Sunday, February 25, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 18 to 24 February 2018

Dozens 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:

*   Chronicling the Ups AND the Downs in Family History by Marian B. Wood on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

Where's the Original? by Michele Lewis on the Legacy News blog.

SUCCESS:  Emigrant Savings Bank - Ann Neenan Rowan by Debby Anderson on Debby's Family Genealogy Blog.

What To Do About PERSI by Larry Naukum on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.

*  Make Your Family History Website Memorable by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.

I Bequeath by Myra Vanderpool Gormley on the Shaking Family Trees blog. 

A Traitor in My Family Tree? and Yes! Part Two by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.

Changes to the 23andMe DNA Relatives Display by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

The Fallacy of Writing Your Family History by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

Children, Technology and Family Stories = Magic by Rachel Trotter on the Evalogue Life - Tell Your Story blog.

*  3 Times Genealogy Records Were Wrong by Diane Haddad on the Family Tree Magazine blog.

The Tale of Two Williams and the Importance of Genealogical Evidence by Sharn White on the FamilyHistory4u blog.

10 Things I Like About RootsTech 2018 by Elizabeth O'Neal on the My Descendant's Ancestors blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

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

Friday Finds for 23 Feb 2018 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Friday Finds, 23 Feb 2018 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Friday Finds:  Week 8 - 2018 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

*  Friday Fossicking - 23rd Feb 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.'

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- February 24, 2018 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

Saturday Serendipity (February 24, 2018) 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 900 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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Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks for including my two blog posts about the Revolutionary War traitor, Ebenezer Richardson. It was a lot of fun to research Ebenezer, and even more fun sharing his story with everyone!

Debby's Family Genealogy Blog said...

Thank-you Randy for the mention of my post about the Emigrant Savings Bank! So much to learn about record collections.