Sunday, February 28, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 21 to 27 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:

*  Family History is for Everyone by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.  Nicole reports on a Josh Taylor seminar, and writes about how she got started in genealogy.

*  KDP Hints and Tricks by Jill Morelli on the Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal blog.  Jill shares hints and tricks for doing the Kinship Determination Project.

*  Demystifying Ancestry’s Relationship Predictions Inspires New Relationship Estimator Tool by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.  Roberta explains and provides al ink to the new relationship estimator tool.

*  Ancestral Stories ~ You Can't Make This Stuff Up by Lee Drew on the Lineagekeeper's Genealogy Blog.  Lee's brick wall came down after serendipity struck.  You never know!

*  Please index all names in my tree by Pat Richley-Erickson on the DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog.  Pat writes a nice letter to

*  Preserving the Past, Collecting the Present, For the Future by Melissa Barker on the A Genealogist in the Archives blog.  Melissa explains the purpose of an archive.

*  Genealogy and Complexity by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James ponders the issue of complexity and how genealogy research has changed over time.

*  Guest Post: Place your ancestors in context by George G. Morgan on the MyHeritage Blog.  Wise words from an expert.

*  Introducing Record Detective II by Esther on the MyHeritage Blog.  MyHeritage has added more capability to their Record Detective technology - it now searches for more records for a person automagically when a user finds a record.

*  My Favorite 100 Rhode Island Roots Articles by Diane Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Nice list!  I see several here I need to review.

*  Transcribing Love by Cheri Hudson Passey on the Carolina Girl Genealogy blog.  What a wonderful family love story.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 26 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 26 Feb 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for February 26, 2016 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- February 27, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Favorite Reads of the Week: 27 February 2016 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.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.

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Cheri Hudson Passey said...

Thank you so much for including my post, Randy!

Nicole Dyer said...

Thanks for sharing this list. I love discovering new blogs to read!! And thank you for sharing my post. Looking forward to connecting more through blogging!