Sunday, March 6, 2011

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 27 February to 5 March 2011

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:

Place Name Standardization by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch blog.  John disagrees with my "standardizing" place names - he reasons why we should use historical place names.

PARI, Part 1, Who, What, When, Where, and WhyPARI, Part 2, The Computers and DatabasesPARI, Part 3, Special Collections, PARI, Part 4, The Art, PARI, Part 5, The Wall, and PARI, Part 6, The Panorama Room by Jasia on the Creative Gene blog.  Jasia visited the Polonica Americana Research Institute and described her findings.  Looks like a great place to do research and meet friends.

Genealogy vs. Family History: Is There a Line in The Sand? by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair genealogist blog.  Lynn discusses the differences here, finds value in both sides of the line, and wonders why it matters.

Spilling Secrets by Linda Gartz on the Family Archaeologist blog.  Linda has a wonderful family travel story to tell - with more to come.

Getting Musty and Dirty by Ruby Coleman on the You Go Genealogy Girls blog.  Ruby says she has no research brickwalls, only research problems to be solved.  Great attitude!

Beyond Wills and Trusts – What Do You Do With Your Intellectual Property? by Stefani Twyford on the Legacy MultiMedia Blog.   Good question, and Stefani has some suggestions.

Research Civil War History and Genealogy records online by Sandy Amone on the blog.  Sandy's list is an excellent summary of available Civil war resources.

February Ruminations by T.K. Sand on the Before My Time blog.  T.K. shares some opinions and feelings about genealogy and technology - many will agree!  And laugh...

What I Learned About the Future of Genealogy from Running a Student Genealogy Grant, or A New Challenge for the Genealogy Community by Denise Levenick on The Family Curator blog.  Denise found it hard to pick a grant winner, and has ideas on how to involve young people in genealogy.

WDYTYA – Episode 2×04 – The Nitpicker’s Version by Banai Feldstein on The Ginger Jewish Genealogist Blog.  I love the way Banai analyzes each episode - I count on these posts now as the definitive summary!

Carnival of Genealogy, 103rd Edition by Jasia on the Creative Gene blog.  The topic for this carnival was
"Women's History" and there were 20 submissions about special women who made history.

Several other genea-bloggers wrote weekly pick posts this week, including:

Follow Friday: This Week’s Favs by Jen on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

Friday News Letter and Follow News: 4 March 2011 by Greta Koehl on Greta's Genealogy Bog blog.

Follow Friday: Around the Blogosphere - March 4 by Susan Petersen on the Long Lost blog.

I encourage you to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blog to your Favorites, Google Reader, RSS feed or email if you like what you read. Please make a comment to them also - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.

Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I am currently reading posts from over 820 genealogy bloggers using Google Reader, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.

1 comment:

Linda Gartz said...

Thanks so much for this mention of my post, "Spilling Secrets" at my blog. How wonderful that you keep so up-to-date on all these great blogs and share your favorites with us all!