Sunday, July 4, 2010

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 27 June - 3 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:

* Evidence Management Diagram Revisited by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog. The latest in Mr. AI's series...the diagram is being refined. Good comments too.

* Family Finder Testing Series: Sharing your genealogy research by Emily Aulicino on the DNA -Genealem's Genetic Genealogy blog. Emily continues her series about autosomal DNA tests with practical advice about sharing your genealogy so that cousins can find you.

* Bloggers at the Colorado Family History Expo by Amy on the Family History Expos blog. Amy summarizes the blog posts from the Loveland CO Expo last weekend.

* Five Golden Rules for Growing "Healthy" Family Trees by Kimberly Powell on Kimberly's Genealogy Blog. Excellent advice about our family trees - you need to click on the
attention to the basics link to see them.

* What Genealogy Taught Me about Being a Canadian by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist blog. Lynn celebrates Canada Day, and explains why.

* How To Reconstruct a Family pt. 1 -- Playing Detective! and pt. 2 -- Play Detective! by Patti Browning on the Consanguinity blog. Patti lets us look over her keyboard while she sniffs out some Browning ancestors. This is excellent "show us what you found" stuff.

* "You Want to Move Where?" - Traveling Back in Time by Terri Kallio on The Ties That Bind blog. Another in Terri's series - she's trying to understand how her ancestral families lived. A good one!

* Treasure Chest Thursday ~ Doubt Social Networking Benefits Your Genealogy? by Cheryl Palmer on the Heritage Happens blog. Cheryl did a happy dance when she found cousins through Facebook.

* The GeneaTweets: 02/07/2010 by Robert on the MyHeritage Blog. Robert found some interesting and funny Twitter updates this past week about genealogy and family history.

* Family Tree Friday: Why do immigration records start in 1820? by John on the NARAtions blog. An interesting summary answering the question, and more.

* The Grand Genealogy Journey 2010 (Virtual Edition) Starts Anew, GeneaBlogie Grand Genealogy Journey – Day 1: Sacramento and Grand Genealogy Journey: Aboard the California Zephyr by Craig Manson on the Geneablogie blog. Craig starts his virtual genealogical dream journey after some technical difficulties - I'm looking forward to the rest of this series.

* So, I get this phone call Monday ..... by Russ Worthington on A Worthington Weblog. Russ was almost too busy for his great adventure, but he's really glad he took the time. More to come!

* Review: Genealogy Database by Joan Miller on the Luxegen Genealogy and Family History blog. Joan reviews using some of her ancestral names - very helpful discussion too.

Other "Best of ..." posts can be found at:

* Weekly Genealogy Picks by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch blog.

* Follow Friday - 2 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 640 genealogy bloggers using Bloglines, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.


Joan Miller (Luxegen) said...

Thanks for the mention, Randy. I appreciate it!

my Heritage Happens said...

Thank you Randy for including my post! It is greatly appreciated! Happy 4th to you and your family!