Sunday, March 1, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 22-28 February 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:

*  Genealogy is Hacking by Tammy Hepps on the Treelines blog.  Tammy is right, I think.  There are some wonderful research examples here.

*  An Open Letter to the Genealogy Community - Part Deux by Janet Hovorka on The Chart Chick blog.  Janet continues the discussion and identifies her own action items.

*  The Real Reasons Why Your Immigrant Ancestors Changed Their Names by Mark S. on the Crestleaf Blog.  This article provides the whys and a list of ways to find the alternate name spellings.

*  How to Organize Your Genealogical Digital Files by Moises Garza on the We Are Cousins blog.  Moises describes his digital file organization system.

*  Family Trees by Diane Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane's daughter wanted to see her family tree, so Diane made pedigree charts for her grandparents.  Great idea!

*  Three Questions From Spitland by Sally Knudsen on the SallySearches blog.  Sally asks great questions about DNA testing, and provides her answers.

*  Same Place, Same Day, Two Marys by Jacqi Stevens on the A Family Tapestry blog.  Jacqi solves her mystery - fascinating stuff, good sleuthing.

*  Are Genealogists Wired Differently? by Melody Lassalle on The Research Journal blog.  Yes, of course we are!

*  The 10 Things on My Civil War Bucket List by Cindy Freed on Cindy Freed's Genealogy Circle blog.  A very ambitious list.

*  Switched at Birth: Unraveling a Century-Old Mystery With DNA by Alice Plebuch on CeCe Moore's Your Genetic Genealogist blog.  Wow!!!

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

*  GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 27 February 2015 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

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

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for February 27, 2015 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Friday Finds -- 02/27/15 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  Friday Finds and Follows: 27 February 2015 by Miriam J. Robbins on the Ancestories: The Stories of My Ancestors blog.

*  Blog Posts and News for Genealogists, February 27, 2015 by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme -- February 28, 2015 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (February 28, 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 1560 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

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Jacqi Stevens said...

Thanks, Randy, for your vote of confidence this week. I see I am in good company, and especially second your votes on Sally's "Three Questions" and CeCe's "Switched at Birth."

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Randy, Diane at One Rhode Island Family was able to link to a PDF pedigree chart. Can I do that in Blogger as well? I didn't think it was possible, no I see it there. How does that work? Sorry if this is a dumb question... ;-)

Sally Knudsen said...

Thank you for the inclusion. I appreciate it!