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:
* 10 Tips to Revive and Refocus Your Family History Research by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist blog. Lynn has excellent suggestions.
* Researching Elusive People by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the Evidence Explained QuickTips blog. Wise words from ESM.
* Exciting New Feature in FamilySearch Catalog by Jenny Lanctot on the Are My Roots Showing? blog. Jenny finds a very useful feature!
* Interview With "Who Do You Think You Are?" Producer Dan Bucatinsky by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog. Diane summarizes main points from an audio interview.
* Standardizing Sources and Citation Templates by Louis Kessler on Louis Kessler's Behold Blog. Louis has a FHISO proposal to deal with source citations. Bravo!
* How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? by Jill Ball on the Geniaus blog. Jill's husband, Mr. Geniaus (not a genealogist!), attacked a genealogy problem and solved it!
* Comments From the Vendors -- The Future of Genealogy Conferences by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog. This is unfortunate, but predictable, and probably unavoidable.
* The Game of the Name by Tony Proctor on the Parallax View blog. Tony reviews how name structure varies by country and culture - how should genealogy deal with this?
* Slides From How to Reveal Your Female Ancestor's Story on Ancestry.com by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog. Anne shares her presentation slides - there are three good examples of excellent research here.
* Death of a Stranger Solves a Family Mystery 103 Years Later by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog. What an interesting research story. Sometimes a hunch pays off, and help from family and colleagues does too!
* Serendipity. Or Thanks, Dad. by Debbie Mascot on the Mascot Manor Genealogy blog. I think it was...
These genea-bloggers wrote weekly pick posts and news summary posts this week:
* WikiChicks Whaddya Miss? Tuesday August 26, 2014 by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the WikiChicks blog.
* Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for August 29, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.
* Follow Friday - My Favorites From the Last Week (Or So...) by Christopher Shaw on the Diggin' For Family blog.
* What We Are Reading: August 29th Edition by Amy Johnson Crow on the Ancestry.com Blog.
* This Week's Creme de la Creme by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.
* Saturday Serendipity (August 30, 2014) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.
* FGS 2014 Conference Blog Compendium on the Genea-Musings blog.
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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