New Genealogy Blogs 19 April 2014

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

There are 3 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:

obscure ancestors and more

Obscure Ancestors and More
Blog type: Family

There are a lot of unidentified and, so far, unidentifiable individuals in my own lineage and in other families of interest. And some of the facts and conclusions I’ve found on the Internet are different from mine. In no special order. I’ll write about my most bothersome brick walls and some interesting ancestors and events. Has anyone uncovered information that will help solve my problems?

our family tree tales

Our Family Tree Tales
Blog type: Family

I’m a new blogger.  I started blogging in January in response to Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge.  I enjoy finding out information about an ancestor and turning it into a narrative.

past-line discoveries

Past-Line Discoveries
Blog type: Family

Aviation Technician / Military Liaison & Adviser by day, Family History and Genealogy nut-job, all of the other time.

I blame my family for my absolute addiction to Family History. I still remember many of the stories told by my parents and grand parents about our family origins.

I hope to bring to light many of the facts and stories I have found by utilizing this blog. It is also my vision that I might be able to provide insight and assistance to those who are searching for their stories as well.

© 2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 19 April 2014

record store day
Today is Saturday, 19 April 2014 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Prompt #34 of the The Book of Me, Written By You project created by Julie Goucher of the Anglers Rest blog starts today: Easter Memories. The concept: a series of blogging and writing prompts that help family historians capture their own memories and write about themselves. Click here for more information.

Daily Blogging Prompts

Many genealogy and family history bloggers like to post to their blogs every day, but at times are at a loss for ideas. Take your inspiration from today’s Daily Blogging Prompts below – click on each prompt for a description. Prompts are a great way to create new content and you can participate in a community effort with other genealogy bloggers.

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Genealogy Blogging Events Week 18-25 April 2014

Upcoming Events at GeneaBloggers

Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

Daze of the Week!

In each Genealogy Blogging Beat (a daily post) we now feature national holidays and some of the more offbeat holidays. Here are some dates next week to look out for so you can plan your blog posts for next week:

  • 18 April: Anniversary of Great San Francisco Earthquake, Good Friday, Paul Revere’s Ride – Anniversary, and Third World Day – Anniversary.
  • 19 April: Battle of Lexington and Concord – Anniversary, Husband Appreciation Day, National Hanging Out Day, Oklahoma City Bombing – Anniversary, Record Store Day, and Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – Anniversary.
  • 20 April: Columbine High School Killings – 15th Anniversary, Easter Sunday, and Adolf Hitler’s Birthday – 125th Anniversary.
  • 21 April: Boston Marathon – 118th Running, Dyngus Day, Kindergarten Day, Patriot’s Day (MA ME US), and White House Easter Egg Roll.
  • 22 April: Earth Day, National Jelly Bean Day, and Oklahoma Land Rush – 125th Anniversary.
  • 23 April: Administrative Professionals Day, First Movie Theater Opens – Anniversary, First Public School in America – Anniversary, William Shakespeare’s Birthday – 450th Anniversary, Feast of Saint George, and World Book and Copyright Day.
  • 24 April: Anniversary of Easter Rising (Ireland) and Library of Congress Founded – Anniversary.
  • 25 April: Anzac Day, Battle of Gallipoli – Anniversary, DNA Day, Ella Fitzgerald’s Birthday – Anniversary, First License Plates Issued – Anniversary, National Arbor Day, National Hairball Awareness Day, and Take our Daughers and Sons to Work Day.

Happy Blogiversary!

Geneabloggers Happy Blogiversary

If your blog anniversary is coming up soon, make sure it gets on our GeneaBloggers calendar! Remember to send your blog anniversary info to GeneaBloggers.

Genealogy Conferences and Events

Conference Keepers

Conference Keeper is the resource to help you keep track of upcoming conferences on the national, state and local level! You can also learn more about call for paper and exhibitor deadlines and more! GeneaBloggers is proud to partner with Conference Keeper to make sure the genealogy community has the latest information on genealogy and family history related conferences in one convenient online location.

Genealogy Webinars This Week


From the GeneaWebinars site:

“We provide information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.

Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

There are currently over 35 with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. If you’d like to join the calendar to post your organization’s events, just drop a note to”

For more information on genealogy webinars check out GeneaWebinars and thanks to DearMYRTLE for all her hard work in making this resource available!

GeneaBloggers on Facebook

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