Sunday, September 18, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 11 to 17 September 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:

*  Trouble and Missed Flight Leads to Serendipity in Seattle and Serendipity - the Plot Thickens by Geoff Rasmussen on the Legacy News blog.  Geoff finds data on his smart phone for the mystery son-in-law of Marsden Brown.

*  BSO: Brad Lyon's Exploring Family Trees (Beta) by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.  Linda had a great time exploring this new genealogy software.  Looks interesting!

*  Amazing Story: Man Survives Iron Bar Blasted through His Head! by Tony Pettinato on the GenealogyBank Blog.  Indeed amazing.

*  3 Reasons German Research is Easier Than You Think by Leslie Albrecht Huber on the FamilySearch Blog.  Leslie should know!

*  How to Prepare for a Family History Trip by Paul Woodbury on the Legacy Tree Genealogists blog.  Paul shares ideas and experiences.

*  Family History Easy Button: Create New Sources in Family Tree from MyHeritage by Logan Steele on the FamilySearch Blog.  This is an outstanding feature, just wish the source citations were EE quality.

*  The Archive Lady:  What Is An Archive? by Melissa Barker on the GeneaBloggers blog.  Melissa explains.

*   How to Find Your Ancestor by Researching Other People by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Amy describes several ways to solve research problems.

*  Get Your Chuckles Here by Sheri Fenley on The Educated Genealogist blog.  Sheri reviews some of the funniest genealogy posts.  

Review: The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog.  Thomas summarizes this new book that is sure to be a best seller.

*  Ancestry Interview with Yours Truly by Michelle Goodrum on The Turning of Generations blog.  Nicely done, Michelle.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking 16th September 2016 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time blog.

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

*  Follow Friday - 7 Days of Genealogy Blogs by Melissa on Jessica and Gracie's Tree blog.

*  Friday Finds - Week 36 by Martin Roe on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

  Friday Finds 16 September 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- September 17, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog. 

*  Weekly Genealogy Picks and Calendar by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch blog.

 Favorite Reads of the Week: 17 September 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 1600 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.


The URL for this post is:

Copyright (c) 2016, Randall J. Seaver

Please comment on this post on the website by clicking the URL above and then the "Comments" link at the bottom of each post.  Share it on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest using the icons below.  Or contact me by email at


Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for the mention on your "Best of" list this week.

Sheri Fenley said...

Seaver! Thanks for the shout out.