Sunday, May 11, 2008

Best of the Genea-Blogs - May 4-10, 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, provide 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.

* "Catholics, Mormons at Odds Over Genealogical Records?" by Craig Manson on the Geneablogie blog. Craig shares his thoughts on this issue, which are cogent and rational.

* "Genealogy Research at a glance: how my work benefits you:" by Arlene Eakle on the Arlene H. Eakle Genealogy Blog. Arlene offers a glimpse of how she does research for her clients - and has some advice for all of us too about the pace of genealogy research.

* "Trawling the Deep Web" by Jennifer on the Rainy Day Genealogy Readings blog. Jennifer has found some excellent resources for going beyond search engines to find online information.

* "I'm Back!" by Jasia on the Creative Gene blog. Our fave carnival girl took some time off to travel, took some pictures, and shared them with us.

* "U.S. Birth and Death Records" by Holly on the Blogging for Ancestors blog. Holly has tips and links for birth and death record information.

* "TiddlyWiki Basics" and "Putting Twitter to work" by Denise Olson on the Family Matters blog. Denise is the most "tech-ept" person that I read regularly. These two posts describe useful computer tools for everybody if you take the time to work with them.

* "Continuity Plan: Analysis" by Denise Olson on the Moultrie Creek Online Historical Society blog. Denise offers excellent advice on how to prevent genealogy society disasters when bad things happen. Great advice.

* "May 9 - Friday From the Collectors: Why Digital Photo Restoration is Important" by George Geder on footnoteMaven's Shades of the Departed blog. George's post gives excellent examples of restored photos and sage advice on how to go about it.

* "Eyewitness: Who Do You Think You Are LIVE!" by Schelly Talalay Dardashti on the Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog. Schelly provides a summary of this major genealogy conference in the UK with many links to eyewitness accounts.

* "My Battle with Footnote" by Taneya on Taneya's Genealogy Blog. Taneya finds interesting material on Footnote and tells us about them - check out her update link for her special find. Did you know that Taneya has 8 blogs?

* "A few new words and one new sign" by Terry Thornton on the Hill Country of Monroe county, Mississippi blog. Terry shares his penchant for writing down exotic and esoteric blog word verification sequences, and tells us about them. Don't we all wish we had thought of this?

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!


Moultrie Creek said...

Thanks for the kind words. I don't know how tech-ept I am - I just get to play with lots of cool toys for a living.

Jasia said...

Thanks for the mention Randy!




Hi, Randy,
Thanks for the mention. I'm looking forward to meeting you in person at the Southern California Genealogy Society Jamboree in June.