Saturday, April 29, 2006
Stay current with the world of online genealogy with these fun and interesting genealogy blogs. Also known as Web logs, these genealogy blogs provide frequently updated content including articles, tips, links to interesting genealogy news items and information on new online databases and resources. Genealogy blogs are a very neat way to keep up with the latest genealogy techniques and databases. The news comes straight to you - on the Web, in your news reader, to your email. Learn how to find, subscribe to and read genealogy blogs and weblogs with this simple, straightforward guide.
About Genealogy Blog
Frequently updated for genealogy enthusiasts, the About Genealogy blog covers current genealogy news, plus a variety of how-to tips, articles, and databases on family history, heritage scrapbooking, surname origins, DNA research and famous family trees.
Links and commentary on news of interest to genealogists, including event announcements and tidbits from genealogy columns. Plus tips and tutorials related to family history. The blogging crew includes Joe Edmon, Leland Meitzler, Donna Potter Phillips, Bill Dollarhide and Joan Murray.
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
Family history news, popular newsletter, tips and reviews from genealogist, Dick Eastman. He's been doing this longer than just about anyone!
Christopher Dunham entertaining genealogy blog covers genealogy news, reviews, notes and humorous nonsense. Watch out for the posts labeled "Genealogue Exclusive" or "Genealogue News Flash" - they are generally spoofs :)
Myrt has been providing practical family history advice online for over 10 years, and continues it here in her blog with articles, tips and answers to reader questions.
Serving as a sort of genealogy news reporting service, Random Genealogy highlights columns, databases and other genealogy news mentioned in the mainstream media.
24/7 Family History Circle
Juliana Smith heads up this daily genealogy blog from Ancestry.com. Here you'll find great articles and tips on genealogy research, along with news and updates about Ancestry's genealogy databases.
Along Those Lines...
George Morgan's weekly column "Along Those Lines..." moves from Ancestry.com to his own personal blog. His weekly "how to" articles are a must for anyone who wants to continue learning about family history and refining their techniques.
The Genealogy Guys Podcast
Genealogists George G. Morgan and Drew Smith discuss genealogy in these entertaining podcasts that you can download and listen to on your computer or mp3 player.
Genealogist Sharon Elliott comments on genealogy items of note in the news, especially those which don't often take the time to get their facts straight.
Genealogy Software News
If you like to know what's new in genealogy software, then you're going to love this blog by Sarah, Doug and Kevin. A one-stop source for news on the latest software releases, reviews and articles.
Family history lecturer, instructor and researcher Kenneth G. Aitken discusses topics of interest to genealogy speakers, instructors and researchers in this interesting genealogy blog.
As you might expect, this genealogy blog covers news and tips related to Legacy Family Tree software. In addition, they blog about other news of genealogical interest.
This site aggregates RSS feeds from a number of popular genealogy blogs and Web sites - a convenient one stop site for genealogy news.
Genealogy and How
Up to date announcements of new genealogy Web sites, records, products and databases placed online.
Past Voices: Letters Home
Enjoy poignant old letters full of interesting stories and genealogy tidbits. This genealogy blog includes transcribed letters from Civil War soldiers, from wives to husbands, sons to mothers and sisters to sisters.
Oakville Black Walnut
Dave has an interesting genealogy blog with posts going back to February 2005. He comments frequently on interesting genealogy tidbits, from new genealogy databases to tools and Web sites that genealogists may find useful.
Olive Tree Genealogy Blog
Lorine, the person behind Olive Tree Genealogy, posts information on new genealogy databases and search tools appearing online.
The Paper Trail
Genealogy blog focuses on locating old documents and papers and posting them online, including marriage certificates, burial records, slave certificates and land deeds
Thursday, April 27, 2006
The Genealogy Research Agent
Every week information is added for between 5,000 and 8,000 surnames at Genealogy Today -- making it a challenge to keep up with all of the surnames that you are researching. That's why we created the Surname Tracker -- a program that runs 24 hours a day matching new information with the profiles of our visitors.
Everytime the Surname Tracker finds a match for one of your surnames, you'll receive an email with summary information and a quick link to get the details. Every email also includes an opt-out link, so you can turn off the service at any time.
The Surname Tracker searches all of the databases at Genealogy Today -- both free and subscription, so you may receive matches from some of the fee-based databases. Even without a subscription, the Surname Tracker can give you clues by telling you the names of possible ancestors/cousins and the sources that they were found in.
The BEST part of the Surname Tracker service is that it is FREE! Anyone can sign up, you don't need to be a member or a subscriber. All you need is an email address -- well, if you don't have an email, we'll even give you one for free as well. That's FREE EMAIL addresses.