New Genealogy Blogs June 22, 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:

accio ancestors

Accio Ancestors
http://accioancestors.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

A little explanation about my blog title….. If you have read the Harry Potter series, no explanation is necessary.  For those unfortunate souls that have not had the pleasure of reading these amazing books, you are probably reading my title and thinking I have completely lost my mind.  Well, that is entirely possible, however, it is not because of my blog title.  In J. K. Rowling’s books, “accio” is the word that is said before an object when a character wants something to come to him/her.  Let me give you an illustration from my world that shows when that spell would be a dream come true!  I am FOREVER losing my keys when I am not at home, so a dear friend of mine  gave me a key chain for Christmas a couple of years ago that simply reads “accio keys.”  It’s a shame it doesn’t work!  If you are still confused – so sorry!  Try reading the books – you will not be disappointed.  For those Potter fans out there, this is the only time J. K. Rowling will ever appear in my family tree blog. She is an amazing author, but, alas, she is not a cousin.

auld genealogy

Auld Genealogy
http://auldgenealogy.blogspot.com.au
Blog type: Surname blog

During the course of researching my own family tree additional information on other Australian Auld families has been collected and compiled. Where material has been contributed by other researchers, that information has been sourced to the contributor(s) concerned.

As far as my branch of the Aulds in Australia are concerned, I am a 5th generation descendant of John Wallace Auld. The son of Peter Auld and Mary Wallace, John Wallace Auld was born in West Calder Scotland in 1830. A baker by trade, John immigarted into Victoria Australia onboard the The Emigrant in 1852. John married Jane Fair in 1855 and they had three sons together, James Wallace, John Wallace and Peter, before Jane died in 1873. John remarried Elizabeth Ann Lithgow in 1873. John and Elizabeth then went on to have four children, William Wallace, Richard Wallace, Marian Elizabeth and Annie Elizabeth. John died in Victoria in 1901 aged 70 years.

Although primarily concentrating on Auld families who have immigrated to Australia, I have also recently starting collecting information on other Auld families from around the world.Visit the AULD’s and connected families website

The aim of this blog is to share Auld related stories, research, techniques and photos with fellow researchers and genealogists. As I have mentioned on my website, I hope you enjoy exploring our pages and if you by chance happen to discover a connection, please get in touch. If you would like to help contribute with family photos, particularly old photographs, or with supporting information / family trees, let me know. All contributions will be acknowledged.

confuse the dead

Confuse The Dead
http://confusethedead.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I just restarted my blog.  My goal is to reboot my technology side of my research. Our home burned down, I’m rebuilding my files, adding myself back to websites, picking up the pieces and starting to rebuild my files. The intended use of my blog to help me and my family as well as get assistance with brick walls.  Not only mine but with others.  I get about 10k hits a month, been hacked a few times, so I’ve have to adjust some settings and rebuilding.  I hope you add me, with the understanding that this is re-growing my site.

Hawkesbury heritage

Hawkesbury Heritage & Happenings
http://hawkesburyheritage.blogspot.com.au
Blog type: Australian genealogy

This blog will focus on stories and information about places and people in the Hawkesbury district of NSW, Australia. It will contain local history and family history articles plus a little bit of this and a little bit of that compiled by Michelle Nichols.

About me: I have always had an avid interest in history and studied both local and family history, eventually obtaining a MA in History. I have been involved in promoting history for over 30 years and received an OAM in 2001 for my work in local history.

I regularly contribute articles for publication in various magazines and newsletters and have written a number of local histories including Disastrous Decade: Flood and Fire in Windsor 1864 -1874 (Deerubbin Press, 2001); Hawkesbury Pictorial History (Kingsclear Books, 2004) and co-wrote Hawkesbury 1794-1994 with Jan Barkley Jack in 1994.

Am a professional researcher with the Society of Australian Genealogists and have been researching my own family, many of whom settled in the Hawkesbury, Wollombi and Riverstone district, for many years. A keen photographer, an enthusiastic researcher, I am currently working on several projects including a biographical study on McGraths Hill. In my spare time I update my various social media pages and assist husband Jonathan Auld with transcribing Hawkesbury cemeteries, church registers, monuments and resources on Hawkesbury on the Net.

landed families

Landed families of Britain and Ireland
http://landedfamilies.blogspot.co.uk
Blog type: British genealogy, Irish genealogy, UK genealogy

In this blog I am presenting the results of long-term research into the landowning families of the British Isles and the country houses which they owned. Each post concerns the history and properties of a particular family, making it possible to trace both the links from families to houses and from houses to their owners over time. Comments, especially in the form of corrections or additional information, are very welcome.

roots branches and a few nuts

Roots, Branches, and a Few Nuts
http://rootsbranchesandnuts.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Researching Norman, McGowan, Fratoddi, Cargo, Warnick, Yielding, Tidwell, McCullough in Alabama and beyond. Also Little River in Baldwin and Monroe counties, AL.

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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.