There are 10 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week. Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:
- using any follow feature listed on the blog
- adding them to your blog reader
- adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome”
Here are this week’s new listings:
Blog Blog Black Sheep ~ Have You Any Clues?
Blog type: Genealogy education, genealogy research
And I love dead people. I know…weird right?
They fascinate me. I love learning their stories about who they were and where they came from.
For me, every time I find an ancestor it’s like finding a little piece of my own puzzle. I was adopted when I was a baby but about 8 years ago I found my biological mother. I’ve been so blessed to be able to learn about both my biological and adoptive ancestors. It’s helped me understand that I’m a part of something so much bigger and more beautiful than just myself.
I first got into Genealogy when I was about 14 years old (a couple decades or so ago). My mother was a volunteer at a local family history library and I would go with her and hang out and research the family. That was back in the day when everything was still on microfiche and microfilm and we wrote out pedigree charts and family group sheets by hand.
As I got older, I got busier with other life things and for awhile genealogy was pushed to the side. Several years ago however, I felt that tug to start looking for family again and dove back into the research. I’ve been working as a professional genealogist for about three years now and LOVE it. I love the mystery, the history, putting together the pieces of the puzzle and helping other people discover their ancestors and where they came from.
I started Turning Hearts Genealogy for my own heart to be turned toward my kindred dead but also to assist anyone else who is wanting to seek out their ancestors as well. This is what I have dedicated my life to and I do so willingly and without direct compensation. At THG, hearts of love give many long hours of research to find your ancestors so that you might have the opportunity to get to know those who have come before you.
Through family history we discover the most beautiful tree in the forest of creation—our family tree. ~J. Richard Clarke
Blog type: Individual family history, New York genealogy, Professional genealogist blog
My Blog is about my own family, and Genealogy research in general, with special attention to New York City and Brooklyn.
Carr Family Search
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Individual family history
I want to record my family history journey and reach out to others interested in the family tree.
Blog type: French Canadian genealogy
« Le Canadien français n’arrive pas à mourir à un certain passé, à ce qu’il fut dans une lointaine ascendance. Les racines de l’arbre (généalogique) lui dévorent la moelle. »
D’aussi loin que je me souvienne, la passion pour la généalogie et son origine surtout remonte à plusieurs décennies. En fait, je l’ai découvert alors que j’étais étudiant au secondaire, dans une salle d’étude, et je lisais le roman de l’auteur bien connu Alex Haley, lui-même animé par le même intérêt, la même exaltation pour ce genre d’étude.
“French Canadians can not die in a past, it was in a distant ancestry. The roots of the tree (genealogy) devour the marrow. ”
As far as I remember, the passion for genealogy and origin mostly dates back several decades. In fact, I discovered when I was a high school student in a study room, and I was reading the novel by well-known author Alex Haley himself animated by the same interest, the same excitement for this kind of study.
Family Album Journey
Blog type: Individual family history
Family Album Journey is about genealogy research inspired by my Armstrong and Davis families’ historic photographs. Using the family photo album as a guide, I tell their stories and how I did the research.
I’m a librarian who loves genealogy and reading. I also have a fascination with historic photographs and easily lose myself looking at these windows into the past. Why “Friend of Pogo?” As a small child, I would beg my dad to read me the comics in the evening paper. One of my favorites was Pogo. I credit him and my dad for helping me develop a love for reading.
Jewish Gem’s Genealogy: Mining for Your Elusive Ancestors
Blog type: Jewish genealogy
Some of you may recognize me from my various postings on several of JewishGen’s SIGs (Special Interest Groups) over the last couple of years.
Hopefully, you will find my new outlet for Jewish genealogical information as interesting and helpful to you in your search for your elusive ancestors.
Since I am very new to a blog venue, any suggestions and feedback that you would like to share in order to improve your viewing experience would be much appreciated.
Nanticoke River Roots
Blog type: Delaware genealogy, Individual family history
“Nanticoke River Roots” is a Delaware family history blog and website created to share information with family, friends and other individuals researching the people and history of Delaware.
I’m researching four family lines: my father’s family in Sussex County Delaware and Dorchester County Maryland; my mother’s family in the coal hills of West Virginia and Virginia; my wife’s father’s family in northern Delaware and Ireland, and my wife’s mother’s family in Northern Delaware, Maryland and Germany. More about these four lines can be found on the “Surnames” page of this site.
I created this site to achieve a few things:
I believe the act of narration helps anyone be more precise about their genealogical conclusions and crystalize what they believe they know. Nanticoke River Roots gives me a reason to take some of the information I’ve collected about people, places, events and dates and turn them into written narratives.
Selfishly, I need some help! I have only a few oral histories handed down to me along with a handful of photographs and other artifacts. But I know there are others just like me who have collected history, photographs and artifacts that will complement mine. I hope that this blog will ‘beat the bushes’ an provide a way to collaborate with other family historians.
Not everyone in my family shares my passion for this research. For those that do, this site provides a way to share what I discover with family members without needing to wait for a family party or reunion to do so. For the youngest members of the family (and those yet to come), I’m leaving a record to make their future research a bit easier.
Through research and information provided by people who have helped me along the way, I’ve discovered a number of resources, tips and tricks specific to researching a family history in Delaware. This site provides a single place to document and link to the resources that I’ve found most useful.
I’m a Delaware native who has never left the state. I have worked as a systems analyst for almost thirty years but am a complete amateur when it comes to genealogy research. However, I try to apply the same focus, structure, and precision in the documentation of family histories that I do in the design of complex information systems.
Blog type: Genealogical society blog, Tennessee genealogy
A companion blog to the Chattanooga Delta Genealogy Society’s journal “Southern Roots & Shoots” and the best way to stay up to date on genealogy and history news and events for Chattanooga and surrounding area.
The Organized Genealogist
Blog type: Genealogy education
The blog includes how-to articles, links to web sites and other blog posts and products geared toward making you a more organized genealogist. Blog functions to support the Facebook group, also called The Organized Genealogist. Guest blog posts and photo submissions are welcome.
Yancey to Yancy
Blog type: Individual family history blog
I just blog about any and everything I encounter while looking for the stories of my (and other peoples) ancestors.
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