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New Genealogy Blogs March 12, 2011

new genealogy blogs

[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 15 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1793 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:

african roots

African Roots
Blog type: African-American genealogy, Individual family history

I was born in New Orleans and have been researching my family since 1999. I am the family historian for the maternal and paternal sides of my family and have organized reunions for both. I am a lifetime member and past 1st VP of the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California. Also member of NGS, Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society, Creole Heritage Center, and past 1st VP and member of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society.

ancestral journeys

Ancestral Journeys
Blog type: Genealogy vendor blog, Professional genealogist, UK genealogy

This all started as a hobby for me. Like most people, I had never thought about who my ancestors were or where they came from. Perhaps, this isn’t surprising given that I grew up in Australia, very much separated from my Celtic family origins.

When I was in my early 20’s my father gave me a copy of our family tree. It was a slightly suspect looking document, constructed of pieces of paper held together with tape. The tree represented a list of men connected together by crooked hand-drawn lines, to a single patriarch born in the mid-18th century.

What first intrigued me about the document was the absence of all the women from my family tree. This sparked my interest in geneaology as I began to fill in the gaps. Over time, I learned new research techniques and was able to piece together more and more of my family history. I found myself fascinated by the migrations that occurred between different parts of the UK and the rest of the British Empire.

I have now developed this hobby into a small business and would like to help you make some of the same discoveries that I have.

ancient faces

Ancient Faces
Blog type: Individual family history

In the late 1990’s, families around the world found a new tool when online genealogical research was made available. Websites that offered census records, ship manifests, social security records, message boards, and more made for easier researching. In the spring of 1999, the Kroetch/Pinna family decided that something more was needed: Through sharing old photos of family members, current and future generations would be able to add a ‘face’ to the statistical data about their ancestors. Images of family members, often unknown or thought to be lost, could be placed online so that distant relatives and old family friends could share their heirlooms, easily. But there were no websites available then that performed this service.

Two sisters, Pamela & Kathleen Kroetch, and Kathy’s son Daniel Pinna with his partner Carlos Filipe Medeiros, created AncientFaces to fill this gap. Their online program for sharing genealogy photos quickly became popular, even spawning imitators. Within a few years, AncientFaces had grown from a few hundred photos to tens of thousands of photos submitted from thousands of families spanning the globe.

With success stories of reuniting lost family members and their heirlooms burgeoning, the founding family decided to launch the “Free Family Research” program. Military and mystery photos augmented the family images, along with military stories, family stories, recipes, personal family spaces, special collections of submitted photos, and message boards. has grown to become the online destination for families to preserve their legacy, bridging the gap between our ancestors and future generations.

Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

Purpose: I started researching the Atcherleys in the Autumn of 2007 and since then I have accumulated lots of information about the people within the Atcherley family and how they are related to each other. I created in January 2011 in order to share some of that information, and to encourage others to join in so that we can find out even more. The site is therefore in its infancy and I am still experimenting with it!

Content: Right now, the content of is fairly limited, but over time I hope to add more and more to it. The site is based on WordPress, which is designed for blogging and so not ideal for building a typical genealogical website. But since a typical genealogical website is not what I’m aiming to create, it may just work! Look out for family trees which show my current thinking regarding the various branches of the Atcherley family. Check out resources such as transcripts of historical records and other sources which provide the basis for the family trees. And watch out for a series of blog articles in which I will endeavour to tell the stories of the Atcherley family (and how those stories were pieced together). Just about everything that appears within this site will be subject to modification as new information comes to light, so don’t take anything you see here as the last word on the subject!

augusta genealogy

Augusta Genealogy
Blog type: Georgia genealogy

The Georgia Heritage Room is located on the third floor of the Augusta-Richmond Public Library at 823 Telfair Street in Augusta. We have for our patrons computers with free access to Ancestry, HeritageQuest and the Augusta Chronicle Archives and also a microfilm reader for our large collection of newspapers, census and city directories on microfilm. We have a historic postcard collection, photo collections, Georgia county books, colonial and civil war records and much more. Our hours are 9:00 to 5:30 Monday through Saturday. Come see us!


Blog type: Genealogy education, German genealogy, Individual family history

Digicopia Genealogy Resources seeks to make your research more fruitful by providing useful tips, insights and expertise in ancestry research.

