Sunday, August 26, 2007

Best of the Genea-Blogs - August 19-26

It is difficult for me to remember everything I read on the genealogy blogs I frequent, so I started listing, for my own edification, the ones I really want to save. These may be thoughtful, amusing, informative, helpful and interesting. Here are my "keepers" for the week from August 19 to August 26:

* The Ancestry Insider blog post titled "Dear FamilySearch, About Your Branding..." was interesting and gives a behind-the-scenes look at how a competitor (??) views FsmilySearch.

* The Ancestry Insider blog had a four article series titled "BYU Conference: The digital Pipeline" which summarized a presentation by the New FamilySearch folks to the BYU Conference. This is another behind-the-scenes look at how strategy is made and executed.

* The Genealogy Insider blog had a post titled "More New Stuff at FGS" which highlighted the collaboration between WorldVitalRecords and the National Genealogical Society, plus several interesting web sites.

* Renee Zamora on her Renee's Genealogy Blog posted "News You Just Have to Read" with correspondence from an LDS person about access to the collaborating databases at the FHL and FHCs.

* Lee Drew on his FamHist blog describes some "Free Tools To Help in Your Quest" - these are free online tools that might make your research more efficient - at home and away.

* Thomas Hamburger Jnr. posted four more chapters on his "The Case of the Missing Family" blog. Have you read his online, ongoing genealogy mystery book (Harry McFry Investigates) yet? It's enjoyable.

* Miriam Midkiff on her Ancestories: The Stories of My Ancestors blog tells a fascinating story of family links in Alaska in her post "A Different Kind of Family."

* Juliana Smith on the 24/7 Family History Circle blog posted "Using Ancestry: Ancestor Search Review" that describes her experience using Ancestry Search engines. This will be a series.

* J.L. Bell on the Boston 1775 history blog has a fascinating post about "How Things Looked from London" in 1775.

* Amy Crooks on her Untangled Family Roots blog has two articles on Getting Organized - "Part I: Getting Started" is about gathering information, and "Part 2" is about photographs.

* The author at the How To Survive Suburban Life blog tells many stories, some sad, some funny, all true - "Rumpole Meets Remittance Man" is funny. I know this isn't genealogy, but it is Family History (just not the usual)!

That's it for this week - tune in next week for more "Best of the Genea-Blogs" news.

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