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This Week’s New Geneablogs

[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 sidebar to pass along information on new blogs.]

Well, I have been absolutely overwhelmed with the number of new genealogy and family history-related blogs out on the blogosphere. I am not sure if I were asked to put my finger on the “why” that I could give an explanation as to the explosive growth. Here are some of my thoughts: with the failing economy people are looking for low cost/no cost ways of working on their genealogy; also with the economy some people are looking for hobbies such as genealogy to keep them busy during periods of unemployment or underemployment; and the growth of Web 2.0 and social media tools is allowing fellow genealogists to connect with other researchers and a blog has become the necessary tool for such connectivity.

So here is our super duper list with over 53 new blogs (or newly discovered blogs) which have been added to the blog roll over on the sidebar. See, this is what I get for taking a weekend off (note to self: no more vacations, ever!)

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

Ancestor Hunting
“Ancestors. We all have them. We all have about the same number of them. Why is it that some of us have found many of ours and others have found only a few? Sometimes it is where and how you were raised. I have Revolutionary War ancestors buried almost literally in the backyard where I grew up. This is not uncommon on the East Coast. People came to this country and next moved more than a few miles from where they landed. I was raised in the Midwest but once my ancestors got there their traveling days were over.”

Ancestral Notes
“Finding more about your family’s history is very rewarding as well as being interesting and educational. I created this blog to share my experiences, tips and resources in my search for my ancestors’ history and maybe, help you in your research as well.”

Attala County Memories
“If you have found this blog, you must have roots in Mississippi, and your ancestors may have lived in Attala County or the surrounding area. Within the coming weeks, I hope to share with you stories about Attala County, its rich cultural history, and the results of my own genealogy research. Let me hear from you………who knows, we may be related!”

Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society (BRGHS)
“This is the official blog for the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society (BRGHS). The group meets at 9200 Bluebonnet Boulevard (Bluebonnet Regional Branch library) on the third Saturday each month at 10:00 a.m. Our programs present professional speakers and members who share their areas of interest and expertise. Meetings are open to the public- join us!”

Be Not Forgot – begotten & ne’er forgotten
“Alex Haley once said that when an old person dies, it is like a small library burning. The difference is, most libraries only have books for which there are duplicates in many other libraries; when an old person dies, if younger ones have not listened & learned, the “books” that were the life experiences & perceptions of that person die also. They vanish like ghosts of forgotten memories, no longer able to instruct, inspire or challenge us. Ps. 102:18. This is written for a later generation…”

Berry Family DNA Project
“A place to post comments, requests, discoveries or anything else having to do with the Berry Family DNA Project, as well as the occasional social comment.”

Cemeteries of Dancing Rabbit Creek
“With a purpose of promoting the historical importance of cemeteries, grave markers, and the family history that can be learned from a study of burial customs, burying grounds, and tombstones. I invite you to follow me on this journey through the many old graveyards of Attala County, Mississippi.”

Blog Some Genealogy
“Welcome to ‘Blogsome Genealogy’. Please search the category list for items of interest to you. If you have any comments to add or questions to ask please post in the comments area.”

Cemeteries of the Covered Bridges
“The bitterest tears shed over graves are the words left unsaid or deeds left undone.”  – Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Cemeteries With Texas Ties
“Stories in picture and verse depicting cemeteries in North Texas.”

Circle Hill Cemetery Burials & Families
“Welcome to the Graveyard Burials with photographs and family data, often obituaries. This blog is dedicated to the families of everyone buried in this cemetery. But most of all to Denise for helping them come alive again!!! ”

Corel Cousins
“Welcome to my site dedicated to all descendants of William Corel and Rebecca Oney, past and present, as well as anyone who may be interested in the Corel family stories. William and Rebecca were married on June 6, 1811 in Tazewell County, Virginia. The above photo was originally taken on August 3, 1924 at Swope Park, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri at the Second Annual Corel-McGee Picnic. Three of William and Rebecca’s children married siblings from the McGee Family.”

Dick’s Genealogy and History Corner
“A very big welcome to my little corner of the net.  This site has my blog which is my opinions about genealogy and history in and around Rochester, NY. Also, it helps with some advice as to where to find resources and how useful those resources are. The blog has already evolved and may change in the future. That is the way of the internet; always evolving.  I don’t post daily and don’t have a regular posting schedule. You can link to this blog so you can read any new postings.  Finally, send any suggestions of anything that you see that might be lacking. Or just write and tell me what you think.”

