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New Genealogy Blogs September 26, 2009

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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 Geneablog! link in the menu bar to pass along information on new blogs.]

This week we offer 15 new genealogy and family-history related blogs and we now list 634 in our blog 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”
– adding them to your Networked Blogs on Facebook

Here are this week’s new listings:

ancestry magazine

Ancestry Magazine Blogs
Blog type: Genealogy vendor

What do the Ancestry magazine editors have to say? What’s been happening with Nicole in the Family History Diary? What crazy or interesting news from the world of family history are you missing? Find the answers to these and other questions in the Ancestry magazine blogs. Browse through recent articles below and click “Read the Whole Article” to see more.

dear annie

Dear Annie
Blog type: Diaries, Individual family history

My great Aunt Annie Bartos lived with her twin Uncle Wenzel until his death at 83 and then lived by herself until she died at 90 in 1983. She was a collector. One walked between boxes in her house. Among this treasure is a collection of about 700 postcards from about 1910 to 1924. It is my goal to share them with her descendants and with the world.

Annie, Wenzel, Frank, Joe and John were the children of Frances and Frank Bartos [my great grandparents]. Joe is my grandfather.  John was the traveler. He went to serve in WWI, but did not serve overseas. He worked in Colorado and died in an accident. Struck by lightning.


Blog type: Research

I enjoy collecting old history and genealogy books, writing web pages and making searching for ancestors easier.

HG department news

HG Department News
Blog type: Genealogy library

The official blog of the History & Genealogy Department of the St. Louis Public Library.

henthorn genealogy news

Henthorn Genealogy News
Blog type: Individual family history

The Henthorn Genealogy News blog is used to post news and information about my genealogy interests and activities. It’s the first place you should look if you want to find out whether I’m accomplishing anything or not. Surnames of interest: Henthorn(e), Hinthorn(e), Watson, Conger, Yoho, Jennings. Contributions of information and material are welcome.

my papas book

My Papa’s Book
Blog type: Individual family history

Family History Research for the following families: Chandler, Vance, Campbell, Devenport, Buffington, Lipscomb, Pool, Ellenburg, Watkins, Thompson, Clark, Chastain, York and more.

Years ago I started my family history research to help answer some questions my grandfather had about his ancestors. He was very interested but as he had gotten older his vision was deteriorating, making it difficult for him to read. As a recent college graduate I volunteered to find some basic records about our family members. I never knew how much I’d enjoy it! My grandfather was so impressed with the research I’d bring to him that he repeatedly told me that I should write a book. After a few months of research I gathered all the information I had gathered and put the facts together in a short document titled “Papa’s Book.” For years I have continued my research and now have gathered enough information to write an extensive book for all 4 of my grandparents. I have created this blog to share some of my research with others and in hopes meeting some cousins I’ve never met.

old photos genealogy

Old Photos & Genealogy
Blog type: Photography

News about vintage photographs, photo collections, genealogy sites and other databases and resources to help you find your ancestors.

pa history genealogy

Pennsylvania History & Genealogy Blog
Blog type: Pennsylvania genealogy

PA Genealogy, Old Photographs, Vital Records, Histories, Stories, Ancestors, and interesting things.

relative musings

Relative Musings
Blog type:  Individual family history

Launched in October 2006, Relative Musings includes the multi-part series Finding Family for Free with helpful tips, plus my own experiences discovering my ancestors.

santa fe examiner

Santa Fe African American Genealogy Examiner
Blog type: African-American genealogy

George Geder is a family historian and genealogist who does consultation, research and speaking engagements. He has appeared on television (The History Detectives) and has been published. George is a photo restoration artist specializing in retouching and restoring old family photographs, as well as the manager of the ‘Books~Authors~Reviews’ forum at, the premier African ancestored genealogy website. George was named the official genealogist of the Robert E. Lamberton Elementary School of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2008.

the continuous noyes

The Continuous Noyes Genealogy
Blog type: Individual family history, Massachusetts genealogy

The descendants of Nicholas, Peter & James Noyes. Landed in Parker River, Mass. 1634 – On the Ship Mary & John.

the hope chest

The Hope Chest
Blog type: Individual family history

Welcome to Rebecca’s Family History Journey. When we find our ancestors, we find ourselves. The WHITMAN, KENNICUTT, VALLETTE, WADDOUPS, HUTCHENS, MILLGATE, and other families are waiting to be introduced.

the dead librarian

The Dead Librarian
Blog type: Death records & obituaries, South Carolina genealogy

This site is designed to help South Carolina family historians search for obituaries and death notices online.

the progenealogists

The ProGenealogist’s Blog
Blog type: Genealogy vendor

Welcome to ProGenealogists’s “Cool Digs,” the blog home to a few of the fascinating things we find. Thank you for taking the time to visit! Take a second to peek around and check out some of our previous posts. Of course, we would love to find out what you think as well, so make sure to comment!

the spirit and dust

The Spirit and The Dust: A Taphophilia Journal
Blog type: Cemetery blogs

I’m a Yankee transplanted to the South to pick up the pieces of a life gone awry. After spending a great deal of my life in school studying history and working in the museum field, I have now settled on computers as a new outlet for my interest in history. My family’s history can be traced back to at least the Norman Invasion of England and I (with my sister) descend from kings of the Scottish Celts, Irish Celts and Norman Scots, which I have known for as long as I can remember — my history always being a part of my present. Because I grew up going to cemeteries with my parents to visit the graves of relatives, I have a long-standing affinity for burial places, whether a dolmen in Ireland or a weed filled forgotten family plot. My idea of relaxing when my mind is in turmoil is to go clean the graves of those long gone and forgotten, just to let them know that someone thought about them. My blog will be a place where I can showcase my interest in death art via photographic journeys through cemeteries and finding noted articles of interest. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in having me perform any research or photograph a grave in my area for your genealogy.

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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