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New Genealogy Blogs November 17, 2012

new genealogy blogs

There are 6 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:

Brit-Ish Heritage Forum
Blog type: UK genealogy

The son of English parentage; he has 33 years experience in genealogical research and consulting, and research strategies in especially England’s rich and vast genealogical record sources. He has conducted private genealogical research for hire for 29 years while also having concurrently worked at full-time mostly as a Research Consultant in the British Research Unit. Phillip served as a project manager over the England 1851 census and Canadian 1881 census, and various other indexing projects–all at in Salt Lake City, UT. Currently he is employed as a Sr. British and Irish Research Consultant, and writes for the British portion of the Wiki (see,while serving Library patrons worldwide in pursuing their British and Irish family ancestry and history. He is author of the only available consummate researcher’s guide on London genealogical research procedure, called “Guide to Ancestral Research in London”, containing strategies for how to research in Greater London’s vast genealogical record sources.

Familienforschung Hartenthaler, Tschichholz und Burger
Blog type: German genealogy, Individual family history

Unsere Suche nach Familienmitgliedern und Vorfahren bezieht sich hauptsächlich auf folgende Familien:

Hartenthaler,Tschichholz und Burger

vor allem in den folgenden Gegenden, in denen unsere Vorfahren oder Verwandten lebten, bzw. deren Nachkommen dort heute leben. Dies sind unter anderem:

Baden   Schindler
















Oberösterreich Hartenthaler











Es gibt darüber hinaus auch Familienbande nach Australien.

Dieser Teil unserer Homepage widmet sich der Familienforschung und ist daher primär eine Sammlung von Beiträgen, Daten, Fakten, Fotos und Hintergrundinformationen von und über unsere Familien. Die hier zusammengestellten Informationen beruhen vor allem auf den Recherchen von Martha Hartenthaler und den Ergänzungen und Aufbereitungen durch Rainer und Hermann Hartenthaler. Die meisten Informationen zu den Hartenthaler-Vorfahren stammen aus den Nachforschungen von Wilhelm Hartenthaler und Ludwig Hartenthaler. Zu den anderen Verwandten haben aber auch viele weitere Ahnenforscher aus aller Welt Beiträge geliefert.

Wir sind neugierig, wer wohl unsere Vorfahren waren, wer mit uns wie verwandt ist. Aber auch die Freude am Recherchieren, Ordnen, Sammeln und Präsentieren stimuliert unsere Ahnen- und Familienforschung. Wir versuchen zunächst, so viele Vorfahren von uns, wie möglich, ausfindig zu machen. Von diesen Vorfahren versuchen wir dann nach und nach alle Nachkommen bis in die Gegenwart hinein zu ermitteln. Unsere Datenbank umfaßt derzeit rund 3.800 Personen, etwa die Hälfte davon sind definitiv mit uns blutsverwandt, die übrigen sind Partner oder Lebensgefährten. Da es weltweit wohl nicht mehr als etwa 250 “Hartenthaler” gibt, setzen wir einen besonderen Ehrgeiz in die Aufklärung der Verwandschaftsverhältnisse aller “Hartenthaler”. Daher befinden sich auch einige weitere Hartenthaler-Clans in der Datenbank, deren verwandtschaftlicher Bezug zu uns derzeit noch nicht geklärt ist.

Ein jedes Familienmitglied ist nicht nur ein Name, nicht nur ein Geburts- und Sterbedatum, sondern ein Mensch, der tatsächlich gelebt hat mit all seinen Träumen, Wünschen, Hoffnungen, Ideen. Er war geprägt durch sein genetisches Programm, aber auch durch seine Umwelt und seine Zeit, durch das gesellschaftliche, soziale, politische und materielle Umfeld, so dass hier auch das Ziel verfolgt wird – soweit dies möglich ist – dieses Umfeld ein wenig zu durchleuchten und aufzuhellen.

Wir würden uns sehr freuen, wenn wir noch bestehende Lücken mit Ihren Hinweisen schließen könnten oder wenn Sie uns auf eventuell falsche Informationen hinweisen würden.

