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New Genealogy Blogs July 3, 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 10 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1,164 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:

Barrie Heritage
Blog type: Canadian genealogy

History and genealogy of Barrie, Ontario.

discovering family roots

Discovering Family Roots
Blog type: Individual family history

A few years ago curiosity got the best of me and I began to wonder if I was able to get into the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Maybe it was because I was a Gilmore Girls addict or because I noticed a few of my friends on Facebook were members but I started to question my family tree.

  • When did my family arrive in america?
  • What is my heritage?
  • What is my husband’s heritage?

Life was hectic so I made a plan to begin my searching once I was out of school for the summer. That summer didn’t happen until this month because I attended summer classes to achieve my Associates in Business Admin at Tidewater Community College and began my Accounting Degree at Old Dominion University.

In January of this year (2010), my grandmother passed away and I realized everything that I lost because I put things off. She was a huge part of my life and I wanted to share this project with her, now I won’t have a chance to. Once we were back home from the funeral I jumped onto and started my search. Today I have made progress and found a few distant relatives in the process. I started this blog as a place to put my work and a to do list as well. I hope maybe I can help others who are researching my family and find a few more distant relatives.

dogwood girl

Dogwood Girl
Blog type: Individual family history

I am a Daughter, Sister, Wife, and Mother of two. That alone is a full-time job in itself.

I’m a native Atlantan. I like to read, write, blog, eat, and run. And eat. I started running, and couldn’t run a mile. Then, somehow, I had finished a very slow half-marathon. I thought about running a Triathlon and then I did it. I amazed myself. I learned that challenging myself is fun, and rewarding. I learned the value of picking things I think I can’t do and then doing them.

I am writing short stories and currently working on a second draft of the “novel” (ahem) that I wrote in November 2008 for National Novel Writing Month, along with three other projects. I am trying to learn to follow through on those. I am a contract writer, usually working on Technical Writing projects, but sometimes doing editing, SEO, or copywriting. Blogging is the writing I do for me, and that helps to keep me sane.

I am a music lover who no longer has the time or money to follow bands and music the way I once did; I try to anyway. Same with gardening. I have grandiose ideas about how my garden will look, and the reality is that I have no time to make it look like it does in my head. I like old sh*t: Antiques, junk, cemeteries, biographies about dead folks, history, genealogy, and family history. I am a packrat. I hope to some day own a decent camera lens and delve more into Photography, but for the time being, I try to have fun with photography and capture things that make me smile.

Some days I think I am improving. Some days I think I am just treading water.

genealogy leftovers

Genealogy Leftovers
Blog type: Genealogy education blog, Genealogy industry blog

Information of general interest to genealogists worldwide, or those with interests in Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, USA, South Africa, Europe or Asia (unlike my locality-specific blogs for the UK and Australia).

Most of my family history research involves either Australia or the United Kingdom. Creating separate blogs for the main geographical areas of interest to me (Yorkshire, Queensland, and ‘UK/Australia’) seemed like a good idea at the time. I subsequently found that I needed somewhere to put odds and ends for other parts of the world (or for general consumption, regardless of where you live). The solution was to create this blog for the ‘leftovers’ (no offence intended!) Although I may post here less often than I do on my other blogs, I hope you will ‘Follow’ or ‘Subscribe’ (see the sidebar).

mary anns menagerie

Mary Ann’s Menagerie
Blog type: Individual family history

A friend of mine and fellow (but much better) blogger has told me several times that I should “blog” about my genealogy research.

She is very good, I hope to learn a lot from her, but it will take awhile.

Welcome to my first post and I look forward to sharing my family story and my other research with you.

spirits of the old

Spirits of the Old
Blog type: Individual family history

My interest in tracing my family history started at the age of 10. My mom had died suddenly and my dad let me in on a family topic we never talked about before,”he was adopted”. It sparked a desire in me to find my dad’s birth family and to learn about my mother and her heritage. Over the course of 43 years I have hit so many brick walls, but what did I expect when my mothers maiden name was “Smith” and dads birth records are sealed? there where times when I gave up searching ,ok a lot of times….I had done just that 3 years ago, but then I had a message on my answering machine from a lady who turned out to be my mom’s cousin, they hadn’t seen each other since they were kids , but she had some photos and names of family members if I was interested, and so I blew the dust off my family tree and started working at it again. Then on June 13 2010 I made a discovery while searching some old baptism records in Canada, My dads baptism record along with the names of his birth parents and the adopting parents. Now armed with new names to search and more questions to find the answers for I look forward to the discoveries and the challenges.

turn the hearts

Turn The Hearts
Blog type: Individual family history

We inherit not only patterns and standards but vision, strength, insight, faith and courage.

I will post family history and photos so my family can see and copy and share our history. You will find LABELS at the bottom of the page on the left. Use them to find your way around this Family History Blog.

uk australia genealogy

UK / Australia Genealogy
Blog type: Australian genealogy, UK genealogy

This blog is about genealogy in the UK and/or Australia. It mentions my own family history research, and offers advice to others (especially those whose relatives went from the UK to Australia).

who am i

Who Am I?
Blog type: Individual family history

So just recently I got re-energized about family history and started randomly googling family names. What I was to discover was this wonderful blog where someone was listing out stories and memorabilia of their ancestors. Luckily for me some of our ancestors were the same and I found some fantastic stuff, anywhere from pictures, histories of their lives, to their obituary. It inspired me to do the same for my family history. Of course that was made easier with the arrival of a book about my great grandfather’s life, thanks to my Great Aunt who took the time to compile it and generously provided a picture cd to go along. Also, I have commandeered my grandma’s photo album and found all kinds of gems in there…including a photograph from 1869 that shows 4 generations of women in the family (which means I have a picture of my 4th great grandma!). It’s all been very exciting to me this past month, and means I have gotten a lot less sleep and my house is filthy, but it makes me happy…stay tuned.

wills genealogy blog

Will’s Genealogy Blog
Blog type: Individual family history, Maine genealogy, New England genealogy

Welcome to my family history blog and my first blog post. I am looking forward to sharing my family history, research, artifacts and other genealogical information. I am a civil engineer and part owner of a civil engineering firm located in Gray, Maine. I enjoy several other hobbies, including genealogy, hiking, running, indoor rowing, canoeing, just about anything outdoors… I am also a member and current secretary of the Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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