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New Genealogy Blogs June 4, 2011

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[Editor’s 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 17 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1952 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:

a jewish genealogy journey

A Jewish Genealogy Journey
Blog type: Individual family history, Jewish genealogy

I have been researching my family history since before 1990. See my family history blog at From Maine to Kentucky for my ancestry. I’ve found my husband’s recent ancestors in New York, New Jersey and Ohio. However, because all of his immigrant ancestors are Jewish and came through Castle Garden or Ellis Island, it has been a different kind of genealogy journey. I have decided to create a separate blog to share my findings of his ancestors.

If you want to share anything about common ancestors, contact me at elizhandler -at-

alvispats blog

Alvispat’s Weblog
Blog type: Individual family history

Ancestors of Kathy Alvis Patterson — ancestral lines for Alvis, Armstrong, Pedigo, Light, Eyster, Atwell, Turner, Dorsey and others.

apprentice genealogist

Apprentice Genealogist
Blog type: Individual family history

My first family tree was probably a cute colorful one made on construction paper back in elementary school. At the time I didn’t think anything of it. Further down the road, I started constructing my “real” family tree. This was done almost entirely out of boredom and the elusive 1980 Capoccia family tree poster that may or may not have still existed up until that point. Every day, my house was like a treasure hunt!

The first year of researching my tree was amazing. I found birth certificates, death certificates, obituaries, and such. I added a lot of information. I even found a hessian on my grandmother’s side of the family. How exciting!

It has been almost 7 years since I started and there is no turning back now. At the current moment, I am attending school to receive my masters in library science with a focus on archiving. I am also going to document my preparations on becoming a certified genealogist.

annes genealogy

Anne’s Genealogy and Family History Blog
Blog type: Individual family history

My name is Anne Mamiya.  I have been researching my ancestors for the last 5 or so years.  This started as a hobby and has grown into much more.  I am becoming more interested in the study of genealogy and the more I learn, the more I want to know.

I am also interested in new technology that supports genealogy and research. I can’t imagine doing all this research without the tools that are now available to us and how much we can do at home before heading to a physical location for research.

My hope for this blog is to not only document my findings on my own ancestor research, but to share helpful tips and technology I discover.  I am also finding that I need to keep an organized list of the resources I use and I might as well make that public for others to use as well.

Please feel free to comment on my posts, email me, follow me on Twitter, or friend me on Facebook. The genealogy community is a great group and I am glad to be a part of it.

eliyahus branches

Eliyahu’s Branches
Blog type: Individual family history, Jewish genealogy

I am in the process of updating my database of descendants of the Vilna Gaon and his siblings, published in my book “Eliyahu’s Branches – the Descendants of the Vilna Gaon and His Family” (Avotaynu 1997).

In the light of additional material received from many families and with resource to new archival records which were not available when my book was published, I am re-assessing the data.

I Invite those, whose families appear in my book, to send updates of children born since the book’s publication twelve years ago, and any corrections. I would also like to hear from all families who hold a tradition of a relationship with the Gaon.

healdsburg heritage hound

Healdsburg Heritage Hound
Blog type: California genealogy

A weekly view of our town Healdsburg, CA and then articles of interest to folks who reside in the HILES FAMILY TREE (includes a link to personal family website:

how did i get here

How Did I Get Here? My Genealogy Journey
Blog type: African-American genealogy, Individual family history

Okay, I finally did it. I have been on an incredibly journey over almost two years searching for my ancestors and I kept telling myself, I needed to document this. You need to write this information down and document the process, not only what I learned about the people who came before me, but how I felt as I made these discoveries. How this whole process has affected my life has been absolutely incredible. Until I started searching, I was under the impression that I would never know anything about my lineage beyond my grandparents. Being of African-American descent you think…oh hey, it’s just not possible due to slavery to find anything out. And then August of 2009, I started asking questions of my parents. I started looking on-line through records and then I was hooked. I could find things out. For the first time I realized, there is information available, I could find out more. Names, faces on old black and white photos that suddenly were presented to me from long ago packed away boxes that had been closed up in closets or drawers for God knows how long. A conversation and subsequently an intimacy level developed with my parents that had never existed before. I feel blessed.


Blog type: Individual family history

What is Lundology? Why, it’s the study of the Lund’s, of course! I am jumping in to researching our family history and seeing where it takes me. We are the Lund’s. We come from Lund’s, Ranson’s, DeMacedo’s, Lima’s, Anderson’s, Warner’s, Ferreira’s, Da Silva’s and beyond! Since my own side of the family is from Brazil, it is quite difficult to track things down. Troy’s side, on the other hand, has proven to be much easier. So, I’ll be jumping back and forth and all around to learn about where we come from.

