Sunday, July 7, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 30 June to 6 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:

*  Genealogical Change? - No Big Deal - Ida Could Have Handled it by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.  Kenneth thinks his 108-year old aunt would handle retiring Old Search and Google Reader without batting an eye.

*  Finding Living Relatives Can Be Challenging and Hopefully These Tips and Ideas Will Help You Be Successful by Diane L. Richard on the Upfront With NGS blog.  What a great graphic, and thel inks are helpful too.

*  Five Golden Rules for Growing "Healthy" Family Trees by Kimberly Powell on the About genealogy blog.  Kimberly has a great list here.

*  Not Everything Burned - Partitions and Mortgages in Licking County, Ohio by Harold Henderson on the Midwestern Microhistory blog.  Harold explains why you should visit your ancestral counties - sometimes you find great stuff.

*  What's so Private About Genealogy? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  Do living people have a right to privacy?  do dead people?

*  Blogging + Cousin Bait = Mystery Picture Success by Cheri Hudson Passey on the Carolina Girl Genealogy blog.  Yes, geneablogging works!  Good job connecting, Cheri.

*  A Second Cousin Adds to My Chromosome Map and Answers a Nagging Genealogical Question by CeCe Moore on the Your Genetic Genealogist blog.  CeCe shows some of her autosomal DNA matches, and demonstrates how testing close cousins can contribute to her own chromosome map.

*  Genealogy World -- Real Life -- Can We all Just Play "Nicer" in this Sandbox We Share? by Diane L. Richard on the Upfront With NGS blog.  Diane comments on the Cyndi Howells vs. Barry Ewell lawsuit, and to the Ancestry Old Search controversy.  Excellent advice...

*  A Preponderance of Information, A Plethora of Evidence by Bart Brenner on the Brenner Genealogy blog.  Bart continues his journey with the GPS and Evidentia, and the lights are coming on.

*  Is There Such a Thing As Ethical Plagiarism? by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog.  I think I know the answer to this...

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

*  Follow Friday - Favorites for July 5, 2013 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves For Trees blog.

*  Friday Finds - 08/05/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (July 6, 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 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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Kenneth R Marks said...

Thanks Randy for including my article in your list. We need to keep perspective and a sense of humor.

Cheri Hudson Passey said...

Thank you so much for including my post in your list for this week!