Sunday, March 20, 2016

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

*  Women's History Month 2016: Tip #14 Ask An Expert by Gena Philibert-Ortega on Gena's Genealogy blog.  Are you asking experts to help you on a thorny genealogy problem?

*  4 Challenges in Downloading Historical Newspaper Articles by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.  Kenneth provides examples and best practices.

*  Browse the Images Online by Christopher C. Child on the Vita Brevis blog.  Christopher demonstrates two ways to find digitized but unindexed images on FamilySearch.

*  5 Reasons Why Google Can’t Show You Your Ancestral Home by Michael J.  Leclerc on the Je Me Souviens blog.  Michael's interesting post provides helpful examples.

*  Californians Heading to New York for the 1850 Census by Michael John Neill on the blog.  Michael finds a set of transcriber errors in Ancestry's census records.

*  Closing Up Shop at 23andMe and the Trap by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.  Too bad.

*  Repeat: An Image Citation How-to by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy demonstrates how she adds a caption and source citation to an image.

*  Digitized Land Patent Plans at Archives of Ontario by the writer of the Gone Researching blog.  Here is another site with useful genealogy records.

*  FamilySearch Sends Alerts for GenealogyBank Obituaries by Thomas Jay Kemp on the GenealogyBank Blog.   This is pretty cool - you probably have to have the names on your watch list.

*  Recognize These Television Celebrities? by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Some folks haven't changed at all over the last twenty years.

*  Getting at the Original by Dave McDonald on the Thinking Genealogically blog.  Dave provides a good example of why we should obtain original images if possible.

*  One Good (Genealogy) Deed Deserves Another by Kevin Walker on the Who We Were, Are and Will Be Our Family blog.  Kevin found a book on eBay with a surprise in it.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking 18th March 2016 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time blog.

*  Emeralds - A Few Green Gems by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 18 March 2016 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

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

  Friday Finds 18 March 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for March 18, 2016 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Follow Friday - 18 March 2016 by Wendy Littrell on the All My Branches Genealogy blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- March 19, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Favorite Reads of the Week: 19 March 2016 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (March 19, 2016) 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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1 comment:

Crissouli said...

Thanks for the mention, Randy...