Sunday, August 5, 2012

Best of the GeneaBlogs - 29 July to 4 August 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:

*  QuickLesson 10: Original Records, Image Copies, and Derivatives by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the Evidence Explained website. Elizabeth provides a detailed discussion of these issues - a must read!

*  Blown Away with DNA by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  You never know what you're going to find...

*  Taming All That Information! Part 1 and Part 2 by Marian Pierre-Louis on Marian's Roots and Rambles blog.  Marian describes her process of planning, acquiring and saving research results.

*  BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy 2012: Day One, Day Two, Day Three, and Day Four by Susan Farrell Bankhead on Susan's Genealogy Blog.  Susan reports on her BYU Conference experiences.

*  Copyright and FindMyPast by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch blog.  John digs a bit deeper into copyright issues for document images on FindMyPast.  Good job!

*  Ron Tanner: Lick From the Same Lollypop by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Mr. AI summarizes Ron Tanner's talk on nFS and FSFT.  Funny, accurate, and I hope it works well.

*  Is An Obituary an Orignial Source? Does It Matter? by Harold Henderson on the Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog.  I've always wondered!  Thanks, Harold.

*  1940 U.S. Census: 50 States, 134 Million Names, 1 Index by the writer of the Sticky Notes blog. Here are some fascinating numbers and facts from the 1940 Census.

*  Recording Kinship By the Law by Michele Simmons Lewis on the Ask a Genealogist blog.  Michele digs into the Kinship issue.

*  Carnival of Genealogy, 120th Edition by Jasia on the Creative Gene blog.  There were 12 entries in this monthly Carnival on the topic of business and commerce.

* - A Way To Plot Cluster Genealogy Research  by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog.  Thomas describes how to do this - interesting site, great job!

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

*  Across My Desk: 29 July 2012 by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog.

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

*  Monday Recap for July 30, 2012 by Amanda on the Geni Blog.

*  Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for August 3, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Follow Friday - 1940 is Done! and Blown Away by DNA by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog.

*  Genealogy News Corral, July 30 - August 3 by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  From the Blogs, August 3 by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 08/03/12 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 1280 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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Judy G. Russell said...

Thanks for including me in this wonderful group, Randy!

Jana Iverson Last said...

Thanks for including my Fab Finds post Randy!

Harold Henderson said...

Thank you, Randy. Your surveillance of the field is greatly appreciated. Obituaries will not be the death of you!