New Genealogy Blogs November 3, 2012

new genealogy blogs

There are 5 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:

family stories

Family Stories
http://pamgarrettblog.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

There is something about the stories, the family stories that can engage the non-genealogist.  This blog is primarily about the family stories.  Some of the stories come from first – hand accounts, diaries and letters. Others are more second – hand, extracted from biographies in county history books, or newspaper obituaries.  There will also be speculative stories interpreted from the social histories of time and place.  Along with the stories, there will be plenty of photographs, a few travel-logs and mysteries, and suggestions for further reading.  This Blog is a companion site to my family history database, Family Stories, pamgarrett.com where you will find the names, dates, documents, census records, deeds, Wills, cemetery records  that go along with the stories.  Thanks for visiting!

Genealogy and Family History – Stack Exchange

Genealogy and Family History – Stack Exchange
http://genealogy.stackexchange.com
Blog type: Genealogy education

Genealogy and Family History is a free, community driven Q&A for expert genealogists and people interested in genealogy or family history. It is a part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A websites, and it was created in October 2012 by genealogy enthusiasts who thought our community needed a place where genealogists can get expert answers from other genealogists. Everyone is invited and anyone may participate.  Get help solving your roadblocks, get specifics about genealogy issues, and find out how to do something in your genealogy software.

juon family blog

Juon Family Blog
http://juonfamily.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history, Surname blog

If you’re interested in Juon genealogy, then you’re in the right place. We publish this site along with the Global Juon Family Facebook Page to keep relatives and researchers up to date on the latest contacts and information on the Juon surname.

We need basic information about our family members such as birth dates, marriage dates, etc. Many of the ‘Iowa Juons’ have already completed the Family Group Record, which is a form that gathers this information. If you haven’t yet done this – please do so now. Thanks!

kb genealogy research

K.B. Genealogy & Research
http://kbgr.org/blog/
Blog type: Genealogy education blog, Professional genealogist blog

Kelly Leary began her career as a genealogist and ancestral researcher on the day her 90-year-old grandfather made a surprising request: “Could you use your laptop to find out what had happened to my long-lost brother, George?” His query set off a yearlong search into the circumstances of George Bartholomew Leary’s death. Not only did Kelly track down the death certificate, but she also uncovered her grandfather’s heritage, tracing his roots back to Ireland in 1849.

On her grandfather’s 91st birthday, Kelly presented him with his life story—a binder of historic pictures, documents, and narratives. It was the beginning of a passion for Kelly, and the best gift her grandfather ever received – his family.

Now, 10 years and dozens of ancestry searches later, Kelly Leary knows documents, forms, and Internet resources inside and out, and she is always learning the latest techniques in genealogy research through continuing education including national and state conferences, webinars, and professional study groups.

lowry witt genealogy

The Lowry-Witt Genealogy Blog
http://lowrywitt.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

My family’s history is filled with names. Daddy Groke. Babs. Michael Lowry. Caroline Wolford. Martin Witt. Some of these names belong to people who are a part of my life. Some belong to people from my family’s past who are little more than strangers. My goal is to take some of those lost names and restore their story so others in my family can learn where we come from.

This blog is to help capture some of my family history on both my paternal and maternal sides. It will serve as a notebook for my research; it’s a place to share information and stories. If you have something to share, please feel free to leave a comment.

Some of the family names in this blog will include:

Paternal
Lowry
Groucutt
Pepperney
Rogan
Bahle
Lottman
Foy
Travers
Conley
Bretchel
Buhl
Griffiths
Coyne
Callahan
Mooney

Maternal
Witt
Wolford
Bixler
Probusky
Governor
Perkins
Rogers
Schulmeister
Wunderle
Kreher
Haus
Krantz
Lehn
Maines
Chapman
Soule
Vogleman

These are most of the names going back seven generations in my family. There are many more to know and to be discovered.

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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