Sunday, July 10, 2011

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 3 July to 9 July 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:

Results and Impact of the Everett Herald News Coverage by Lorelle Van Fossen on the Family History blog.  Lorelle's research was featured in the local newspaper - a great article, with lasting results.

Genealogy for Kids: Family Tree Notebooking Page,  Genealogy for Kids: Cemetery Scavenger Hunt, Genealogy for Kids: My Ancestor Notebooking Page  and Genealogy for Kids: Jobs of My Ancestors  by Jenn on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.  Jenn has created a fascinating set of children's activities for genealogy. 

Ok, now that the dust has settled...quick IGHR run-down by Nikki Larue on The Blog of a Genealogist in Training.  Nikki attended Elizabeth Shown Mills's class on Advanced Methodology at Samford and tells us what she learned.

When is there proof?, A Genealogical Reality Check and Prove it if you can by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James continues his series on evidence and proof. 

1930 Dale Evans Census Contest Winner(s) by Michael John Neill on the Casefile Clues blog.  Michael challenged readers to find Dale Evans in the 1930 census.  She may have two entries!  Or more?

THE 107TH CARNIVAL OF GENEALOGY: THE SEASONS OF GENEALOGY edited by Bill West on the West in New England blog.  There are 16 entries in this monthly carnival of genealogy blog posts.

Military Records 101: Could He Have Served?, Military Records 102: Which Do You Want? and Revolutionary War Patriots by Susan Farrell Bankhead on Susan's Genealogy Blog.  Susan's posts cover searching for military records, including online databases.

The Top 3 Changes in Genealogy by Marian Pierre-Louis on the Marian's Roots and Rambles blog.  Marian highlights changes in the past few years. 

If Genealogists Ran Hollywood by Amy Coffin on The We Tree Genealogy Blog.  Hilarious.  One of the all-time best.

How To Cite A Blog Article/Post!  by footnoteMaven on the footnoteMaven blog (where else?).  fM shows how easy this is to do.  A keeper!  I need to add this to my set of "master citations."

Rebellious America by Carolyn Barkley on the blog.  This is a fascinating post about little-remembered historical events - but our ancestors lived through them, and perhaps took part in them.

Another Reason Why You Need To Organize Your Genealogy Files by Banai Feldstein on The Ginger Jewish Genealogy blog.  Banai tried to organize her files and solved several photo identification problems in the process.  Well done!  A lesson here for all of us.

Identifying Daughters: Finding a Daughter for Amy by Myra Vanderpool Gormley on the Shaking Family Trees blog.  Myra has an excellent research article nicely sourced about one of her elusive females.

A TRIP TO THE NEHGS by Bill West on the West in New England blog.  Bill ventures into Boston, meets a fellow geneablogger at NEHJGS, and has a great time!  I love it when geneabloggers meet up like this!

Several genea-bloggers wrote weekly pick posts and news summary posts this week, including:

Monday Morning Mentions by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist blog.

Monday’s Link Roundup by Dan Curtis on the Dan Curtis ~ Professional Personal Historian blog.

Monday Recap for July 4th, 2011 by Grant Brunner on the Geni Blog.

Follow Friday Newsletter: 8 July 2011 by Greta Koehl on the Greta's Genealogy Bog blog.

Follow Friday: This Week’s Favorite Finds by Jenn on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

Genealogy News Corral, July 4-8 by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.

Week in Review  by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch blog.

I encourage readers to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs 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 950 genealogy bloggers using Google Reader, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.

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Bill West said...

Thanks for the mentions, Randy!

Nikki LaRue said...

Hey, Randy! Thanks for the mention! ~Nikki

footnoteMaven said...

Randy Love - Thank you so much for noticing that my roots were showing. I started out with those pesky footnotes and I just haven't visited my calling enough recently.