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:
* Boston Transcript Columns Online by Jean Maguire on the Vita Brevis blog. This great news, especially for New England researchers.
* What Is Your Recurring Lesson in Genealogy? by Devon Noel Lee on the A Patient Genealogist blog. Most of us have one, what's yours? Mine is "it's not all on the Internet."
* Genealogy 101: #4 The Family Bible by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the GenealogyBank Blog. Gena shares family Bible examples and research tips.
* English Parish Records: How to Access, Use, and Interpret Them by Diane Sagers on the FamilySearch Blog. A basic tutorial about the subject, apparently by Paul Milner.
* Footnotes! Footnotes! Footnotes! and Part 2 by Jill Morelli on the Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal blog. Jill describes her footnoting process for her Kinship project for certification.
* U.S. Alien Registration Files - A-Files - at NARA by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog. Linda provides an excellent overview of these important records that are not online.
* The Archive Lady: Framing Photographs by Melissa Barker on the Geneabloggers blog. Melissa provides dos and don'ts about preserving, framing and displaying your old photographs.
* Ten Genealogy Road Trips I Read About on Blogs This Year by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog. Heather links to these road trip stories.
* What is the Essence of Genealogy? by James Tanner on the Rejoice and Be Exceeding Glad... blog. A thoughtful piece.
* Somethings' Fishy... by Karen on the Ancestor Soup blog. This is a beautiful story about a brave girl who was probably her grandmother's favorite.
* Closing Death Records -- The Logical Flaw by Fred Moss on the Records Preservation and Access Committee blog. Fred shares his thoughts.
* 4 Repositories, 1 Day in Woodstock, Vermont by Denise Levenick on The Family Curator blog. Denise is researching in Vermont and having genealogy fun.
Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:
* Friday Fossicking 11th Nov. 2016 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time blog.
* GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 11 November 2016 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.
* Recommended Reads by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.
* Friday Finds 11 November 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.
* Favorite Reads of the Week: 12 November 2016 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.
* This Week's Creme de la Creme -- November 12, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.
* Weekly Genealogy Picks by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch 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.
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