Sunday, August 5, 2007

Randy's "Best of the Genea-Blogs" - 8/5/07

I'm going to try to list my "Best of the Genea-Blogs" each week on Sunday (but probably not next Sunday). I'm going to leave out the entries to the Carnival of Genealogy since there are so many "keepers."

For this last week, here are blog posts that I thought were critical to research, expressed interesting thoughts, or just plain enjoyed:

* The Ancestry Insider - more news about New FamilySearch. I can hardly wait!

* Jasia's Creative Gene -- latest post about City Directories - this is a great series, well-researched and presented, and not completed yet.

* Moultrie Creek's Family Matters - the post on a Copyright Primer, with a link to Smashing Magazine, which looks interesting!

* Chris Dunham's The Genealogue - the post on Serial Centenarians alerted me to Megan Smolenyak's piece in Ancestry Magazine with that title. A great piece of 20th century research work.

* Diane Haddad's Genealogy Insider - a post about Better Web Searching for your Ancestors, including a link to the 2007 list of Family Tree Magazine's 101 best genealogy web sites.

* Elizabeth in the GenWeekly blog - Strategies for Tracking disappearing Ancestors.

And a new feature -- blogs I just discovered and like:

* Paula's Genealogical Eclectica blog -

* Thomas Hamburger Jnr's GENanon -

* Lee Drew's FamHist blog -

* FamilyForest's Your Future, Your Past -

I can see that I need to start a list each week so that this goes faster (for me) and so that I don't miss any "keepers."

What "keepers" did I miss? Tell me!


Jasia said...

Thanks for promoting my City Directory series Randy. Until I bought my own copy of a directory I didn't realize just how much great information they hold. I'm happy to share what I've learned in hopes that others will see what a great resource these books are too.

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