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.]

This week we offer a baker’s dozen of new genealogy and family-history related blogs. We now list over 320 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

Acadian Roots
http://acadianroots.blogspot.com

“Hello my name is Aline Cormier, I was born in New Brunswick Canada, the fifth child of a family of eight, my oldest sister died at the age of three months. I have one son, two grandkids whom I love dearly. When my son was in high school , he had a school project on genealogy, he came home with this family tree chart and began asking questions about my family. Well this really interested me , but I figured nah I’m too old to start this. He said to me, mom anyone can do genealogy, you can go to the genealogy center its free to do so. Another plus in my favor. So one day I said to myself, why not try it? Well the first day that I went to the genealogy center, it was all Greek to me. What did microfilms mean? Am I allowed to use them? Hey how do I get the film onto the machine. Help? Finally I mastered that. Now where do I look? Oh there are some parish registers, all kinds of them, oh boy. Here I go. Just to add this note, when I began my genealogy I didn’t have a computer, so I did everything like writing for birth, marriages and death certificates. Going to the cemeteries etc. I have my notes in different binders, that I need to sort out one day, I have collected photos of whoever I could get. So I created this blog to share with you , and for you to share with me. Have a great day.“

DonnaB’s Weblog
http://dmbr622.wordpress.com

“Welcome to my weblog. As one for whom words and communication are important, I will welcome your comments and observations. Feel free to join in at any time. On my weblog, I will be blogging on subjects of interest to me including recording family history, mostly in story form. I will be using photographs, Carnivals, genealogy prompts, etc. as well as reports of our research to tell these stories. As far as the genealogical research is concerned, I mostly function as support staff for my daughter’s excellent research efforts. For more detailed genealogical information, check out both her website and blog, which are linked on my home page. . . . I enjoy words, whether they are written, spoken, sung or exchanged conversationally. I practice my love of words in a small business I call Words for the Wise in which I type, transcribe, proofread and edit words for my clients.””

Family Bibles
http://familybibles.blogspot.com

“Search Family Bibles for birth, marriage and death records in your genealogy journey”

Genealogy Examiner
http://www.examiner.com/x-2494-Genealogy-Examiner

“Susan E. King is the founder of one of the early and most successful social networking organizations in the genealogy community. As genealogy emerges into a more than $2 billion industry, our discussions will focus on “why” so many people are now engaged in genealogy. E-mail her at susan@susaneking.com

Genealogie Tagebuch – My Time In History Blog
http://www.kracke.org/blog

“Nachdem ich ja 1998 mit der Ahnenforscherei angefangen habe, und seiner Zeit ja auch schon einige Einträge in meiner Familiendatei verzeichnen konnte, war ca. 2000 schon wieder ein bisschen die Luft raus …In der Zwischenzeit ist auch viel passiert – ein Haus gebaut, geheiratet und den Stammbaum selber um eine Tochter (Eve Greta Kracke) erweitert! Jetzte, Anfang 2007 hat mich aber das Fieber erneut gepackt und ich möchte einfach mal wieder ein bisschen nachforschen und möglichst meine Ahnentafel komplettieren. Also, ich freue mich drauf ein paar neue Kontakte zu knüpfen und neue Informationen zu erforschen. Auf diesen Seiten werde ich dann immer mal wieder von meinen aktuellen Forschungen, Fortschritten und Erlebnissen berichten!”

Genealogy Fun
http://harriet-genealogyfun.blogspot.com

“Genealogy has always been of interest to me. It takes many years of hard work to become an experienced researcher, which I will never be. Don’t be discouraged if you are interested in genealogy work on it when you can. It is a great hobby. Don’t feel that you can’t get into genealogy because you don’t have the money to become a member somewhere. I ‘m sure it is great if you are but not required to do genealogy research. There are lots of sites where you can get information for free. You don’t even have to leave your home.”