Are you related to us? I’d love to learn more about you and share what I know about our common ancestors!

maiden aunts

Maiden Aunts and Dutch Uncles: Family Stories and Ancestor Biographies
Blog type: Individual family history

After almost twenty years of researching my family history I returned to school and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2008 and a Master of Arts in History in 2011. Our ancestors did not live in a vacuum, and the study of local, national and world history enriches genealogical research, helping to flesh out the bare bones of a pedigree. If you find an ancestor in common please leave a comment and maybe we can share information.

my familys tangled roots

My Family’s Tangled Roots
Blog type: Individual family history

I am a military wife, mother of five, homeschool mommy to three, living in WA. I enjoy genealogy research, quilting, reading, and I’m learning how to knit-in my spare time of course!

I’m new to blogging about genealogy, although not new to blogging.  I have a homeschooling and quilting blog.  I’ve been doing genealogy research for about ten years, on and off.  I’m a computer researcher right now.  My hubby is active duty and living in Japan and the west coast while your family line runs on the east coast makes it difficult to do research.

my johnson family

My Johnson Family Line
Blog type: Individual family history

In the late 70s and early 80s my grandmother devoted her life to family history research. As a result I have envelopes and envelopes of records that my grandmother collected over those 6 years. The amount of information she gleaned, the documents she acquired, the time she spent corresponding with cousins, and the small fortune she paid is enormous. However, she was driven by a love of her family and a desire to learn more of her past.

Surprisingly, I have felt that same desire to continue learning about my ancestors. Since I’m younger than your typical genealogist I have tried to use the internet and this blog to help organize my information and make it accessible to others who share my lineage. As custodian of my grandmother’s information I’ve wanted my family to have the same access I do to my grandmother’s records. I thought this would be the best way to do that.

My husband & I have three small children, ages 4, 3, and 1. We love being outdoors, working in our garden, rock climbing and hiking in the beautiful mountains of Utah. I love sharing with them little stories of their heritage.  Because of my young family, I haven’t been able to devote my time to family history like I once did. My goal is to spend a couple hours every week updating and sharing the information I already have and the new information I’m finding.

our family vine

Our Family Vine
Blog type: Individual family history

I just started my new genealogy blog today, June 1, 2011. The purpose of the blog is to document my family history and my genealogy journey, record thoughts and to-do items, and store research. It will not be a “how-to” blog, because I just began genealogy in February. Rather it will be a “what I did and what I found” blog.

progeny genealogy

Progeny Genealogy
Blog type: Genealogy vendor blog

Progeny Genealogy is the leading developer of family tree software that works directly with most popular genealogy database programs. Founded in 1995, Progeny’s mission is to develop useful and easy-to-use genealogy research resources.

southern tier cemeteries

Southern Tier Cemeteries
Blog type: Cemetery blog, New York genealogy

Spotlighting cemeteries in the Southern Tier region of New York State. Includes the counties of Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Delaware, Steuben, and Tioga.

I am fascinated with cemeteries, especially older ones, and enjoy finding new ones through Find A Grave photo requests. I will be sharing the cemeteries that I come across either through volunteering or on my own. I will also try to share any information I can on each cemetery. Some of it may be my own research and, if not, I will provide a source or link to recognize the work of others. I will be adding spotlights of cemeteries based on Find A Grave photo requests and my personal research.

susans genealogy blog

Susan’s Genealogy Blog
Blog type: Genealogy education blog, Professional genealogist

Hi!  I’m Susan Farrell Bankhead, a Board-certified genealogistSM.*  I am member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and numerous genealogical societies.    My goal for this blog is to bring the genealogical community together as we share our trials, traps, and triumphs of genealogy research.   I would also like to help encourage those of you who are beginners and intermediates by providing some tools and resources for you to use.   If you are new to searching for your family, check out my “Start” Page to help get you going.

teris blog

Teri’s Blog – Genealogy Jottings
Blog type: Individual family history

Welcome to this new page of genealogical jottings! After more than 30 years of family history research, I have a lot of information, methodology, and reflections to share. My climb up the family tree is far from finished, so join me as I continue my journey. We will pursue this family all over the U.S., the British Isles, Norway, Finland, and Germany. Check out the family trees to see if you are related. Let’s share information and push back another generation!

the forest city

The Forest City
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Geographic genealogy blog

To begin let us start with a short description of London to set the scene for further posts. London is located in Southwestern Ontario roughly half way between Toronto and Detroit.

The current location at the forks of the Thames river was selected in 1793 by Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe as the future site of the capital of Upper Canada: but was rejected by the then Governor-General.

London was founded in 1826 The British located a garrison in the village in 1838. On January 1, 1855 London was incorporated as a city (10,000 or more residents). London was a city within a forest, and thus came by its nickname “The Forest City”.

The arrival of the railroad in 1853 stimulated a rapid growth in the city’s population, and cemented London’s role as the prominent city in Southwestern Ontario. London’s population as of 2009 was 362,000.

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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