Sunday, July 27, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 20 to 26 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:

*  FREE Genealogy Books -- Read the Fine Print and Don't Get Duped! by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog.  Thomas stopped just in time...and found it really free on Google Books.

*  Using Old Maps by Wayne Shepheard on the Discover Genealogy blog.  Wayne shares al ist of websites with historical maps of the British Isles.

*  5th Unlock the Past Cruise -- The Pre-Cruise Days and -- The First Couple of Days by Alona Tester on the LoneTester HQ blog.  Alona shares her travel, sightseeing and cruise experience.

*  Genealogy Tips from the "Who Do You Think You Are? Premiere with Cynthia Nixon by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.  Diane provides a summary of useful research tips from the first episode.

*  Survey Results Indicate Genealogists Join Societies for Camaraderie and Survey Results: The Comments Provide Additional Insight by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.  Gail published her results of her survey about genealogical societies.

*  The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, 2014 by Diane McLean Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane summarized her GRIP experiences.

*  Where's Harry?The Missing Link and In the Service of Our Country by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry blog.  Jacqi is still seeking what happened to Harry Sullivan...and is it the right Harry?  I love serial blog posts like this one.

*  Helen, Part VII:  Another Strukel by Michael Lacopo on the Hoosier Daddy? blog.  Michael describes the later life of his grandmother, Helen.

*  Column: One Tree by Yvette Hoitink on the Dutch Genealogy blog.  Yvette muses about the FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  A Baker's Dozen of Favorite Genealogy Websites by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Bog.   Lorine categorized them in Everything, American, Canadian and International lists.

*  GRIP 2014: Leading With DNA by Harold Henderson on the Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog.  Harold summarizes the DNA course at GRIP.

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

*  Whaddya Miss? Tuesday, July 22, 2014; Wednesday, July 23, 2014; Thursday, July 24, 2014; Saturday, July 26, 2014 by Tami Osmer Glatz on the WikiChicks blog.

*  Friday Finds - 07/25/14 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 25, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

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

*  Saturday Serendipity (July 26, 2014) 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, 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 1540 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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Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver 


Jacqi Stevens said...

Glad to hear you like serial blog posts, Randy! Thanks for the mention today--times three!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the mention Randy, I do feel honoured. And keep up the wonderful work of the Best of the Genea-blogs List, I do find many interesting posts from them. - Alona (Lonetester HQ)