Sunday, January 18, 2009

This Week's New Geneablogs

I've added several new genealogy and family history blogs upon which I've stumbled. And in case you don't remember, here is "the drill" in terms of things you can do to welcome these new blogs and help get them new readers and some exposure:

- if on Blogger, see if they have the Follow Me feature, and if so become a follower. If not, send them a message asking if they'll set up the feature

- add the blog to your blog reader

- in Facebook, on Networked Blogs look up the blog and join their blog network. Also try to invite others to join the blog.

Here are the new blogs - check'em out!

Colorado Reflections: "Central Colorado has its share of Wild West stories—the Lake County War, Ed Watkins’ lynching, the murder of Salida Marshal Baxter Stingley—to name a few. The Christisons, my family, were mixed up in all of it; the good, the bad, the right and the wrong. Join me as I explore the history of Chaffee, Fremont, Lake and Park Counties. Watch for research tips for the region and for Colorado. If your family lived in the region, type the last name in the search box at the top of the blog and it might show up!"

Ernie's Journeys: "I'm a pilgrim passing through this life for the past 87 years. Here are stories of my journey down the sunflower trail." [Note: I absolutely love this blog - it is by the 87-year old father of Becky Jamison who has another great blog called Grace and Glory]

Family Tales: "Keeping track of the Christmans, McAllisters, Mulhearns, Kempfs, Kellers, Tschirharts, Biedigers and all others I find lurking in records yet to be found...I may also post random thoughts not related to genealogy!"

Gena's Genealogy: "Thoughts and News from the world of genealogy" [Note: this blog has been around since 2005 and I don't know how I missed it!]

Genealogy By Ginger's Blog: "Researching two primary lines - BROOKS and GODWIN - from North Carolina. The Godwin line is from Sampson and Randolph Counties, NC and the BROOKS line is from Caswell Co., NC. Allied families for the BROOKS line includes KERR, WILLIAMS, GRAVES, & LEA; Allied lines for the GODWIN family include LATHAM, PULLEY, HARRELL, and RASCO"

Geri's Genes Family History & Genealogy Research: "As I look up from my desk I see our family pictures and heirlooms looking back at me. It is for them that I pursue my research and delve into the past. Whatever lies hidden in an archive on microfilm, tucked away in a dusty box up in an attic or on a weather worn stone hidden in a cemetery are treasures that drive me to fill in the blanks of my tree, our family tree. I want to find out the truths, the unknown, the mystery of where our people came from, how they got here and how they lived. How are we to know where we are going if we don't know where we came from? For my two young beloved daughters, this is your history."

Gtownma's Genealogy: "My name is Tina Sansone and I live in Tennessee. I am married with three kids. I love helping others discover their ancestor and seeing their excitement as they learn of their family. I’ve developed a love of history and writing. I am a DAR member, and member of The Tennessee Genealogical Society where I was a past board member and currently write for our quarterly, Ansearchin’ News." [Note: this not a new blog but I don't know why it wasn't in my reader! I've been following Tina Sansone for quite awhile on Facebook and she has some great insights and posts!]

Historical and Genealogical Research: "I am an independent historical and genealogical researcher in Atlanta, Georgia. I recently became a board-certified genealogist and am pursuing a master’s degree in Heritage Preservation at Georgia State University. My specialties lie in genealogical problem solving, property history, and African American family history, but I enjoy researching all questions of history."


Becky Jamison said...

This is a great service you do for us, Thomas! I check them out and follow them. Many have very few followers. Blogger makes it so easy to add all the blogs we follow to our "Blog List" so others can see them too. Thank you too for listing my Dad's blog. I hope other bloggers will help and encourage their parents to do the same! They have such great stories to tell. Even if they aren't good writers, it's the stories that we want and need to hear. Maybe you should write a post encouraging that! Lots of people read you.

Ernie Margheim said...

Seems to me you're doing quite a service here to other bloggers---WOW. I was surprised to read my name and to see you like my blog. I keep looking for other "old-timers" to do some writing about things I remember.

Bill West said...

That's ten new blogs for me this week! Five from the CoG and five
from this list. Besides what you've
suggested,Thomas, I've added them to
my links list on my own blog.
Thanks for the new blogs, Thomas!

Greta Koehl said...

Ditto to everyone else's thanks for doing this great service. Through it I am finding blogs that are fun to read and blogs that focus on some areas where I am looking for information. You are definitely one of the deans of the school of Genea-Blogging!

Andrea Christman said...

Sorry I am so late in getting back to you, but I wanted to thank you for what you are doing for the blogging world! Thanks for posting my blog, Family Tales! It is nice to know that a like-minded audience will be reading our posts. It is very encouraging!