Sunday, November 18, 2007

Best of the Genea-blogs - November 11-17, 2007

Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week. My criteria are pretty simple - I like posts that advance knowledge about genealogy, or are funny and/or poignant. I don't list posts destined for the Carnival of Genealogy, or my own posts (hopefully, others will do that!).

* "Database Envy" by Jasia on the Creative Gene blog. She describes her frustration at the plethora of English language records, and includes her top 5 "wants" from WorldVitalRecords.

* "Unceretain Future" by Apple Snowville at the Apple's Tree blog. Apple mother wonders what will happen to all the stuff she has - something we all have to deal with in our own families.

* "Loving Genealogy ... for Over 30 Years" by Miriam Midkiff at the Ancestories: The Stories of my Ancestors blog. Miriam is reading her mother's letters and find out something about herself.

* "Christmas Meme" by Jasia at the Creative Gene blog. Jasia has a 24-day list of things to write about during December. Pretty nice list. I know Jasia has a two-fer this week, but she deserves it!

* "Genealogy WebSite Templates" and "Pedigree Chart Template" by Patrica Geary at the Genealogical Computing Tips and Tutorials blog. These may be real helpful to many researchers.

* "Can You Top This?" by John Newmark at the Transylvania Dutch blog. John has an ancestor who fathered 22 children, and challenges the rest of us to top it. Read the comments too.

* "Page 161 Meme" by Lori Thornton on the Smoky Mountain Family Historian blog. Lori started a meme tag game - look in the book you currently are reading and tell us what the 6th sentence on page 161 says. She is keeping a list.

* "Episode 33 - Census, Blogs, Silhouettes, Gadgets, oh my!" by Lisa Louise Cooke on the Genealogy Gems Podcast blog. Lisa summarizes information from her Episode 33 podcast. She also has some genealogy videos.

* "A Small Collection of Online Genealogy Databases" by Joe Beine on the Genealogy Roots Blog. Joe has a list of newly available databases that may help researchers.

* "Why Double or Triple-Checking Facts is Important in Ancestral Investigations" by the Editor at the Genealogy Watch blog and web site. Some wisdom here!

During this week of Dick Eastman, Leland Meitzler and Pat Richley blogging withdrawal (well, I think Dick did post once), the above bloggers and many more produced genealogy blog content. Are you reading them? You should be - for variety, information, wit and wisdom.


Jasia said...

Thanks for the double mention Randy!

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Thanks for the mention and the link to Patricia Geary!