Sunday, October 25, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 18 to 24 October 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:

*  Yay! More Digitization of Genealogy Records at the National Archives (US) by Sunny Morton on the Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.  This is good news.  Faster, please!

*  How Could I Tell Which Amy Was Which? by Wayne Shepheard on the Discover Genealogy blog.  Wayne provides convincing evidence which Amy was the daughter of which brother in this 18th century English research story.

* What Were You Thinking in Montana? by Michael John Neill on the blog.  Michael has issues with Ancestry's (and FamilySearch's) source citations in the Montana County Marriages database.

*  Checking the Townlands by Patricia O'Donnell Kuhn on the Touching Family History blog.  Pat found more information about her Irish Nyland folks in County Mayo.

*  Are Genealogists Introverts? by Jacqi Stevens on her A Family Tapestry blog.  Jacqi is reading an interesting book and many of us are in it - not named, of course.

* at Banking Conference - Part 2 by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  This is a synopsis of what Ancestry said at this banking conference.

*  Back to the Future Genealogy:  Why I Want a Time Machine by Mary Tedesco on the Origins Italy blog.  Mary thinks we need to be careful what we wish for.

*  Solving My Biggest Problems With Genealogy Research by Kelly Martin on the Wickliffe Family History Blog.  Excellent ideas from Kelly.

*  New Jersey Estate Records: Surrogate's Courts -- Why is the Year 1804 So Important? by Michelle Tucker Chubenko on the NewJerseyRoots blog.  Michelle continues her excellent series on New Jersey probate records.

*  Building a WWII Timeline of Service by Jennifer Holik on the Blog.  Jennifer describes her process for doing this.

*  What is Bounty Land? by Trevor on the Fold3 HQ blog.  Trevor answers the question about these useful records.

*  Land Terms for Genealogists: C is for Cadastral by Michele Goodrum on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.  Michele defines the term.

*  Five Reasons You Should Collaborate With Other Genealogists by Melody Lassalle on the Genealogy Research Journal Blog.  Great list, Mel.

*  Another Genealogy Tragedy Averted - Using the Genealogical Proof Standard by Geoff Rasmussen on the Legacy News blog.  Same name, about the right age at death - what could be wrong?  Good work.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

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

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 23 October 2015 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

 Friday Finds October 17-23    by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

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

 Friday Finds -- 10/23/15 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

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

 Saturday Serendipity (October 24, 2015) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  Stories of Interest to Genealogists, Week Ending 10/24/2015 by Tami Osmer Mize on the Relatively Curious 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 1590 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

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Mel said...

Thank you for including my post, Randy!

tami osmer glatz said...

Thank you Randy :)

Jacqi Stevens said...

Wait! You're in that book, too, Randy? What a coincidence!

Kelly Martin said...