Sunday, July 21, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 14 to 20 July 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:

*  A Genealogist's Worst Nightmare Came True! by Cindy Freed on the Genealogy Circle blog.  Oh, no!  Cindy's house had a basement flood...there's lessons here for all of us.

*  The Miner, the Curator, and the Law by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy gets the most interesting reader questions, and finds very interesting information to answer it, using FamilySearch.

*  Proving Genealogical Proof by Michael John Neill on the blog.  Michael discusses genealogical proof relative to legal proof and mathematical proof.

*  How Do We Get Our Fellow Genealogists to Share Images, Documents, Stories, and More? by Diane L. Richard on the Upfront with NGS blog.  Diane discusses genealogy grinches.

*  Down the Rabbit Hole... by Nikki LaRue on the Blog of a Genealogist in Training.  Nikki followed a promising lead and came up dry...but it was necessary.

*  The Midwestern African-American Genealogy Institute 2013: Day #1, Part #2, Day #2, Day #2, Part #2 and Final Day at MAAGI Day #3 by Yvette Porter Moore on The Ancestors Have Spoken blog.  Yvette continues her summaries of her MAAGI trip.

*  WoflramAlpha: A New Tool for Genealogy by Thomas MacEntee on the Expert Series.  Thomas highlights this site which answers many questions that can help genealogists.

*  What Did Yuur Ancestor look Like? 5 Ways to Find Physical Characteristics by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.  Kenneth lists several databases that provide a physical description of persons.

*  Preparing for a Research Trip to Washington, D.C. by Angela Packer McGhie on the Adventures in Genealogy Education blog.  Angela has excellent advice for researchers going to D.C. to research.

*  Let's See What's Going On Around Here by Louis Kessler on Louis Kessler's Behold Genealogy blog.  Louis has updates on genealogy software, and opinions on some issues.

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

*  Follow Friday ~ Favorites for July 19, 2013 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves For Trees blog.

*  Genealogy News Corral, July 15-19 by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  Follow Friday - Fab Finds for July 19, 2013 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 07/19/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog blog.

*  Blog Posts and News Stories for Genealogists, July 19, 2013 by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity, July 20, 2013 by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

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 1400 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.

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1 comment:

Kenneth R Marks said...

Thanks, Randy for including my article this week. I appreciate it.