New Genealogy Blogs July 31, 2010

new genealogy blogs

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

There are four newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1,197 genealogy blogs on our 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”

Here are this week’s new listings:

diggin roots

diggin-roots.com Blog
http://diggin-roots.com/blog
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Genealogy vendor blogs, Professional genealogists

This is the blog for Diggin’ Roots. Weekly updates on relevant issues and answering questions. Experts on York Region, Ontario and of the Duncan name for York Region.

Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about genealogy, history or just to say hi. Let me know what you want to see on here and we will do our best to make it happen!!!

every man a quotation

Every Man a Quotation
http://everymanaquotation.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history, Kentucky genealogy

There’s a great show on TV about me. It’s called History Detectives. Maybe you’ve seen an episode or two. It’s not really about who I am, but it’s about what I am. Truth be told, the show has nothing to do with me other than to illustrate what it is that I want to do with my life. I’m a life-long history fanatic who eagerly soaks up everything there is to know about times gone by. Whether scouring documents, books, and newspapers or traipsing through cemeteries, the drive to discover clues and root out answers is why I love genealogical research. It started with my own family history when I was a kid, a project that my father now oversees. I’ve since moved on to digging for my wife’s ancestry as well as the history of the families and region in which I now live.

Surnames I am actively researching:

  • Calhoun
  • Hart
  • Knoch
  • McGregor
  • Patrick
  • Riley
  • Robak

What’s the significance of the name chosen for this blog? It’s a reference to a quote by American literary figure Ralph Waldo Emerson that goes something like this: “Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.”

Family History Research Tips
http://familyhistorytips.wordpress.com
Blog type: Genealogy education blog

Hello! I’m Jen. Family historian, researcher, writer. I have over 14 years of experience developing my family tree. I have hit many brick walls and fortunately climbed over most of them. Research is a passion and I hope you find my blog useful.

jackies gene journey

Jackie’s Genealogy Blog
http://jackiesgenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Professional genealogist blogs

In March 2010 I retired, and confirmed my previous thoughts of having a genealogy business.

I plan to blog about my journey to having a successful genealogy business. Part of my definition of professional includes obtaining my credentials, but that will be down the road after I get more experience.

I plan to blog about becoming a professional, genealogy in general, credentials, genealogy education, and business education.

You are welcome to follow my journey.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge 31 – Podcasts

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 31

Listen to a podcast. A podcast is a digital media file that you can download and listen to any time. There are some wonderful genealogy podcasts including Genealogy Gems and Genealogy Guys (click the POD on either site to listen). You can find many other podcasts on iTunes (free, but you need to sign up). Your task this week is to listen to a podcast and experience this form of media for learning. If you are familiar with podcasts, pick a new one in a different subject such as history, business or anything else that may fit with your genealogy interests.

This challenge runs from Saturday, 31 July 2010 through Friday, 6 August 2010.

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Here are the latest posts from GeneaBloggers members on this week’s challenge:

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52 Weeks To Better Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty. Please include an attribution link if you participate.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Genealogy Blogging Events Week of July 30 – August 6, 2010

genealogy blogging calendar
Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

Happy Blogiversary!

If your blog anniversary is coming up soon, make sure it gets on our GeneaBloggers calendar! Remember to send your blog anniversary info to GeneaBloggers.

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

Wondering how to participate in a blog carnival? Check out this post from Bootcamp for GeneaBloggers.

Data Backup Day

Do you backup your genealogy data on a regular basis? No? What are you waiting for, a major data loss disaster to strike? The first day of each month has been designated as Data Backup Day – and here are some great resources to get you started.

Genealogy Conferences This Week

View upcoming genealogy conferences in the United States and across the globe at the group of calendars at GeneaBloggers. If you know of an upcoming expo or conference that should be on the GeneaBloggers conference calendar, send it to us at geneabloggers@gmail.com.

Appearances By GeneaBloggers Members

If you need more information on how to submit your own information for our Speaker’s Bureau page as well as the Speakers’ Appearances calendar, contact us at geneabloggers@gmail.com.

ScanFest

The July 2010 Scanfest will take place at AnceStories on Sunday, July 25th, from 11 AM to 2 PM, Pacific Standard Time.

Scanfest may be a new term for some of my new readers. What is Scanfest? It’s a time when geneabloggers, family historians, and family archivists meet online here at this blog to chat while they scan their precious family document and photos. Why? Because, quite honestly, scanning is time-consuming and boring!

Scanfest is a great time to “meet” other genealogists, ask questions about scanning and preservation, and get the kick in the pants we all need on starting those massive scanning projects that just seem too overwhelming to begin.

GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook

We are at 1,161 members at GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook. If you know anyone who blogs about their genealogy or family history and you think they might benefit from membership in Geneabloggers please tell them about our Facebook group!

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy

Amy Coffin of the fabulous We Tree blog, has done it again. Last year, Amy developed a series of 52 Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompts which kept folks very busy and forced them to look at many different aspects of their genealogy.

Now Amy brings us 52 Weeks To Better Genealogy: a series of weekly prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty.

  • Week 31: Listen to a podcast. A podcast is a digital media file that you can download and listen to any time. There are some wonderful genealogy podcasts including Genealogy Gems and Genealogy Guys (click the POD on either site to listen). You can find many other podcasts on iTunes (free, but you need to sign up). Your task this week is to listen to a podcast and experience this form of media for learning. If you are familiar with podcasts, pick a new one in a different subject such as history, business or anything else that may fit with your genealogy interests.

We’ll list a new challenge each Saturday which should be completed by the following Friday.

And remember – as Amy says – these should be fun exercises! Don’t feel that you have to participate each week, nor should you beat yourself up if you miss one or more challenges. We all have so much that we want to accomplish – let alone what we want to accomplish with our genealogy blogs. This series should be one which, by the end of 2010, helps you to be a better genealogist.

GeneaBloggers Calendar

Check out Sentimental SundayMadness MondayTombstone TuesdayWisdom Wednesday, Wordless WednesdayTreasure Chest ThursdayFollow Fridayand Surname Saturday which can help you come up with ideas each day of the week for blog posts! And don’t forget to check out other upcoming events at the Geneabloggers Calendar. This is the same Google calendar that has been in existence for quite some time. And if you subscribe to the calendar you’ll receive email reminders of events.

© 2010 copyright, Thomas MacEntee