It’s that time again! Here we review five more great family history blogs. If you haven’t read our first installment, be sure to check it out here. We scour the web to find family history blogs that are well maintained, offer great insights, and tell motivating stories. Check out these blogs to add another source of inspiration in your family history endeavors.
(1) Gena Philibert-Ortega – Gena’s Genealogy
Gena’s blog is one of a kind. She has a passion for women’s history and as such, her blog is focused on women’s genealogy. For women’s history month, she’s posted every day about some different aspect of genealogy focused on women. She offers tips about discovering ancestors as well as how to make their lives come to life, like by adding photographs. Another neat feature of her blog are her posts that tie genealogy and food together by looking at historical recipes books and family traditions. Her blog is a very fun read.
(2) Lisa Lisson – Are You My Cousin?
Lisa Lisson is a self-proclaimed, “Genealogist, Blogger, and Etsypreneur.” Her blog is great for following becomes it featuers a combination of videos, tutorials, stories, and tips. She runs a highly maintained blog that is easy on the eyes and enjoyable to experience. She has a great voice in her writing and posts like this one show the importance of “unplugging” and talking to locals from where our ancestors lived. Her blog is enjoyable as it is insightful.
(3) Dick Eastman – Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter
Dick Eastman is an industry leader. His blog claims to be, “The Daily Online Genealogy Newsletter.” And it really is. He posts daily updates about trends in the world of genealogy. His posts can be anything from announcing the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? to a list of important information for new genealogists. He’s definitely someone to check back with often.
(4) Judy Russell – The Legal Genealogist
Judy takes family history blogs to an awesome new level. She approaches genealogy from the perspective of the lawyer that she is. Her writing is well sourced and gives you a breadcrumb trail to follow for hours of in-depth study if that’s what you’re looking for. In a recent post, she documented the best legal dictionary to use to define the legal terminology of ancestral records. With so much family history being found within legal documents, she’s a great source for information and best practices.
(5) Lorine McGinnis Schulze – The Olive Tree Genealogy
Lorine’s not new at this game. She’s got over 7,000 followers on Twitter and is posting almost every day. On her family history blog she defines herself as, “an incurable collector of antiques, an avid genealogist and a messy but creative cook! I blog, I write history and genealogy books.” She offers great tips and stories about genealogy in an array of hundreds of blog posts. Oftentimes they’re simply short updates about current happenings in the industry. She’s a must-follow blogger!
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