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Finding ancestors – With a Little Help From Your Friends

Genealogy websites are growing leaps and bounds every minute! Upstate New York Genealogy Blog will be telling you about some excellent resources from time to time and we encourage our readers to check these sites out. – Randy Seaver writes an enormously popular Blog on just about everything genealogy related. – Daily Blog of What’s New in Genealogy. – Diane Haddad writes a very informative Blog associated with items of interest that come to Family Tree Magazine. – Genealogy Forum provides chat rooms and a wondrous quantity of excellent genealogy links. - This website is for “Finding the Best Sites on the Web.” This tool is not just for genealogy but all categories.

Share the wealth, spread the word, find those ancestors!

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New place to search for Blogs by geographic location

Do you want to look at a Blog that might relate to a specific geographic location?

There is a brand new website that is designed to do just that. If you are a well known Blogger, a closet Blogger or wanna be Blogger, than you might want to register your Blog by name and the locality that you write about or publish from.

This site shows a world map with tags on it for all of the Blogs registered. You can them zoom in, pan to the location of interest and see if anyone Blogs from that area. There is also a search bar where you can search by an address or general locality, or Blog name.

I registered both Upstate New York Genealogy Blog and Genealogy Miscellanea, and it is kind of cool! Thought you readers might find it useful.

(It is still in beta, and there are only a few hundred Blogs registered, but growing fast!.)

Just Can’t Say THANKS Enough!

Brrr… It’s cold, snowy, freezing rain, and windy here in Upstate New York. My how we Love it so!

Looking ahead and making plans for our website and Blog for 2008, it comes to mind that we have many others to thank for our burgeoning success. (Our readership has multiplied many hundreds of times since a year ago!)

If you have enjoyed some of our tales and exciting finds, then you will no doubt appreciate reading what our friends and other genealogy authors have to say as well.

Here are a few of our “Must Reads,” (and now some podcasts too,) that we visit often and appreciate so much. (In no particular order.)

Dick “Eastman’s On-line Genealogy Newsletter” and Blog at Dick has his finger on the button when it comes to the latest and greatest in Genealogy.

Leland Meitzler is the editor of the Blog for the “Everton Publishing Company,” at Leland’s experience and knowledge is so very valuable.

George Morgan and Drew Smith are “The Genealogy Guys.” At A weekly podcast that rates right up there with peanut butter and sliced bread.

Michael John Neill of “RootDig,” at Will keep you up to date with what is new at “Ancestry,” and much more.

Joe B. publishes an excellent list of data sites titled “Genealogy Roots Newsletter,” at

Kimberly Powell of “GenealogyAbout,” brings new and exciting finds to your screen constantly!

“Dear Myrtle” was an early adopter in this Newsletter and Blogging business from the get go.

“CousinConnect” publishes “Genealogy and How” at You want names? You want Links? You can’t handle them all!

Renee Zamora enlightens us constantly with excellent research news.

Lisa L. Cooke of “GenealogyGems.” Lisa has a Blog, a newsletter, a book, a podcast, and now a vidcast too. She just is not busy enough. You can find all of her links and interesting finds at

Oh, yes and my favorite of all: (Sound familiar yet?)

I’m sure that I have many more that I visit often, and will be telling you about all of them in another Blog.

Dick Hillenbrand – Upstate New York Genealogy –

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