniversary of my blog, I’ve decided to split it. The Archive is now so long it would take a while to find the specific Irish content. If you’ve just discovered this site, you might want to also read my methodology blog. Let me know if you have questions or interesting topics. Enjoy!

family epic

Family Epic
Blog type: Professional genealogist

Storytelling by a Genealogist-in-Training.

Member of ProGen (Professional Genealogy) Study Group 5; Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG): Mid-Atlantic Research, January 2010. Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR): Military Records Overview, June 2010.

Based in Baltimore; close to Washington, D.C. and Annapolis.

presque isle alpena co

History of Presque Isle and Alpena Counties
Blog type: Michigan genealogy, Midwest genealogy

Thanks for visiting your brand new source for the history of Presque Isle and Alpena Counties of Michigan! I spend a great deal of time researching our area’s rich history and am excited to be able to share with others who are interested in the subject. The current historians of our area are aging, and it’s time for a new generation to step in and start caring about and preserving our past before it’s too late.

I hope to form partnerships with the current keepers of our history and help bring it to a new generation through a new media, the internet. Combining the stories and knowledge of our elders with new records and technologies of today has so far proven fruitful and I can’t wait to see what we’ll discover.

Please, contact me if there’s a subject if you’re interested in and would like to see here on the blog! I love a good mystery! I am willing to help do genealogical searches online or refer you to someone who can help. Live in an old house or farm and want to know who lived there before you? Just ask! I can usually find out who lived at which address. Want to know where your French Canadian ancestor was born? Let me know!

leaf stem branch root

Leaf, Stem, Branch and Root
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog was created to share the results of years of research on my family history. My ancestors range from some of the earliest arrivals in North America in the 1600s to immigrants in the mid- to late 1800s; from soldiers in the British colonies to accused horse thieves in Texas; from those who knew only common folk to those who knew the likes of Chief Justice John Marshall, Sam Houston, and Stephen F. Austin.

passage to the past

Passage to the Past’s Blog
Blog type: Genealogy vendor, Professional genealogist

Linda is committed to providing quality service to the community. She believes that a reputation as an honest and reliable business is the recipe for success. While others seek to profit by cutting corners, or recommending unnecessary services to customers, Linda believes that a good reputation and consistent service will reap bigger profits in the long run. By being trustworthy, Linda believes that she will enjoy a long term profitable business that serves the community.

Linda grew up in Massachusetts, and has spent many years researching branches of her own family tree which include Lt. Brian Hall who fought in the American Revolution and ancestors from Wales, Lithuania and Canada.

the jones genealogist

The Jones Genealogist
Blog type: Individual family history

Hello All. This is my first attempt at blogging. So here goes. I have been tree climbing (doing genealogy) for more than 50 years. How this came to be is certainly a long story, but one I hope will be of interest to those who share such an infection. The past seems to rise in my mind, and since childhood, my imagination has painted many pictures of my families’ stories. As one author once said:

“Visions of the days departed, shadowy phantoms fill the brain;
They who live in history only, seem to walk the earth again.”

My families’ stories are now many. They started one Christmas long ago playing hide-and-seek at my granny Ewen’s. My mother’s family was large (mother being one of 12!), and I had more than 30 1st cousins. We would gather every Christmas day and the children were pretty much left up to their own designs while the “adults” ate. Hide-and-seek was used to occupy much of our time, and a large bedroom closet was my target. Spreading the cloths and boxes, I sought the perfect hiding place only to be surprised by a large picture of a man looking out at me. He had a round face, receding hairline, and mustache. Who in the world I thought. Besides this picture was what appeared to be saddlebags. Wow I thought, saddlebags in granny Ewen’s closet! (John Wayne and Roy Rogers were big at the time). I raised the side and found a pouch of various size bottles, some with corks, some with cloth plugs, and some just empty. What in the world? There were suppose to be guns, and stirrups, and whips; but little bottles? This certainly puzzled me and I gave up my hiding spot to investigate this finding further. Granny Ewen said that the saddlebags belong to my greatgrandfather Ewen who was a doctor in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. The bottles were his medicine that he used to help people. His name was George Washington Ewen, and he was buried at Nada. Wow!, a horse riding doctor. I had to find out more. It is now more than 50 years since this hide-and-seek game. I have that picture, along with his wife’s picture over my fireplace as I write this. The saddlebags have been lost, but by sharing this, they may be remembered. The story begins.

the symbolic past

The Symbolic Past
Blog type: Cemetery blogs, New England genealogy

Marian Pierre-Louis explores another aspect of the past that fascinates her – historic gravestones. Gravestones not only provide genealogical information but also open a window to the culture and beliefs of colonial Americans. In an attempt to learn about the historical significance of gravestones Marian photographs as many as possible as she travels throughout New England. The Symbolic Past gives a daily glimpse of the photos that she has captured. Join her on her journey to photograph and preserve 17th and 18th century gravestones around New England.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

5 thoughts on “New Genealogy Blogs July 10, 2010

  1. Good group. However, I’m a bit frustrated when they either don’t allow comments, or comments section doesn’t work. Hard to feel like a family… I like to welcome each one, individually. Oh, well…
    Thanks for your efforts here, Thomas – really appreciate all you do! 😉

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