Sunday, October 16, 2011

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 9 to 15 October 2011

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:

Family History Expo Northern California by Cheryl Palmer on the Heritage Happens blog.  Cheryl shares her experiences at the recent Family History Expo in northern California.  Sounds like she learned a lot and had fun too.

*   Genealogy Serendipity in the Cemetery by Geoff Rasmussen on the Legacy News: Genealogy blog.  Geoff had an interesting experience in a Maine cemetery, and shares some special moments.

Everything! We’re Genealogists! We Want Everything! Free! Online! Whaddaya Mean You Pulped It???  by Mel Wolfgang on the Mnemosyne's Magic Mirror blog.  Sad, but true - Mel raises a good point about books in repositories. 

How to be a Genealogy Steward -- Following GPS by Bart Brenner on the Stardust 'n' Roots blog.  Bart has excellent advice for all researchers on how to apply the Genealogical Proof Standard.

Catch the Real Villain: Factor in the Economy by Susan Farrell Bankhead on Susan's Genealogy Blog.  Susan makes excellent points about why our ancestors may have "moved on."

Objects in the Mirror Are Not Authoritative: The "Indirect Citation" by Barbara Mathews on The Demanding Genealogist blog.  We all do it because we often cannot access the original source - but it's better than no source at all!

The Ancestors' Geneameme and The Ancestors' Geneameme - Responses by Jill Ball on the Geniaus blog.  Jill created this and is listing all of the participants.

In your searching, you may have overlooked... by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  Here's great advice on some different records that might help in breaking down brick wall problems.

Several genea-bloggers wrote weekly pick posts and news summary posts this week, including:

Monday's Link Roundup by Dan Curtis on the Dan Curtis ~ Professional Personal Historian blog.

Around the Blogosphere - October 10 by Susan Petersen on the Long Lost blog.

Ruth's Recommendations by Ruth Blair on The Passionate Genealogist blog.

Follow Friday: This Week’s Favorite Finds  by Jen on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

Follow Friday Gems - 10-14-11  by Deb Ruth on the Adventures in Genealogy blog.

Genealogy News Corral, October 10-14 by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.

* Best Bytes for the Week of October 14, 2011 by Elizabeth O'Neal on the Little Bytes of Life blog

Around the Blogosphere - October 16 by Susan Petersen on the Long Lost blog.

Week in Review by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch blog.

I encourage readers to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs to your Favorites, Google Reader, RSS 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 1060 genealogy bloggers using Google Reader, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here

Updated 16 October, 9 p.m.:  Added Susan's post - missed it this morning.
Updated 17 October, 9 a.m.:  Added John's post - it failed to post on Saturday.


Meldon J. Wolfgang III said...

Thanks for the mention. Sorry to say, the problem of jettisoning books is likely to get a whole lot worse before it gets better...if ever!

my Heritage Happens said...

Thank you Randy for sharing my post! I appreciate that you do this weekly for everyone. I always find a great post I missed!