This Week’s New Genealogy Blogs – 11 April 2009

[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 sidebar to pass along information on new blogs.]

This week we offer five new genealogy and family-history related blogs. We now list over 385 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

All Things Quebec
http://allthingsquebec.wordpress.com

“We are a group of Quebec students and teachers blogging about the people, events and places that make up the history of Quebec. We study and report on topics covered by the Quebec School Curriculum but we also do original family history research.

QUESTIONS WE THINK ABOUT: What is history? How do our family histories fit into the “bigger” histories? How do historians make history?”

Brenda Dougall Merriman

http://brendadougallmerriman.blogspot.com

“…MORTUI VIVOS DOCENT – … the dead teach the living. Why a blog? Well, ‘everyone’ seems to be doing it in the 21st century. Some of the family history I’ve been working on, i.e. trying to get back to, can be posted here. Uh oh … better ask CDM if footnotes can be pasted into a blog. My tech knowledge is severely limited! Like all good genealogists, I have plenty of footnotes sprinkled through my work. We decided to try this medium, rather than a website, to see how it will work. My main purpose is to share some of the various family histories as they evolve, and some of the associated stories.”

Heritage Research

http://www.heritageresearch.blogspot.com

“I’ve been a genealogist for about fifteen years now. I’m currently the administrator of the Renfro DNA Project and the Renfro Roots group on Yahoo!.”

McGinnis History

http://www.mcginnishistory.com

“I have almost everything up and working. Still some tweaking to do. I am not sure what to do about adding photos. My main genealogy site has the ability to upload, link, and display photos, so it seems a waste to post them to two different sites. However, I know the McGinnis folks may not want to wade through the whole genealogy site to see what pictures or documents are available. I’ll work on that.

Please feel free to leave a comment and say hi. I’ve always wondered how many people found their way to the other site. Also, please note – there is no longer any need to register or anything like that. I never used that, and it took a few minutes out of my day, every day, to go in and delete all the spam registrations. So now you are free to comment away, although I will have to approve a comment of yours before WordPress will do it automatically.”

New Horizons Genealogy Blog

http://newhorizonsgenealogy.blogspot.com

“First I want to take a minute to introduce myself. I have been transcribing and copying genealogy records full time now for about 3 years, and have been working on my own genealogy research for over 10 years. I moved to the Mohawk Valley region of New York State about a year and a half age so I could get closer to the real colonial American history, and have easier access to its recorded history. Colonial American history is where my heart is.

New Horizons Genealogy was founded on the idea that we want to help you take your genealogy research to a new horizon, that was the idea on which our name came from. We want to bring to you the older and more overlooked records not often found on the larger subscription based genealogy websites. Some of our record collections include, Colonial and State Census Records, Census Record Mortality Schedules, 1847-1849 New York State Vital Records, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions, New York State Cemetery Records, New York State Revolutionary War Soldier Burials , and 1840 Census of Pensioners that are currently inter-filed in with the Colonial and State Census Records. Our records span across three websites, New Horizons Genealogy, Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions and Mortality Schedules.

While we can’t transcribe every record to make our collections complete, we fill in the gaps by linking to records transcribed by other transcribers. This way we can also attempt to get an inventory of what has been transcribed and not be duplicating the hard work of others. If you are a transcriber and have work you would like us to like to please add a link to our website in your website either on the home page or in a links page and email us and we will add a link to your transcribed records. If you were a person whom transcribed records for the genweb project and took them down for one reason or another and would like to post them on our website just send us the file and we would be happy to post them on our website. Please be advised we adhere to and all records we post are subject to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).”

copyright 2009 Thomas MacEntee

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