New Genealogy Blogs November 20, 2010

new genealogy blogs

[Editor's Note: this is a regular feature of GeneaBloggers which highlights new genealogy and family history-related blogs as well as those recently discovered by members of GeneaBloggers. Use the Suggest A Blog! link in the menu bar to pass along information on new blogs.]

There are 40 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1,416 genealogy blogs on our list! We just surpassed the 1,400 mark and on the way to 1,500 genealogy blogs listed! Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:

  • using the Follow feature if the blog is hosted on Blogger
  • adding them to your blog reader
  • adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome”

Here are this week’s new listings:

a linguists guide to genealogy

A Linguist’s Guide to Genealogy
http://linguistgenealogist.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy education

In the course of your research you will at some point encounter a language problem. In many cases your ancestors spoke or wrote in a language other than English. Most American genealogists and family historians will encounter documents in many different languages when researching their ancestry. In researching my own family, I have had to read original documents and navigate webpages in French and German. I have also helped my wife uncover her family history by helping her translate obituaries from Polish and grave markers from Czech. I have always enjoyed the challenge of tackling new challenges in unfamiliar languages. In this blog, I will use my background in linguistics and passion for genealogy to give tips and tools for helping readers to research in other languages.

a sense of family

A Sense of Family
http://asenseoffamily-sb.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Hello and welcome to A Sense of Family! Family history is a fascinating pursuit, isn’t it? It’s a joy to make the discoveries that connect us to our ancestors. It’s challenging to flesh out their life stories by researching the places and events that shaped them. And it’s exciting when the puzzle pieces actually fit together!

My adventures in finding these connections and stories will be the main focus of my blog. I’m a “transitional” genealogist, so I’m still actively learning. I hope to blog about some of my family history discoveries, as well as some things I’ve found helpful. Since I’m from Ohio, I might share a few insights into Ohio research. And if I find a great new tool, a hot tip, or a database that looks promising, I’ll pass it along. I hope you’ll join me for the journey!

african american soldiers sailors

African-American Soldiers and Sailors, Onslow County, North Carolina
http://africanamericansoldiers.wordpress.com
Blog type: African-American genealogy, Military history blogs, North Carolina genealogy

Hello, My name is Richard Phillips and this blog is dedicated to the memory of the African American Soldiers and Sailors from Onslow County, North Carolina who enlisted in the Union Army and Navy during the Civil War. If you have any information about these men please consider adding it to this project.

anamnesis

Anamnesis
http://www.musingsbylinda.com/anamnesis/
Blog type: Professional genealogist blog

Linda Woodward Geiger is the principal researcher, author, and lecturer, of Woodward-Geiger.com (a subdivision of Vitaline, Inc.). Although she specializes in Georgia’s state and county records prior to 1900 and a variety of federal records, particularly of the southeast region of the United States, she has extensive experience in many other geographic regions of the United States. Her personal research involves New England records. She also specializes in methods for finding elusive ancestors–those mighty brick walls. Her list of lecture topics provides more details on specific records that she regularly studies.

Linda and J. Mark Lowe, CG, are the principals of Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance), a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the International Webmasters Association, and a member of numerous genealogical and historical societies.

She is an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), holding credentials as a Certified Genealogist and as a Certified Genealogical Lecturer. She is the Treasurer of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association and a directory of the Marble Valley Historical Society.

