Sunday, June 9, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 2-8 June 2013

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 daily blog prompts or 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:

*  Citations Vs. Sources by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James thinks that citation formats are nice but are intimidating for most researchers.  Read the comments too.

* Getting Serious About Genealogy by Harold Henderson on the Midwestern Microhistory blog.  Harold summarizes education opportunities for those wanting to expand their knowledge base and capabilities.

*  Mastering Genealogical Proof - Orientation by Russ Worthington on the A Worthington Weblog blog.  Russ highlights the start of DearMYRTLE's online study group, and discloses the research problem he hopes to solve during the classes.

*  DNA Privacy Sky STILL Not Falling by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy describes the DNA testing done by the FBI for identity purposes - it's not a genetic DNA test.

*  Development of the Pedigree - Timeline by Bob Coret on the Blog Coret in English blog.  Bob has created an interesting software chart - the pedigree-timeline.  I like it!

*  FamilySearch Search Futures by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  This post briefly describes enhancements to the FamilySearch Search screen and results coming soon.

*  Nine Necessities in a GEDCOM Replacement by Louis Kessler on the Louis Kessler's Behold Blog.  Louis describes his\proposal for FHISO.

*  Genealogists Can Go Home Again - If Only to Tap Local Genealogical Societies by Patricia Dingwall Thompson on the Record Click blog.  Interesting article by Patricia.

* Revisiting Search by the writer of The Ancestry Insider.  Mr. AI recounts some of the upcoming Ancestry search changes.

These genea-bloggers wrote weekly pick posts and news summary posts this week:

*  Monday Recap for June 3, 2013 by Amanda on the Geni Blog.

*  Follow Friday - Favorites for June 7, 2013 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves For Trees blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for Friday, June 7, 2013 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Blogs For Genealogists, June 7, 2013 by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 6/7/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog.

Readers are encouraged 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 1350 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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Cormac said...


Your links for the entry by Michael J. Leclerc is messed up. This is the error message I get when I click on either link, "Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)"

Drew Smith said...

Randy, looks like you're missing the "mo" in both links.

Randy Seaver said...

Thanks guys...just got home from Jamboree and fixed it. Now Mocavo freezes my computer...did it twice tonight.