Sunday, August 24, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 17 to 23 August 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:

*  Vengeance Served Cold (Over My Dead Body...) by Brenda Dougall Merriman on the Brenda Dougall Merriman blog.  Brenda's biography of Roswell Mount is not just records.

*  Recap: I4GG by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy summarizes her experiences and thoughts on last week's Institute of Genetic Genealogy.

*  It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World! by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.  Dianne recounts her mother's memory of visiting the insane asylum, and provides resources for research into asylums.  

* Interview with Dan Bucatinsky: A Behind the Scenes Look at Who Do You Think You Are? by Thomas MacEntee on the GeneaBloggers blog.  So that's how it's done!

*  The 5 Biggest Mistakes I Made with My Genealogy by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the GenealogyBank Blog.  Gena highlights her 5, I can relate!

*  What's Happening to Civility and Cooperation in Genealogy Research? by Christine Blythe on the Empty Next Genealogy blog.  Interesting question; Christine provides some of her recent experiences.

*  Sanitizing Genealogy for General Consumption by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James thinks the image of genealogists presented by advertising is not correct.

*  Epilogue... or Prologue? by Michael Lacopo on the Hoosier Daddy? blog.  Michael summarizes his family history research on his mother's family...but then you read the last sentence.

*  5 Things I Learned in School About Genealogy by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.  Michael's five things resonate with me, how about you?

*  What I Did On My Summer Vacation by Cheri Hudson Passey on the Carolina Girl Genealogy blog.  Cheri had some fun this past summer.

*  Grandchlidren, Ancestors and YouTube by Lee Drew on the Lineagekeeper's Genealogy Blog.  Wow, see what Lee and some of his grandchildren created.

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

*  Mondays Muse for 18 August 2014 by Eowyn Langhoff on the WikiChicks blog.

*  Whaddya Miss? Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by Tami Osmer Mize on the WikiChicks blog.

*  Friday Finds - 08/22/14 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  What We Are Reading: August 22 Edition by Amy Johnson Crow on the Blog.

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

*  Saturday Serendipity (August 23, 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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BDM said...

Wow, I appreciate your mention, makes my day. Thank you, Randy!

Cheri Hudson Passey said...

Thanks for including my post! I am so honored to be included!