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New Genealogy Blogs October 23, 2010

new genealogy blogs

[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 14  newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1,335 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:

adventures in genealogy education

Adventures in Genealogy Education
Blog type: Genealogy education blog

Come and join me on a journey to learn about the many aspects of genealogy. Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate, or an advanced researcher it is important to study:

  • sources of information
  • methods and techniques
  • locations where your ancestors lived

I plan to share all types of resources for improving your research skills and knowledge including conferences, classes, webinars, books, web sites, institutes, tutorials, articles and other resources I find useful. Please feel free to share your experience with genealogical programs and suggestions for learning in each of these areas.

Angela McGhie is a genealogical researcher, lecturer, and instructor. She emphasizes genealogical education and has completed the NGS American Genealogy course, and attended the National Institute for Genealogical Research, the Institute of Historic and Genealogical Research, and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. She teaches genealogy courses at Howard Community College and is the administrator of the ProGen Study Groups.

ancestors in the attic

Ancestors in the Attic
Blog type: Cemetery blogs

“Ancestors in the Attic” is about the cyclone of genealogy topics which constantly whirls through my mind.  The surnames Davisson, Hendricks, Hedrick, Carroll, Madison, Kendall and Wilkinson of Indiana; Roberts, Wheeler, Dodson, Harmon, Sparkman and McCormack of  Tennessee;  subjects such as The Orphan Trains, the Civil War, WWI and WWII; research using the latest internet databases; genealogy certification; prison records; cemetery records and whatever my convoluted brain thinks of TOMORROW.  Thanks to Lisa Louise Cooke of “Genealogy Gems” for motivating me to blog about it and Thomas MacEntee  of “Geneabloggers” for including me in his New Genealogy Blogs post.

atlas family blog

Atlas Family Blog
Blog type: African-American genealogy, Individual family history, Louisiana genealogy

We are a team of cousins who volunteer our time and resources towards conducting genealogy research on behalf of our family. On a yearly basis, we assemble in a number of locales to collect more information for our family file in an effort to provide an even deeper understanding of ancestors, and ultimately, ourselves. We also make every effort to make the genealogical voice of families from Northeastern Louisiana heard on the internet.

bergschneiders and beyond

Bergschneiders and Beyond
Blog type: Individual family history

Thanks for stopping by! I’m going to use this blog for keeping track of my genealogy research and hopefully connecting with other researchers and possibly cousins. Right now, I’m getting used to the posting and how everything works. I’ll get things going here in the next week or so! If you are interested in following my posts or getting emails when I post, please subscribe. Thanks, everyone!

blended twigs

Blended Twigs Genealogy
Blog type: Individual family history, Portuguese genealogy

It’s been a week since dad attended the Family History Expo in Pleasanton, California. It was his first such seminar and he says that he learned quite a bit. One of the sessions he attended discussed genealogy blogs. Thus, the reason for this new blog. It was presented by Thomas MacEntee, the Geneablogger. It was a good session and he said he learned a whole lot from Mr. MacEntee.

I have not quite decided how I am going to write this blog. I have a whole bunch of ideas going through my head right now… so I think I will let it develop a little.

Here is a little taste of my history… not necessarily genealogically oriented for now. This is my third blog. My first blog was one that I started when I was just four days old. You see, I was a preemie and we used the blog format to keep the communication lines open with family members and friends so that mommy and daddy could concentrate on taking care of me. Well, it worked… I am here and doing very well at two and a half years old. The second blog that I started was going to be a genealogically oriented blog as well; however, the name was a little long and obscure so we abandoned it for now… and so here we are with the third blog. =)

Unfortunately, it is past my bed time and I have to get some sleep so I can play and learn at school in the morning. So I will sign off for now.

Oh one more thing… the name of the blog is blended twigs genealogy.

family genealogy

Family Genealogy
Blog type: Individual family history, Norwegian genealogy

I am three-fourths Norwegian. All my ancestors on my father’s side are Norwegian and all the ancestors on my mother’s father’s side are Norwegian. Norway is divided into nineteen provinces. All my Norwegian ancestors are from two of these provinces; Buskerud and Sogn og Fjordane. The non-Norwegian ancestors on my mother’s mother’s side are English (Dorset), Scottish (up by Aberdeen), German (the Baden-Black Forest region), Welsh (I am still debating the genealogy evidence for this but my grandmother did claim that she had Welsh blood in her), and a tiny bit Irish.

My interest in genealogy started about five years ago. I received a gift certificate to a computer store. I decided it would be used for software but I had no idea what kind of software. I ended up getting a genealogy program. I installed it on my computer but within a week it crashed. Several months later I was at a computer conference for educators and to my astonishment I won a computer. When I got home I installed my genealogy program on it and it worked fine. Thus began my adventures into my family’s history/genealogy.

finding aunt delia

Finding Aunt Delia
Blog type: African-American genealogy, Individual family history, Virginia genealogy blogs

Welcome and thanks for taking a look! If you’re interested in African American history and genealogy, then we have something in common.

