Favorite Blogs

These are links to the genealogy and/or history blogs I've followed that have helpful or just plain interesting content for those beginning their family history search and/or beginning a family history blog. Moreover, the bloggers listed have all been nice, and welcoming, to a newbie, when I commented on their blog posts. (The list may grow over time. Check back.) [Edited to make alphabetical.]



Ancestry.com blog

Anglers Rest

Are My Roots Showing?

As They Were

Black Raven Genealogy

Climbing My Family Tree (MBW's)

Clue Wagon


Deb's Delvings In Genealogy

DNAeXplained --Genetic Genealogy

Family Tree Knots

Filiopietism Prism

Gena's Genealogy

Genealogy A La Carte

Genealogy Tip of the Day

Genealogy's Star


Hack Genealogy

Happy Genealogy Dance

Hoosier Daddy?

Jana's Genealogy And Family History Blog

Janis' Genealogy

Julie's Genealogy & History Hub

Kitty Cooper's Blog

Leaves and Branches

Life From The Roots

Marian's Roots and Rambles

Michigan Family Trails

No Story Too Small

Nutfield Genealogy

Olive Tree Genealogy

Organize Your Family History


The Ancestry Insider

The Enthusiastic Genealogist

The Genetic Genealogist

The Legal Genealogist

Worldwide Genealogy - a genealogical collaboration


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  2. Hi Jo. Thank you for including As They Were. I'm sure we all learn by reading other's blogs, I know I do.

    1. You're very welcome! And thank you for your help and encouragement this past year.

  3. Thanks Jo, yours is one of my favorites too. I also love many of the blogs listed above and am looking forward to checking out those I'm not familiar with, yet.

    1. You're welcome, Dara, and thank you, too!😊 I also really appreciate all the support and help you've given me -- especially and always for my grandparents marriage record!

  4. Thanks for including my blog on your list. I know many on your list, but will check out some 'new to me' blogs, too. And, I agree with Crissouli.. we learn by reading other's blogs!

    1. You're welcome, Dana. You're one of the reasons my list had to be updated. You have such interesting ancestors, and you write about them so well, I look forward to your stories (I read the one about the pet bear to a friend since I was reading it at lunch - we love the punch line!)

  5. I am so honored by your including my blog on your list. Thank you so much! I greatly enjoy your blog and have admired how you are growing with it! Happy hunting!

    1. You're welcome, Janice. Your Happy Genealogy Dance is one of the first blogs I ever subscribed to (before I knew about Feedly). I have so enjoyed reading it.

  6. Jo,

    Thank you for including my blog in your list! I really appreciate it!

    1. You're welcome Jana! Yours was one of the first blogs I found and subscribed to. I've enjoyed it quite a lot, and I was so excited when you first mentioned my blog in your Fab Finds that I sent a link to my parents and my brothers and posted it to Facebook! (For real, lol) Thanks for the encouragement.

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  8. Thanks for listing Nutfield Genealogy on your list!

    1. You're welcome, Heather. You're also one of the first genealogy-blogs I ever followed. I've learned a lot from you, and enjoyed it!


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