New Genealogy Blogs September 11, 2010

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

There are 11 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week for a total of 1,279 genealogy blogs on our 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”

Here are this week’s new listings:

adventures in genealogy

Adventures in Genealogy
http://deb-adventuresingenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Hello to the world of blogging! I work for our local public library and several years ago we had a technology initiative. At first I was a little hesitant but before you knew I was hooked. We learned about Blogs, RSS feeds, etc. As we moved along one of our assignments was to create a blog. Thought about what my focus would be for some time and one night just typed in genealogy to see what would happen. WOW there is so much information and such an array of help. So here I am learning about genealogy and blogging at the same time. So the goal is to learn something every day, connect to people with similar interests, and have fun along the way!

blades and clippings

Blades and Handy Clippings from the Past
http://bladeshandy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog shares the discoveries I make while on the journey to find my family genealogy. I am researching the following surnames on my father’s side Blades, Davis, Fernald, Mullins, Nichols, Nickersons, and Ross from Nova Scotia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. From my mother’s side Belcher, Brammer, Hall, Handy, Justice, Midkiff, Nelson all are from mostly Patrick County, Virginia and some from North Carolina.

escape to the silent cities

Escape to the Silent Cities
http://escapetothesilentcities.blogspot.com
Blog type: Cemetery blog

I’ve been interested in cemeteries for as long as I can remember. As a child my dad would take my brother and I to the cemetery where my grandparents were buried. We would spend hours trying to find the oldest stones. It was like a game for us, so I learned at an early age that cemeteries were not the scary places that many people believe them to be.

As a teenager I would spend hours wandering around trying to imagine what the people were like that belonged with the stones I would photograph. I have always been drawn to the older sections with the elegantly carved stones and individuality that can be found in almost every cemetery. As I would wander amongst the stones grand images of Victorian women in long elegant dresses and gentlemen in the finest of attire would fill my mind. These imaginary people would wander thru the cemeteries right along with me paying their respects to the long deceased family members.

As I grew older the whole concept of death and what happens afterward became a fascinating subject to me. So I decided to go to college to obtain a degree in Forensic Anthropology. Sadly I choose not to work in the field but it has opened my eyes to so many different aspects about death that I would never have thought about before.

Now as an adult, I still enjoy roaming around cemeteries photographing the unique stones. I love the angels most. But I am always excited to find a mystery that makes me want to know more about that particular person. Thankfully, the internet has made it much easier to discover the information that sheds light on the peoples lives.

My family and friends have always thought my obsession with cemeteries is odd and a bit morbid. But I am okay with that. I just say they haven’t figured out how interesting they can be. They really began to think I was odd when I proposed the idea of having my wedding in a cemetery on Halloween, of all days. I had found the perfect one, it had a beautiful gazebo in the middle of the beautiful Fall foliage. Luckily my husband was all to happy to have our wedding there. Although he doesn’t enjoy wandering the cemeteries like I do, he does put up with my constantly making him stop at new ones. He sits in the car and says, “Just tell me when to stop,” or, “You go, and I’ll follow in the car”. Now tell me that isn’t love. My nine-year-old daughter has her own camera she likes to use. Hopefully she is a Graveyard Rabbit in the making.

genya blog

Genya Blog
http://blog.genya.com.ar
Blog type: Argentina genealogy, Hispanic genealogy, South American genealogy

Genya está formado por un grupo de jóvenes profesionales expertos en tecnología Informática, apasionados por la calidad y la innovación. Se caracteriza por una amplia experiencia y un gran entusiasmo en la investigación genealógica.

Genya confía en que se pueden desarrollar productos de alta calidad y eficiencia.

Genya construye software para aficionados, profesionales e instituciones dedicadas a la genealogía.

Google translation: Genya is formed by a group of young professionals in information technology experts, passionate about quality and innovation. It is characterized by extensive experience and great enthusiasm in genealogical research.

You can trust that Genya will develop high quality products and efficiency.

Genya builds software for amateurs, professionals and institutions dedicated to genealogy.

great war heroes weblog

Great War Heroes Web Log
http://worldwarone.wordpress.com
Blog type: UK genealogy

If you have an ancestor who fought in WW1 and would like to know more about their war life, then maybe I can help. I offer a full professional military research service that can put you back in touch with your family history.

I can help you research Army, Naval, & Air Force personnel from Waterloo up until WW2.

I do this as a hobby, and because of this I do not need to charge full research rates. Prices start from just £7.50

For more information visit www.military-research.co.uk or email us at mcfinder@sky.com

greg lamberson gen blog

Greg Lamberson’s Genealogy Blog
http://lambersongenealogy.wordpress.com
Blog type: Individual family history

A compliment to my genealogy website (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~glamberson/index.htm) about the Lamberson family.

linesville cemetery

Linesville Cemetery
http://www.linesvillecemetery.org/genealogy/
Blog type: Cemetery blog, Pennsylvania genealogy

This site is dedicated to the Linesville Cemetery and all doing genealogical work involving the Linesville and outlying areas. The official records of the Linesville Cemetery Association have been scoured and all available information gleaned from the pages.

lynns genealogy tips

Lynn’s Genealogy Tips
http://www.geneatips.com
Blog type: Genealogy education, Individual family history

Follow me as I grow my family tree! I hope my journey can help you in yours!

Maryland to Kentucky

Maryland to Kentucky
http://md2ky.com
Blog type: Appalachian genealogy, Kentucky genealogy, Maryland genealogy

In 1785, a group of families from the southern Maryland counties of St. Mary, Charles and Prince George formed a “league” pledging to migrate to Kentucky. Reasons for this move were varied. Economics may have played a large role in this westward movement, with the depletion of available land in Maryland and the after-effects of the constant plundering by the British during the Revolutionary War. Certainly religious freedom was a likely concern to many of these pioneers. After a century of anti-Catholic bias in Maryland, many were seeking freedom to openly practice their faith. John Carroll, the Bishop of Baltimore told them that if they would settle together he would do what he could to supply them with priest. True to their word, these pioneers largely settled together in what today are the three Kentucky counties of Nelson, Washington and Marion. Even now this central Kentucky area is known far and wide as the Kentucky Holy Lands.

As land further west opened up for settlement, some of these same pioneer families again packed up and headed out seeking a better life for themselves and their families. Many from this group seemed to have agreed to once again settle together. This led to many sister communities of this same group all across the western part of the United States.

threading needles in a haystack

Threading Needles in a Haystack
http://threadingneedlesinahaystack.blogspot.com
Blog type: Individual family history

Sharing my love of genealogy and my experience as a genealogist to inspire everyone to search out their family trees…the past, present, and future are all connected. Researching your family tree is like looking for a bunch of needles in a whole lot of haystacks, and then threading those needles together to tell your family’s story. If you know where you come from you can know who you are and where you’re going!

utah gen assoc

Utah Genealogical Association
http://ugagenealogy.blogspot.com
Blog type: Genealogical society, Utah genealogy

It seems like UGA has been doing a lot of “renovating” lately with our newsletter, Facebook, the addition of Twitter, and even our blog.

We have been working on getting more involved in the social media of things as well as keeping our members informed of up-coming events and new things with the association.

We would love to have you sign up for our new UGA Newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here.

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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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