Linda is the principal researcher and publisher of WOODWARDs WeSearch, a project involving Woodwards (including spelling variations) in the United States.  In addition to genealogy, Linda, enjoys assisting others with desk top publishing and web design.

barry county mo genealogy

Barry County, MO Genealogy
http://barrycountymogenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogical society blog, Midwest genealogy, Missouri genealogy

As your coordinator of Barry Co., MO GenWeb site I post historical and genealogical photos and other things of interest. Items you post here will more than likely be used on the Barry County GenWeb site, too.

billy wardle genealogy

Billy Wardle Genealogy
http://billywardlegen.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

This is a place for my genealogy. At this time I am researching Isaac John Wardle History. He was a Mormon handcart pioneer.

braswell genealogy

Braswell Genealogy
http://braswellgenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history, Surname blogs

Braswell / Bracewell family history and genealogy research brought to you by the editor and publisher of Braswell Branches. We’re adding new records daily so check back frequently. You can use the search field above to discover archived entries in this blog or use the link to the table of contents on the right side of this page.

bridgewater gene pool

Bridgewater Gene Pool
http://bridgwatergenepool.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

This is the beginnings of my family history that takes me all over England and Eastern Europe. It’s still in the making but I have a LOT to add. The emphasis is how a London soldier met and married a German and the problems they faced to be together.

caseys genealogy blog

Casey’s Genealogy Blog
http://caseygenealogyblog.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy education, Individual family history

This genealogy blog was created to share tips and techniques to enable others to expand their genealogical research and knowledge.

cowie and shields genealogy

Cowie and Shields Genealogy
http://cowieandshields.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history, UK genealogy

Starting a blog to help me record research and findings on my family tree.

Came back to edit this first post as I realised it would have helped to say what I’m researching.

I am following my family tree back through the Cowie, Duncan, Shields and Smith lines in Rothesay, Bute, Buckie, Glasgow, Lewis, Banff and eventually Donegal Ireland.

I’ll be updating my family tree on ancestry.com and starting a family tree website www.joannecowie.co.uk.

daily genealogy transcriber

Daily Genealogy Transcriber
http://genealogytranscriber.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy education

One Quick Handwriting Transcription Challenge Every Day-for the genealogist in you.

dawes roots

Dawes Roots
http://dawesroots.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog is intended for those who are interested in the genealogy of Thomas DAWES / DAWS / DAW who was born in Hadlow, Kent, England about 1809 and married Ann LANGRIDGE in Lewes, Sussex, England on 10 November 1834. The parents of Thomas are included at the beginning of this blog under “The Oldest Roots.”

I will post my research on a family line by line basis with my analysis, thoughts and conclusions as it is completed. I welcome comments, assistance and any information which helps to further the descendancy or ancestry of this family.

I will only post photos of living individuals with their permission and I will not post the names or event dates for living individuals. A full explanation of the codes found in the charts and how to follow family lines is also included at the beginning of this blog.

fairfax genealogical society blog

Fairfax Genealogical Society
http://fxgenealogical.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogical society blogs, Virginia genealogy

The Fairfax Genealogical Society was established in 1974 as a non-profit organization to promote fellowship and cooperation among persons who are conducting genealogical research, to further the use of sound genealogical methods, standards of accuracy, and scholarly research, and to aid those doing research in our area.

We currently have over 400 members, including many who live in or near Fairfax County, but others who are searching for information in our area. We are pleased to also have the membership of several libraries and other societies nationwide.

We would like to hear from you, especially if you have problems using this web site! You may send us e-mail at: webmaster or write at: Fairfax Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2290 Merrifield, VA 22116.

family tree firsts

Family Tree Firsts
http://www.familytreeuniversity.com/category/family-tree-firsts
Blog type: Genealogy education blog, Individual family history

I never fancied myself as a detective, no matter how many times I read and re-read Harriet the Spy or watched CSI. But that’s exactly how I feel now that I’ve become interested in genealogy.

For most of my life I have been a busy mom, too occupied with raising the next generation to think much about the previous ones. Now that I have an (almost) empty nest, these mysteries seem to have come knocking at my door insisting that I find their answers. I’m what you would call a genealogy “newbie.”

It started 6 months ago with The Case of the Missing Baby, my mother’s brother, who died in infancy. That case is still under investigation. Then there are The Mysterious Twins and the Spanish Flu, followed closely by The Case of the Missing Grandfather. And all that is in just the first few generations! What is awaiting me as I travel farther back in time? I can’t wait to find out!

