Sunday, February 21, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 14 to 20 February 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:

*  UTP 10 - Days 1 and 2 and UTP - Days 3, 4 and 5 by Louis Kessler on Louis Kessler's Behold Genealogy blog.  Louis reports on the first five days of this cruise Down Under.

*  Not a Bigger Chart–I Want the Multiple Relationship Chart by Michael John Neill on the blog.  Michael wants to see multiple relationships on one chart.

*  HAVE LIMITED TIME FOR RESEARCH? Here's What I Did Today in Just 60 minutes by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.  Diane did quite a bit in her one hour!

*  Do We Still Need Genealogy Societies? by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Amy interviewed Josh Taylor at RootsTech on this issue.?

*  DNA.Land New Features: GENI Connection by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.  Kitty discusses the connection to DNA.Land.

*  Software Complicating My Life! by Jasia on the Creative Gene blog.  Jasia is blogging again!  And she is working with software.  It's complicated.

*  Elephants in the Room - Kendall Hulet at #RootsTechGenealogy Life Blood at Kendall Hulet #RootsTech Luncheonhe Power of DNA – Kendall Hulet at #RootsTech Luncheon by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  This is a three-part review of the Kendall Hulet (of luncheon talk at RootsTech 2016.  Excellent reporting!

*  It Must Be An Alien Visit!  Coleman-Moran Visit 1858 by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.  Linda finds a record of a record, but can't find the real record.

*  The Hottest Topic in Genealogy? I Think Not. by Israel Pickholtz on the All My Foreparents blog.  Israel asked RootsTech attendees if they had done a DNA test, and received surprising answers.

*  10th Unlock the Past Cruise: Days 1-3 Embarking, Roses and Glow-worms by Alona Tester on the Lonetester HQ blog.  Alona reports on this cruise.

*  Three Hundred Years of Speed Limits for Boston Drivers by J.L. Bell on the Boston 1775 blog.  Local laws can be interesting.

*  Visiting the Family History Library in Salt Lake City by Yvette Hoitink on the Dutch Genealogy blog.  Yvette visited Salt Lake city and had a wonderful time.

*  Continuing Education for Professional Genealogists: Strategies for the Growth of Your Business by Deborah Hill on the GenBiz Solutions blog.  This is an excellent guest post on the subject.

*  How to Build a Genealogy Research Plan by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Great work here!

*  RootsTech 2016, Technology and Next Year  by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.  Linda shares her opinion about RootsTech.

*  RootsMagic, FTM and the Holy Grail of Family History Software by Lisa Louise Cooke on the Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.  I agree with Lisa!

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 19 February 2016 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

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

  Friday Finds for 19 February 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for February 19, 2016 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- February 20, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Favorite Reads of the Week by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket 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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Michigan Girl said...

Thanks so much for the mention Randy. Now to get back to those records and source them in Legacy.

Nicole Dyer said...

Thanks! Great list.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for not one, but two, mentions this week! Also, many many thanks for multiple updates to the RootsTech blogger compendium.