Eastern Sierra Cemeteries
“A blog about the people, history and cemeteries in the Eastern Sierra and beyond. This information builds on what I wrote in my book Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra, published by Arcadia.”

Echo Hill Ancestors Weblog
“I’m looking forward to posting genealogy and family history information on both my husband’s and my ancestral lines and we hope to hear from “cousins” and new friends. Whether you’re connected to the family or simply have an interest in the surnames we’d enjoy a contact. So here are the names we’re studying: Arbuckle, Boss, Daly, Shane, Walker, Hogan, Samels, Sherman, Hartwell, Higley, Leach, Neust, Edgeworth, and of course Edminster. If any of these names “ring a bell” with you please send us a message at “” We’d love to hear from you and will respond quickly.”

Firelands History Blog
“Welcome and thank you for visiting the Firelands History Blog, which tells the story of the “Sufferers’ Land” in northern Ohio set aside for “Sufferers” burned out of their homes during the American Revolution. The purpose of this site is to tell the story of the pioneers who settled in the Firelands, and their ancestors and descendants. In addition to the Sufferers’ Land History posted on this page, the site offers a variety of literature and genealogical research. Below this welcome message is an index of pages on this site containing family genealogies, historical stories and images. Below that index are links to other websites related to the history of the Firelands. In the far right column are links to blog posts categorized by family name and location. Click on these to go to all the blog postings related to a particular family, city, or state. In addition to a new blog posting, other information will be posted on the site every week. Please visit often.”

Free Genealogy
“This blog is designed to highlight places on the Internet where you can find free genealogical and historical information. At first you will see text blogging and in the future I will be adding podcasts on which I will discuss and highlight sources of free sites. That means you aren’t required to pay for the information. However, that doesn’t rule out the sites accepting donations to assist them in making the information available.  Also, I must confess that there are a few ads in the lower right hand corner of this blog. Sites offered in these ads usually are not free. ”

“This is the first of my new blogs. I have not used my old blog for ages so I decide to change to this in the hope that it will be more easily accessible to those who know me and might be interested in my news. I will post again before the new year to update you with what as been happening this year. Most of my posts will be related to genealogy but some may be just general chat. Please send me feedback and comments.”

Growing Up Genealogy
“I am Susie Coleman, the daughter of a genealogist. Growing up with genealogy was a way of life in our household. My blog will share views of genealogy, research and genealogists from a family member’s perspective. Maybe some of my ideas will help you understand the genealogist in your family.”

Hendricks History
“This is dedicated to the study and research of the various Hendrick, Hendricks, Hendrix family histories. Though we all me from different families, we are forever linked by the name and the past genealogical mistakes made by our ancestors due to lack of information or the availability of information.”

Jennifer’s Genealogy Blog
“I am a 27-year-old accountant by day and genealogist by night. I am a financial analyst for a private emergency management consulting firm in Baton Rouge, LA. I am getting married to my fiancé of four years, Cade, on 24 Oct 2009. I love studying my family history and have been doing so since I was 12 years old.”

Kay B’s Place
“I am a wife, mother of two teenagers and have a Siamese cat. I am the self-appointed family historian because I enjoy researching and collecting family stories, genealogy and photos. Why have I started this blog? To preserve and share my families stories as well as track my research progress.”

Lineage Keeper
“I’ve been an avid genealogist for most of my life. Although my life has involved significant investments of time with family, church and corporate management opportunities, family history research has been my means of relaxation. It is an activity that can continue almost anywhere at any time and the quest, although challenging, is also a never ending fascinating journey. Having been long involved in technology, I’ve found that I’ve enjoyed using it most to document my research and to connect with cousins worldwide resulting in friendships and international family research teams. All of today’s research technology and tools make this a wonderful time to be alive!”

Louisiana Genealogy Blog
“You can find links to other genealogy blogs from a variety of sources below this blog. There are links to news stories about genealogy in Louisiana (when that Google thing works) and genealogy tags from Word Press, Louisiana posts from Cousin Connect, and genealogy community at Live Journal. You may also find other networking websites linking here interested in genealogy and a whole slew of other genealogy blogs. Most of the Louisiana Parishes RootsWeb mailing lists are found linked to the left. I have found these to be the most helpful. Maybe you will, too.”

