Sunday, November 17, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 to 16 November 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:

* 9th Annual International Conference of Genetic Genealogy - Day 1, and Day 2 by Jennifer Zinck on the AncestorCentral blog.  Jennifer summarizes the conference last weekend extremely well - with photos!

*  2013 Family Tree DNA Conference Day 1, and Day 2 by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.  Roberta provides her experiences at the FTDNA Conference.  More wow with news of the changes in human migration data.

*  On Poverty, Records and Chicken Thieves by Diane Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane shares her research on an elusive family (fascinating to see what she's found to date), including a criminal relative (more fascination) and a discussion of poverty and resources to deal with the issue.

*  Travel Tuesday - Root Cellar SGS Members Sited at Ancestry Day in San Francisco by Sandra Gardner-Benward on the Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society blog.  Sandra summarizes the Ancestry Day event in San Francisco on 9 November.

*  2013 Family Tree DNA International Conference, and Day 2 by Emily Aulicino on the DNA - Genealem's Genetic Genealogy blog.  Emily shares her experiences at the FTDNA conference.

*  When Bad Ancestors Happen to Good People by Amy Coffin on the We Tree Genealogy Blog.  Amy found lots of juicy news on her great-grandfather but is reluctant to share it because it might offend the descendants.

*  Advice on How to Research Family History, Part 2 by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the New York Times Booming blog.  Elizabeth answers more questions about family history and genealogy.  Wow!

*  Why Genealogy? by Terri O'Connell on the Finding Our Ancestors blog.  Terri answers the question in a way I had not thought of before.

*  Why You Need to "Know" the Location by Michele Simmons Lewis on the Ancestoring blog.  Michele makes an excellent point here - learn everything you can about localities and available records.

*  Google Books Scores Fair Use Knockout by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy tells what the recent decision means for genealogists.

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

* NN Things You Need To Know This Morning, Sunday, 10 Nov 2013, Monday, 11 Nov 2013, Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013, Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013, Thursday, 14 Nov 2013, Friday, 15 Nov 2013, and Saturday, 16 Nov 2013 by Caroline M. Pointer on the blog.

*  Follow Friday - Favorites for November 15, 2013 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves For Trees blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for November 15, 2013 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (November 16, 2013) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  Friday Finds - 11/15/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits, #16 by Deb Ruth on the Adventures in Genealogy blog.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another 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:

Terri O'Connell said...

Thanks for the shout out Randy! It's greatly appreciated!