These are the blogs I've been following for the past two years...The listing is presented in
Where I could find it, I've linked to the first post of each blog. If you have the time, please explore their archives, you will no doubt find it rewarding, interesting, and entertaining.
Section I :: These are the people that inspired me to start blogging. And, for better or worse, have inspired me to continue to blog. I've laughed with them, and cried with them, and ran the gamut of feelings in between. They write about their families, relatives, and ancestors. With each post they give us a little of themselves. They have my heartfelt thanks for doing what they do, and doing it so well.
Susan Kitchens :: Family Oral History
April 23, 2004 :: Family Oral History weblog begins!
Lori Thornton :: Smoky Mountain Family Historian
June 8, 2004 :: Welcome to My Family History Page
Craig Manson :: Geneablogie
September 06, 2004 :: Blogging My Genes Off
Denise Olson :: Family Matters and Moultrie Creek
Denise uses Wordpress and doesn't have an archive feature on her blogs so I can't determine how long she has been blogging, but I know it has been awhile; it seems like forever ;-) Well, anyway, I'm pretty sure she was blogging long before I was, so she's included with the old-timers. Update: Denise notified me that she has been blogging since February 2005!
Tim Abbott :: Walking the Berkshires
September 30, 2005 :: Hi Tim. This is your first post
Jasia :: Creative Gene and creator of the Carnival of Genealogy
October 25, 2005 :: Intro to NaNoWriMo
Miriam Robbins Midkiff :: AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors
January 16, 2006 :: Moses Crothers - possible son of John Crothers and Mary "Polly" Wyckoff?
Janice Brown :: Cow Hampshire
March 2006 :: Cow Hampshire: Celebrating My Second Anniversary
Does anybody know anything about where Janice is? She hasn't posted anything since August 26th. Hopefully there is nothing majorly wrong and she is just taking a break from blogging.
T. K. :: Before My Time
April 1, 2006 :: Evelyn
Randy Seaver :: Genea-Musings
April 15, 2006 :: Who? Me? Blog? OK...
Steven Danko :: Steve’s Genealogy Blog
April 18, 2006 :: First Day of My New Website
David Bowles :: Writing the Westward Sagas
June 28th, 2006 :: Welcome!
Chery Kinnick :: Nordic Blue
August 28, 2006 :: Welcome, Family and Friends
Tim Agazio :: Genealogy Reviews Online
October 23, 2006 :: Welcome to my Blog!
Apple :: Apple's Tree
December 4, 2006 :: Older Articles
Apple started blogging in December 2005 at The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree and created Apples' Tree just for her genealogy.
On January 12, 2007 I started blogging. And a few others came along in the first two months of the year, including:
Bill West :: West in New England
January 23, 2007 :: Beginning
footnoteMaven :: footnoteMaven
February 28, 2007 :: Shelter From the Storm, Stories of the Home and Hearth
John Newmark :: Transylvanian Dutch
February 28, 2007 :: 100 Years Ago
Cheryl :: Two Sides of the Ocean
February 2007 / August 27, 2008 :: Immer Etwas
Some kind of big screw up with Blogger caused the disappearance of Cheryl's blog in August. She had been blogging there for the past 18 months. Her older posts are currently not available but she will be recreating them in the future on her new blog site. Right now, Cheryl is on her long-awaited trip to Germany!
Section II :: This second group of bloggers have also been blogging since sometime in 2006 or before. In most cases, they don't blog about their own genealogy, rather they provide us with the latest information about Genealogy Resources, Tips and News.
Pat Richley, as Dear Myrtle, gave us her first blog post on December 3, 2002. Yes, 2002! But she began posting in the current format in earnest on April 1, 2005 with Oh where, oh where is my ancestor from?
Kimberly Powell :: Kimberly's Genealogy Blog has had a column at about.com since before blogging came along!
Dick Eastman :: Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
In June 2004, Dick converted his long-running email newsletter to a blog format.
Leland Meitzler :: Everton's Genealogy Blog has been around for a few years too.
Chris Dunham :: The Genealogue and mastermind behind the Genealogy Blog Finder where he has catalogued 1,092 blogs in 29 categories that are related to genealogy in some way.
May 26, 2005 :: The Dark Side of Genealogy
John D. Reid :: Anglo-Celtic Connections
March 14, 2006 :: Library Elf
Michael John Neil :: RootDig
March 17, 2006 :: Civil War Pension Indexes
Joe Beine :: Genealogy Roots Blog (and others)
April 18, 2006 :: Missouri Death Index 1910-1955 Now Online
Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak :: Roots Television Megan's Roots World
Started her blog in April 2006, Roots Television went live in September 2006.
Schelly Talalay Dardashti :: Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog
August 8, 2006 :: What to expect from Tracing the Tribe
Sally Jacobs :: The Practical Archivist
I don't know when Sally started her blog, but one of the earliest posts I came across was December 14, 2006 :: Life Catching Life Hack
In all probability, I've likely missed a blog or two, so I apologize in advance! If you started blogging genealogy BEFORE January 2007, are still ACTIVELY blogging and not listed, please let me know (leave me a comment or send me an email).
Section III :: Updates to the list (updated October 5, 2008).
As Thomas MacEntee stated in a comment, his very first post at Destination: Austin Family was on December 28, 2006 with The journey "re-begins". So, "technically" he could be considered one of the Old Timers of genea-blogging ;-) However, Thomas didn't commit to posting regularly until September 28, 2007 when he posted The Weather Gets Colder - That Means Only One Thing . .
The Staff of the Sandusky Library and Follett House Museum :: Sandusky History
June 06, 2006 :: Libraries in Sandusky - A Brief History
Lorine Schulze :: Olive Tree Genealogy Blog
February 9, 2003 :: Alms House Admission Records, New York City, NY 1855-1858
Juliana Smith :: Family History Circle
March 31, 2006 :: The First Issue
Arlene Eakle :: Arlene Eakle's Genealogy Blog
June 12, 2006 :: Hello World!
Henk van Kampen :: Trace Your Dutch Roots
August 3, 2006 :: What this blog will be about
Colleen McHugh :: The Oracle of OMcHodoy
October 23, 2005 :: Why bother blogging?
M. Diane Rogers :: CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt'
February 3, 2005 :: 101st Canadian Heroine-2005 Contest