Sunday, March 29, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs -- 22 to 28 March 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:

*  Archion in a Nutshell -- German Protestant Parish Records Online by Chris on the Ahnenfunde blog.  Chris highlights a new German commercial website with church records,

*  Reconstructing the Lives of Yesteryear's Women by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the Evidence Explained QuickTips blog.  ESM has suggestions for finding information about female lives.

*  8 Simple Tips for Genealogy Source Citations by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog. Diane has a useful list of tips.

*  A Different Direction,  An Uncle I Never Met,  First Papers and A Helpful Declaration by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry blog.  Jacqi goes down the NYC rabbit hole and solves a longstanding mystery..

*  Geneabloggers at Congress - Posts From Congress by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.  Jill has a compendium of posts from the AFFHO Congress 2015 conference in Canberra.

*  "To Define the Terms is to Win the Argument:"  How Genealogical Jargon Hinders Our Research by Luther Tychonievich on the Avotaynu Online blog.   Luther offers a different set of words than source,fact, evidence, conclusion, proof.

*  How to Eliminate Arbitrary Changes on FamilySearch Family Tree by James Tanner on the Rejoice and Be Exceeding Glad blog.  James suggests folks read the rules and guidelines.

*  Darned Wonderful Color Images by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Mr. AI thinks color images makes a difference, and has some examples.

*  Eyewitness Account of Death of Henry Martin Walker, Sr. (1829-1865) by Kevin Walker on the Who We Were, Are & Will Be Our Family blog.  An interesting and distressing story and Kevin figureso ut the correct relationship.

*  Lost in the Homeland Part 1: Researching Genealogy in Germany,  Part 2 by Elise Ann Wormuth on the Living in the Past: A Famly History blog.  Elise starts a series about German resources and research.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 20 March 2015 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

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

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

*  Genealogy News: March 21-27 by NikiMarie on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

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

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.

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Jacqi Stevens said...

Oh, Randy, if it hadn't been for your post on recent NYC additions on FamilySearch, I still wouldn't have known what I discovered this week. See? We help each other out in this genea-blogging endeavor!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks so much, Randy, for mentioning my posts on German genealogical research -- I thought I'd post a few tips, and by this point I'm on Part 4 . . .