New Genealogy Blogs 5 April 2014

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

There are 4 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:

archiventures

Archiventures
http://archives.roueche.org
Blog type: Archives, Research

ARCHIVENTURES (Ar-ki-ven-churz), n., pl : adventures inspired by information-seeking behavior of archivists and those who use archives.

I graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Master of Liberal Studies/Archival Studies degree in December, 2012.

I began this blog to document a 5-week practicum at the LDS Church History Library and Archives (CHL) in Salt Lake City, UT, June – July of 2012. It was my final archives course before tackling my Capstone Project, support paper, and defense.

The first week of my practicum was spent in the Conservation Laboratory, gaining experience with preservation and restoration techniques. My second week was spent in Reference, with the librarians and research specialists, learning how to provide access to the open research materials and the archival collections. My final three weeks were devoted to processing a collection in Acquisitions: The Hugh B. Brown Family Papers.

After the completion of my practicum, my weekly blog posts switched focus to my volunteer work and internship at the Archives of the City of Kingsport, the progress of my Capstone Project, and my explorations in genealogy and local history. I am an indexer for familysearch.org and a member of the Society of Tennessee Archivists.

You can subscribe to this blog by clicking on the Subscribe to Blog page, or by clicking on the Twitter or RSS icon on the home page. You can follow me on Twitter via @archiventures. I have several interesting boards on Pinterest about local and family history. I have a HistoryPin channel for mapping ancestral locations, as well.

my genealogical adventures

My Genealogical Adventures
http://myobsessivehobby.blogspot.com
Blog type: Family

The first goal of my blog is to network with other people studying their family history and hopefully make some connections. The second goal is to document the stories that are rolling around in my head when it comes to documents and photos I’ve tracked down. So many of these items have a back story that make them so much more interesting than just simply the photograph. I’ve been looking for an outlet to share stories about particular ancestors without the onerous task of sharing my whole tree at once and this seems to be a good way to do it.

random genealogy tidbits

Random Genealogy Tidbits
http://4rootspursuits.blogspot.com
Blog type: Family, Professional

I research in the south eastern United States, as well as general research in U.S. records including census, vital records, military records, etc.

rooted in research

Rooted In Research
http://rootedinresearch.blog.com
Blog type: Family

Blog primarily focuses on my father’s surname, Funderburg (German), and my mother’s surname, Hudson ( Irish Surname McGough, ) and the paper research required to document actual ancestors sharing DNA.

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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.