Sunday, December 27, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 20 to 26 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:

*  Replacing Family Tree Maker, Part 2: How to Get Your Tree Out of FTM; Part 3: Importing Your FTM Tree Into RootsMagic 7; by Keith Riggle on the Genealogy Tools blog.

*  Writing Family History: Top Posts of 2015 by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist blog.  Lynn provides a great summary of her work in 2015.

*  The Stockings Were Hung ... by Wayne Shepheard on the Discover Genealogy blog.  Wayne's displays his family stockings and investigates the history of Christmas stockings.

*  For the 12 Days of Christmas: 12 Types of Newspaper Articles for Genealogy Research, Part I; and Part II by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the GenealogyBank Blog.  Gena highlights twelve different types of articles that might be found in historical newspapers.

*  Roy Eastes - A Shining Example by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXpained - Genetic Genealogy blog.  Roberta lost her Y-DNA project colleague recently - Rest In Peace, Roy, well done!

*  Index vs. Original: Are You Getting the Whole Picture? by Jenny Lanctot on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.  Jenny highlights examples of indexes being wrong.

*  Naughty or Nice? Copyright and Santa Claus by Denise Levenick on The Family Curator blog.  Denise did the right thing here.

*  The Tiniest Level of Research - A Local Historical Society by Peggy Lauritzen on the Always Anxiously Engaged blog.  Peggy found a gold mine of local records in a local society - a great example!

*  The 1 Thing to Remember When Talking to Non-Genealogists by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Amy says tell the story, not the process.

*  My Paternal Brick Wall by D. Taylor on the D. Taylor Genealogy blog.  D. has a breakthrough due to DNA testing - a fine detective story!

*  The Holiday DNA Giveaway: Wow . . . by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Wow is right.

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 19-25 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Friday Finds - 12/25/15 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- December 26, 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 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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