Sunday, October 11, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 4 to 10 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:

*  Genealogy Roadshow Comes to Providence by Diane Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane was present at the show taping and has lots of photographs.

*  Putting the Historical Record Collections in Focus by James Tanner on the Rejoice, and be Exceeding Glad blog.  James helps a patron find Italian family records on FamilySearch, showing step-by-step how he did it without a searchable index.

*  Stand In Line, Overhear a Conversation, and a Week Later Order a Book Just to Practice? by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog.  An amazing research story!

*  New Jersey Estate Records -- a Primer and New Jersey Estate Records: What exactly are the Secretary of State Pre-1901 Estate files? by Michelle Tucker Chubenko on the jerseyrootsgenealogy blog.  Michelle provides an excellent overview of New Jersey estate records.

*  Who Wants to be a Genealogy Rock Star?  I'd Rather be a HERO by Jennifer Alford on the Jenealogy blog.  Jennifer lists her heroes - i'm honored to be one of them.

*  Education -- Intermediate and Education -- Advanced by Michele Simmons Lewis on the Ancestoring blog.  Michele continues her series on genealogy education with recommendations for Intermediate and advanced level learners.

*  A First Funeral by Dave McDonald on the Thinking Genealogically blog.  Dave remembers his first funeral at age 11 - a beautiful story.

*  Your Genealogical Education by Sheri Fenley on The Educated Genealogist blog.  Sheri identifies the range of educational opportunities.

*  Do You Have a Genealogy Hero? by Shannon Combs Bennett on the Trials and Tribulations of a Self-Taught Family Historian blog.  Shannon lists some of her genealogy heroes.

*  Darned, Stout Rope by the write of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Mr. AI transcribes the interesting 1908 will of George S. Wolff of Pennsylvania.

*  DNA.Land Launches by CeCe Moore on Your Genetic Genealogist blog.  CeCe discusses this new DNA website and shows her results.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 9 October 2015 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

 Friday Finds! October 2nd - 9th  by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

 Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for October 9, 2015 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- October 10, 2015 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

 Saturday Serendipity (October 10, 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 1590 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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