Sunday, May 15, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 8 to 14 May 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:

*  Are In-person Genealogy Events Dead? by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Amy doesn't think they are, and tells us why.  Lots of comments here!

*  Substitute Records, Secondary Information, and Indirect Evidence, Oh My! by Amie Bowser Tennant on the RootsBid blog.  Amie shares some lists for substitute vital records.

*  Ten Places to Peruse When You Visit Your Ancestral Home in New England by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.  Good ideas, but I have so many ancestral towns...

*  Heads Up: Fee Hike Coming by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Bad news here.

*  Jumpstarting Your Genealogy Brain by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog.  Anne has a great idea, and example too.

*  Notaries, A Friend Give an Explanation by Pennie Redmile on Barbara Poole's Life From the Roots blog.  Every researcher with French Canadian ancestry needs to know this.

*  Findmypast Makes Good on Mocavo Promise by the writer of the Ancestry Insider blog.  Good news for Mocavo users and all researchers.

*  What Would It Take to Speed Up the Genealogical Workflow? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James wants i to be faster and more accurate.

*  How to Improve the FamilySearch Family Tree by Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard by Diana Elder on the Family Locket blog.  Diana has excellent examples and ideas here.

*  Have You Ever Had a Genealogy “Duh Moment?” by Elizabeth O'Neal on the Little Bytes of Life blog.  Elizabeth did...and wrote about it.

*  New York City Marriage Indexes Online by Thomas Jay Kemp on the GenealogyBank Blog.  GenealogyBank has added a New York City marriage database.

*  Ten Years of Boston 1775 by J.L. Bell on the Boston 1775 blog.  J.L. has done a phenomenal job writing about pre-Revolution days.  Congratulations!  I read this every morning and marvel at the detail and analysis.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking 13th May 2016 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 13 May 2016 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

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

  Friday Finds 13 May 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for May 13, 2016 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- May 14, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (May 14, 2016) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

 Favorite Reads of the Week: 14 May 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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Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog post this week, Randy!

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Thank you for the mention, Randy! :-)

Diana said...

Randy, thanks so much for including my post in your great list!