Sunday, January 31, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 24 to 30 January 2016

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, RootsTech 2016 and the Digital World by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James comments on the influence of digital technology and RootsTech in genealogy research.

*  Dear and  Dear Part II by Michele Simmons Lewis on the Ancestoring blog.  Michele reviews the bad data proliferation problem in online family trees.

*  Studying the Genealogical Proof Standard by Angela McGhie on the Adventures in Genealogy Education blog.  This is an excellent start.

*  10 Things I Liked Enough to Share with You: 17-23 January 2016 by Elizabeth O'Neal on the Little Bytes of Life blog.  There are lots of interesting items on this list.

*  The Importance of Practice by Michael John Neill on the blog.  Michael imparts wisdom to researchers.

*  Less Than One Week to Go! RootsTech on the Brain... by Shannon Bennett on the Trials and Tribulations of a Self-Taught Family Historian blog.  Looks like Shannon is ready to go - nice list!

*  Family Tree or Family Graph by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog.  Anne provides an interesting view of the question.

*  Solving a Challenging Genealogical Puzzle: Finding Rachel Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4 by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  Lorine works her way from query yo solution in this series on a genealogical puzzle.

*  Why Would We Care About 4th Cousins? Or Even More Distant Relatives? by Wayne Shepheard on the Discover Genealogy blog.  Good question!  Because they might have more family history about the common ancestors than I do?

*  Ancestry Transparency Report by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy discerns what the report says.  All is well.

*  Autosomal DNA Triangulation. Part 1: The Basics; Part 2: The Phenomenon of Triangulated Segments by Debbie Kennett on the Cruwys News blog.  Debbie provides information about this sophisticated DNA analysis tool.

*  Three Siblings' DNA ethnicity Results by Elizabeth Handler on the From Maine to Kentucky blog.  Elizabeth has interesting results by comparing the results between her mother and three of her children.

*  Ten Minute Methodology: How to Ask Good Research Questions by Harold Henderson on the BCG Springboard News and Notes blog.   Harold shares some some excellent examples here.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Noteworthy Reads #25 by Jo Henn on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

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

  Friday Finds Jan 23 - 29 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Friday Finds ~ Fab Finds for January 29, 2016 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- January 30, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Inspiring Genealogy Blogs -- January 2016 by Alona Tester on the Genealogy & History News blog.

*  GAGs - GeniaUs' Gems - 30 January 2016 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus 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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1 comment:

Jo Henn said...

Thank you for the mention Randy!