The last 6 months have been a kind of hobby oxymoron. I have always enjoyed traditional crafts that employ the old technologies of knitting needles, spinning wheels and looms. Now with the addition of genealogy to the roster of my obsessions, I am getting to play with all kinds of new technology from the Internet to digital scrapbooking. (Photoshop and Google anyone?)

But when I think about it, whether I am spinning or scanning what I am really doing is bringing together the past and the present, preserving them both and sending them on into the future. I love the connections that genealogy creates…connections to family that I barely remember or never knew. Finding clues about the kind of lives that they lived, the kind of people they were. And it gives me hope that as I acknowledge their lives my own life, in turn, will be remembered. Not a bad way to spend one’s time.

family tree university

Family Tree University
http://www.familytreeuniversity.com
Blog type: Genealogy education

Family Tree University, brought to you by the publishers of Family Tree Magazine, makes learning how to trace your family tree fun and rewarding. You can complete lessons on your own schedule within your class session (usually four weeks). In each class, you’ll get guidance from an experienced instructor and be able to interact with other students. You’ll complete exercises that will help you make new discoveries about your family’s past. And you’ll have access to a library of resources and how-to material to expand your knowledge during and after the class.

Family Tree Magazine, America’s #1 family history magazine, is the leading how-to publication for those who want to discover, preserve and celebrate their roots. It covers all areas of potential interest to family history enthusiasts, reaching beyond strict genealogy research to include ethnic heritage, family reunions, memoirs, oral history, scrap booking, historical travel and other ways that families connect with their pasts. Family Tree Magazine strives to provide engaging, easy-to-understand instruction that empowers readers to take the next steps in the quest for their pasts—with a beginner-friendly approach that makes genealogy a hobby anyone can do.

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are part of the Genealogy Community at F+W Media, Inc., which also encompasses the Family Tree Books imprint and ShopFamilyTree.com online store. With its headquarters in Cincinnati, F+W operates offices in Devon, England; New York City; and Iola, Wis. F+W strives to offer the highest quality content in a wide variety of formats—from print to digital to video—to highly passionate enthusiast communities. Its goal is to offer community, content, and connectivity to these focused markets, including writing, fine art, graphic design, antiques and collectibles, woodworking and more.

fantastic family findings

Fantastic Family Findings
http://fantasticfamilyfindings.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

For the past several years, I have been researching our family tree. I have discovered many interesting facts and hope to share many of these findings with you. While I would like to eventually write all the stories down and create a complete family history, I know that it may take many, many years to finish. In the meantime, let me share some of what I have discovered with you on this site.

I hope to post often and will follow a trend that many “geneabloggers” follow: Military Mondays, Tombstone Tuesdays, Wordless Wednesdays, Treasure Chest Thursdays and so on. I believe you will be amazed at how fantastic your family really is and that this may inspire you to find out even more. Happy reading!

footsteps of the past

Footsteps of the Past
http://footstepspast.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I have been researching my family history on and off for 18 years. I took a long break while life was busy. This past fall I decided to pick my searching back up and I’m so glad that I did.

I’ve enjoyed reading many genealogy blogs the past few months and decided to start one myself. I’ve had many blogs for homemaking and craft topics but this will be my first family history one.

The primary surnames I’m researching are Mills, Badgerow, Grummet, Anderson, Laws, Robinson, Robichaud and Gallant.

forgotten old photos

Forgotten Old Photos
http://forgottenoldphotos.blogspot.com
Blog type: Photography blogs

This is my place for photos that have been forgotten and left behind. A look into the past. They were in a couple of boxes in an Antique shop. I couldn’t resist them. I now search Antique Shops and Garage sales for old photos. In the first year I was thrilled to reunite eleven families with twenty photos! :)

gee i love genealogy

Gee I Love Genealogy
http://geeilovegenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Hello and welcome to my very first blog post. I’m new at this whole thing, so bear with me, please! Blogging about my genealogy research on the following families: Ogle, Hawkins, Granath, Goodwin, Covington, Rinker, James, Wright, Bryant, George and Rue. I will be trying to spend a month on each family name and then move on to the next, which hopefully over time will make some progress on the whole line! So here, goes!!

