Sunday, January 22, 2012

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 15 to 21 January 2012

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:

 Path of Least Persistence by Daniel Hubbard on the Personal Past Meditations - A Genealogical Blog.  Where are you in Daniel's list of modes?

*  Who Are the Genealogy Rock Stars? by John D. Reid on the Anglo-Celtic Connections blog.  John makes some nominations, asks for others.  The deadline is 22 January, and then we can vote!

*  The 6 basic principles of sharing your family history with your children by Janet Hovorka on The Chart Chick blog.  Janet has been having her children work on their family history, with positive results.

*  Open-Mindedness and Compromise Not Dirty Words by Polly Kimmitt on the PollyBlog.   Polly has great advice for technology and traditional genealogists and societies - play nice and get along for everyone's benefit. 
*  Part 1: How old did folks have to be, Part 2 and Part 3 by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy provides the answer for a number of scenarios in this series.

*  Have You Hugged a New Genealogist Today? by Diane Beumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane offers ten things about being a new genealogist.

*  Android Tablets and Genealogy by Banai Feldstein on The Ginger Jewish Genealogist Blog.  Banai disagrees with Dick Eastman on this subject and explains why.

*  Indexes, Indices and the Enemy  by Kathleen Brandt on the a3genealogy blog.  Kathleen reviews a census record on Ancestry, solves her clients problem, and shares insights on indexing and indexes.

*  11 Tips for Attending RootsTech 2012 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog blog.  Julie has great suggestions - I printed it out.

*  What is left to digitize? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James reviews some of the big digitizers, and finds there's still lots to digitize!

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

*  Monday Morning Mentions by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist blog.

*  Monday Recap for January 16, 2012 by Amanda on the Blog.

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

*    Genealogy Round Up, January 19 by Megan Smolenyak on the Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak's Roots World blog

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

*  Follow Friday - January 20, 2012 by Wendy Littrell on the All My Branches Genealogy blog.

*  Genealogy News Corral - Jan 16-20 by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  Follow Friday Gems - 1/20/12 by Deb Ruth on the Adventures in Genealogy blog.

*  Notable Genealogy Blog Posts, 22 January 2012 by Michael Hait on the Planting the Seeds 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 1140 genealogy bloggers using Google Reader, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here

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Copyright (c) Randall J. Seaver, 2012.


Tracing Ancestors, an a3Genealogy Partner said...

Thanks so much for the mention and for the recommendation for good posts (many of which I've missed).

Julie said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Randy. See you soon!