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:
* Timelines for Analysis & Correlation by Jill Morelli on the Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal blog. Interesting techniques.
* Evidence Analysis by Donna Moughty on the Donna's Irish Genealogy Resources blog. Donna discusses and analyzes the evidence found in a death certificate.
* Let's Stop Hand Wringing About DNA and Genealogy by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog. Yep. Good points.
* My FamilySearch Experiment and Part II by Michele Simmons Lewis on the Ancestoring blog. Michele does an interesting experiment, we will see how it comes out.
* Preparing for Double Rs - Research and RootsTech 2017 and Part 2 by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog. Linda is ready, I like her preparation.
* The Ethics of Criticism by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog. Judy tackles one of the potential problems of being a genea-writer.
* Resolving Three Common Conflicting Evidence Problems in Genealogy by Amie Bowser Tennant on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog. Amie discusses three common conflicting evidence problems.
* My Living DNA Results Part 2: mtDNA and Y-DNA Reports by Debbie Kennett on the Cruwys News blog. Debbie continues her exploration of Living DNA test results.
* "I Hope He Will Pass Muster" by J.L. Bell on the Boston 1775 blog. John Quincy Adams had quite an education. Did our ancestors study all of these classics also?
* Whether You're going to RootsTech or Not by the writer of the Ancestry Insider blog. RootsTech syllabus articles are FREE to download using the mobile app or a website.
* Missing Census or Missing Family: Legacy Tree Genealogists Answer by Lisa Louise Cooke on the Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog. An interesting and complete analysis, but no cigar.
Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:
* Friday Fossicking Jan 20th, 2017 by Crissouli on the That Moment In Time blog.
* GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 20 January 2017 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.
* Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.
* Friday Finds -- Week 3, 2017 by Martin Roe on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.
* Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for January 20, 2017 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.
* Saturday Finds 21 Jan 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.
* This Week's Creme de la Creme -- January 21, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte 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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