Sunday, January 25, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 18 to 24 January 2015

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:

*  Citations: 10 Commandments for Intimidated Souls by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the Evidence Explained QuickTips blog.  A superb list.

*  Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Photo Album by Denise Levenick on The Family Curator blog.  Denise had too much fun at SLIG, and has pictures to prove it.

*  Crossing the Border by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James highlights migration information and database websites.

*  Do You Love Digital Records? Pros and Cons? by Pauleen Cass on the Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogical Collaboration blog.  Pauleen provides excellent advice in this article.

*  Finding a Place for Global Family Reunions by Pat Richley-Erickson on the Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogical Collaboration blog.  Pat highlights the features of a private Google+ Community to foster family reunions and family communication.

*  Post-SLIG Observations by Jill K. Morelli on the Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal blog.  Jill describes her week in the Advanced Practicum course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.  Sounds like fun!

*  What Happens to Your Genealogy Research When You're Gone? by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  Lorine provides her answers to the question.

*  The Genealogy Do-Over and Genealogy Software by Sue Adams on the Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogical Collaboration blog.  Sue highlights some blog posts about the Do-over and the software tools used by the writers, and discusses genealogy software.

*  Are Your Ancestors the Average of 5 Records? by Amy Johnson Crow on the No Story Too Small blog.  Amy has a great question, and shares why we should be looking for all record types.

*  Organizing DNA Results With Your Genealogy: WikiTree by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.  Kitty highlights how WikiTree is sharing DNA results with users.

*  Does This Couple in Missouri Own Your Relatives on Find A Grave Too? by Heather Collins on the Young & Savvy Genealogists blog.  Bravo, Heather!  Well done.

*  The Best Way to Find EVERY Historic Newspaper in America by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.  Kenneth has the answer...10%!  What was the question?

Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:

*  My Memorable Monthly Mentions (AKA My Favorite Blogs This Month) by Jacquie Schattner on the Seeds to Tree blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 21 January 2015 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

*  Friday Finds and Follows: 23 January 2015 by Miriam J. Robbins on the Ancestories: The Stories of My Ancestors blog.

*  Recommended Reads by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for January 23, 2015 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Blog Posts for genealogists, January 23, 2015 by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme -- January 24, 2015 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (January 24, 2015) 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 1550 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

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1 comment:

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Thanks for the mention and kind words Randy :) Good to see the WWG blog having an impact with a few listings here.