Luxegen Genealogy and Family History
“Luxegen was created in 2001 to provide a web presence for Joan Miller’s genealogy research. The Luxegen blog ( was added in 2008 to give voice to a passion for genealogy and family history. Researching KERR in Canada, Ireland and Scotland. IRVINE in Canada and Ireland; MILLER in New Brunswick, HENDERSON in Canada and Ireland; WILSON in Scotland; AUMACK in USA, Canada and Europe; MOSS, HARTSELL and PUTERBAUGH in USA.”

Memoir Mentor
“My husband and I have always been involved in genealogy, and I’ve spent many interesting hours in libraries and court houses trying to find out who I came from. After I wrote a family history about my Scots grandparents, I decided I’d learned so much from the process, I could teach others how to write stories about themselves and their families. For the last 15 years I’ve been teaching classes at Santiago Canyon College in Orange County, California, during the school year, and occasional summer terms at the University of Utah. I also present shorter seminars and workshops for genealogy societies and other groups interested in family history. You can find out more about me and my classes at my website, In 2007 Signature Books published Breathe Life into Your Life Story, a book I co-authored with my husband, that includes much of the material I teach in my classes. It was long hard work, and I now have a deeper respect for anyone who writes and publishes a book. My blog is an attempt to participate in the larger community of people interesting in life story writing of all kinds and perhaps help a few people persevere in writing their stories.”

Mississippi History and Genealogy Notes
“If you have an item of historical or genealogical interest to Mississippi researchers, please contact me at lorithor AT yahoo DOT com (replacing the capitalized words with the appropriate symbols). Please make sure to include a subject line with the word Mississippi in it.”

Mississippi Memories
“I love genealogy and the research that goes into it. For over ten years now, I have been researching my family’s history in Mississippi. This blog contains some of that information, as well as information about other, non-related families. Maybe you will find bits of your family history here, as well. And who knows…..we may be related!”

My Tombstone Collection
“Over time, I have taken pictures of Headstones of my wife’s ancestors and my own. I will share them here. Information that is available will be posted as well. A Member of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits.”

Notes of Life
“I’m a 20-something year old from the hills of Mid Wales. Here you will find my thoughts, rambling and rantings on various subjects including family history, photography, music, movies and life.”

Olga’s Daughter
In 1994, my mother, Carmen Browne, was admitted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, England seriously ill. As she slowly recovered I realized that had she died so too would the chance of my finding out about her past, her family in Jamaica and, of particular importance to me, who my father was information she had resolutely refused to share with me. So I decided to find out for myself.  ”

Our Carroll Family Genealogy
“Yes; I have been in the silence mode since last June 2008. Following my project which I published in my last posts, to publish my Genealogy website… and eventually close this blog. But… It looks like I’m not yet ready for website creations; after a small bang ( more like a pop), I got caught up in my first problems. And put everything on hold, due to a trip back to North America in September. But, I still needed to put everything online in a clear and visual form. With data, a tree and yes, photo albums.”

Our Future Rooted in Our Past
“This is my first attempt at something new like blogging. For most, blogging is probably second nature, but not for me. I am using this as a catalyst to express my views on life, friends, and the activities that I like to pursue. One blog that I recently read, was a man’s expression of gratitude for the common place things in his life. Many times we are going through the motions of life with out ever taking the time to reflect on the blessings that have been given to us. Even when life is difficult there is always something to be grateful for. With this in mind, I want to express my gratitude for my children and family. They have been a source of great joy and strength in my life.”

Random Notes
“A blog about random thoughts that pop into my head. Mostly it will concern my genealogy findings for my family and my brother-in-law’s family.”

Random Ramblings
“My name is Amanda and I live in Akron, OH. I go by “amandolin” on a couple places on the internet. I’m a stay-at-home wife and a mother to one daughter. I love genealogy and I am currently working on a book that will cover all known ancestors of my maternal great-grandmother. That’s about it… at least until I think of more to add.”

Ravenna Area Historical Society Blog
“For those not familiar with Ravenna, the township is now located in the County of Muskegon in Michigan. Muskegon County lies along Lake Michigan. Might I add a tourism plug, beautiful along the lakeshore area anywhere you go. Ravenna is about 15 miles east of the city of Muskegon and 25 miles northwest of Grand Rapids, in Kent County. Ravenna started as a lumbering and farming area. Today there are still thriving farms and several businesses in the township, some have been here for over 100 years.”

