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New Genealogy Blogs October 30, 2010

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[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 11 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1,346 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:

a'spaidsearachd agus a'meòrachadh

a’spaidsearachd agus a’meòrachadh
Blog type: Individual family history, Scottish genealogy

This blog is the result of my ongoing research into the people, places and events that have shaped the Western Isles of Scotland and, in particular, the ‘Siamese-twins’ of Harris and Lewis.

My interest stems from the fact that my Grandfather was a Stornowegian and, until about four years ago, that was the sum total of my knowledge, both of him and of the land of his birth.

clarences letters home

Clarence’s Letters Home
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Diary blogs, Military history blogs

I have said these letters were “from across the pond” meaning the big one known as the Atlantic Ocean. However the first 19 letters were written in Fredericton and one was written while onboard ship outside of Saint John, N.B. Clarence didn’t have a chance to mail this one until he arrived in England. He thought they might stop in Halifax where he’d be able to post it. He had hoped for permission to go home before going overseas as his wife, Ada, had given birth to their third child and first daughter on May 9, 1915 but that didn’t happen. Clarence didn’t see Nova Scotia again until May of 1919.

Doctors, Preachers , Pioneers, Statesmen, & Folk

Doctors, Preachers, Pioneers, Statesmen, & Folk
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Individual family history

I have been interested in and working on genealogy for over 40 years. I have been lucky to have family members who have helped tremendously with research and information. I wouldn’t have the volumes of data if it wasn’t for them.

family history fun

Family History Fun
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

I have the family history bug! I enjoy researching both my own family history and that of friends. I am new to blogging but am enjoying writing about the Danson and Rawliffe families of the Fylde in Lancashire, with many photographs to enhance interest. I’ll also be looking at family sidelines, hints and tips. and stories that appeal. So read on, or even better, sign up as a follower. Do get in touch -I would love to hear from others who share my enthusiasm.

have you seen my roots

Have You Seen My Roots?
Blog type: Individual family history

After years of talking about becoming a professional genealogist, my loving husband told me to just do it. So instead of talking about it, I’m currently journeying down the path to accreditation (or at least that’s the goal). There are many things that will be thrown in my way, from PTA and Cub Scout meetings, mommy-ing, and (naturally) the challenge of actually preparing for and passing the accreditation! This is my journey. Presented honestly, and hopefully, without offending . . .

Lines researching: Barbier Barrett Blanchfield Boegel Boyle Bronsavage (Bronsevitch) Brown Cayemberg (Caeyenberghs) Collet Dart Doneux Farley Farrant Hermann Hermans Jochmans Kozlowski Kuehl Landeck Laurent Lee McCoy Monaghan Mueller Nys Paszkawicz Podor Quirk Ring Rosbeck Tabor Thelen Villers Waguener Zimmel.

mascot manor genealogy

Mascot Manor Genealogy
Blog type: Individual family history

When I found my grandmother’s grandparents, who she knew nothing about, I felt like I’d run a marathon. And won. At that time, I tried to share with others how it made me feel to find them, but unless a person is also interested in family history, it’s a bit difficult for them to understand the euphoria. So I thought then about a genealogy blog, but had no idea that it was a real thing. I didn’t even Google for it, thinking it was silly.

And then I went to the California Family History Expo and learned there are hundreds of you. And I want in on the club. So here we are.

The lines I’m studying are numerous and switch around all the time. That’s my favorite part of genealogy- you get bored of one person and you move on and can go back whenever you want.

past and present

Past & Present
Blog type: Individual family history

In genealogy, if you do it right, the answer to a question leads to more questions. The quest is half the fun and solving a mystery for myself is the best reward!

Lines researching: Johnson, Nelson, Dibbens, Field, Carroll, Trobridge, Rutkowski, Warnken.

scottish dna project blog

Scottish DNA Project Blog
Blog type: DNA genealogy, Scottish genealogy

The project was started by John Hansen in October 2001 as the Scottish Clans and has grown steadily as family historians have utilized genetic genealogy as a tool to advance their research. In the spring of 2010 John handed over administration of the project to the genealogical studies team at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow ( Also stepping back after many years committed service to the project is Martha Smith who regularly updated results in the master database. The current project team would like to express sincere thanks to both John and Martha for all their hard work over many years. Lauren Boyd continues as admin of the RootsWeb Scot-DNA mailing list ( and Charlotte Broun as overseer of the My Family Scottish DNA community website. For further details of these community resources see

You will probably have noticed that the name of the project has been changed from the Scottish Clans to the Scottish DNA Project. The new name was thought more appropriate and better reflects the revised project goals especially as many lineages with Scottish origins have never belonged or been known to belong to any traditional family grouping or clan.

This blog is primarily a platform to kep participants and individuals informed of project news and general developments in the field of genetic genealogy with particular emphasis on Scottish DNA Studies. As a national project we recognise the very important and pioneering work undertaken by many independently run projects whether they be clan, family, surname or haplogroup. We aim to support, promote and encourage the best possible participation of these projects.

If you are the administrator of a Scottish orientated DNA project and would like the opportunity to have it highlighted in this blog to recruit members, please drop us an email at

We have a number of ideas for the Scottish DNA Project in the months ahead so do please sign up to follow the blog and keep informed. We appreciate constructive feedback from interested parties.

she finds graves

She Finds Graves
Blog type: Cemetery blogs, Midwest genealogy, Wisconsin genealogy

My name is Kellie.  My husband and I have two grown children, an old, forgetful and confused dachshund and a wild pre-pubescent guinea pig.  We live in Southern Wisconsin in the same town I was born and raised.  My husband is from England, and we are very fortunate to be able to go back often and visit his family.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with cemeteries.  I struggle with a love of grave markers and the knowledge that if we’re all buried when we die – it won’t be too long before there’s no room left on this planet to live.  But that doesn’t change the fact that there is something very nice and romantic about walking through a cemetery and seeing a name you recognize – family or otherwise.

My interest in genealogy didn’t come until years later after my dad died in 2008 and I realized that I really had no idea where he came from.  I’m currently researching my grandmother’s father’s family and the sir names Miller and Schumacher.

the family recorder

The Family Recorder
Blog type: Professional genealogist, UK genealogy

I’ve been tracing the history of my own family and other people’s for over 20 years. It started as a hobby, but I liked it so much it became my job. Following several years of freelancing I have worked for The National Archives (UK) since 2002, currently as Records Specialist – Family History.

whittier area genealogical society

Whittier Area Genealogical Society Annual Seminar Blog
Blog type: California genealogy, Genealogy conference blog, Genealogy society blog

This is a blog to help you keep up to date about the WAGS 2011 Annual Seminar. We have moved our seminar back one month to January 29,2011 to accommodate and feature Lisa Louise Cooke. Check back here often for updates on our speaker’s topics and updates on our vendors.

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