I’m happy to announce the birth (and baptism) of a new blog. You may have read on some other genealogy blogs that this was my idea. Well, I humbly admit that it started out with me, but like any good idea I needed to share it with others to make it a great idea. And my fellow genealogy bloggers are always happy to share their thoughts and, in this case, their talents. The Catholic Gene is a new blog that will focus on all aspects of the Catholic faith and genealogy. What makes it so exciting is that it will truly be a group effort! Besides myself, our authors include Jasia, Stephen Danko, Sheri Fenley, Lisa (Smallest Leaf), Lisa A. Alzo, Denise Levenick, Craig Manson, and Cecile Marie Agata Wendt Jensen (aka Ceil Jensen). We’ve also managed to recruit the footnoteMaven who isn’t even Catholic. I feel honored that my friends have agreed to take on this project, and I know that the combined talents will make this a very exciting venture! If you don’t know all of the august members of this group, please visit our Authors page for a humorous look at both our Catholic and genealogical experience.
So whether you are Catholic, or your ancestors were, or you are just curious as to what we’ll come up with that combines religion and genealogy – join us, we’d love to have you stop by (and you don’t even have to genuflect when you arrive). To quote from our About Us page, “Whether it’s details about ecclesiastical archives, profiles of religious, our ancestors’ churches, vintage photographs, personal reflections, or lives of the saints in genealogical records, The Catholic Gene will offer something for everyone interested in researching their Catholic family or learning more about all things related to the Church.” Tomorrow we will be hosting the 109th Carnival of Genealogy that will feature stories from bloggers of all faiths about where their ancestors worshipped – you won’t want to miss that!