Relay – A Family History Blog
“I’m starting this blog to keep share and keep track of my family history quest – the stories, the frustrations, the successes and the analysis. I probably won’t update daily. After all Family History is not an instant gratification pursuit. As a Certified Genealogist, sm, I’m supposed to recognize that nothing is instant and everything must be subjected to rigorous testing and proof. But I must admit that sometimes it is hard. Sometimes, I want to just grab the first available name that seems to fit and go on from there. Still, so far I have resisted the temptation. I’ve been a genealogist for nearly 20 years. And a Family Historian for about 8 years. The difference? Well in my mind, a genealogist is interested in a pedigree – a chain of ancestors stretching as far back in time as possible – and a family historian is interested in the entire family, their history, the whys and wherefores and whowiths that make up the complete story of a family. Frankly being a family historian is more difficult and more interesting. As a genealogist I might never have learned about my possibly bigamous great great uncle, or the totally inept bank robbing relative or the ancestor whose children and whose brother’s children were delivered by the well known (I’m tempted to say famous but fame is relative like all things) midwife Martha Ballard of Augusta Maine. And I never would have learned that my great great grandmother had 3 half brother who lived very complicated lives.  When people ask me why I’m a family historian/genealogist I reply, ‘The human race is a relay not a sprint! and I want to know who passed me the baton.'”

Rockbridge Roots
“Back in the dim and distant past when I was a young man, my mother was heavily involved in Genealogical Research. Sometimes she would drag me along on her research trips to find overgrown country cemeteries, lavender smelling old ladies in big old houses, and trips to musty sections of libraries.  I usually went kicking and screaming but mom didn’t like to go alone. She especially didn’t like to go to cemeteries alone. She had a friend, Helen, who had had a dream about a horrible experience in a cemetery and she had convinced mom not to go to cemeteries alone.  My mother’s people included Morris’, Goodspeeds, Harrolds, Cranes, Bradds, and Littles. My dad’s family was a very colorful collection of characters including Tollivers, Kyres, Richards and Angels. My paternal Grandfather had emigrated from a Greek Island when he was sixteen, and at this time, we knew very little about his family. In fact, even to this day we still don’t know much more but I’ll cover that in a future post.”

Root Seek
“I’m a novice genealogist. Some of the lines I’m researching are Hatley, Holloman, Via, Sowell, Beautrow, Chapman, Salmon and Blazier (among many others).”

Roots And All
“The above quote pretty much sums up why I am interested in genealogy. The stories of our ancestors make us who we are today. Their life stories, both famous and obscure, rich and poor, remind us of the significance each life has on the rest of the world. I have created this blog in order to keep my family updated on the findings of my genealogy research. Most of the posts will be updates on research into particular family lines. I will post updates and interesting stories I find on the families I am researching. Along the way I will also post on other subjects related to genealogy. I am especially interested in efforts to digitize ancient records and make them accessible to the public. I will post on these efforts as well as tips on the resources available on the internet that I have found most helpful in my searches. Here are the main family names I will am researching: Frank, Dickson, Beasley, Backer, Shelton, Sullivan, Hickey, Gruenewald, Roberts, Westerfield, Ebelhar, Riney.”

Stephen’s History and Genealogy
“Thanks for visiting my history and genealogy blog. My focus will be to update my fellow researchers and relatives on my activities, share tips and ideas, and share family stories and photographs. I’m proud of the information I’ve compiled over the last 33 years and plan to continue refining it. This is a great time to be involved in historical, local, and genealogical research. I will post regularly and I hope you will visit often.”

Still More Genealogy
“I have a tangled family tree, very typically American, which is to say Puerto Rican, Irish, and German. I write about it here when I am not feeding horses, actually doing research, or solving complex email problems for the day job. I enjoy reading the results of exhaustive research, elegantly written and comprehensively cited, but writing it is harder than it looks.”

Tennessee Memories
“When I began to publish my blog Genealogy Traces last year I combined my husband’s and my families and their ancestral lines, but I have quickly come to realize it is too much for the readers of one blog. I will continue tracing my family names Richards, Puckett, Gailey, Stone, Homsley, Cook, Brooks, Brock, Rowbury, Rogers and others on Genealogy Traces but will be using this new blog to properly showcase my husband’s family.  His family is from East Tennessee and points further east. Family lines I will be researching are Shubert, Davis, Burns, Delozier, Cusick, Reese, Hitch, Conner, Cofer, Brock, Rogers, and Graves. Listed among their places of birth are Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Cardiff, Wales.”

