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Genealogy Blogs & Bloggers

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.
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Genealogy Podcasts
Genealogy podcasts offer an option for listening to genealogy lectures, interviews, discussions and tutorials when and where you want - genealogy on demand. If you're unfamiliar with the term, a podcast is an audio (or sometimes video) file which is distributed over the Internet for playback on portable media players and personal computers. You...

10 Genealogy Blogs Worth Reading
There are hundreds, if not thousands of genealogy and family history blogs online, offering a daily or weekly dose of education, enlightenment, and entertainment. While many of these genealogy blogs offer outstanding reading and current information on new genealogy products and current research standards, the following are favorites of mine for...

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.

Genealogy Blog
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!

The Genealogue
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 :)

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.

Dear Myrtle
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.

Creative Genealogy
Jasia explores creative ways to share your family's history, from digital scrapbooking to family reunion t-shirts.

Ancestry Insider
This "non-official" insider blog, written by an Ancestry employee, offers a fresh perspective on recent (and sometimes future) happenings at both Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.

This frequently updated blog by Randy Seaver concentrates primarily on genealogy and family history, from fun topics like "census whacking" to new genealogy databases to musings about different aspects of family history research. A fun, thought-provoking read.

Think Genealogy
Mark Tucker is a software architect by day and a family historian on "as many nights and weekends as possible." Boy, can I relate! His blog is an interesting, thought provoking outlet for his thinking about genealogy and genealogy software.

Genealogy Insider
Diane Haddad, managing editor of Family Tree Magazine, does an excellent job of staying on top of the pulse of online genealogy with timely posts on new databases, content and issues of interest to family historians.

Amy's Genealogy, etc. Blog
Amy Crow, a well-known genealogy author and speaker from Ohio, blogs about genealogy and history, as well as her interest in Waymarking.

Genealogist and teacher Miriam shares her personal research stories, including lots of helpful tips for adapting her experiences to your own genealogy research.

Beyond Fiction
Ken Spangler shares not only his personal genealogy research, but also the research tips, tricks and mistakes he's learned along the way - involving everything from genealogical preservation and publishing to research methods and documentation. The blog tagline is great - "In genealogy, the line between truth and fiction is sometimes vague!"

Cyndi's List Blog
Cyndi of Cyndi's List shows her personal side here, with random thoughts, advice, tips, and the occasional rant.

Cow Hampshire
Focusing primarily on New Hampshire genealogy and history, Janice Brown's blog is an entertaining and informative read. If you're doing any research in New Hampshire - this blog is a must read!

Creative Gene
Jasia in Detroit writes about genealogy and photos in this often updated, very well-written blog.

Desktop Genealogist
Terry Snyder of Fremont, Ohio, has spent the past seven years untangling the records and tails of her paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother, and brings this genealogical experience and her wonderful sense of humor to the genealogy blogging community in this well-written blog.

Family Matters
Tech support for the family historian can be found in the helpful technology-inspired posts by Denise Olson in her Family Matters blog.

Family Oral History Using Digital Tools
Tech gadget reviews, interview tips, and much more await you in Susan Kitchen's regularly updated blog which explores how to use digital tools and media to record and preserve the spoken memories of family members.

Footnote Maven
An eclectic collection of posts related to genealogy and history keeps this well-written blog fresh and interesting.

Law professor and genealogist Craig Manson shares his own personal research stories along with tips on researching family history and commentary on new records and innovations in the field of genealogy.

Hugh Watkins from Birmingham, England, blogs about genealogy news and Web sites of interest with a focus on British genealogy.

GenealogyBank - the Official Blog
Tom Kemp posts several times per week on news items of interest to the genealogy community. Most interesting, however, are his interesting discoveries and stories straight from the historic newspaper content on GenealogyBank.

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.

Genealogy Reviews Online
Tim Agazio reviews or discusses and links to other's reviews of software, books and online resources devoted to Genealogy research.

Genealogy Roots Blog
Joe Beine focuses his blog on profiling online genealogy databases, records and other resources. Lots of great photos too!

The Genetic Genealogist
Blaine Bettinger helps you add DNA to your genealogy toolkit with his insightful posts on the current and future status of genetic genealogy.

Published by Illya D'Addezio, GenWeekly features frequent posts from several authors on genealogy news, new databases, techniques and other items of interest to genealogists.

Jacksbox4you Genealogy Blog
Jennifer shares a variety of Web sites, databases, software programs and other items of interest to genealogists all over the world.

Jessica's Genejournal
Historical events, personal research, current genealogy issues, and more... Nothing is off-topic for this informative and well-written blog. Updated pretty much every day too!

The I Seek Dead People Blog
What a great name! And a great blog as well. Lee Anders from South Carolina blogs about her personal family history research, as well as items of interest to the larger genealogical community.

Becky Wiseman writes very frequently on her personal genealogy research, posting beautiful letters, documents and photos from her family's past. She also covers an ecletic mix of research tips, photography, travel and anything else that catches her interest.

Legacy News
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.

Megan's Roots World Blog
Genealogist and author Megan Smolenyak has expanded her genealogy world to blogging...about genealogy news and other interesting tidbits in a friendly, interesting style that's all her own.

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog
Lorine, the person behind Olive Tree Genealogy, posts information on new genealogy databases and search tools appearing 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.

The Practical Archivist
Sally Jacobs is an archivist and self-described history geek who has never met an antique photograph she didn't like. Her blog, The Practical Archivist, contains archiving tips and fun, geeky tidbits for genealogists, history buffs, and keepers of the family photo album.

Genealogical author and speaker Michael John Neill posts weekly how-to genealogy articles, plus census records, passenger lists and WWI draft cards of famous individuals.

RSS Genealogy
This site aggregates RSS feeds from a number of popular genealogy blogs and Web sites - a convenient one stop site for genealogy news.

Steve's Genealogy Blog
Steve's outstanding blog is especially insightful for anyone researching Polish ancestors, but all of his posts will make you think and leave you with something new.

Taking Genealogy to the Common Person
Dan Lawyer works as a Product Manager in the Family History Department of the LDS Church. He doesn't blog all that often, but his few posts are enlightening.

Tracing the Tribe
If you have Jewish roots, then you won't want to miss this frequently updated blog by Schelly Talalay Dardashti. She keeps up with current developments, tools and resources for tracing your Jewish family tree.

Transylvanian Dutch
John Newmark posts about his personal research experiences and general genealogy thoughts in an easy to read manner. He updates very frequently too!

Upstate New York Genealogy Blog
Dick Hillenbrand does an excellent job of staying on top of new genealogical resources and databases of interest to genealogists researching in Upstate New York.

What's Past is Prologue
Genealogist and author Donna Pointkouski explores a variety of family history topics in her well-written blog.

Genealogy Blogs 101 - How to Find, Read and Subscribe to Genealogy Blogs & News
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.

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