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New Genealogy Blogs September 25, 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 three newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1,293 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:

ancestree sprite

AncesTree Sprite
Blog type: Individual family history

Welcome! A Tree Sprite is a magical creature who lives in, nurtures and protects her tree. OK, so I am not magical, but I am the caretaker and guardian of my Family Tree; I am an AncesTree Sprite.

Ever since I was a young child, I’ve been interested in my family’s heritage, stories and people. My maternal grandmother’s walls were filled with old family portraits and I wanted to know the stories behind each of those stern faces that looked down on me. Many of my father’s family were all buried in the same small church cemetery and I would wander around the headstones looking for names and wanting to know the stories behind the stones.

Today I have gray hair and I’m a lot closer to joining those ancestors than that child was. I’m not a professional genealogist, just an enthusiastic hobbyist embarking on my first attempt at blogging. Come join me in my adventure as I share some of my finds, my frustrations, and my family stories. I welcome comments, suggestions and encouragement along the way. Come and share the view from my branch!

compelling stories

Compelling Stories – Jewish Lives Lived
Blog type: Jewish genealogy

My name is Toby Bird and I’ve been interested in memoirs for many years. I teach courses on autobiographical writing, and I’m an amateur genealogist. I’ve created this blog to call attention to the many compelling memoirs about Jewish people, their communities, their history and their culture.

Genealogy and history are more than facts and figures. Memoirs help bring those facts and figures to life because they are eye-witness accounts that immerse their readers in lives lived. These primary sources help you understand life on the ground, so to speak – a time period, a geographical location, and/or a particular set of circumstances.

The memoirs that I post on this blog are ones I’ve read and recommend. Each post consists of a short review of the contents and is followed by lists of family names and geographical locations of interest to those involved in Jewish genealogy. I will occasionally also be posting documentaries and fiction that can enrich a genealogical or historical perspective.

I hope that lots of you out in cyberspace will find this blog useful. I expect in the beginning to post three times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, one memoir per post. I welcome your feedback, suggestions, and questions.

good to know

Good To Know
Blog type: Genealogy, education, Professional genealogist

A genealogist’s way of working generally encompasses several different fields of study at once, thus the more well-rounded your genealogist is concerning various disciplines of study, the better that genealogist will be able to locate your ancestors, and maybe even tell you a little about what they were like.

This blog will discuss what types of things are “Good to Know” for a genealogist or for anyone researching his/her own family tree.

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