November’s focus will be Ogle genealogy. Already this month, I found the following photo online, which I believe is the headstone of my great great grandpa, Moses Ogle and his wife, Mary Ann George Ogle.

genealogy of woodcock valley

Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley
http://woodcockvalley.webs.com/apps/blog/
Blog type: Pennsylvania genealogy

It all began with a city girl from Altoona, who fell in love with a country boy on the Old Raystown . . .

I became interested in genealogy after the death of my mom in 1998. With her unexpected passing, I realized how little I actually knew about her family and her roots. She was the city girl from Altoona. She told me her family was all from Altoona. She really didn’t care much for Huntingdon County – other than that was how she met my dad. When I actually started researching her family, I traced every line of her family right back to Huntingdon County, with the execption of one, which went to Juniata County. Some of her family lines include Kinch, Watson, Irwin, Cole, and Taylor from Huntingdon County and Creighton, Showers, and Hockenberry from Juniata County. Imagine my surprise, that while my mom may have been raised in Altoona, her family certainly was not from the city originally!

The simple act of researching her side of the family turned into something much larger. When I started researching my dad’s side of the family, which is deep in the ridges of the Woodcock Valley area, I became intrigued by how all of the families in this small valley interconnected with each other. Soon, I was exploring many names from the Valley, regardless of how distantly they tied into my direct lines.

While this website is dedicated to the families of the Woodcock Valley area, I will also share information that I have collected from the surrounding counties. In particular, my mom’s family migrated from the Spruce Creek area of Huntingdon County into neighboring Blair County to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad, as did many family members from the Woodcock Valley.

I have transcribed many cemeteries in the Woodcock Valley area, and I will share those transcriptions here, as well as many obituaries that were shared with me by the late Annie Whiteman. I will also post family photos from my various lines and from local family names. I encourage others to add to the obituary and photo collections. I also welcome your inquiries and family tree information on the families of the Woodcock Valley.

If you are researching a particular family, please use the contact form or e-mail me below. My husband and I both have strong connections to the Valley, so chances are one of us will have ties to who you may be researching.

greener pastures

Greener Pasture
http://greenerpastureblog.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Where the pasture meets the future – a collection of user family tree entries and historic news articles.

hunting kiwis

Hunting Kiwis
http://genealogyjourno.wordpress.com
Blog type: New Zealand genealogy

Located in rural Canterbury, Hunting Kiwis are passionate about recording and relating the history of the Canterbury settlers.

As well as discovering and recording information for the blog we do research for those who can’t make the trip to New Zealand. We’re a friendly, home-run service who are as interested in your family history as you. Just drop us an email and we’ll soon let you know if we can be of help.

local history ocpl

Local History & Genealogy at the OCPL
http://localhistorygenealogyocpl.wordpress.com
Blog type: Genealogy library blog, New York genealogy

The Local History & Genealogy Department of the Onondaga County Public Library is a respected research center with extensive collections on genealogy and local and state history. We offer a offer rare and treasured view of the people, places and history of Syracuse and Onondaga County, New York.