Dave Voelker has been performing research on his family line for more than 10 years and invested many hours into developing a better understanding of the data that is available and how to find it. I have learned a lot since I started my search years ago and I hope that others can benefit from this site in their own search.

In addition to the generalized hits and tips Digicopia Genealogy Resources also houses all of our genealogical research on the descendants of  Balthasar Völker from Weiberhof, Bavaria and in particular his great-grandson Martin Völker who emigrated from Sailauf, Bavaria to the US in 1849.

family pursuit

Family Pursuit
Blog type: Individual family history

Hello.  This will be my first official post to my new blogger site.  I will be learning as I go – so please be patient with me!

I will trying to update this page daily.  We’ll see how that goes.  My goal is to share family history information – in all of the various branches that I touch.  I will, of course, start with the ones closest to me.  I would hope that anyone linked to these branches would put their comments in, validate any of  my assumptions, and give me some encouragement.

So, let’s answer a few basic questions first. Why?  I’m not sure I can answer that question.  I really want to do it so ‘lost’ relations can be found again.  Finding people that I am related to is very gratifying – I’m not sure why.  It’s like putting together a life size puzzle – where the pieces are scattered across the States and even overseas.  I’ve always enjoyed puzzles – this is just a never ending puzzle!

When / how did this start?  I never had any interest in family history until the Summer of 2001 when my wife and I were building our second house.  Our first house had sold in two weeks (yep, pretty sure we didn’t ask the right price!) and we hadn’t yet broke ground on the second house.  So, we packed all of our belongings into a storage unit and moved in with my Mom.  During this stay with my Mom she mentioned a cousin stating that we were related to Chief Quanah Parker – and she also mentioned that she had heard, while growing up, that we were also related to the ‘hanging judge’ Parker in Texas.  The Indian link instantly sparked my curiosity – and my passion for genealogy was born!  I will get to specifics on those stories in later posts.  But that is the how and when it all started.

All I ask from you, the reader, is that you give me a little encouragement along the way.  If you see something that I have stated incorrectly – please let me know.  If you are related to the families I post about – let me know!!  If you can add any knowledge – be sure to let me know!

genealogy for everyone

Genealogia dla każdego (Genealogy for Everyone)
Blog type: Polish genealogy

Od marca 2007 tworzę i prowadzę stronę internetową Towarzystwa Genealogicznego Ziemi Częstochowskiej. Od czasu do czasu nachodzi mnie potrzeba podzielenia się z naszą społecznością genealogiczną moimi doświadczeniami w poszukiwaniach genealogicznych i w używaniu do tego celu komputerów i internetu. Jednak napisanie rozbudowanego artykułu na ten temat zawsze przekracza moje możliwości.

Dlatego postanowiłem stawiać sobie mniejsze cele: publikować krótkie, tematyczne wpisy o tworzeniu drzewa genealogicznego. Do tego celu strona towarzystwa oczywiście się nie nadaje, stąd pomysł na blog. Zapraszam do czytania i komentowania.

Jestem współzałożycielem Towarzystwa Genealogicznego Ziemi Częstochowskiej, autorem i administratorem strony towarzystwa:

Prowadzę własny serwis genealogiczny oparty

Translation (via Google Translate): I am co-founder of Earth Genealogical Society of Czestochowa, author and administrator of the company: I run our own service-based genealogy.

Since March 2007, create and maintain a website Genealogical Society of Czestochowa Earth . From time to time coming up over my need to share with our community genealogical search of my experience in genealogy, and for this purpose using computers and the Internet. However, writing an extended article on this subject always exceeds my capabilities.

