50 Best Genealogy Blogs

Finding out where we all came from can be a rewarding experience. Tracing back our family history reveals what made us who we are today, and is bound to throw up some interesting characters on the way.

Studying genealogy can be difficult if you do not know where to start, so we have divided our 50 Best Genealogy Blogs into those which provide the best help, list the most comprehensive resources and those which offer area specific information.

We have also included a few “How They Lived” blogs to help beginner genealogists discover how their ancestors existed, and finally a selection of some of the best personal genealogist´s blogs on the web. They make excellent reading and offer encouragement to anybody wishing to find the roots to their family tree.

Genealogy Help

The Educated Genealogist – If you thought genealogy was stuffy, think again, and read this lively well-written and educating blog

Family History Expos – Organizes exhibitions and offers tips for successfully tracing your roots

ProGenealogists – Professional help to enable you to trace your ancestors

Women´s Memoirs – How to create your own memoirs to pass down to your descendants

Dear Myrtle – Providing down to earth, practical advice for genealogists since 2002!

Genealogy Tip of the Day – Tips compiled by the author based on his own genealogy quest

Spokane Genealogy – Good resource includes tips for using Facebook to do  research

Taneya´s Genealogy Blog – Taneya gives advice on organizing your genealogy data

The Family Curator – Genealogy tips include ideas for preserving historic family heirlooms

Genealogy Help Required

Desperately Seeking Surnames – A blog to which everybody can contribute if you have any information about the surnames which appear on the list

Everything´s Relative – Even after 13 years of research, some questions still need answers.

Genealogy Resource Blogs

Ance Stories – A place for budding genealogists to meet, swap ideas and exchange resources

Anglo-Celtic Connections – primarily a Canadian site for people who have already traced some roots back to the U.K. Good for delving back beyond two centuries

Eastman´s Online Genealogy – Dick Eastman´s review of the best (and worst) genealogy tools

Family History for Beginners – Great beginners resource for those just starting out

Free Genealogy Resources – Free and low cost resources to help you with your family history

GeneaBloggers – Resource for genealogy bloggers created by the genealogy community

Genealogy and Family History – Insightful reviews of  currently available genealogy books

Genealogy Roots – State by State guide to the best resources for tracing your family tree

Janet the Researcher – Links to professional tools to help you search quicker for your ancestors

Olive Tree Genealogy – Prolific resource of censuses, church records and shipping agents

The Genealogy Guys – Regular podcasts provide news of the latest developments in genealogy

The Genetic Genealogist – Get the most out of modern technology when tracing a family tree

Tracing the Tribe – Major source of information if your family come from a Jewish background

Area Specific Genealogy Blogs

American Genealogy

Mississippi Memories – Clues to where you will find Mississippi family trees and history

Oxford County Genealogy Notebook – Hundreds of years of historical genealogy in Maine

Paula´s Eclectica – Minnesota based with many useful tips from this professional genealogist

Southern Graves – Information about historical cemetery sites through the Southern States

Upstate New York Genealogy – Everything you would need to source your upstate family´s history is on this site. Good ideas for genealogists from other areas of the States also

Canadian Genealogy

Calgary Library – Very good resource blog for Canadian ancestry in the last two generations

French Genealogy

The French Genealogy Blog – Look here for help to trace French family members

Irish Genealogy

Irish Heritage Carnival – Excellent tips and resources for tracing family history in the Emerald Isle

Irish Roots Café – Pod-Blog with years of Irish heritage information and family histories

Polish Genealogy

Creative Gene – Multi contributor blog with valuable resources for tracing all ancestors of all nationalities, but with a bias towards Poland

Polish Genealogy Blog – Fantastic resource for tracing Polish roots that you though may be lost

Steve´s Genealogy Blog – Genealogy dating back to the 17th Century from Lithuania and Poland

U.K. Genealogy

British Genealogy – A fantastic beginner´s guide to genealogy with a huge database of information

How They Lived Genealogy Blogs

Historical Tidbits – A year by year guide through the 19th Century which illustrates how everyday folk lived up to 200 years ago. Fascinating reading for any genealogist

Apple Doesn´t Fall Far – A personal documentary with insight into how our ancestors lived

Footnote Maven – Extensive archive of how our ancestors lived in the past 100 years

Heraldic Times – Very interesting facts on news items from the early second millennium

Herstoryan – Mix of genealogy tips and stories and excerpts from historic household guides

Personal Genealogy Blogs

100 in America – Fascinating personal blog, chronicling over a century in the lives of the Ujlaki and Tóth families from Hungary and their American descendants

Kinexxions – Becky Wiseman traces her family tree back to the Civil War and offers helpful tips on some unusual resources for you to do the same

Elyse´s Genealogy Blog – Impressive work by a 21-year-old Californian student who has been studying her family ancestry for eight years

Heritage Happens – Getting to grips with the celebrations and frustrations of genealogy

Polly´s Granddaughter – Cherokee history and genealogy combine in this very readable blog

Westward Sagas – Fiction fills the gaps in an astonishing blend of ancestry and anarchy

What´s Past is Prologue – Story of a German-Polish family´s exodus from Europe

Untangled Family Roots – Amy from Idaho digs deep into her family history and becomes a “graveyard rabbit”

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