New Genealogy Blogs March 30, 2013

New Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

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:

adventures family search wiki

Adventures with FamilySearch Wiki
http://familysearchwiki.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy education

This site will be to chronicle my experiences with FamilySearch Wiki.

geneahistory

GeneaHistory
http://ozarksgeneahistory.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history, Missouri genealogy

Welcome to GeneaHistory!

We specialize in Ozarks and Midwestern genealogy, as well as researching and writing about the Ozarks.  After working for many years in the accounting field, I returned to school and completed my B. A. in History and Ozark Studies from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.  It seemed a natural progression to join my love of history with my genealogical research.  I am currently a graduate student studying U.S. and global history, with an emphasis on Ozarks history and culture.

Memberships

I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists,  the National Genealogical Society, the Missouri State Genealogical Association, and the Ozarks Genealogical Society. I am a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, were I served a term as Treasurer. I am also a member of the Friends of the Library.   I am a volunteer at Greene County Archives, where my current project is indexing Greene County Circuit Court cases, beginning from 1833.

genealogical privacy

Genealogical Privacy
http://www.genealogicalprivacy.org
Blog type: Genealogy education blog

About the Genealogical Privacy Project blog

The Genealogical Privacy Project blog is a venue to address the privacy concerns in a period of great technological and legal changes. The aim of this project is to offer privacy advocates, genealogists, technology experts and others to talk with each other rather than past each other. Ideally using the wealth of experience, knowledge and influence of the contributing bloggers, we can help to resolve some of the vexing problems we face concerning identity fraud, DNA and medical testing and sharing, vital records, the legal framework for electronic communications, as well as new technologies.

We hope that making these ideas and conversations more accessible will help educate the lay public, amateur genealogists, and influential intellectuals. Most importantly we aspire to promote and facilitate the discussion of questions important to the genealogical, privacy and technology communities.

About the Liberty and Privacy Network

The Liberty and Privacy Network was founded in 2005 to defend privacy, civil liberties and market economics. The LPN was the first non-profit human rights and civil liberties organization whose core mission recognizes traditional economic rights as a necessary foundation for a broad understanding of human rights. The Liberty and Privacy Network is a non-governmental advocacy and research 501(c)(3) organization.

i-descend

I-Descend
http://i-descend.com
Blog type: Individual family history

First of all, my name is Kathy Lynch, I’m a wife to my husband Wayne, a mother to my four boys Ryan, Cody, Brett and Damon, and I love doing genealogy. I believe genealogy first touched my life when I was a young girl. My grandmother was an expert in genealogy research. I remember going to the genealogy library in Fresno, CA with her while she tirelessly searched through reels of microfilm. Whether I realized it or not, she taught me how important our ancestors should be to us, and how important it is to prove our connection to them through proper documentation.

In the past, I had dabbled with genealogy, but I was pretty busy raising a house full of boys. Now that they are older I’ve been able to dedicate more of my time. Just over three years ago I dove head first into researching when my sister suggested we sign up for Ancestry.com’s free trial to see what we could find. We were so excited about all the information we found, we could hardly sleep. It had been a really long time since I got that excited over something, and I was so amazed at all the information we could find while at home. Since then I have spent hundreds of hours doing research and finding family connections all over the world.

My excitement has inspired me to help other people see the importance of finding their ancestors. I have found that many people just don’t know where to start…so they don’t. I’ve created this website to make things simple, and as a resource for the beginner and anyone looking to improve their research skills.

Technology is wonderful, and we couldn’t be more blessed to do research in this day and age. I look forward to your comments as I embark on this journey.