Our blog will introduce you to our collections, databases, and exhibits, as well as examples of how to do research using the items we own. We will also alert you to genealogical related happenings in the Onondaga County area. For further information please check out our webpage (http://www.onlib.org/web/lh/index.htm).

mcdl genealogy

MCDL Genealogy
http://mcdlgenealogyspot.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy library blogs, Midwest genealogy, Ohio genealogy

Official blog of the Medina County District Library in Medina, Ohio.

morrow family tree

Morrow Family Tree
http://morrowfamilytree.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Hi, I am Joe Morrow. I have been diligently working with other researchers and genealogists to build an accurate and descriptive family history possible. Now I have started integrating all of my ideas, data, media and everything I can in one place using my skills as a programmer/developer.

my ancestors life

My Ancestors Life
http://www.myancestorslife.com
Blog type: Genealogy education, Genealogy podcasts

I have produced hundreds of enjoyable living history episodes that have been created to share many unique yesteryear experiences for this podcast. The content has been filmed, edited, and prepared for distribution. My purpose is to depict these forgotten activities using modern technology – giving us the opportunity to understand our heritage and how much things have changed, especially for future generations, genealogists, and history buffs.

I have been an active and professional genealogist. The research is never really done but as I drifted into my new pursuits of travel and visiting my ancestor home villages in Europe, I started gathering pictures, video, and information that made my family history come alive.

About Lynn: I founded “My Ancestors Life” in January of 2009 to share my film making skills and living history enthusiasm on the internet.

My first training experiences started with Community TV filming a sesquicentennial wagon train and an antique car run in 2007. Most of 2008 I traveled around the mid-west and eastern states to film living history events. Once the FUN of the filming ends, it takes a lot of time to put all the technical aspects of this podcast together.

I’ve spent thousands of hours to learn the secrets of video podcasting. It is my hope that you will be entertained and learn something new along the way. Don’t forget to join my email notification list and/or my RSS feed so you won’t miss my newly posted episodes.

my ancestors name

My Ancestor’s Name
http://myancestorsname.blogspot.com
Blog type: African-American genealogy, Individual family history

Exploring my journey documenting ancestors from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, & Tennessee.

By Angela Y. Walton-Raji, Author, lecturer and researcher. Member, Association of Professional Genealogists, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma Genealogical Society, Choctaw-Chickasaw Freedman’s Association, Poteau Valley Genealogical Association, PAAC-Preservation of African American Cemeteries.

northeast alabama gen soc

Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society
http://neags.blogspot.com
Blog type: Alabama genealogy, Genealogical society blog

N.E. Alabama Genealogical Society was organized in about 1961. The main purpose at the time was to help researchers and promote genealogy in the Northeast Alabama area. Located in Etowah (Baine) County, the society chose to include the counties of St. Clair, Marshall, Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Calhoun(Benton),Talladega, Randolph and Clay. The founders of N.E. Alabama Genealogical Society included these counties to share resources since at that time there were very few genealogical groups in Alabama. In 1962 the first N.E. Alabama Settlers was published and became the quarterly for our society. N.E. Alabama Settlers continues to be published without interruption.

Nichols Memorial Library is open for research on Thursdays from 10 A.M. until 3 P.M. and at other times by request. Our volunteers will be happy to help with your research needs. Please visit our web page for more information http://www.neags.com. Nichols Memorial Library also has a Facebook fan page.

pinta family

Pinta Family of Alabama & Louisiana
http://pintagenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Alabama genealogy, Individual family history, Louisiana genealogy

Welcome! Several Pinta descendants are working together to discover the history of this intriguing family. We are a friendly group and would love to connect with other Pinta researchers. For a closer look, click on the image to enlarge. Thanks for stopping by and please leave your comments. Happy Hunting!

I am so excited! I did my first blog. Several years ago a friend added me to their blog as an author and I just never quite got into it. But recently I was determined to do my own. I love it! What a great way to communicate with others of who are interested in the same subject.

I look forward to learning what others have done who are experienced bloggers.

relative roots

Relative Roots
http://relativeroots.net/blog/
Blog type: DNA genealogy, Genealogy education, Genealogy vendor, Jewish genealogy

Relative Roots is operated by Elise Friedman and is based out of Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

Elise Friedman is a professional genealogist, specializing in Jewish genealogy, genetic genealogy, and technology. She has given lectures and workshops at a variety of venues, from local genealogy and community meetings to international Jewish genealogy conferences. She has researched her own family history for more than 10 years, and has roots in Belarus, Russia, Poland and Ukraine (formerly Galicia).

