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New Genealogy Blogs October 13, 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:

Beyond a Sapling
Blog type: Individual family history

My name is Christopher Fritz. I began genealogy in November, 2011. In the first almost-year of building my family tree, there have been many times I’d have liked a place to write about the findings and failures to find. For this reason, I’ve started this blog. I will occasionally also write about Gramps, the family tree software I use.

Before I started my family tree, I could count my non-immediate family on my fingers. The family tree started out as more of a family sapling, with no expectation to grow — that is, until it met with the resources available through the Internet. Now my little sapling is quickly growing, branch by branch, one leaf at a time.

Honoring Our Ancestors
Blog type: Individual family history

My blog is about: genealogy, family history, general history and, online genealogy resources.

Jordan’s Journey
Blog type: Individual family history

Take a trip into the past, down a winding road, and through dusty bookshelves. Jordan’s Journey is a tale about the search for my roots, how I searched for the people and places, and how I found everyone is connected… and all are one.


Monroe, North Carolina – Miscellaneous History
Blog type: North Caroline genealogy

Various sources include, among others, the 1987 National Register of Historic Places, Stack & Beasley’s 1902 Sketches of Monroe and Union County, Union County Public Library (Patricia Poland, Genealogy & Local History Librarian), the Heritage Room Photo Collection, North Carolina Map Collection, Rootsweb – An Community and family histories.

Our Family Branches
Blog type: Individual family history

About ten years ago I was bitten by the bug, the genealogy bug that is. It’s a bite like nothing I have ever experienced. It makes me do crazy things like stalk cemeteries, dig through records of long ago and decipher handwriting that most would throw away as illegible. I have read thousands of books, articles, census records, birth, death and marriage certificates, blogs, message boards, phone books, court documents and more.

My journey is far from complete and I have found so many shocking things that sometimes it makes my head spin. I’ll give you an example. One morning about 4 a.m., I was pouring through family histories and suddenly found out that my soon to be husband was my cousin. Now before you flip out on me, he’s my tenth cousin 6 times removed so it’s legal but needless to say I thought I was going to fall out of my chair upon finding this revelation.

The Reluctant Genealogist
Blog type: Individual family history

My name is Fred Barden. I live in Southern California with the most wonderful Corporate VP in the world. Being a redhead she rarely has the patience for my truly weird stream of consciousness lifestyle.

We share our world with Bingo the dog…yes, I have a dog, his name is Bingo…Bingo is the third in a line Cocker Spaniels that have shared our abode; he will probably get plenty of mention.

I lean towards Hawaiian shirts, classic rock, my caffeine delivery system of choice is Diet Dr. Pepper and I can usually finish a house project with less than 4 trips to Home Depot.

I started in radio at age 16 at a little radio station in the High Desert.  My love for editing started there, cutting together announcements for the PTA Spaghetti Dinner.  Along the way I’ve picked up a degree in Broadcasting, an FCC Class 1 License and a whole truckload of practical experience, tips and tricks.

After working in radio, TV, recording and cable TV I started my company, FamilyTales, to help people put their family history into a video.

And now here we are…Follow me as I plunge into the depths of my family history and you’ll learn a few tips about how to save and share your own family history on video.

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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