The Ancestry Insider
“This Ancestry Insider blog is the unofficial, unauthorized view of the Internet’s two biggest genealogy and family history websites: and The author attempts to fairly and evenly support both organizations, but believes readers have a right to know that a possible conflict of interest exists.  Throughout the publication of this blog, the author has been employed by one of these two websites. Prior to 11-July-2008 the author was employed by and by after 28-July-2008. Before and after this transition the editorial policy of this blog remains unchanged. The blog title, The Ancestry Insider, also remains unchanged as it is more closely identified with the author than with other entities. The author remains an insider among those searching their ancestry.”

The Hanging Grove Chronicles
“Besides being catchy, Hanging Grove’s a location that won’t appear in the history of any other Sack family. It is our unique identifier . . . geographical DNA as it were . . . for the descendants of Christian A. SACK and wife Mary “Polly” HITE. (Note: You won’t find much here about their oldest boy “Wm. C.” His descendants in Sarpy Co. NE have published several editions of a history of his and wife Martha OVERTON’s branch).”

The Internet Genealogist
“Hello! I’m a college student from California I’m a history/political science major and I hope to minor in French or linguistics. I enjoy genealogy (which I’ve been doing for ten years now) and a dream of mine is to be on Antiques Roadshow. I love getting messages on whatever I post so feel free to contact me through e-mail (comments are also nice). Cheers!”

The Research Journal
“I’ve been working on my family tree for about 18 years. I’ve got ancestry from California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Azores, Portugal, Ireland, England, Australia, and France. I was a volunteer staff member for the Genealogy Forum on AOL. Later, a group of us moved out to the web at I assisted folks with their genealogy in moderated chats. I’ve been running the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website,, for almost 7 years. The website covers a wide variety of genealogy topics and includes indexes to some passport and immigration records. Read the blog and visit the website…I hope you enjoy them both!”

The Ties That Bind
“I’ve never had any formal genealogy training, but I love a mystery and that’s what fascinates me about searching for my elusive ancestors. Over the last few years I’ve begun writing and recording as much of the information that I’ve found as possible. These people shall not be forgotten, they left everything they knew and loved to build a new life. They suffered through wars, droughts and plagues of all sorts. It’s important that their sacrifices not be forgotten.”

Uphill Both Ways
“Grandma was a story teller. She told stories in songs, she told stories in poetry. But most of all she told her family stories – about the people and places and things that make us all who we are. Many years ago, she decided she needed to put these family stories down on paper. Grandpa spent many hours driving her around their Idaho valley, interviewing family – and people who knew family who had passed on – so that she could learn their stories. She learned everything she could about anything that had to do with their family heritage. She had a wonderful memory and was an excellent historian and record keeper.”

Where I Come From
“Well, for many years I have been interested in my family history and wanted to know where my roots started and how I got here. However, I never actually knew just how to start. While in a Family Law Class in College… my professor assigned us our Final Exam the first day of class. The assignment was to create a FAMILY TREE. I signed on to and from there started with me and the family I knew of. I didn’t find a lot of information by the end of the year, but had some.”

A Worthington Weblog
“Retiring from a major corporation, after 30 years, one of my daughters thought I needed “something to do”. So, she gave me a copy of the Family Tree Maker program. Making contact with my Dads cousins, who are genealogist, I began my adventure into a new hobby. This is, Collecting Ancestors. As they say, and the rest is history.”

Yvette’s Dutch Genealogy Homepage
“This site helps people of Dutch descent research their Dutch ancestors. Many articles explain the research opportunities in the Netherlands, both offline and online. Other articles give background information about Dutch history in general and emigration in particular. Also, some primary sources you can use for your research are provided. Special attention is given to online research, with many links to useful websites.”

Zalewski Family Genealogy
“I started genealogy research about mid-1999. My grandfather had passed away in April of that year. About the same time I had run across an article in our local paper about a new website that was opening called by the Latter-Day Saints (and how hard it was hit on day one.) This sparked something in me. It made me realize that if I want to get the most out of my genealogy, I’d probably get a lot more information from the people that knew some of these older ancestors, my grandparents. Unfortunately, one of my major brick walls in my research is my Zalewski line, whom my Grandpa Zalewski would’ve probably been pretty helpful with. I’m hoping that this site can help me a little bit with that.”

7 thoughts on “This Week’s New Geneablogs

  1. Hey Paul

    I will see why the submission form is not working – thanks for the heads up. I will add your blog and also make sure you get a shout out on the This Week’s New Geneablogs post coming up on Saturday.


    Thomas MacEntee

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