From Here to There- A Searcher’s Tale
Blog type: Individual family history

Some of you know me from my other blog I do with my cousin Laura,  I love helping her with that blog.  But it’s dedicated to..well our Adamson family. 😀 I do a lot of work on other areas of my family, and have wanted to share where that is leading.  I hope that I keep some of my Adamson family interested in this blog even though it won’t be completely about their family.  And gain new people from the other side of my family.  I spend a lot of time on my Timbrel side also.  And work on Theron’s (my husband hehe) side of the family too.  That would be the Wahl-Thornton families.  I have two trees on that pertain to my family.  Adamson-Timbrel Family Tree and Wahl-Thornton Family Tree.  If you have any interest in looking at my work there, shoot me an email and I will invite you to peek at it.

If you ever see something that is wrong…which hopefully isn’t often lol…email me.  If you have anything to contribute…email me.  If you would like to know more about anything I am working on or have worked on…email me.  If you would like to see more pictures than what I post…email me.  LOL, ok just email me. I love hearing from my family, no matter how close or distant you may be.

Owston/Ouston One-Name Study
Blog type: Surname blog

Owston and its variant Ouston is a locative name that contains the Old Norse element “austr,” meaning east; and the Old English suffix “tun” for farmstead.  While several English villages bear the names Owston, Ouston, and Oulston; none of the existing families can be satisfactorily connected to any of these locations.  Most, if not all, Owston and Oustons can be traced to one of three Owston families that originated in and around the Vale of Pickering that straddles the counties of North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The first occurrence of the name in the region was the 1452 recording of the will of John Oustyn of Place Newton in the parish of Wintringham.  During the next century, several Owston families were recorded in several nearby parishes.  While other early occurrences appear elsewhere in Britain suggesting multiple origins of the surname, it does not appear that descendants of these other families have continued to the present.

The current Owstons and Oustons can be traced to three distinct families that originated in Sherburn in Hartford Lythe, Ganton, and Thornholme in the parish of Burton Agnes.  While traditional genealogical methods cannot trace these families to a common ancestor, Y-DNA results conclude that all three lineages share a common patriarch who probably lived in the 15th century.

The information of this blog comes from the combined original research of Roger J. Ouston, Timothy J. Owston, James M. Owston, and others.

Join us as we explore the etymology of the name and the history of those who bore it.   The Owston/Ouston One-Name Study is registered with The Guild of One-Name Studies.

Shackford Genealogy Blog
Blog type: Individual family history

William Shackford, born about 1640 moved from England to the “new land” settling in what is now Dover, New Hampshire around 1660.  He had many occupations – as a housewright (a builder of wooden houses). a farmer or planter, a retail merchant, and was captain of the military company.  He married Deborah Trickey, daughter of Thomas Trickey about 1671.  Many of William’s most immediate descendants were ship masters, or ship builders who lived in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.  His grandson Samuel SHACKFORD fought in the American Revolution and some of Samuel’s descendents document this service in their applications to the Sons or Daughters of the American Revolution.  Others descendants became preachers, farmers, teamsters, and physicians.  Most SHACKFORDs remained in New England but some moved west to settle in lands granted to them after serving in the military or to join the gold rush.

I started researching my SHACKFORD ancestors around 1988.  When I got stuck with my direct ancestry, and realized that SHACKFORD was not a common name, I started trying to connect all the SHACKFORDs I could find.  I wrote to every SHACKFORD I could find and was impressed with the wonderful responses to my letters.  Later I started to e-mail SHACKFORDs and posted questions about SHACKFORDS on listserves.  Many SHACKFORDs and SHACKFORD researchers openly shared information about the history of their families.  I then added to my information via library research at public libraries in Maryland, Michigan, and Texas, purchased books about counties in New Hampshire and Maine and reviewed countless copies of pages sent to me from other folks who were interested in the same family lines. I was able to connect my family ancestry directly to William but have some gaps in information about these families.

My project of connecting the SHACKFORDs and telling their story is a work in progress.  I am hoping to use this WEB page and blog to document and share the genealogy, the stories, struggles, and successes of the SHACKFORD descendants.  I also hope to learn more about formal genealogy research as I expand these WEB pages and use many of the proper tools to document my research.

I welcome input from anyone interested in this family history.  Please share your comments in the blog or contact me via the Contact Me link.

The Family Kalamazoo
Blog type: Individual family history, Michigan genealogy

The DeKorn and Zuidweg families of southwestern Michigan have documented the past through a collection of photographs and glass negatives. Many of the photographs were taken by family photographer Joseph DeKorn. Years ago, Adrian Zuidweg shared a portion of the collection with Western Michigan University‘s Archives and Regional History Collections. A larger portion is not at the archives, and my goal is to share the rest of the collection on this blog.

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