Sunday, July 5, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 28 June to 4 July 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:

*  Oil Was Put on the Rusty Threads, but the Bolts Would Not Turn (the Drawn Out Death of a Genealogy Society) by Cheri Hopkins on the Those Old Memories blog.  Cheri has a sad tale of a state genealogical society.

*  RootsTech Attendee Demographics by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Statistics and analysis about the RootsTech 2015 attendees.

* Mary's Musings:  Humorous Observations About Excited Genealogists by Mary Harrell-Sesniak on the GenealogyBank Blog.  A great list of surprises.

*  GRIP 2015: Researching New York State; GRIP 2015: Day 2; GRIP 2015: Day 3; GRIP 2015: Day 4,  by Amanda Perrine on the Amanda's Atheneaum blog.  Amanda shares her weeklong GRIP institute experiences.

*  Here's the Scoop on Images, Images and More Images by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.  Linda highlights online image sources.

*  Why Should I Put My Family Tree in More Than One Place? by Lynne C. VanWagenen on the FamilySearch Blog.  Excellent reasons listed here.

*  12,564 FREE U.S. Historical Newspaper Links - Big June 2015 Update by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.  Ken has updated his state lists of digitized newspapers.

*  Find Ancestors in Upper Canada Land Records by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Legacy News blog.  This is right up my alley!

*  Comments on Having a Family Tree in More Than One Program or Place by James Tanner on the Rejoice and Be Exceeding Glad blog.  I agree.

*  Research Plans: A Reprise by Jill Morelli on the Genealogy Certification: A Personal Journal blog.  Jill discusses how she has been doing on her research plans.

*  Tips for Genealogy Presenters by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.  Jill provides great advice for all presenters.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

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

*  Friday Finds June 27th - July 3rd by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 3, 2015 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 07/03/15 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  Noteworthy Reads #20 by Jo Henn on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme - July 4, 2015 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Friday Finds and Follows: 3 July 2015 by Miriam Robbins on the Ancestories: The Stories of our Ancestors blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (July 4, 2015) -- I'm Back! 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 1580 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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1 comment:

Linda Stufflebean said...

Randy, Too many projects going on at once this week, so I'm a bit late, but thank you for including my post on your "Best" list.