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New Genealogy Blogs March 17, 2012

new genealogy blogs

There are 7 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:

a well lit path

A Well-Lit Path – Lantern Genealogical Services
Blog type: Pennsylvania genealogy, Professional genealogist blog

I am a family historian and professional genealogist specializing in Erie County, Pennsylvania. In addition to client research, I volunteer at the Erie County Historical Society Library & Archives where I assist the library’s archivist in researching early pioneer families of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York. My personal research, spanning more than 30 years, is primarily in the area of French-Canadian and British research and I have extensive experience working with French Drouin records and English probate, land, and parish records.

ancestry research assistance

Ancestry Research Assistance
Blog type: Genealogy education blog

I have been doing a lot of Genealogy or Ancestry research for quite a while and have developed some methods that have been incredible valuable. This blog shares many of these techniques. I will answer your questions, give advice and even provide services to assist you on your quest to trace your family history.

dead lines

Blog type: Individual family history

I started doing family history 8 years ago with no clue as to what I was getting myself into or the stories and mysteries I’d find, especially in my mother’s deep south family. I’ve found sad stories of tuberculosis ravaging my great grandmother’s family,  a “lost” great grand uncle who had left SC to found a large family in New Orleans, three first cousins I never knew I even had, and most of all, I have found that what I had been told of my mother’s family was largely not true.

Because I am a chronic procrastinator, this blog earns the title “Deadlines” a reference to those members of my extended family who lived and died before my time, and to my unfortunate tendency to procrastinate unless I give myself a firm deadline to which I plan to adhere. So far, it’s embryonic, it’s plain and unadorned, but I have much to add to it now, and the will to keep to my . . .  deadlines.

Genealogy Journey
Blog type: Individual family history

I am an avid genealogist and community activist. My specialty is internet genealogy and many of my blogs will address that. When our city recently proposed closing our local branch library I became very involved in saving it. My next project is to get more bike lanes.

niall mcmahon

Niall McMahon
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

If you’re just a bit intrigued, a little nosey or even a stalker, then here’s a little more about me — the person writing all these blog posts.

I was born right at the end of the 1980’s in Surrey, England — a county bordering London, for any international visitors — and have lived in and around the area my whole life. My paternal grandparents emmigrated to England from Ireland in the 1930’s. Stereotypically of someone with Irish blood, I enjoy the odd tipple now and then (probably too often).

I studied for a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Southampton University between 2007 and 2010 but I didn’t graduate — university didn’t work out for me, but I don’t regret anything about time as a student for one minute. Apart from maybe the debt.

My interest in web development began as a teenager when I started dabbling with making (terrible) websites. My first taste of the industry first-hand was at school when I did a fortnight’s work experience at a local firm. Afterwards, they offered me the opportunity to work over the summer holidays, and for the next couple of years, I built up my web design and development skills, teaching myself hand-coded HTML and CSS, and eventually PHP and MySQL as well. In 2008, the same company was then bought out by a company based in Dorset, where I continued to work remotely whilst living and studying in Southampton. After leaving university, I went to work for a design agency based on the Hampshire/Surrey border, where I worked on some brilliant and exciting projects. I was here for 8 months before moving onto my current position as an in-house web developer for an air conditioning company.

I am truly passionate about music, in particular rock, but I am partial to other genres namely a number of electronic subgenres. I own a considerably large collection of music that I have built up over the years and reguarly attend concerts at venues across London and festivals over the summer (when money and spare time allows).

My other passion is genealogy. I initially began research into my family tree with only a passing interest around 5 years ago, but picked it up about a year after with serious enthusism. It’s now turned into a time-consuming hobby but one I still greatly enjoy — even when I hit brick walls in my research. It’s a very rewarding experience and one that I recommend to everyone.

Enjoy the site.

roots revealed

Roots Revealed
Blog type: African-American genealogy, Genealogy education

Welcome to my blog! I’m an author, archivist, genealogist, and former civil engineer who has been conducting historical and genealogical research for nearly two decades. I was only 19 years old when I began a quest to trace the histories of my family. My first book, Mississippi to Africa, A Journey of Discovery, was published in 2008, and my latest book, 150 Years Later: Broken Ties Mended, was released in 2011. See A native of Canton, Mississippi, I had the pleasure of appearing on the NBC show, Who Do You Think You Are, as one of the expert genealogists of the Spike Lee episode in 2010. I continue to give numerous workshops and presentations on historical and genealogical subjects. I’m a graduate of Mississippi State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. In pursuit of a career change, I earned a Master of Arts degree in African-American Studies from Clark Atlanta University in 2008 and later completed graduate courses in Archival Studies.


Blog type: Individual family history, South African genealogy

I’m a career bookseller with a passion for history. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa with my supernaturally calm husband; our really funny, smart son who completely believes (as did Einstein) that imagination is more important than knowledge; our beautiful bossy daughter who believes (as nobody else does) that Jesus is a fairy; and our two unmanageable dogs. By day, I sell books about changing your life; by night I research long-dead family.

tracyloveshistory is the story of what interests me and makes me laugh. It is for my dad; some of whose last words to me were to “tell the story”. Maybe one day I will tell his story but for now I’ll tell those of his long-forgotten grandparents- great great and greater still.

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee