Sunday, July 1, 2012

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 24 to 30 June 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: 

*  Using Source Box on FamilySearch Tree by Lee Drew on the Family History with the Lineagekeeper blog.  Lee details the process to create and attach sources to persons in the Family Tree.

*  Why Do We Do Genealogy? by Lorine McGinnis Schultz on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  Lorine knows why she does it, how about you?  Excellent comments here.

*  My Message to Professionals by Marian Pierre-Louis on the Marian's Roots and Rambles blog.  Marian urges professional genealogists to have an online presence - either a business website or a page on the APG, BCG or ICAPGen site.

*  My Review of AncestryDNA's Admixture Tool and a Glimpse Into the Future of Genetic Genealogy by CeCe Moore on the Your Genetic Genealogist blog.  I was hoping that bloggers would write about the AncestryDNA test, and CeCe doesn't disappoint.  I was even more interested in her take on the future of genetic genealogy!

*  The Thirteen-Year Court by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy finds the most interesting law-based topics and writes about them!

I realize that I don't have many on the list this week = we had the grandgirls all week and I was very distracted.  Now I'm up in Santa Cruz visiting the grandboys, so I'm even more distracted since I have to use my daughter's computer. 

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 Round Up, June 28 by Megan Smolenyak on Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak's Roots World blog.

*  Follow Friday: Government Boondoggles, Mexican Ancestors and DNA by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog.

*  Genealogy News Corral, June 23-27 by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  Friday Finds - 06/29/12 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog 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 1250 genealogy bloggers using Google Reader, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.

Copyright (c) Randall J. Seaver, 2012.


Judy G. Russell, CG said...

Randy, you're always so kind! Thanks for the mention.

Your Genetic Genealogist said...

Judy's right! Thank you so much, Randy! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support. :-)

Anne Gillespie Mitchell said...

Thanks for the mention Randy!