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:
* I Have a Complaint Concerning Many Genealogists by Dick Eastman on the Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter blog. Dick addresses the "genealogy data should be free" issue - he has a great analogy!
* Shouldn’t we all be “Primary Care Genealogists”? by Michael Hait on the Planting the Seeds blog. The answer is YES - read why and how.
* Cloud Genealogy by Daniel Dillman on the Indiana Dillmans blog. Daniel covers the pros and cons of using cloud-based services for genealogy research and preservation.
* Understanding the FamilySearch Wiki -- Introduction to Wikis, -- Part Two Introduction to Wikis, Understanding the FamilySearch Wiki -- Namespaces by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog. James tells us what a wiki is, and how to use them.
* How to Rock as a Genealogy Lecturer by Dee on the Ancestrally Challenged blog. Some good advice here for speakers and teachers.
* Is Mills Style Necessary? by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog. This is part of a series on Sources - my opinion is YES.
* Thoughts on Digital Newspapers by Jennifer on the Rainy Day Genealogy Readings blog. Jennifer has wise thoughts - we all should heed them.
* How to Make Conferences 73% More Fun by Kerry Scott on the Clue Wagon blog. Kerry has wonderful words of wisdom here about how the introverted genealogist can feel comfortable at conferences.
* Fling it in the folder - my digital filing system by Jill Ball on the Geniaus blog. Jill describes her logical and useful digital filing system. I like it!
Several other genea-bloggers wrote weekly pick posts this week, including:
* Follow Friday: This Week’s Favorite Finds by Jen on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.
* Best Bytes for the Week of May 20, 2011 by Elizabeth O'Neal on the Little Bytes of Life blog.
Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I am currently reading posts from over 900 genealogy bloggers using Google Reader, but I still miss quite a few it seems.
Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.