Ms. Friedman is very active in the field of genetic genealogy, where she volunteers as JewishGen’s DNA Projects Coordinator, manages several DNA studies through Family Tree DNA, and co-authored a genetic genealogy case study that was published in the AVOTAYNU and FORUM genealogy journals.

Ms. Friedman is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, International Society of Genetic Genealogy and Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, and is a former Information Technology professional.

synagogue scribes

Synagogue Scribes
http://synagoguescribes.com/blog/category/blog-stories-articles-interest/
Blog type: Jewish genealogy, UK genealogy

One-stop gateway to Anglo-Jewish community records: Synagogue Scribes offers a unique and fully searchable database of London Ashkenazi Synagogue records, with the emphasis on pre UK civil registration, which began on 1st July 1837.

The database contains the names of over 11,500 marriage partners, with details of their fathers, drawn from the major London communities, The Great, The New, The Hambro and the Western Synagogues: more than 1,500 Birth Records from the registers of the Great and the New Synagogues: and over 1800 Circumcision Records from two Mohel Registers. And, finally, approx. 600, never previously published, Burial Records dating from 1770 to 1809. These exciting new records are still being transcribed and many more will be added over the coming months.

Pre-civil registration records for Jewish communities in England are hard to come by, often requiring written permission to gain access to them, and with many entries being written solely in old-fashioned cursive Hebrew. Consulting original documents is the aim of all serious genealogists; in the absence of such access, we hope our database will help you trace your early Anglo-Jewish ancestors.

Synagogue Scribes is a database of transcribed records which are not open to amendment or expansion. We regret that we do not offer a Message Board facility, nor can we act as a recipient or publisher of Personal Genealogies, Family Trees, etc.

We have lots more records in the pipeline. Remember to revisit us on a regular basis!

tackling brick walls

Tackling Brick Walls One At A Time
http://mygenresearch.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog is essentially a place for me to record my findings as I discover facts and other information on my ancestors. Most importantly, this is my place to share my successes at breaking down my brick walls.

I’ve been researching my family history off and on since about 1996. When I was a junior in high school, one of our assignments in our English class was to research our family tree as much as we could within 2 weeks and write up a report on it. Even after I was done with the project, I kept going for my own personal research and have been working on it ever since.

A few months ago, I dived back into my research after receiving information on one of the surnames I’ve been researching from my grandparents. They had been sent this information from a distant cousin and it got me to digging out all my research from the boxes it was packed in from our move last January. I’ve even managed to get my youngest sister interested in genealogy I think. She at least wants her own binder full of research on her family tree like what I have.

Some of the surnames I’m working on for my own research right now are: Blom, Vestal, Swets, Hazlett, Moes, Van Royen, McDonald, Wallace, Shipman and others.

I am also researching for my siblings paternal lines: Riggins, McCourt and Strater so far.

the empire called and I answered

The Empire Called and I Answered
http://empirecall.blogspot.com
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Military History blog

I have created a commemorative database of the Great War volunteers of Essendon and Flemington on my website of the same name (see link below). The database is a work in progress, and I welcome any contributions that people may wish to make to the website – photographs, images of letters and postcards or souvenirs, stories, and so on.

the gray taylor

The Gray Taylor
http://thegraytaylor.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Family lines of the Georgia Grays and the Mississippi Taylors.

I started gathering family history data in 1980. I have tons of data and sources, nearly 8000 records. The Atlanta Family History Expo hyped me up and caused me to remember some “rules of the game” that I learned years ago, and that I have pushed to the back of my file box. I am repenting! I will be more focused! I will be more organized! Nevertheless, I will reply “NO” more often.

My purpose for this work is to introduce and to create pathways for the next generation to love, respect, and honor those who came before us. I am not naive enough to think that everything my ancestors did was done for us. However, some of it was, even a small bit of their life choices were for me and the next generation…and for that I find joy.

