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New Genealogy Blogs July 30, 2011

new genealogy blogs

There are 16 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 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:

1 Ancestry 2 Little Time

1 Ancestry 2 Little Time
Blog type: Individual family history

Are you a genealogy hobbyist with a burning desire to learn how to conduct professional quality research?

Do you wish you could find more time to keep up with the genealogy community, not to mention conduct your own research?

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with all of the information and repositories available online?

Do you wish your research and documents were better organized?

Do you wonder who will carry on your research in the future?

If so, then you’re a lot like me.

This blog is my effort to become a better researcher. I want to learn all that I can about professional genealogical methods, apply what I learn to my  research, and give back to the genealogy community. Most importantly: I want to document it all. This site will serve as a  place to record everything I discover on this journey, and hopefully have a few adventures along the way. I hope you will join me!

A Family Tapestry

A Family Tapestry
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog is an amalgamation of genealogy categories, searching surnames of my heritage, encompassing emigration from European homelands of the 1600s, 1700s, and later, and noting their descendants’ lives in the United States and Canada–all interwoven via the theme of family connections.

Bennights Unite

Bennights Unite!
Blog type: Individual family history

If you are reading this blog, I assume you are connected to the Bennight Family in some way. I invite you to check out all of the articles, posts and pictures and consider posting any information you may have about the Bennight Family, as well. Maybe we will find connections we didn’t know about.

Crabill Family Chronicles

Crabill Family Chronicles
Blog type: Individual family history

Tracing my ancestors and trying to learn more about them than just names and dates. My grandparents’ surnames are: Crabill, Hisey, Yow, and Briggs.

Katies Grove

Katie’s Grove
Blog type: Individual family history

Welcome to Katie’s Grove!  My goal for this blog is to provide stories, family lineage, photos, unsolved genealogical mysteries, research tips and much more.  Since starting my family research early last year, I’ve come across lots of interesting information and needed an easy way to share it all with my parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and the many 3rd and 4th cousins and fellow genealogists that I’ve met through research.  I hope this blog can also serve as a place for relatives (close and distant) to share their memories, stories, and maybe solve some family mysteries.

The lineages will always be a work in progress; please email me if you have any corrections, suggestions, or feedback.  I’d love to hear from you!

McRobie Family Tree

McRobie Family Tree
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog chronicles my research of the McRobie family. It will mainly focus on my direct family line, which originated with William McRobie (1761-1835) of Garrett County, Maryland, but I will also include other things I find about McRobies as a whole.

If you have any information or research you would like to share, please email me at I will always credit you if I share your information on my blog.

Meandering Through Our Roots

Meandering Through Our Roots
Blog type: Individual family history

We are David & Cherie Hansen.  We live in Provo, Utah and have five wonderful children.  We love to do genealogy and would like to share some of our finds with you.  One of my favorite things is old pictures and stories.  Through this blog, we can share what we have found and hopefully connect with others who are searching the same lines.

my grave addiction

My Grave Addiction
Blog type: Cemetery blog

Hi, I’m Nicole Gattinger and I write My Grave Addiction simply out of a love for cemeteries.

As a child living adjacent to Hillview Cemetery opened my eyes to mortality and the importance of memorial. I realized that these places were for the living, that visitors would come to find comfort in remembering what once was and tend the graves of those who will never be again.

What began as a child’s curiosity has now since flourished into a lifelong passion. I’ve taken thousands of cemetery photographs and my collection continues to grow. Recently wondering “what am I going to do with all these?” it dawned on me to begin My Grave Addiction and write about the cemeteries I’ve been to.

It’s wonderful researching and learning about these places and those who have taken up residence in them. Cemeteries are like people, no two are a like and they’re full of stories and memories. They are outdoor museums that need to be preserved, restored and cherished. By sharing my findings I feel as though I’m helping to preserve a part of history.

Many of my posts pertain to cemeteries located in Southwestern, Ontario but as a cemetery addict I cover all sorts of categories on My Grave Addiction such as genealogy, preservation/restoration, gravestone symbolism, epitaphs and their origins, mourning customs, cemetery photography, tips on exploring/locating cemeteries and much more.

It may take a bit of digging -not literally- but every stone has a story.

Norwegian Ridge

Norwegian Ridge
Blog type: Midwest genealogy, Minnesota genealogy, Norwegian genealogy

Norwegian Ridge was an early name for the area around Spring Grove, Minnesota. From the beginning of the immigration boom from Norway in the late 1850s, many settlers made their first American homes in this region.

Sierra Vista Genealogy Club

Sierra Vista Genealogy Club
Blog type: Arizona genealogy, Genealogy society blogs

The Sierra Vista Genealogy Club is a project of the Sierra Vista Historical Society and is hosted by members of the Tombstone Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The club, focused on fostering genealogical research, meets on the first Wednesday of the months October through May at the Ethel Berger Center from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Look for the announcement of the club’s meetings in the Sierra Vista Herald “Around your Town” section beginning 2 weeks to 10 days before the monthly meetings.The club is guided by the Leadership Team of Barbara Day, Agnes Gromek, Ellen Taylor, Jack Thrall, DawnWilson, and Karol Childs.

Swedish Ancestors in Iowa

Swedish Ancestors in Iowa
Blog type: Individual family history, Iowa genealogy, Midwest genealogy, Swedish genealogy

My paternal grandmother, Alveda Juliah Anderson, was born in Stanton, Iowa, in 1886. Her parents, Bengt Carl Anderson and Johanah Fredrika Monson, came to the US in the mid-1860’s from Sweden. I am hoping to find other descendants of this couple who may know more about them.

The Sun Never Sets

The Sun Never Sets on a Melting Pot
Blog type: Individual family history

I’ve done it. I’ve resisted for years, although some wonderful friends have some great blogs, I’ve resisted. But I’ve had a couple of real “bell-ringer” experiences with my family history research in the last couple of weeks, and I wanted to be able to share them. Another thought that occurred to me was that this would be a way to share the family history with the family in a more casual way, since most of the family are interested in the stories, but not necessarily the nitty-gritty of the whole process. I especially want to use this as a way to share our heritage – the people, the stories…this is what makes them who they are today!

A brief note about the title of my blog: I wanted a way to combine my husband’s Keillors and my Smiths in the same title. I wanted it to be light but not cheesy, and be significant at the same time. My husband’s ancestry is scattered all over the world, but all the lines work back to Great Britain, personifying the expression “The sun never sets on the British Empire.” My ancestry? I am truly a product of the greatest melting pot in the world: Boston, Massachusetts. Instead of being scattered and then being gathered back to one place like Howard’s, my ancestors gathered from all over Europe to Boston. Finally, those of us who love genealogy would rather do it day and night than almost anything else, so the sun would never set on our efforts. Thus, my title. Amen!

The Ultimate Family

The Ultimate Family History Organizing System
Blog type: Genealogy education

My Name is Sue Beus and I have a passion for genealogy work. After years and years of research I have developed a unique system to easily organize and preserve your family history.

Urthmans Genealogy

Urthman’s Genealogy Blog
Blog type: Individual family history

I am currently working on a genealogy and family history of the David Dewers Family. If you have any information or pictures of this family, I’d love to hear from you.

whats happening fayewest

What’s Happening on
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Individual family history

This blog will reflect the progress of my genealogy project(s). I will describe any major changes that I make on my website and I will document how I solved some brick walls.

valmays family history

Valmay’s Family History(onics)
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

Family historian, collector of antiquarian books and postcards of British India, webmaster and trustee of the Families In British India Society and most importantly of all a mother!

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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