Sunday, June 18, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 11 to 17 June 2017

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:

*  Relive the Summer of Genealogy Love by Elizabeth O'Neal on the My Descendant's Ancestors blog.

*  Carrying on a Conversation With the World by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.

*  Word for Word: Document Transcribing Technology by Thomas MacEntee on the Abundant Genealogy blog.

*  Transcriptions and Originals by Hilary Gadsby on the Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogical Collaboration blog.

*  Intermediate Guide to Tracing English Genealogy Research by Kate on the Legacy Tree Genealogy blog.

*  Tips For Saving the Life of a Photo by Maureen Taylor on the Maureen Taylor blog.

*  Grandmother's Wedding Ring by Midge Frazel on the Highly Caffeinated Genealogist blog.

*  About Yesterday's Rant... by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry blog.

*  Family Tree DNA: My Review by Heather Collins on the Young & Savvy Genealogists blog.

*  Ephemeral Migrants and Wisconsin Vital Records Duplicates by Harold Henderson on the Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog.

*  DNA Testing for Adoptees: Searching for Biological Roots by Diahan Southard on  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.

*  “The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me” – June Book Selection by Diana Elder on the Family Locket blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking 16th June 2017 by Crissouli on the That Moment In Time blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 16 June 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.

*  High Fives - June 16, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds: Week 24 - 2017 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

Friday Finds 16 June 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- June 17, 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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1 comment:

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Thanks for the mention, Randy. I enjoyed the trip down Memory Lane, and I'm glad you did, too!