Let’s learn it, link it, and love it together.

i think were related

I Think We’re Related!
http://ithinkwererelated.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I have been researching my families for about 20 years. I am a recent graduate of Boston University’s Online Genealogical Research Certificate Course (OL4) and now an avid – or is that compulsive?- genealogist. I’ve grown as a researcher and genealogist and now that I have a constantly growing tree, I find that I am more curious about the individuals than adding more people to the branches. I have a lot of fun seeking and finding artifacts from ancestors, especially the older ones. I write about my work to help encourage others take the leap, to share some of the treasures that I find, and to show how I got there. My newest tool is Evidentia which I believe will advance the quality of my work.

meeting my family

Meeting My Family
http://jackiedinnis.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

This is a blog following my attempts to research my family history.  I have boxes of photographs, letters and documents and am attempting to find an order in the chaos.  I am hoping by writing little and often that things will become clearer, categories will emerge and my family tree will grow and prosper.

I was born and still live in Brighton, on the south coast of England.

rhodes family

Rhodes Family History Pages
http://rhodesfamily.org/blog/
Blog type: Individual family history

Hi, I was born and raised in northern Indiana and have spent much of my life here. I have been doing in genealogy for over twenty seven years and I am still learning and feel I have a lot to learn. I am a member of the Society of the Descendants of Washington Army at Valley Forge, also a member and a past chapter president the Son of the American Revolution. When at home you will usually find me in front of the computer looking for dead relations and communicating with the living ones.

round2it genealogy

Round2it Genealogy
http://round2itgenealogy.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history, Jewish genealogy

This is my Round2it Genealogy Blog because I have finally got around to having a family history blog to share stories about my own German-Jewish ancestors, research tips and other tales and serendipitous facts that I’ve picked up along the way.

searchsmith

SearchSmith.net
http://searchsmith.net
Blog type: Individual family history

SearchSmith.net provides research tips, strategies, discoveries and methodologies that have helped me overcome my own “brick walls” in my family history research.

My husband’s last name is Smith, my dad’s is Martin, my mother was a Walker, one great-grandmother was a Wilson. So obviously, one of the skills sets I have had to develop involves the ability to research common surnames and distinguish between people with the same names. I look forward to sharing some specific strategies for doing just that, along with my success stories.

In a future post I’ll be writing about John Henry Wilson, my third-great grandfather. When I started my research over 20 years ago, he was just a name and a photograph. Thanks to clues penciled on the back of the photo, combined with targeted database searching on Ancestry.com, we now know he served as a Confederate officer and practiced law in Virginia before the Civil War, then taught school and was a justice of the peace in Missouri after the war.

My first blog post discusses resources that can be found for free online that allowed me to help a distant relative of mine break through some of her own brick walls in discovering her New York family history.

the ancestors have spoken

The Ancestors Have Spoken
http://theancestorshavespoken.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Partaking of Their Breath & of Their Spirit: A Journey of The Ancestors.  This blog is written from the Viewpoint of an Adoptee.  Allowing the Ancestors to guide me in my research to discover who I am by understanding the family that birthed me and the family that adopted me.  This is a multi-ethnic blog in the areas of Native American, Latino & African American History.

the family history fairy

The Family History Fairy
http://familyhistoryfairy.wordpress.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

My name is Dochiny Wade. It’s pronounced DOT-chin-nee, at least in the way we Americanized it.

My dad got the name from Thailand where he served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He no longer practices religion but I am grateful for this name and how it’s a part of the Thai culture that meant so much to my dad. (He even introduced us to Thai food. YUM!) The story goes that my dad loved the name and wanted to name one of his daughters Dochiny. My mom didn’t want her child to be made fun of and she insisted on normal, American names for her children. But by the time the had me (I’m the youngest of four kids) my mom gave in and said name her whatever you want. So here I am.

I’m a SAHM with an awesome hubby and three young kids who keep me busy. I love my monkeys but unfortunately that means I don’t get a ton of time to do genealogy and family history.

The purpose of my blog (at least at this time) is twofold. I want to keep a record of my growth in genealogy and I want to give other beginners a taste of the fun that can come from doing genealogy and family history.

I’m sure this is already obvious, but this blog is still in its infant stages. I hope to continually improve, tweak, and add more as I get more comfortable in the world of genealogy blogging.

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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.