I am happy to have met everyone and I hope to see you again soon, working permitting. Many thanks and much love . . .

the historium

The Historium
http://www.thehistorium.com/wordpress/
Blog type: Genealogy vendor, Midwest genealogy, Minnesota genealogy

At The Historium we are committed to making historical research accessible to everyone. At no time in history has it been possible to create a professional, heirloom quality historical book about your heritage, where you come from and how your family got to where it is today, or your legacy, a memoir or biography about your life, and what you will leave behind for future generations. History is no longer compiled to entertain the elite few. The Historium wants to help you tell your story. We believe that research, interviewing and creating these books will help tell a more diverse, and personal story of what history means for our children and theirs after them.

the hunt for henrietta

The Hunt for Henrietta
http://www.thehuntforhenrietta.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

This is a place to share my experiences researching my family’s genealogy. I have named it for my Great Great Grandmother, Henrietta Davis Hall. To date, she is my most interesting ancestor and she has inspired me to keep hunting so I can tell the story of our family.

the new england house historian

The New England House Historian
http://nehousehistorian.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogy education, New England genealogy

Marian Pierre-Louis is a house historian who specializes in the historic homes of New England. She frequently lectures and writes about house histories throughout New England. She also has a monthly column called “Old House Secrets” in the Medway & Millis Local Town News. Email Marian with your house history questions. For a schedule of her upcoming talks or to learn more about her work please visit her website at http://www.fieldstonehistoricresearch.com.

they came before

They Came Before
http://theycamebefore.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

I consider myself a family historian and a student of both genealogical writing and standards. I am a member of the APG-SL chapter and part of the BetterGEDCOM project.

I’m attending DearMyrtle’s, “Blogging for Beginners” webinar, so this is where the blog begins. “Blogging for Beginners,” was hosted by Geoff Rasmussen, Legacy Family Tree.

The webinar is great. We’ve learned how to set up a blog, how to pool our blog subscriptions and how to upload images to a blog. Myrt has even talked to us about what to blog about.

She’s also shown us the blogger resources available at Geneabloggers. We are now in the live Q & A section of the program. This was a great one-hour webinar. As you can see, it worked for me!

woodward families

Woodward Families
http://www.lindageiger.com/woodwardswesearch/WWSblog/
Blog type: Individual family history

WOODWARDs WeSearch was established in 1991 and published as a quarterly newsletter from October 1991 through April 2004 (nearly twelve years). The format has transformed with the times and has developed in this Web site which is inactative and is easily located (we hope).

My earliest known Woodward ancestors are Stephen and Hannah (Clement) Woodward located in the area of Haverhill in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Plaistow in the Province of New Hampshire. Stephen may be a descendant of Nathaniel Woodward via his son Ezekiel as several printed Woodward genealogies indicate. However, there are a couple of doubtful connections which I am striving to verify or disprove.

I am confident that the generations distributed in this “draft” are correct, and welcome comments. For years I’ve been intending to place the work which I’ve done on their descendants Online, but, I never reach the point where I’m satisfied with the work. The 9th of July 2006 was a “red letter day.” I realized that it unlikely I’ll ever reach the point where I am completely satisfied with my research on this Woodward family. Hence a DRAFT account of the first six generations of the couple’s descendants Online. The draft will be updated from time to time, as I analyze the records which I have located and as I find new material. The search never ends.

world war ii london blitz

World War II London Blitz Diary 1939-1945
http://womanlondonblitz.blogspot.com
Blog type: Diary blogs, Individual family history, UK genealogy

My great grandmother, Ruby Side Thompson (1884-1970) an English housewife and mother of seven sons, kept journals all of her life. The journals from 1939-1945 are particularly interesting as it is written in London during WWII and the Blitz. These diaries were passed down through the family to first her daughter in law and then to me, her great granddaughter.

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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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