Sunday, February 26, 2012

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 19 to 25 February 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:

*  What is a Conclusion? by Michael Hait on the Planting the Seeds blog.  Michael addresses the fifth element of his Genealogical Proof Standard series (read them all!)

*  The Rewards of Military Pension Files and Bounty Land Warrants by Susan LeBlanc on the Gopher Genealogy blog.  Sue describes her experiences with these genealogically rich files.  Nice work!

*  Predictions in GeneaWebinars interview by Pat Richley-Ericksaon on DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog.  Pat was interviewed about the future of genealogy presentations, and has some interesting predictions.

*  A Challenging Search in Canada: A Case Study by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.   Lorine heps a reader with her research problem, and provides an excellent example of doing so.

*  10 Tips for Researching at ACPL by Tina Lyons on the Gen Wish List blog.  Tina provides a great summary of the holdings at Allen County Public Library.  I love that place!

*  FamilySearch ~ The New Family Tree Interface by Lee R. Drew on the Family History with the Lineagekeeper blog.  Lee shares the interfaces with, and the new features of, the FamilySearch Family Tree (note this is not available to the public yet).

*  Baptismal Records – Helping to Scale Your Brick Walls by Carolyn L. Barkley on the  blog.  Carolyn has great case studies and research suggestions in this post.

*  WDYTYA – 3×02 – Marisa Tomei – The Nitpicker’s Version by Banai Feldstein on The Ginger Jewish Genealogy Blog.  Banai dissects the second episode of Who Do You Think You Are? with great precision.  

*  What Professional Genealogists Can Learn from Megan by Marian Pierre-Louis on Marian's Roots and Rambles blog.  Marian analyzes how Megan Smolenyak does her work and thinks that there are lessons for each of us.

 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.

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

*  Genealogy News Corral, Feb. 20-24 by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  Friday Finds - 02/24/12 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog blog. 

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

*  Notable Genealogy Blog Posts, 26 February 2012 by Micheal Hait on the Planting the Seeds blog.

*  Fab Finds in Genealogy for the Week of 26 February 2012 by GenuinelyLAF on the 1 Ancestry 2 Little Time 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 1200 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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Tina Lyons said...

Thanks for adding my ACPL tips to your list this week. How can anyone not love ACPL!

gophergenealogy said...

I so appreciate your very nice compliment to my post about using Military Pension Files and Bounty Land Warrants in research. The time you take to post these every week is a great service to the genealogy community.