New Genealogy Blogs October 3, 2009

new genealogy blogs

[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 Geneablog! link in the menu bar to pass along information on new blogs.]

This week we offer nine new genealogy and family-history related blogs and we now list 643 in our blog list! 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”
- adding them to your Networked Blogs on Facebook

Here are this week’s new listings:

congers worldwide

Congers Worldwide
http://congerstory.wordpress.com/
Blog type: Surnames

Salutations from Springfield, Illinois, USA! My name is Job Clifton Conger, IV, descended from John Belconger who came to Woodbridge, Connecticut before George Washington almost lost a really important war for us, went on to greater fame as a new nation’s first chief executive . . . and you know the rest. This blog was launched October 2, 2009.

Congers Worldwide is my effort to create a publicly accessible place for good people who share the last name of Conger to connect. I have a web site — www.aeroknow.com/arts/congerfamily.htm — but WordPress seems to offer a more open forum. Congers Worldwide (CW) will be what it will be. Do we recognize a future pilot when he comes into this world? It’s appropriate that we don’t recognize what CW will be on the day it is launched.  If you are a Conger or Conger kin with questions about our family throughout history and today, here is another site for you. It will be what we desire it.

digging up stones

Digging Up Stones
http://diggingupstones.wordpress.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

Welcome to my genealogy blog! I’ve been digging around in my family tree for twenty years now, and I thought this would be a good way to share some of the great stories and pictures I’ve collected. I might also give up a few tips about researching now and then. If you have a question, please post it below, and I’ll see if I can answer it.

genealogy journey

Genealogy Journey
http://mcgenealogist.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history

Last Monday on my way to visit my daughter in Missouri, I stopped at Hale, Missouri to do some genealogical research. My second great grand uncle, John Henry Roosevelt, had settled in Hale. He later migrated to Nowata, Oklahoma, but several of his children stayed in the Hale area and his wife returned to Hale after his death in 1912.

genwriting

GenWriting
http://genwriting.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Writing your family history

Writing a family history one story at a time.

Have you started to write your family’s history yet? I don’t mean an epic novel about treacherous ocean voyages and settling wild lands. Are you capturing and preserving the stories of your family? Writing your family’s history needn’t be a chronicle of a person’s life from birth to death. Everyone’s family has stories: family lore, traditions, tales, and anecdotes. Has anyone documented these family treasures? You might also have gleaned stories from your research. These are the stories of our ancestors’ lives. But these stories might be lost if no one documents them and passes them on to future generations.

marin county gen soc

Marin County Genealogical Society
http://maringensoc.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Genealogy society

Welcome to the new blog for the Marin County Genealogical Society.  The blog is intended for genealogical information sharing, tips, resources, questions, comments and suggestions related to the Marin County Genealogical Society.

Many genealogy associations are using blogs to post information, solicit comments, ideas and suggestions and to share their research and pictures. Blogs are interactive and allow both the creator of the blog and visitors to post comments and material so everybody can share them.

my pakastani ancestry

My Pakistani Ancestry
http://pakgen.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Individual family history, Pakistan genealogy, UK genealogy

For me it was my Dad and Uncle. Both began the first attempts to create a family tree of our ancestors and of relatives that were living presently in Pakistan and England. I began thinking about the branches of our family tree that were hardly mentioned. This fascination of the past led me to my interest in history that wasnt written in history books but had shaped my life and who I was. This was a personal history that linked me with many people.

my timeless reunion

My Timeless Reunion
http://mytimelessreunion.wordpress.com/
Blog type: African-American genealogy, Individual family history

When I started this project, I truthfully had no appreciation for the introspection that would come from it. My hope was to simply give my son the gift of knowing where he came from. After a few short months, I realized this gift has the potential for so much more. Dr. Henry Louis Gates has said, “Knowing about the past reveals more about the present. Knowing about your ancestors teaches you more about yourself.” So far, I couldn’t agree more…

pennington research

Pennington Research Association
http://praresearch.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Surnames

The purpose of the Pennington Research Association is to gather all Pennington cousins together, to provide as much genealogical assistance as possible and to work together to further Pennington research. Our goal is to collect, preserve, maintain, and disseminate material relating to the genealogical structure of the Pennington Family. The Pennington Research Association, Inc. is a not for profit corporation, incorporated in California in June, 2001.

IAJGS Conference

The 30th IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
http://www.jgsla2010.com/blog/
Blog type: Genealogy conferences, Jewish genealogy

Welcome to the JGSLA 2010 conference site and to the Conference Blog! With the advent of the Jewish New Year, the JGSLA 2010 website and blog are now live.

Be a part of the world’s largest Jewish genealogy event, as we get ready for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles in – where else? – exciting Los Angeles at the new L.A. LIVE Convention Center.

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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.

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