Sunday, July 30, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 23 to 29 July 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:

*  IAJGS2017, Day 1; IAJGS2017 Conference, Days 2-3 by Lara Diamond on Lara's Jewnealogy blog.

*  IAJGS Day 1: From Railways to DNA; IAJGS Day 2: Research Tricks and Preservation Tips; IAJGS Day 3: Blogging Breakfast and Much More; IAJGS Day 4: Litvak, More Litvak, and Search Tips;  IAJGS Day 5: Resources and Queries  by Marian B. Wood on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

*  IAJGS 2017 Conference Blogger CompendiumIAJGS 2017, Days 1 and 2: Busy, busy, busy!;  and IAJGS 2017 (Day 3 (Tuesday, 25 July) by Emily Garber on the (Going) the Extra Yad blog.

*  My Genealogy Software Workflow by Taneya Koonce on Taneya's Genealogy Blog.

*  Our Family ChartMasters Heirloom Family Tree by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.

*  DNAgedcom can compare gedcoms and help analyze match results by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

*  How to Find Original Manuscripts with ArchiveGrid by Sunny Morton on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.

*  Funeral Home Records Tell Stories of the Dearly Departed by Bonnie Samuels on the Samuels Family Trails blog.

*  Wringing Hidden Clues From Documents by Mary Kircher Roddy on the Searching for Stories blog.

*  Family History Primer: Questions to Ask Your Family by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the GenealogyBank blog.

*  How Do You Research Your Family Tree? by Karen Cummings, reposted on The Pharos Blog.

*  Forensic Genealogy, Burned Counties, Same Name Individuals and more: Tidbits from the #BYUFHGC and Networking with Accredited Genealogists at the #BYUFHGC 2017 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.

*  Concepts -- Mirror Trees by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained -- Genetic Genealogy blog.

*  MAAGI Turns 5 by Nicka Smith on the Who is Nicka Smith blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

* Friday Fossicking 28th July 2017 by Crissouli on the That Moment In Time blog.

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  High Fives - July 28, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds, 28 July 2017 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

Friday Finds 28 July 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- July 29, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (July 29, 2017) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism 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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Gena Philibert-Ortega said...

Thanks for the mention Randy! I appreciate it.

Marian B. Wood said...

Many thanks for including my IAJGS posts in your "best of" picks this week!