Showing posts with label New Blogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Blogs. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Arlene Eakle Launches Tennessee Genealogy Blog

Today, March 17th, a significant date in Tennessee history, renown genealogist Arlene Eakle has launched a new genealogy blog, Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog, "...reared in the common cause of family...":
The 17th of Mar 1775 and all the days leading up to it and the aftermath of it created one of the most pivotal events in the history of Tennessee and Kentucky. And it changed forever the developing history of the United States of America. Keep in mind--as Tennessee goes, so goes the rest of the country.

You won't want to miss even one episode in this important saga for your genealogy--tune in, and register to receive all issues, and to be able to add your comments and questions.

I've been listening to Mrs. Eakle's lectures on tape and reading her books for several years now, and have thoroughly enjoyed her informative blogs, one on general genealogy, the other on Virginia genealogy. I never read one of her posts without learning something about genealogy, history, and/or records management, and very much look forward to reading her Tennessee blog as a way of tracing my husband's Midkiff roots!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Finding Grandpa

Ouch! I've been sore again for days. I've had to be on the computer a lot at work, and some at home for classes and presentations I'm doing and articles I'm writing. So I'm back to barely blogging again (sigh).

I did have to take a moment to tell you about an amazing blog I stumbled upon, called Finding Grandpa. It many ways it reminds me of my search for my paternal grandmother's biological family. I wish the author well, that she would find peace for herself and her mother. I'm so glad my grandmother was able to make peace with her past 12 years ago, as she now has Alzheimer's.

Finding Grandpa brings up many emotional aspects and ethical questions. I invite you to read it.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Genea-Blogging News, Some Old, Some New

Taneya has moved her blog here.

There's been some Saturday Night Fun going on in a couple of Genea-Bloggers' neighborhoods. Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has a weekly Saturday post called exactly that, and Mark Tucker at ThinkGenealogy has been sharing rebuses (remember those?).

Speaking of Mark, he has an article in the latest issue of Digital Genealogist, as does Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family and Midge Frazel of Granite in My Blood. Congratulations to all of you!

Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems News has started a new ten-part series for the new year: Genealogy Strategies. Check them out!

Amy Coffin of We Tree has a great series as well: Jump Start Your Genealogy Blog: 52 Ideas, 52 Weeks. If you're a member of Genea-Bloggers on Facebook, check out the Events on the Group page, as Thomas is adding each weekly prompt. Great ideas, Amy! (P.S. I have to visit Amy's blog through Google Reader, because if I go directly to her blogsite, I see that delicious Texas-shaped waffle drowning in syrup and my mouth starts watering! I love waffles!)

And by the way, I heard a little bird twitter that there's an article in the latest DAR publication by Maureen Taylor that mentions Amy!

Hooray! Leland Meitzler is blogging once again at Genealogy Blog after some major hiccups! We missed you, Leland!

Lately, I've added the following blogs to my Google Reader. They are worthy of being added to yours:

A Canadian Family

Al's Polish-American Genealogy Research

Basics of Genealogy Reference

Begin with 'Craft'

Carole's Canvas

Chapter & Wurst

Colorado Reflections

Delia's Genealogy Blog

Detour Through History

Family Tales

Gena's Genealogy - High-quality, informative blogging. I especially like her new Sunday series, "Church Record Sunday," which explains what types of records are available for various churches, and where they can be found.

Genealogy Addiction

Genealogy By Ginger's Blog
and Genealogybyginger's Weblog

Genealogy Tip of the Day - Another good one by Michael John Neill. Also, he is starting to have some contests on his Famous People in the Census blog, with prizes! (Warning: they're not easy!)

Genealogy Traces

Genealogy, Middle Age & Life

Generations Gone By's Weblog


Geri's Genes Family History & Genealogy Research


Greta's Genealogy Bog

Historical and Genealogical Research

Jake Fletcher's Genealogy Project

Miles' Genealogy Tips - Miles has a great post on scanning old photos.

Raeburn Family Odyssey

Rambling Relatives

Still Digging for Roots

They that go down to the sea

View From the Bluffs

Who Will Tell Their Story? - This is Julie Cahill Tarr's new genealogy photography blog. We all know and love Julie from GenBlog!


Random Thoughts - a personal (non-genealogy blog) by Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG.

thomas 2.0 - The Blog - This is not a genealogy blog, but you sure can use it to help you with all your online activities (including blogging). Authored by our very own Thomas MacEntee.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New URL for JLog

I'm always amazed at the diversity of blogs that come under the heading "genealogy." There are genealogy blogs that focus on family histories, others on local histories, still others on photography as it relates to genealogy, and those highlighting technology as a genealogy tool. One of the "tech-genie" blogs that I follow is JLB's JLog. I received an e-mail today informing me that there's been a server change for the website, which means the blog URL has changed as well. If you haven't visited JLog, be sure to visit; if this is already a favorite, be sure to change your feed settings.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

New Genealogy Blogs

I mentioned last Monday that several new genealogy blogs have been created recently, and mentioned Genealogy - Southeast Michigan on Friday. One of the new blogs is Lisa Alzo's Gen365, where she lists her daily genealogy tasks. Another is Salt Lake City Christmas Tours, promoting this annual event, and blogged by Leland Meitzler of Genealogy Blog; Donna Potter Phillips, who also contributes to Genealogy Blog and is my co-blogger at the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society blog; and Illya D'Addezio, of the Genealogy Today website and blog. Lastly, a fairly new genealogy blogger (since November) is at Nevada Genealogy.

Be sure to check these out!