New Genealogy Blogs 21 December 2013

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:

appalachian heart wood

Appalachian Heart Wood
http://appalachianheartwood.blogspot.com
Blog type: Appalachia, Family

Appalachian Heart Wood is my blog where I share family history, stories, recipes and my take on our family and Appalachian life.

genealogy by eric

Genealogy By Eric
http://genealogybyeric.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Cemeteries, Family

It all started about 4 years ago while out for a walk in the neighborhood, my wife Kathy got stopped and asked about a cemetery in the area from some random stranger.  Neither of us knew about it but just a couple of doors down there was a cemetery, the Roberts Cemetery.  We immediately went to find it.  On our way back we stopped by our neighbor who had been in the neighborhood since the houses were build back in the 1960′s.  After talking with her and a few other neighbors we found out that what we had found was only about half of the original cemetery.  The builder of our neighborhood tried to buy the property but was unsuccessful because of the cemetery.  However just a few short years later a new builder came into the area who was going to build apartments for section 8 housing, the North Brighton Townhomes.  For whatever reason they were either able to skip past the red tape of buying the cemetery or just completely neglect that there was one there all together.  This lead to the cemetery being bull dowsed over, before the cemetery was completely wiped from the face of the earth the neighbors stopped the construction.  To mend their mistakes the construction company picked up and laid all the tombstones in concrete, face up.  Now after already surviving some 100 years the cemetery faced its next big struggle.  Normal tombstones are standing upright which protects a lot of the stones from the weather.  After 50 years of being in concrete the elements are greatly taking their toll.  Snow, ice, dirt and wind are slowly erasing the names, dates and last loving words.  Even if you look at the photos of the Roberts Cemetery which were taken in 2008 and then look at the stones now you can see a big difference.

My blog is my way to share my knowledge to with the community and my family.

getting genealogy

Getting Genealogy
http://gettinggenealogy.blogspot.com.au/
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Family

Getting Genealogy is a place to find information about Canberra family history events and share my thoughts, tips, stories and articles about family history.  In particular I want to share information and links to upcoming events in the Canberra region that would be of interest to family historians.

© 2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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New Genealogy Blogs 14 December 2013

Newly-Discovered Genealogy Blogs at GeneaBloggers

There are 2 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:

howard county arkansas

Howard County Arkansas
http://howardcountyargenweb.blogspot.com/
Blog type: Arkansas genealogy

Howard County emerged from the midst of Hempstead, Sevier, Polk and Pike Counties. A reconstructionist state government in the Nineteenth General Assembly passed Act 57, April 17, 1873, taking townships from these four counties to construct Howard County.

Howard County in bounded on the north by Polk and Pike, on the east by Pike and Hempstead, on the south by Hempstead, and the west by Sevier and Polk Counties. Its greatest length is 42 miles and its average width is about 12 miles.

The county was named for James H. Howard, senator from the Seventeenth District which then included Pike, Sevier and Clark Counties. He had won office with the backing of Governor Powell Clayton as the “Radical Republicans” came to power in Arkansas in 1867.

Howard was the son of James H. Howard, born in Tennessee about 1838, who emigrated to Arkansas about 1853 and settled at Center Point. James Howard learned a shoemaker’s trade and married Rebecca J. Dossey in Madison Township.

writing up the ancestors

Writing Up The Ancestors
http://writinguptheancestors.blogspot.ca/
Blog type: Family

I’m Janice Hamilton, a genealogist and writer. In this blog, I recount the family stories of my ancestors as they immigrated from Scotland, England and Ireland and established new lives in Canada and the United States.

This blog is about two things: the stories of my ancestors, and the stories behind those stories.

My ancestors include 19th century Montreal businessmen, farmers in colonial western Massachusetts, Scottish teachers, Durham yeomen, Philadelphia merchants, Upper Canadian settlers and Manitoba farmers. My aim is try to bring these people to life, although I often end up describing a visit to a cemetery.

In the second part of each post, I comment on sources, my research process and brick walls. I want this section to provide readers with something they can apply to their own research; in addition, I hope readers can provide me with suggestions.

© 2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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New Genealogy Blogs 7 December 2013

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:

barnas til fedrene

Barnas hjerter til fedrene – en slektsforskerblogg
http://tilfedrene.wordpress.com
Blog type: Norway, Norwegian

Helt fra jeg var en liten jente og fant min mormors fotoalbum fra 1920 årene i skapet hennes (med fine hemmelige saker i) har jeg vært dypt engasjert og heftig begeistret for slektsforskning.

Som 12-åring på sommerferie i Oslo introduserte min eldste bror Roger meg til Riksarkivet og hvordan jeg kunne forske i kirkebøker ved å titte på mikrofilmer. Jeg har brukt mye ferie og fritid gjennom ungdomstiden hvor timene bare forsvant så alt for fort av alle «skattene» jeg fant der. Jeg elsker lukten av gamle bøker pga. av min «oppvekst» (besøk) på riksarkivet.

Min bror Roger introduserte meg til aneark, familieark og inspirerte seg med sin slektsforskning til å få vite mer. Jeg har bygget min interesse og min slektsforskning på det arbeidet han den gang gjorde og det han fant.

Jeg samlet historier, bilder, ukebladutklipp, slektsforskerpapirer og alt annet som hadde med mine forfedre/slekt å gjøre i flere år i esker og permer helt til PC-en gjorde sitt inntok og jeg kunne legge alt over i et slektsforskerprogram. 3 år tok det meg å legge inn alt på PC som jeg hadde samlet om min familie.

Min slektside på nettet: http://www.eblix.net/legacy/index.php.

English translation (via Google Translate)

Ever since I was a little girl and found my grandmother’s photo album from 1920 years in her closet (with fine secret matters), I have been deeply engaged and passionately enthusiastic about genealogy.

As a 12-year-old on summer vacation Oslo introduced my oldest brother Roger me to the National Archives and how I could do research in church records by looking at microfilms. I have spent a lot of holidays and leisure through adolescence where hours just disappeared all too quickly of all “treasures” I found there. I love the smell of old books due. of my “growing up” (visit) the National Archives.

My brother Roger introduced me to Home Family, familieark and inspired by its genealogy to learn more. I have built my interest and my genealogy on the work he ever did and what he did.

I collected stories, photos, magazine clippings, genealogical papers and anything else that brought my ancestors / relatives to do for several years in boxes and binders until the computer did its occupied and I could put everything into a genealogical program. Three years it took me to post anything on the PC that I had collected on my family.

My genealogy site on the web: http://www.eblix.net/legacy/index.php.

brotmanblog

brotmanblog
http://brotmanblog.wordpress.com
Blog type: Family, Jewish, Letters, Military

Welcome to the Brotman Blog.  Our  original intent was to create a place where members of the extended Brotman family could share family history information without having to clog email or rely on Facebook.  It still serves that original purpose, but we hope it also serves as a way to explore the issues that are raised when doing family history research and the reasons for doing it.  Genealogy is not just about obtaining names, dates, and documents; it’s about finding meaning in the past and learning from the lives our ancestors lived.

family resemblance

Family Resemblance
http://lifestoriestoday.com/blog/
Blog type: Family

A blog about the traits we pass down, whether genetically or environmentally, and the qualities we only find in ourselves. Also features selections from the blogger’s grandfather’s Korean War memoir, aka the book that started her interest in family history. For more information, go here: http://lifestoriestoday.com/about.

© 2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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