Sunday, July 29, 2012

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 22 to 28 July 2012

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:

*  Lineage Societies and the Genealogical Proof Standard and Probability in Genealogy by John D. Reid on the Anglo-Celtic Connections blog.  John thinks that probabilistic approaches should be used in lineage society applications and BCG applications. Read the comments too!

*  "It's Just for My Family" by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.  Excellent post by Michael encouraging all genealogists to cite their sources.

*  GRIP Registration Day Recap,  GRIP Day 1 Recap, GRIP Day 2 Recap, GRIP Day 3 (AKA, My 20th Anniversary),  and Losing My GRIP: Days 4 and 5 by Chris Staats on the Staats Place blog.  Chris is taking "Advanced Research Methods" with Tom Jones.

*  GRIP Pittsburgh Day One Recap, GRIP Day Two: Getting Into the Groove by Denise Levenick on The Family Curator blog. Denise reports on th "Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper" class at GRIP with Paula Stuart-Warren.

*  GRIP 2012: Day 1, GRIP 2012: Day 2, GRIP: Day 3,  by Cathi Desmarais on the Stone House Historical Research blog.  Cathi reports on the "Advanced Research Methods" class at GRIP with Tom Jones.

*  Get a GRIP on German Genealogy: Days 0- 1, GRIP: Day 2 , GRIP Day 3: The Center of the Labyrinth, GRIP Day 4: So Many Sources, So Little Time, GRIP Day 5: Back to Reality by Amanda Perrine on the Amanda's Athenaeum blog.  Amanda reports on the "German Genealogy" class at GRIP with John Humphreys.

* GRIPitt - Sunday Night,  GRIP - Monday Evening,  GRIP - Tuesday Evening, GRIP - Wednesday Evening, GRIP - Thursday Evening, and GRIP-Friday by Karen Blackmore on Karen's Genealogy Oasis blog.  Karen reports on the  "Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper" class at GRIP with Paula Stuart-Warren.

*   GRIP:: Check-In Day,  GRIP:: Day 1 of Classes,  GRIP:: Day 2 of Classes, Update from GRIP,  by Becky Wiseman on the Kinexxions blog.  Becky reports on the "Advanced Research Methods" class with Tom Jones.

*  Inaugural Day at GRIP,  And the GRIP Goes On... by Shelley Bishop on the A Sense of Family blog.  Shelley reports on the "Advanced Research Methods" class with Tom Jones.

*  DNA Testing for Genealogy -- Getting Started, Part Two by guest blogger CeCe Moore on the Geni Blog.  CeCe continues her series with this article on mitochondrial DNA tests for females and males.

*  What to Keep and What to Toss?  My Cluttered Cloud by Annette Kapple on the AK's Genealogy Research blog.  Annette is trying to sort out her digital files - I like her comments and classification systems.

* Laps FamilySearch in Indexing Horse Race by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Mr. AI covers the bases,then asks for information about their index quality.

*  When to Start a Research Plan by Marian Pierre-Louis on the Marian's Roots and Rambles blog.  Marian shares her thought process on this, as a supplement to her recent Legacy Family Tree webinar on the subject.

*  A Visit to the Sons of the American Revolution Library by Diane Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane reports, with pictures, on her visit to this relatively new library.  She found some goodies!

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

*  Monday Recap for July 23, 2012 by Amanda on the Geni Blog.

*  From the Blogs, July 27 by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Blog.

*  Follow Friday -- Good Advice, Sweet Tributes and GRIP 2012 by Anne Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog.

*  Genealogy News Corral - July 23-27 by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  Genealogy Round Up, July 26 by Megan Smolenyak on Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak's Roots World blog.

*  Friday Finds - 07/27/12 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog 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 1280 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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1 comment:

Annette said...

Thanks so much for the mention! Annette