New Genealogy Blogs May 18, 2013

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

There are 6 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:

aunt kate

Aunt Kate
http://auntkatefirmin.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history

This is a family history blog that focuses on my Firmin family research, beginning in east London in the late Georgian era.  Not only do these musings relate my attempts to get past my “brick walls”, but they explore a bit of the fabric of daily life for my ancestors and the blog allows me to post and answer questions of interest while incorporating visuals, maps and links.   Also, it’s not as messy as sewing, beading and paper-making!

I am working on a book that will feature Aunt Kate’s correspondence with her English cousins starting in the post-war years.

The primary family names (so far) are Firmin, Hall, and Kenning.  I’m happy to hear from you whether you are a distant cousin or simply a “friend of the family”.

The header is from a portrait of Kate Maud Firmin, my great aunt.

knowing william

Knowing William
http://williamparkfamilyhistory.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

A genealogy study of Irish immigrant to Philadelphia turned Civil War veteran, William Park. In getting to know William, we will explore different record types and research strategies for your family history including immigration, military, census records, and house history. In each blog post I will cover new discoveries or case studies and a corresponding “how to” to help you build your family tree. I am so excited to become a geneablogger and I cannot wait to connect with long-lost cousins!

posts about dead relatives

Posts About Dead Relatives
http://genepoolneedschlorine.com
Blog type: Individual family history

My most recent obsession is genealogy. I was adopted at birth and have spent forty years searching and eventually finding my biological family. I also have researched my adopted family and even some other unrelated (to me) families. It is the thrill of the hunt that keeps me interested in genealogy.

Genealogy is a puzzle. It is exciting to find new pieces that fit and to read our ancestors’ stories. I especially love digging up newspaper articles and photos.

Along with genealogy, I mainly enjoy sedentary activities. I play bridge, read, play games online, etc. I have tried to use the computer while riding on a stationery bike, but either I or the computer would always fall off. The one daily physical activity I perform is walking my Rat Terriers, Gomez and Tito.

Through the genealogy, I have joined Daughters of the American Revolution and The Mayflower Society. I also joined Mensa many years ago and have attended events in Cambridge, Nottingham, London and Orkney (Scotland). The British Isles are very comfortable to me as that is where the majority of my DNA comes from. I’ve tested my personal DNA on both familyfinderdna.com and 23andme.com.

Thanks for reading my blog.

Reisterstown Lutheran Community Cemetery

Reisterstown Lutheran Community Cemetery
http://reisterstowncemetery.blogspot.com
Blog type: Cemetery blog, Maryland genealogy

A few years ago, I photographed the gravestones at the old Lutheran Community Cemetery in Reisterstown, Maryland to contribute to the Find-A-Grave website.  Along the way, I did some basic genealogy research on the nearly 700 people buried in the cemetery.  So now, using that research, I’m doing a monthly blog about the families interred in there.  As part of this project, I’ve included a copy of my cemetery transcription.

stirring the pot

Stirring The Pot
http://kkgenealogy.com/blog-2/
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Individual family history

KKGenealogy is proud to offer our family history to those interested in learning more about their ancestors than just birth, death and marriage dates.

We have spent years researching various lines of our family and delving deeper and deeper into the real stories behind the names.  This hard work has been very fruitful in piecing together the day to day lives of each ancestor.  We are now happy to announce that we feel so confident in our research that we are ready to share it with interested descendants.

Our aim is not to say that we have the complete story, but to offer a richer knowledge of our ancestors, in the hope that other genealogists will continue the stories based on our research.

tracing my roots

Tracing My Roots: Who Do I Think I Am?
http://betsysfamilyroots.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Who am I? That’s the question I ask myself all the time. I didn’t grow up in any one place as I was a Navy brat. I was born in Connecticut, but that was just a starting point. In order, I’ve lived in Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Connecticut, Florida, California, Washington, Maryland, and Washington (where I’ve been living since 1994). This blog is all about my journey in tracing my family history. I think when I finish, if that’s even possible, I’ll find out that I’m related to everyone.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.