Friday, October 25, 2013

Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits #13

Genealogy blogs, news and tidbits for this week.


Indepth information in post Determing Ethnicity Percentages on DNAeXplained-Genetic Genealogy.

Genealogy Pants brings us Census Hurdles - Literacy.

Janice A. Brown of Cow Hampshire shares the story of a very impressive New Hampshire woman.

Kari Roueche of Archiventures posts about the FamilySearch Workshop she taught to a group of teenage girls.

Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy wants to know if you are related to the Colver's of Connecticut.

Excellent blog post from Andrew Martin of History Repeating Family Tree Blog with Society Spotlight: How can we help history societies focus on the future?

Family history on Martha Stewart's blog! Check out Caring For The Historic Burying Grounds of Bedford, New York.

David Rodeback of World Vital Records Blog posts Sometimes You Succeed (or Finding My Brother's Graves).

Melody Lassalle of The Research Journal tells us about her migration map.

Denise Levenick of The Family Curator wants to know if we are joining the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) fun.

Angela Y. Walton-Raji of My Ancestor's Name writes about journals and diaries.

Kathleen Cortez of Blog posts about getting started with Mexican family history research.

Was the marriage legal? That is the question asked by Judy G. Russell of The Legal Genealogist.

Shannon Combs Bennett asks Do You Make Use Of

Outstanding post from Pauleen of Family history across the sea with Ethics and all the Rs.

Head over to Ellie's Ancestors to learn about the proceedings of the Old Bailey.

Dick Eastman discusses CrowdSourcing Genealogy.

Interesting concept - I Was There - The 1950 U.S. Census by Kristin of Finding Eliza.

Nancy Loe of Sassy Jane Genealogy shares Mapping 1890 German Ancestry.

Ruby Coleman of Genealogy Lines posts about the FamilySearch Wiki.

Marian Burk Wood on Climbing My Family Tree shares lovely photographs of her grandma as a young lady.

Enjoyed reading Time Capsule on KK Genealogy.

Very touching photograph on A Day in the Life of the Civil War.

Marla Raucher Osborn posts Beyond Genealogy: Preserving Jewish Memory in Rohatyn on the JewishGen Blog.

Geneabloggers introduces us to Laura Mattingly of The Old Trunk in the Attic.

Jenna Mills of Desperately Seeking Surnames has a response to James Tanner's post about overcoming the genealogical divide. Check out her post Mid-Continent Library System Is Working On that Divide.

Lorine McGinnis Schulze of The Olive Tree Genealogy writes about blended family names. Not the practice of hyphenated surnames, but blending names together to create new name. Guess my daughter would bee Ruwalter or Waltheru? Goodness!

Blogs discovered this week:

Enchanted Family

Growing up in Willow Creek

Jewish Gems Genealogy: Mining for your Elusive Ancestors

Jodee Inscho Research

Library History Bluff Blog

West Kentucky Genealogy Blog

News (genealogy and history world)

Razib Khan talks about DNA with Which Grandparent Are Your Most Related to?

New database - Greater New Haven, Connecticut's Jewish cemeteries to be unveiled.

Treasure trove of Emily Dickinson manuscripts are now online.

African American Civil War Soldiers Honored in Columbia, Tennessee.

Interesting read about using radar to find unmarked graves.

Carroll County Historical Society in Maryland launched a new website.

Learn about The website "bills itself as a family heirloom exchange for sellers and buyers".

Read about Americans who died for Canada in World War II.

Great read. Winnigeg teacher won the Governor General's History Award for Excellent in Teaching.

Interesting article about Civil War Pop Music.


DNA is a hot topic, especially with AncestryDNA releasing new results. Interesting read about the subject is "Just where did that Sub Saharan African ancestry come from?" by Andrea Johnson

Helpful information to preserve your family archive.

YouTube video by MyHeritage - Family History Puzzle: Find the Gaps in your Family History Research.

Google Street View will be mapping our 400,000 graves at Arlington National Cemetery.

Book reviews - 1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War by Charles Emmerson and Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, D.C. by Kenneth J. Winkle.

This week Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genalogist takes us beyond the shaky leaf.

Excellent advice on Lifehacker - How Can I Organize Generations of Family Photos?

Learn all about kolaches.

Review of Smithsonian Channel documentary "Civil War 360".

Online now - first episode of The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross.

The National Archives is now on Instagram.

Hope you discover something new and interesting this week.

Happy adventures in genealogy!


  1. Thanks, Deb! This is a great list of blog reading for me to read this weekend while I've got my foot up recuperating!

    1. Most welcome, Heather! Sorry to hear you are nursing a ouchie! Hopefully reading the posts will make time fly!

  2. Great to see Pauleen Cass from Australia on the list - one of our star bloggers from downunder.

    1. Indeed, Jill! Pauleen is one of my favorite bloggers. Thanks for stopping to read and leave a comment.

  3. Hello Deb,

    Thank you for mentioning my blog History Repeating. Very much appreciated.