Sunday, July 18, 2010

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 11-17 July 2010

Hundreds of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.

My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or are poignant. I don't list posts destined for the genealogy carnivals, or other meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.

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

* Doc, transcription & analysis in sheet protectors by Pat Richley on the DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog. Pat recaps her recent activities, and has suggestions for preserving documents, transcriptions and photos.

* The Holy Grail: New Genealogists by Marian Pierre-Louis on the Roots & Rambles blog. Marian analyzed recent NEHGS survey results, and came up with advice on how to attract new genealogists - for bloggers, societies, conferences, vendors, publishers, etc.

* IGI on FamilySearch beta/pilot Websites by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog. Mr. AI answered a recent question of mine - thanks! It's what I thought - they aren't all there, yet.

* Twice Told Tuesday - Men's Under-Clothing by footnoteMaven on he Shades of the Departed blog. fM has a fascinating piece this week - men's underwear and shoes. I can hardly wait for the followup on women's underclothing!

* IAJGS 2010: Sunday, July 11 Opening, IAJGS 2010: Breakfast with the bloggers, IAJGS 2010: Persian Jewish genetic disorders by Schelly Talalay Dardashti on the Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog. Schelly shared her experiences at the IAJGS conference in Los Angeles last week. Neat picture of Thomas, Schelly and Lisa too!

* Preserving Your Research For Posterity by Linda McCauley on the Documenting the Details blog. Linda ponders how to preserve her research, and raises issues that we all need to think through.

* We did it! Reuniting a MIA American soldier's dog tags with family by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog. Another wonderful story of reuniting a family with the dog tags of their World War II loved one - great work, Lorine!

* The GeneaTweets: 16/07/2010 by Robert on the MyHeritage Blog. Robert collects funny, weird and intriguing tweets from Twitter with a genealogy, ancestry or relatives theme. Some are really funny!

* A Festival of Postcards (8th Ed.) - GEO by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault on the A Canadian Family blog. This postcard carnival has over 30 entries on the theme of geography. A fascinating collection!

* Sojourn in Slovakia: Day 4 (Part 2) and Sojourn in Slovakia: Day 4 (Part 3) by Lisa A. Alzo on The Accidental Genealogist blog. Lisa's Slovakia trip summaries continue, with many family and food highlights!

Other "Best of..." weekly pick posts are here:

* Weekly Genealogy Picks by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch blog. John also links to other weekly pick posts.

* Follow Friday - 16 July 2010 by Greta Koehl on Greta's Genealogy Bog.

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 - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.

Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I am currently reading posts from over 650 genealogy bloggers using Bloglines, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.


Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

Thank you for the mention,Randy!

Linda McCauley said...

Thanks for the mention!

Lisa Alzo said...

Thanks again, Randy!

footnoteMaven said...

Randy Love - Women's Under-clothing, yes that might be of interest, but not half as funny as curing rheumatism with red under-clothing.

Thank you for mentioning Twice Told Tuesday, I love doing it.


DearMYRTLE said...

Thanks for the mention, Randy! :)