Sunday, December 20, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 13 to 19 December 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:

*  No One Cares Like You. Let FTM Go and Get On With It by Michael John Neill on the blog.  Michael has the right idea here.

*  Life After New Family Tree Maker by Tamura Jones on the Modern Software Experience blog.  Tamura discusses the Family Tree Make retirement, reasons why, and future prospects.

*  What Do Your Children Want to Know About Your Family History? by Wayne Shepheard on the Discover Genealogy blog.  That's an interesting question!  Wayne suggests asking them.

*  A USCIS Update by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.  Nikki did a happy dance in her driveway when the package came with three documents (after six months).

*  The Three Unique Sources Didn't Prove Anything by Barbara Poole on the Life From the Roots blog.  Barbara is trying to find if her Major George Anderson served in the military.

*  Twelve + Genealogy Gems for a Whole Year of Fun! by Lori Samuelson on the Genealogy at Heart blog.  Lori lists some of the free genealogy sites she uses.

*  My Journey to the Certification Process: Entry 4 by Amie Bowser Tennant on the My Kith N Kin blog.  Amie picked up the phone and got useful information from a county courthouse worker.

*  A Fonkert Mystery on the Zinkweg by Jau Fonkert on the Four Generations Genealogy blog.  Jay continues his story about finding relatives in the Netherlands.

*  Replacing Family Tree Maker, Part 1: How to Scrub Your Data by Keith Riggle on the blog.  Keith discusses which GEDCOM Tags in FTM don't work correctly or don't transfer well.

*  Facebook Follies by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy counsels wariness on some Facebook apps.

*  Daddy's Ties by True Lewis on the Notes to Myself blog.  True tells stories about her father's ties.  A wonderful piece.

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 December 12 - 18 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Friday Finds - 12/18/15 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for December 18, 2015 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- December 19, 2015 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (December 19, 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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