Genealogy Soup
http://genealogysoup.com/blog

“In 1991 I received a copy of a book that was self published by one of my family members with 180 years of my family history. It was an excellent attempt, but it was rife with errors and little or no documentation. Being raised in a military family and travelling the world this book was fascinating to me. I knew my family was BIG with Irish Catholic roots and now I had names and places I could confirm this with. I had been “playing around” with genealogy for a few years before this but with this book the Genealogy bug bit me, and soon became an obsession as I have found this hobby usually does for many people. I knew some of the facts in the book relating just to my direct family were wrong so I had a feeling there were other things that were too and I had the urge to fix them but I had no clue where to begin. In 1991 I had already been using a computer for 6 years.. I was addicted to the vast number of things it could do and since the “web” was just getting going I was also really excited about the amount of information that was becoming available. I had a gut feeling that THIS was going to be the tool to help me in my research.”

Glenview Public Library Genealogy
http://gplgenealogy.blogspot.com

“I hope this blog will be useful to the Glenview Public Library [Northern Illinois] genealogy community. Please let me know what you would like to see featured here.”

Magnolia Mornings
http://www.magnoliamornings.blogspot.com

“I am a grandmother to four beautiful little girls. I want to share my stories with them so they will know about people, plants and the past. “

Mega Tree Genealogy
http://megatreegenealogy.blogspot.com

Sometimes they call me Einstein. Other times I’m called genius. Most of the time they call me just plain nuts.”

Ohio’s Yesterdays
http://ohiosyesterdays.blogspot.com

“Stories about Ohio’s people, places, and events inspired by the Manuscripts Collections of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.”

Ronan Lyons Blog
http://ronanlyons.wordpress.com

“As it happens, I’m hoping to revamp my blog soon and make it better organised around those two main strands, as the traffic to my blog neatly divides into two – those interested in genealogy and those interested in economics. The opportunity to blog on genealogy to a wider audience – and the structure of having and editor of sorts to write for – would help me stay focused on getting posts out! What I’ve been exploring in my genealogy posts so far is interesting ways of handling masses of data, e.g. surnames or parishes, to give insights into where next to look for clues when you hit a wall in the family tree. I’ve lots of other thoughts on using the Web for family tree research, good news sources, etc., that I haven’t yet got around to putting onto the blog, but would be happy to over the coming weeks and months and share with geneabloggers.”

St. Vincent Memories
http://56755.blogspot.com

“Trish’s website . . . is a treasure trove of photos, stories & personal accounts. Trish – who grew up in St. Vincent – is a talented writer/historian who currently lives in Fargo. Her writing has a sparkle and is nuanced in a way few historians achieve. This website deserves five starts for its wonderful and inviting format. I have visited many times and always learn so much about my community & the forces that have shaped it. It is great that one of our own daughters of St. Vincent has taken the time to create this magical trove of historical tidbits, anecdotes, and stories about our area.” – Michael Rustad, Professor of Law, Humboldt Native

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Surname Saturday – A Twitter Meme

Building upon Craig Manson’s Names, Places & Most Wanted Faces meme over at Geneablogie, and in an effort to get more geneabloggers to use Twitter, I am starting a new meme called Surname Saturday.

First, you must be a Twitter user to participate.  If you need more information on how Twitter can help genealogists, read my recent article over at the Examiner.  And then download the Twitter Quick Reference card which will help walk you through account setup and explain various concepts.

Second, I have set up a new group over at Twitter Groups called Genealogy Surnames.  Using the #surname hashtag (a hashtag tells other Twitter users the subject of your message), it will allow people to join the group and understand how to advertise your surnames on Twitter.

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Third, using the #surname hashtag allows you to go to Twitter Search and use it as a search criteria.

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Finally, simply tweet about the surnames you are working on so other genealogists on Twitter can see them.  And who knows you may be able to break down that brick wall after all.  At the very least, you’ll get to meet some wonderful genealogists!

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