Sunday, December 12, 2010

Best of the Genea-Blogs - December 5-11, 2010

Hundreds of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.

My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or are poignant. I don't list posts destined for the genealogy carnivals, or other meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.

Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:

Some of My Favorite Texas Resources by Greta Koehl on Greta's Genealogy Bog blog.  Thank you, Greta, for the nice list of resources!

For better or worse? Unusual names in our marriage records  by Jess Moore on the findmypast blog.  A funny survey of English marriage records.

A Date With An Old Photo by footnoteMaven on the Shades Of The Departed blog.  I knew fM would love the historical Sears Catalogs on Ancestry.com - see what goodies she highlights in this post.

*  Kudos: Michael Hait  by Craig Manson on the  GeneaBlogie















3 comments:

Denise Levenick said...

Merry Merry Mr. Claus,
Thank you for including Penny on your list. She is trying to be dreadfully good these days. We are so glad you enjoyed her effort!

Denise L

Greta Koehl said...

Thank you for the mention, Randy! As I said in the post, I'm grateful to be able to do Texas-related research because there are so many excellent online and offline resources.

Marian Pierre-Louis said...

Thanks for the shout out Randy!