Sunday, July 20, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 13 to 19 July 2014

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:

*  Photo Duplication Requests on FamilySearch -- Plus a Little Bit About Legacy and Evernote and Follow Up to Photo Duplication Requests to FamilySearch by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.  Diane highlights this free feature of FamilySearch, plus how she deals with the requests and results.  And she got them in four days!

*  Copyright and Microfilm by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy answers a reader's question about who owns the copyright of images on microfilm.

*  Reflections From MAAGI 2014 by Angela Walton-Raji on the My Ancestor's Name blog.  Angela recounts the highlights of the recent weeklong Midwest African-American Genealogy Institute in St. Louis.

*  Who Owns the Stories of Our Ancestors? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  It's a great question.  Read the comments too.

*  Moonwalking With Our Ancestors by Tammy Hepps on the Treelines blog.  Tammy delves into how we remember things.

*  Creating an Ancestor Timeline on Pinterest by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers  blog.  Thomas offers his process to use Pinterest to create a timeline for an ancestor or family.

*  It Was "Take Your Daughter to the Library" Week by Cari Taplin on the Genealogy Pants blog.  Cari's daughter was a big help at the Family History Library, and learned a lot too.

*  Family Fun Days - Have You Had Yours? by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  I wish I was in Lorine's family.

*  Consider the Possibilities by Nancy Messier on the My Ancestors and Me blog.  Nancy has a disappearing ancestor and ponders what research to do next.

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

*  NN Genealogy Things You Need to Know This Morning, Sunday, 13 July 2014, Monday, 14 July 2014; Tuesday, 15 July 2014; Wednesday, 16 July 2014; Thursday, 17 July 2014; Friday, 18 July 2014, and Saturday, 19 July 2014 by Caroline M. Pointer on the blofg.

*  Monday "Muse"-ings for 14 July 2014 by Eowyn Langhoff on the WikiChicks blog.

*  Blog Posts and News Stories for Genealogists, July 18, 2014 by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 18, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds -- 07/18/14 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte 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 1530 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:

Nancy said...

Thanks for including my post this week, Randy. It's always a huge surprise when one appears on one of your "Best of...." lists.