Madness Monday August 31, 2009

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Today is Madness Monday. If you have your own genealogy or family history related blog, you can participate in Madness Monday. What is it?

Madness Monday is a daily blogging theme used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

To participate in Madness Monday simply create a post with the main focus being an ancestor who may have suffered from some form of mental illness or an ancestor who drives you “mad” because you have trouble locating them or locating more information about them. You can read more about Madness Monday here at gene@pedia.

Here are the latest Madness Monday posts from our member genealogy bloggers:

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Black Sheep Sunday August 30, 2009

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Don’t forget that today is Black Sheep Sunday. If you have your own genealogy or family history related blog, you can participate in Black Sheep Sunday. What is it?

Black Sheep Sunday is a daily blogging theme used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

To participate in Black Sheep Sunday simply create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.” You can read more about Black Sheep Sunday here at gene@pedia.

Here are the latest Black Sheep Sunday posts from our member genealogy bloggers:

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

New Genealogy Blogs August 29, 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 10 new genealogy and family-history related blogs and we now list 570 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:

beyond fiction

Beyond Fiction
http://www.kenspangler.com/blog/
Blog type: Individual family history

My name is Ken Spangler and I am the webmaster for kenspangler.com. For the last 2 years I have maintained The Forbes Stevenson Genealogy Home Page. I had taken the site from a small beginning to what was growing into quite a compilation of information. Now, with the launch of my new site I can present my complete genealogy research, both maternal and paternal, as well as share the life of my immediate family with you all!

I don’t really know what this blog will become. My first intentions are to have it as a way of expressing where I am at in my genealogical research, but I know that it will probably grow into much more than that. I would eventually like to make this a place where I can educate about how to do certain genealogical things, such as documenting, preserving, writing, publishing, and more. I also suspect that occasionally you will see my frustration in some of my writings. As exciting as genealogy can be, it can also sometimes be very, very discouraging. Hopefully this will not be taken as an assault on anyone but will just be taken as it is, a way to vent out my frustrations.

clmroots

clmroots
http://clmroots.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

My life centers around that which I love the most, my family — husband, children and especially the grandchildren. I have been interested in Family History since the early 70′s, but could not spend much time doing research until a few years ago. Family History started out as an interest and obligation to get to know my ancestors, then it became a need to know and find the stories of all those who came before me and helped to make me who I am. Finally it became an all consuming passion.

This blog was created to post the findings of my family history research. My ancestors were the colonists, pioneers, adventurers and scallywags who helped to settle and establish this great land of America.

My research is organized into my 4 grandparent lines, which are: Ancestry of Elmer Matthew Martin, Ancestry of Maymie Pearl Wilson, Ancestry of Jess William Baldwin, Ancesty of Mabel Edna Leffel.

finding the flock

Finding The Flock
http://findingtheflock.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

I first started doing genealogy research way back in the early 1980s when I was in 6th grade. We had a class project to create a “heritage report” that showed a pedigree chart and a little bit about where our ancestors came from. I’ve still got that report and have continued researching off and on since then.

gerrys genealogy

Gerry’s Genealogy Blog
http://gerrysgenealogy.blogspot.com/
Blog type:  Individual family history, German genealogy, Illinois genealogy, Polish genealogy

Hello Cousins – hope to be able to share a few insights into our family history as I have researched it though public and church records. And, of course, help from my Cousins. I’ll be posting tidbits periodically as there is much to tell not only about my Irish ancestors but also my Norwegian and German/Polish ancestors.

giving back

Giving Back to Kin
http://givingbacktokin.wordpress.com/
Blog type: African-American genealogy, research

This is a blog I set up simply to share some of the information I have amassed over the years of doing genealogy and want to give back and share with others. Some are transcriptions, some are simply scanned in documents, some are abstractions, but all are done and shared in the spirit of helping other family historians in the way that I’ve been helped over the years. I hope you find something here helpful! And please check out my regular genealogy blog, “Reclaiming Kin.”

ham country

HAM Country Blog
http://hamcountry-blog.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Surname blog

Supplement to the HAM Country web site. A journal of genealogy articles related to the HAM, HAMM, HAMME, or HAMN surname. Includes some posts related to history, genealogy, DNA and genetics relevant to the HAM surname. Areas include Virginia, North Carolina, England, France, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

honolulu cgs

Honolulu County Genealogical Society Blog
http://honolulucountygenealogicalsociety.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Genealogy Society, Hawaiian genealogy

A Blog for the Honolulu County Genealogical Society. Input from all members is needed to make this blog an interesting and informative site to benefit all members. Please make comments. Also, our Society Webpage is http://www.rootsweb.com/~hihcgs.

news in history

News In History Blog
http://www.newsinhistory.com/blog
Blog type: Genealogy vendor, research

Welcome to the first posting on our blog, along with the launching of our new Web site NewsInHistory.com. This site is all about American history, as presented in the incredible collection of American historical newspapers we have assembled – thousands of titles from all fifty states, containing hundreds of millions of newspaper articles. We have made digitized images of all these articles, to show you exactly what readers saw on the day they picked up their papers.

Frequently, we will be adding free Featured Articles to NewsInHistory.com that explore important aspects of American history. Each article has a special feature: embedded within is an actual historical newspaper article from our collection, to let you experience using our archive. The newspaper articles are presented in an Image Viewer that lets you enlarge and manipulate the images to make them easier to read.

roots rambles

Roots and Rambles
http://rootsandrambles.blogspot.com/
Blog type:  Individual family history

Roots and Rambles is where New England house historian and genealogist Marian Pierre-Louis gets off the beaten path.  This blog promises to be about all the quirky historical things that cross her mind.  It will explore genealogy, old houses, history, book reviews and the latest news in the genealogical community.  Come follow the ramble.

tess trees

Tess’s Tree
http://tesstree.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

I’m new at this, but I thought I’d better join the Twenty-First Century and learn to blog. It seems like a somewhat narcissistic endeavor, but I will try to make this about others in the past, and not just about me. This blog is devoted to genealogy.

My name is Tess and I am a Geneaholic. I have to research every day or start withdrawal symptoms. I research all my lines, all my husband’s lines, and some friends’ lines. I volunteer to help others with their lines. This has been an almost 30 year obsession.

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee