Sunday, July 24, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 17 July to 23 July 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:

*  A Daughter of the American Revolution by True Lewis on the NoTeS To MySeLf blog.  True became a Daughter of the American Revolution with help from her genealogy friends.

*  The Cousin Next Door: Using the FAN Club Principle by Christy Fillerup on the Legacy Tree Genealogists blog.  Christy describes the cluster and FAN Club genealogy concepts.

*  3 Things to Ask a Genealogy Librarian by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Excellent suggestions.

*  How Many Cousins Share my 5th Great-Grandparents? by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.  Good question, and Kitty has some answers.

*  Did You Hear About the Great New Features From by Barbara Poole on the Life From the Roots blog.  Mo, I didn't.  Thanks, Barbara!

*  My Takeaway on Day #1 - Kentucky Trip with Sisters; Day #2: and Day #3 by Peggy Lauritzen on the Always Anxiously Engaged blog.  Road trip, three sisters, genealogy, what could go wrong?

*  No Right to Sharing by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  A good and helpful post.

*  Why Your and Other Online Genealogy Searches Don't Work by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.  Diane has an excellent check list and suggestions.

*  A Year in Review, Part I by Michael Lacopo on  the Hoosier Daddy blog.  Sad, funny, scary, this is a recap of Michael's life from 2013 into 2015.  I'm glad he's writing again.

*  Behind the Scenes at MAAGI 2016 by Nicka Smith on the Who Is Nicka Smith? blog.  Nicka describes highlights from this institute.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking July 22, 2016 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time blog.

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

*  Friday Favorites for July 22, 2016 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves for Trees blog.

  Friday Finds 22 July 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 22, 2016 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- July 23, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (July 23, 2016) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  Favorite Reads of the Week: July 24, 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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