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New Genealogy Blogs July 7, 2012

new genealogy blogs

There are 8 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:

crafty family tree

Crafty Family Tree
Blog type: Craft blogs

We are two moms who love genealogy and love to craft.  This blog is where we bring those two loves together, as we share what we learn about genealogy, and imagine creative ways to display family trees.

Liz’s motto in life: the three C’s – craft, cook, create. Creating a rich family history has lead to many great finds (and a few missed meals) but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lexie considers herself a Craft Hacker- she likes to make lovely things with as many shortcuts as possible!  She is addicted to genealogy, but since there are no 12 step programs, she figures she will have to live with it.  She is just fine with that.

Have a crafty question for us?  Email us at info @ or leave a comment on a post.

Family History Finder
Blog type: Genealogy education, Individual family history, UK genealogy

Hi, and welcome to Family History Finder. My name is Jon Cruickshank, and I am the creator of the blog. I started it to indulge my love of genealogy; to share the resources I use in my research, as well as the stories of some of my ancestors.

I have no professional genealogical qualifications (yet), but I have a passion for the subject and I have been researching my own family tree for several years. My aim is to build this blog to be a useful resource for some of the millions of people who spend their time tracing their ancestry.

I live in Glasgow, Scotland, with my wife and two young children.

Blog type: Genealogy vendor blog, UK genealogy

Forefathers is a family history and genealogy research service based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.

Whatever your needs, whether you have a major genealogical project in mind or just need a little help with your own family tree, we’re happy to assist.

We have over 25 years of experience working with archives, libraries and other resource centres throughout the United Kingdom.

Our professionally qualified genealogists will be glad to answer questions and quote for any research work you might need to be carried out anywhere in the UK.

We also have extensive experience helping those whose ancestors came from the British Isles but moved overseas. For example, we have in-depth knowledge of how to trace the origins in these islands of those who later moved to Australia, whether voluntarily or as transported convicts.

Our Birch Tree
Blog type: Individual family history

This journey is going to lead me down the path of the Birch’s and all those other names that have joined them. I know this will take me to England, Germany, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois and elsewhere. The men in this family will be working as coalminers, railroad brakemen and Laborers in Saw Mills.

Puzzles of the Past
Blog type: Individual family history

A genealogy blog by Judith Beaman Scott. A place to share my love of genealogy and history, tell some family stories before they’re forgotten, and just maybe, find some new ones. I’ll use these pages to share information about my Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia families and discuss methods to solve some genealogical puzzles. Along the way I’ll include discussions of current issues and practices in the field of genealogy.

Sifting Through the Past
Blog type: Genealogy education

Information and news for genealogy beginners and family history researchers.

The Irish in America
Blog type: Genealogy vendor blog, Irish genealogy

The Irish in America is a new blog brought to you by Archival Solutions.  The goal of the blog is to encourage Irish people to research the lives of their family members who emigrated to America.

On a recent visit to Ireland we noticed a heightened interest in genealogy by the Irish people we encountered.  The recent addition of Irish census data online can in part explain this trend, but the interest went beyond attempts to determine their own roots and continued as a curiosity as to where other branches of their family tree stretched.  As we were conducting our own family research, we met several individuals who shared stories about their relatives who had emigrated from Ireland.

For example, a gentleman we met in Naas, County Kildare talked about how he has often wondered what happened to his grandmother’s sister who left for America as a young woman.  Once his grandmother passed away, no one remained with memories of this great-aunt.  No one knew what had happened to her.

At one time or another, nearly every family in Ireland has been affected by emigration.  As Irish-Americans, we know those who left Ireland became our grandfathers and grandmothers – our ancestors – whereas for the Irish who remained in Ireland, these aunts and uncles are often forgotten relatives who left Ireland behind.  We certainly are not experts in the psychology of Irish emigration, but we hope to learn much more about the Irish perspective as this blog evolves.

Please enjoy the blog and do not hesitate to leave comments.  If you have an emigration story to share or research successes, failures, and roadblocks to tell us about, please leave it in a comment.  We hope to create an open forum to discuss the often complex notion of Irish emigration, and at the same time provide practical tools for tracing Irish relatives in America.

If you wish to learn more about your relative’s life than can be found through the free online databases, Archival Solutions provides a range of research services in America.  Please contact for more information on services and rates.  Or feel free to leave a comment and someone will get in touch.

The Veres Family
Blog type: Hungarian genealogy, Individual family history

The Veres Family — several members of this family came from Janok, Hungary to Toledo, Ohio.

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