So I decided to put a smaller objectives: to publish short, thematic entries on creating a family tree. For this purpose, the society page, of course, is not suitable, hence the idea for a blog. Feel free to read and comment.

leaves and branches

Leaves and Branches
Blog type: Individual family history

Genealogy research & my family’s history are the focus of this blog. Read about my latest adventures in uncovering more about our ancestors. Scroll down for surnames, photos, books, websites, & more. Use the search to find names you are interested in. Contact me with questions or additions to this information.

mann hunt

Mann Hunt
Blog type: Individual family history, Michigan genealogy

Welcome to my research blog for Michigan Mann Genealogy. I hope to keep track of and share the research that I’m doing (along with others) on this family line. It’s quite a journey! There are no shortage of questions and happily, with some perserverence, a story is starting to emerge! Be sure to check the link to my research page to see if you find anything familiar. If you do, feel free to contact me!

pid was her name

Pid Was Her Name
Blog type: Individual family history

I realize that “Pid Was Her Name” is a strange title for a blog. Read on to find out why I made this choice…

Pid was my grandaunt. And, as you probably gathered, “Pid” was not her given name. We come from a family that bestows mysterious nicknames on its members for reasons unknown. Florence Maud was dubbed “Mizzy,” Elizabeth Lucretia was called “Luli,” and Evelyn Natalie was known as “Sophie.” My name is Danielle, yet to my grandparents, I was “Henrietta.” Figure that one out.

Then there was Evelyn May, better known as “Pid.” Unfortunately, there is no one left from her generation who remembers how that moniker came about. It was just always there and somehow perfectly illuminated the person she was to us. In fact, when we heard someone outside the family call her “Evelyn” or “Evie,” it rang untrue, as though they were talking about someone else.

potter profiles

Potter Profiles
Blog type: Individual family history, Surname blog

A forum for posting information on any person of the POTTER surname, any place and any time. A continuation of a surname-booklet-series published 1985-1995 and now available at Please share your POTTER surname/family information and we will discover answers together.

real big tree

Real Big Tree
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Individual family history, UK genealogy

Welcome to the Clark Family History blog. I have been researching my family history for some time now and this website as a whole will document my findings, as well as providing a place for everyone to not only talk to each other but hopefully contribute via my forum. It is also a place to come if you would like me to research your family for you. I specialise in taking Canadian’s back to their roots in the United Kingdom but any research in Canada and the United Kingdom is possible. Costs are flexible depending on the exact work needed so please contact me via email to discuss –

My name is Benjamin James Clark and I am the son of Reginald Arthur Thomas Clark and Elizabeth Ann Wadie. My wife is Laura Jean Johnston and her parents are James Russell Johnston and Connie Jean MacDonald. I am researching both lines of our joint family history including all maternal lines as well as hopefully finding long lost relatives coming forwards in time from our communal ancestors.

I look forward to sharing with you everything that I find, from the most happy of events to the tragedies that sadly befall some of my ancestors.


R.I.P. – Resting in Pennsylvania
Blog type: Cemetery blog, Pennsylvania genealogy

Resting In Pennsylvania is a blog about the cemeteries, stories and people that lived in and are buried in South Western Pennsylvania, USA

This blog is for anyone interested in cemetery history, photography, mysteries and the folks buried in them. Most photos used in this blog are taken by us or will be duly credited with permission.

your local history

Your Local History – All Things Family History, Norfolk, Suffolk
Blog type: Genealogy education, UK genealogy

As a child, I was fascinated by the history of my family. How did I end up in a small village in Suffolk with farmers on one side and grain merchants on the other? Had all of my ancestors worked the land? Was my surname really so rare that people should have trouble spelling a five letter word?

What began as an interest turned into a passion for social history and a desire to learn as much as I could about the generations that came before me. I have been researching my own family tree since my early teens and in the process discovered landed gentlemen and their local gentry wives, domestic servants, silk weavers, agricultural labourers – even a paleontologist and a ginger beer maker!

Before long I began helping friends and family with their own lines of enquiry and discovered that researching other peoples’ history is no less exciting than my own. I am now offering up my experience to others interested in finding out more about their forebears through various pre-defined and bespoke packages.

Having grown up in Suffolk and then worked and studied in Norfolk for the last decade I have a significant amount of local knowledge, broadened by the fact that many of my ancestors were resident in East Anglia. The local area has naturally become a specialism but I by no means limit my research to this area.

I love the fact that with historical research, you never stop learning and making new discoveries. Let me help you discover your own family’s past and I’m sure you will see what I mean!

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

6 thoughts on “New Genealogy Blogs March 12, 2011

  1. Anything with the word OHIO catches my eye. I really look forward to following the Leaves & Branches blog. as ever, chris

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