New Genealogy Blogs August 4, 2012

new genealogy blogs

There are 11 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:

beneath thy feet

Beneath Thy Feet
http://beneaththyfeet.blogspot.co.uk
Blog type: Cemetery blogs, UK genealogy

My name is Nicola, I in Berkshire, England and I am a mother to three daughters.  My love of genealogy started when my niece did a school project on our family tree.  I started to research those that came before us and was hooked.  It was then that I decided to marry my two loves, genealogy and cemeteries.  I had often wondered about the lives of those buried around us and I intend to find out.

family history day at the california state archives

Family History Day at the California State Archives
http://fhdnewsline.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogical society blog

WELCOME to the Family History Day Blog. On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012, the California State Archives will host this FREE day devoted to learning the basics of genealogical research from the experts. This blog is your Newsline about all activities for the day such as class descriptions, speakers, exhibitors and more. Sign-up to receive Newsline updates by Email or Reader. New this year – Pre-registration and a Syllabus!

family stories photographs memories

Family Stories: Photographs and Memories
http://familystoriesphotographsandmemories.blogspot.com.au
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Individual family history

After looking at my interests I believe this sums up what I like or would like to do in my spare time. I have always been fascinated by my family stories, love to travel and take photos of family, people and new places.

find my british roots

Find My British Roots
http://www.findmybritishroots.com/page5.htm
Blog type: Professional genealogist blog, UK genealogy

Find my British Roots is a professional British Genealogy and Family Research service based in the South East of England, with experience of complex and smaller scale research projects and access to research facilities and resources across the UK.  Our aim is to provide you with a range of family research packages and services to meet your specific requirements and to do this in a timely, professional manner whilst ensuring complete confidentiality.

I set up the business after successfully tracing the British side of my own family back to the reign of King George II in the mid 1700s, tracing the roots of a number of friends to before the Regency period (late 18th Century) and a distant family member’s lineage to 1330 when the Plantagenet King Edward III was on the English Throne!  The delighted feedback I received when I presented them all with their trees and other fascinating information; my passion for history, particularly social history, and my academic research and problem solving skills led me to establish Find my British Roots.

Now established, I am receiving testimonials from delighted clients in the UK and USA who have been excited with the research results of their family history and copies of their family trees.  I really look forward to being able to research your Family History and Find your British Roots too.

fun with family history

Fun With Family History
http://funwithgenealogy.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history

My name is Katie and I am fairly new to the genealogy scene.  I started out a couple years ago just trying to help my Grandma find some information online (not her area of expertise) and found that I really enjoyed it.  It gave me the “history fix” I had been missing since college had ended the year before.   I have my Master’s degree in history you see, and with genealogy, I have a good excuse to spend hours doing research or sifting through mountains of books in a library.

However, I am not alone in the quest to answer our genealogical questions.  Nancy, my grandma, and Susan, my mom, also work hard to continue adding to our family tree.  Actually, I probably wouldn’t be further back than 3 generations if it wasn’t for all the work my grandma has done in her lifetime.  She is a true family historian.

I started this blog as a way to share our family history with family out there who may be curious about their roots but don’t know where to start.  I also wanted to start it for anyone out there who may be searching for the same people I am or have been.  If you have randomly stumbled upon our blog, Welcome!  Genealogy is about our shared past, so if you have any questions for me or think you may have some new information to add to the tree, please please feel free to comment on the blog or to email me.

What I envision for this blog is a place to put what documentation I have, talk about what we have and need, share new discoveries, and maybe even write down some tips, tricks, or activities I figure out along the way.  I won’t be posting regularly.  I will work hard in the beginning to get up what I have, but after that it will probably be a bit more sporadic as new finds are more rare at this point.  But, I will always be here to answer comments and email.

Thanks for stopping by the blog and I hope that you have found it helpful.

Happy Researching!!

ginnys genealogy musings

Ginny’s Genealogy Musings
http://geneginny.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Ginny has been “doing” genealogy for over 30 years and has decided to start posting some of her family information as well as research issues and strategies.

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society
http://kuringgaihs.blogspot.com
Blog type: Australian genealogy, genealogy society blog

The Ku-ring-gai Historical Society, established in 1963,  collects, preserves and disseminates information on the history of the Municipality of Ku-ring-gai.

Our collection is held in the Old Gordon Public School (adjacent to the Gordon Library, 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon; Cnr Pacific Highway and Park Ave).

Our unique collection on Ku-ring-gai includes:

  • Over 10,000 local photos
  • Maps
  • Databases on local people and places
  • Books
  • Vertical files containing information collected over many years about Ku-ring-gai and its people

The photos can be viewed in the KHS reading room at the Old Gordon Public School.  The reading room is open each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 2 pm, except the 1st Saturday of the month.

The Society provides assistance with local historical research and advice including research assistance (for a fee) on our local built environment and families.  The Ku-ring-gai Family History Centre members meet monthly: the Centre provides a forum for interesting discussion and talks, and assists members with research.

pilgrims and patriots

Pilgrims and Patriots
http://pilgrimsandpatriots.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I never planned on becoming the family historian, however after inheriting several boxes of precious family photos, some dating back to the early-mid 1800′s, my quest to discover the names and life-stories that went with them became my unquenchable passion.

Somewhere along the way I found that I had begun to understand and appreciate how deeply and intimately bonded my life is with those who have gone before. History has come alive, and I now not only wish I had known more about my own ancestor’s lives and roles in history before, but consider it a life mission of sorts to assure that other descendants of these valiant souls know their stories. They are our roots that can help sustain us; our forebears who have blessed us more than we ever imagined.

rediker genealogy

Rediker Genealogy
http://redikergenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Husband of my beautiful Wife Jen, Genealogist and Law Enforcement. I love helping others and learning new ways to collect information. Genealogy is my thing as I have been active in this for nearly all my life. Being a Law Enforcement Official is another love of mine and they both keep me very busy.

the brick wall climber

The Brick Wall Climber
http://brickwallclimber.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

My goal is to inspire users to solve their own genealogy problems by walking through problems I have solved, step by step. I am primarily focused on Wisconsin and New England records within the US, and Latvia and Holocaust records outside the US.

the other half of my tree

The Other Half of My Tree
http://womenfrommyfamilytree.blogspot.com.au
Blog type: Australian genealogy blog, Individual family history

Prior to the twentieth century the identity of a woman was tied to her father, husband and family.  Laws and social customs bound them to the male members of their families.  In many countries women were not allowed to vote, participate in government, sign legal documents or own land.  It was their male counterparts who wrote history, passed their names on to their children, paid taxes, owned property, participated in military service and left wills.  (Yes this is all the documentation that we use to trace family members, and this is why the women in our families are often the “forgotten ones”.)

With this in mind, this blog is my attempt to give some of the women that came before me an identity.  I think they deserve to have their stories told, after all they were the ones who bore the children, held the families together and carried on family traditions.  They have played a valuable part in providing me with a strong, and well shaded tree to lean upon.

Please join me on this journey, and lets share stories of the women in our family trees.

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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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.

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