New Genealogy Blogs June 15, 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:

a discovery of the past

A Discovery of the Past
http://www.adiscoveryofthepast.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Today, June 6th 2013, I decide to create a blog that will chronicle my journeys into Family History Research and Discovery. Sixty Nine years ago today the Allied Forces (which included the United States) landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. It was truly a “Day of Days”! So I wondered, what was my Father doing at the time? I knew that he was a veteran of the United States Navy during World War II; but, like many of us, I failed to take advantage of the time he was alive to ask questions.

after toil

After Toil Comes Rest-Genealogy Musgrove, Holder, Buckmaster, McIntire
http://andreamusgroveperisho.com
Blog type: Individual family history

When I first saw genealogy books prepared by my sister and distant cousins, I was fascinated by all the names and dates, but wanted to know the stories behind the people. This blog is a way to share the results of my work and to work with other genealogists to build our family trees.

Included in my research is information on the social/political/economic background of the times. Researching this has been helpful to me in understanding why our ancestors moved from the British Isles on to American and then kept moving west.

I did not hear any of these stories when I was growing up and have gathered them so further generations can be aware of all our ancestors did to create this country and our families. Some of the stories are very exciting; some are heart breaking and some are shocking to us today. Our ancestors were people of their times, reflecting the customs of their current society.  We have ancestors on both sides of the Revolutionary War and on both sides of the Civil War. We have ancestors who were slave owners and, while not documented, we may well have Native American ancestors.

The name “After Toil Comes Rest” comes from the headstone of 4th great uncle, the son of the Civil War soldier, who was our common ancestor. The name of the blog is also fitting for a genealogist, because once you get started, you don’t want to stop.

gen soc stanislaus county

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County
http://stanislausgenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogical society blog

This is our society’s blog. Here we will share articles of interest about our society projects, genealogical information about Stanislaus County and surrounding areas, and more.

nh genealogist

NH Genealogist
http://nhgenealogist.com/blog.html
Blog type: New Hampshire genealogy, Professional genealogist blog

Amylynne Baker-Santagate, owner of NHGenealogist.com, is an On the Clock Researcher currently under application status with the Board  for Certification of Genealogists. She holds a Master’s of Science in Mental Health, and genealogical research experience of more than 14 years in New Hampshire & Massachusetts over all four centuries.  She is a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, New Hampshire Society of Genealogists, New Hampshire Historical Association, National Genealogical Society & Association of Professional Genealogists.

NHGenealogist.com applies The Code of Ethics and Genealogical Proof Standard set by the Board for Certification of Genealogists to all NHGenealogist.com research and documentation.

one gnarled tree

One Gnarled Tree
http://siemsgenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

My blog is designed to foster collaboration with researchers with similar interests as well as keep family or others who are interested in my progress up to date.  I post descriptions of the family lines I’ve been searching, updates on the type of research I’m doing or new records I come across, and profiles of random ancestors from my tree.  My main focus is in areas of Michigan and Ontario, but I’m also working on ancestry in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Germany.

trials and travails

Trials and Travails of My Forebears
http://www.andrewdaft.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I’m Andrew Daft and I’ve been researching my family history for over a decade. Most of my research focuses on Wisconsin and surrounding states, although I have connections from the Pacific Northwest to Canada to Germany. My blog title might sound a little gloomy, but I promise, this blog is anything but.

Surnames I’m researching include: Daft, Kading, Gauslin, Moore, Thielen, O’Connor, Gotsche, Blake, Siebert, and Sturpett.

If you think we have a connection or you’d like to ask me a question, please leave a comment or use the link to the right to email me. You can also follow the links below to find me on other genealogy sites.

© 2013, 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.