Sunday, December 9, 2007

Best of the Genea-blogs - December 2-8, 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!).

* "The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories" hosted by Thomas MacEntee at the Destination: Austin Family blog. This is a daily Carnival of Christmas memories by genealogy bloggers. Click on a date and see the list of posts.

* "Could Dick Eastman be Misleading Us?" by John D. Reid at the Anglo-Celtic connections blog. John discusses statements made by noted blogger Dick Eastman about DNA tests and results, and asks some hard questions.

* "Mont Blanc at Christmas" by G. at the how to survive suburban life blog. This is really about how to roast chestnuts, and it is a long process. G. gives us stories about re-creating a Hungarian tradition in Canada.

* "Where DOES One Put Those Research Reports?" by Pat Richley on the DearMYRTLE blog. Pat has some good ideas about making and filing notes, genealogy reports and other information.

* "Libel and Fair Use and Defamation, Oh My!" by fM at the footnoteMaven blog. fM provides a funny and telling video about libel, fair use and defamation and warns bloggers to consider the implications of what they use.

* "Genealogy, Life is Good!" by Jimmy Kavanagh at the Genealogy Gifts blog. This is my favorite genealogy design so far for T-shirts, bags, and other stuff. Jimmy has other good ones too - check them out.

That's all I wrote down this week - I'm sure I missed many excellent posts, but I can't go back and look at over 200 blogs on my Bloglines list.

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