Sunday, March 9, 2008

Best of the Genea-Blogs - March 2-8, 2008

Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week.

My criteria are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy, address current genealogy issues, personal family history, are funny or are poignant.

I don't list posts destined for the Carnival of Genealogy, or other meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.

* "COG Posters:: A Retrospective" by footnoteMaven on the footnoteMaven blog. fM displays all of the posters she has created over the past two years for the Carnival of Genealogy. Doesn't she do beautiful work?

* "The Scots-Irish were Presbyterians by Covenant and by Law" by Arlene Eakle on the Arlene H. Eakle's Genealogy Blog. Arlene discusses some myths about the Scots-Irish and provides references and links for more information.

* "Two Roads: Do MacEntee and McEntee Converge or Fork? Part 2" by Thomas MacEntee on the Destination: Austin Family blog. Thomas continues his search for a common ancestry for two lines with similar names, and thoroughly documents one McEntee family.

* "The Vacationing Genealogist" by Lori Thornton on the Smoky Mountain Family Historian blog. Lori wonders if others do genealogy research while on vacation like she does. She got some interesting comments too.

* "Closing Circles: Jewish Naming Traditions" by Schelly Talalay Dardahti on the Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog. Schelly discusses an article about this subject. I find all naming traditions fascinating!

* "Genealogical Proof Standard and Reliable Sources" by Sharon on the Family History Research: Methods and Writing in Genealogy blog. Sharon discusses the GPS and evaluating sources and their material in this essay, which is part of a series.

* "What places are on your bucket list?" by Larry Lehmer on the Passing It On blog. Larry's takes the "bucket list" idea from Nicholson and Freeman and applies it to genealogy - what places would you like to visit?

* "An Amputation in Georgia - Henry's Story" by Terry Snyder on The Desktop Genealogist blog. Terry has summarized several Civil War Pension Files over the last weeks, all of them intriguing for what they tell us about these people. Read Terry's last paragraph in this one - well said!

* "In Honor of International Women's Day" by Jasia on the Creative Gene blog. Jasia reveals her mitochondrial DNA haplogroup (H) and wonders why there isn't more information about this group. She has started a Haplogroup H Blog to collect information about it in one place - smart move.

* "Legacy 7's Secret is Out" by Renee Zamora on Renee's Genealogy Blog. Renee has more news about Microsoft Virtual Earth being incorporated into Legacy 7, and some links to earlier insights on Legacy 7, and the add-on programs that will be part of the new release.

* "Senior Moments Anyone?" by Lisa Louise Cooke on the Genealogy Gems News blog. Lisa finds a hilarious YouTube video that many of us can relate to ... not me, of course. This isn't really genealogy but it was so funny I couldn't pass it up.

I encourage you to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blog to your Favorites, Bloglines, reader, feed or email if you like what you read.

Please make a comment to them also - we all appreciate feedback on what we write.

Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me!


Jasia said...

Thanks Randy! I appreciate the mention :-)

I must admit I don't know where I'll find the time for a 3rd blog but I really think a blog on Haplogroup H is needed and no one else is doing it...


Thank you for the mention, Randy!

I'm looking forward to meeting you in person at the SCGS Jamboree in June!