This blog is called “Finding Aunt Delia” because of my quest to properly identify a woman of color in a photograph from my white American family’s past. “Aunt Delia” appears in this image, which was taken around 1880 in Norfolk, Va. She is holding my great grandmother, Lois Evalyn Wemple who was born in 1879. Many years after it was taken, my grandmother (Lois’s only child), who was then a grown woman herself, identifed the woman as “Aunt Delia” in writing on the back of the photo. Despite being a pretty good researcher, I have not been able to determine Delia’s last name, where she lived or how exactly she was associated with my family. But there are many more Delias who I might be able to identify and whose stories can help me and others understand our shared American history.

from little acorns

From Little Acorns
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy, Welsh genealogy,

Right, so this time, with the help of a blogging beginners webinar I attended in the early hours of this morning presented by Myrtle of fame and Geoff Rasmussen of Legacy Family Tree, I am going to finish what I started and do a proper genealogy blog!

Although I didn’t learn anything new about how to blog from the webinar, I think the reason I’ve so far failed to keep up with it is I didn’t just want it to seem like a list of my genealogical studies. Myrt opened my eyes to RSS blog feeds, and I will also be keeping a closer eye on my Twitter feed (which is @netgrrl79 at the moment, though I am considering opening another feed just for genealogy tweets) for interesting articles to repost here or to inspire me in my own studies.

So, the basics about me: I’m Katie, aged 31, and I live in NE Wales, although I am English by birth. I was born just over the border in Chester, and yet I have not discovered any genealogical links to either of these areas! My paternal grandfather, Horace CHAMBERS, died in June this year, at the grand old age of 93, and was born in Hoyland, Yorkshire (West Riding)1. My maternal grandfather, Maurice Herbert Jefferson, died in 1996, at the age of 85, and was born in Hastings, Sussex – he was a bump in his mother’s stomach at the time of the 1911 English census!

obits south omaha sun

Obituaries from South Omaha Sun Newspaper
Blog type: Death Records and Obituaries, Midwest genealogy, Nebraska genealogy

South Omaha Sun was a weekly newspaper from December 27, 1951 to August 31, 1983. In this paper they had birth announcements, wedding announcements and pictures of brides. It even has people who retired from packing houses and other places of business.

paulstown history and genealogy

Paulstown History and Genealogy
Blog type: Irish genealogy

My name is Joe Buggy (Seosamh Ó Bogaigh as gaeilge) and I’m a professional genealogist from Ireland who lives and works in New York City. If you have any research needs my website is and I can be contacted at

Old Paulstown Stories is about the history and genealogy of my home village, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny in Ireland. It is an outgrowth of my genealogical work and will also included postings about the history of the area. I hope to build on the work of a few publications which have been written about the area.

If you have come to this site through a search for the Buggy name then have a look at my Buggy Name History Blog –


Rootsmithing: Genealogy, Methodology and Technology
Blog type: Genealogy education, Individual family history, Professional genealogists, Technology blogs

Personal and professional blog of Drew Smith of The Genealogy Guys and author of Social Networking for Genealogists.

roots traveler

Roots Traveler
Blog type: Genealogy vendor blog

Welcome to Roots Traveler, the blog for anyone interested in traveling for genealogy research or traveling to see their heritage or their roots.

If you are do genealogy, whether professionally or as a hobby, chances are you see records from places all over the world. After all, most people can trace their roots to all sorts of places.

Maybe you have dreamed of taking a research trip somewhere. Let’s say your ancestors are from Ireland. Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Ireland to do some research, even though you know you can easily get the info on the internet? Or maybe you’ve dreamed about seeing the house your great-grandfather left in Ireland before coming to America. Maybe your dreams are closer, and you’d like to see the battlefield where your ancestor fought in the Civil War.

This blog is about those experiences. How to have them, how to set up your own trips, things to see, travel news that might impact your travels, and resources that will help you realize your dream.

Roots Traveler is a blog by Family Roots Travel, so once you are ready to go, head on over to to get your trip set up. Family Roots Travel does not only do roots travel, but it is a big part of what we do, and we are passionate about it, so we hope you enjoy this blog and become a roots traveler yourself.

the scrappy genealogist

The Scrappy Genealogist
Blog type: Crafts blogs, Individual family history

I am a stay at home Mom of three wonderful children, ages 11, 14 and 19. As my children are in the process of embarking on their lives, I am in the process of reinventing myself. Who am I? First and foremost, I am a wife and a mother. But, I am also a daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter, great granddaughter….well, you get the picture. My search for myself has renewed my interest in my roots and I have been actively researching my ancestry for five years. Working as a genealogist is a big part of who I am becoming. I love the thrill of the hunt and connecting people with long lost relatives. Photos can provide important clues during the hunt and scrapbooking is a great way to display and present some of what you learn so that other family members can share in your delight.

you dont choose your family

You Don’t Choose Your Family
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

I decided to write a blog to record details of my family history and my efforts to trace my ancestors. I know not everyone is interested in family history and that includes members of my own family. For some people life is about now and where you are going. I agree with that but for me knowing how I got here and what came before is fascinating.

I don’t expect to find that I am related to money, to royalty or that my family made (and lost) a fortune. I have however found some interesting facts and stories about some of the people in my family tree. I want to use my blog to tell 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century stories in a 21st century way.

If you find my blog interesting or even if you don’t I welcome your comments and stories about your own family history research. If by some remote chance that you think we might be related you need to know that I am not rich, I am not famous and there are no family heirlooms with your name on.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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