Thursday, March 4, 2010

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy - Week 9 - Genealogy Blogs

This week's 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy written by Amy Coffin is:

Pick five genealogy blogs and read them every day. Meet new people and networking within the online genealogy community is a great way to expand your own research and experience. Reading the blogs of others will help you get to know others. Try to find some blogs that are out of your area of expertise. Lists of genealogy blogs can be found at and Genealogue’s Genealogy Blog Finder. If you already subscribe to many genealogy blogs, find five new ones that are “outside the box,” perhaps in history or archives. If you have a genealogy blog, write about the blogs you discover and introduce others to them.

I am a huge fan of genealogy blogs and subscribe to many using Google Reader. So as part of this week's challenge I am going to look for blogs "outside the box."

Here are five that I found by using Geneabloggers:
Amy's They that go down to the sea - Great to find a blog that discusses the Niagara Falls region where I also have ancestors.
Larry Lehmer's Passing It On - Lots of great ideas for recording your personal and family history.

Ohio's Yesterdays from the Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center - Manuscripts Division - Exciting to see their use of the photos in their collection and the stories they hold.
Lisa's Are You My Cousin? - Lots of great treasures on her blog.

So maybe I started with the blogs that were of interest to me first, but I still found some great ones and hope to find even more!


  1. This was a great post. I found several that were of interest to me.

    Yours was on my list of 5 blogs to follow and write about this week. Looking forward to more of your articles!

  2. Thank you for the nice comments regarding my "Ohio's Yesterdays." I am pleased that you found the stories of Ohioans from the past interesting!