Sunday, September 9, 2012

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 2-8 September 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:

*  Tips for Breaking Down Brick Walls by Michele Simmons Lewis on the Ask A Genealogist blog.  Michele has a top ten list of excellent ideas here.

*  Carnival of Genealogy, 121st Edition by Jasia on the Creative Gene blog.  There are 16 entries in this monthly blog carnival on the topic of "Great Discoveries" (genealogical discoveries, that is!).

*  How to Use NUCMC to Perform a Miracle by Diane Beumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  An excellent post - Diane used something she learned at FGS to find original documents in Boulder, Colorado.

*  Migrating to the Cloud - Part 1 and Part 2 by Bart Brenner on the Brenner Genealogy blog.  Bart and his son have been working on this for awhile - it's an excellent blueprint for other researchers to follow.

*  Can We Get Real About Genealogy Conference Attendance Numbers? by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog.  Thomas raises the issue, has a unique perspective, and some questions about this.

*  To Be Engaged With by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMyrtle's Genealogy Blog.  Pat makes the case for speakers engaging their audience, rather than lecturing, and offers ways that might be accomplished.

*  Previous and Upcoming Genealogy Conferences by Janet Hovorka on The Chart Chick blog.  Janet comments on conference attendance, conference style and has suggestions to improve them.

*  Online Resources for Finding Living Relatives - Part 2 by Bill Dollarhide on Leland Matizler's GenealogyBlog blog.  Bill provides links and commentary about online resources to findl iving people.

*  Midwest Family History Expo - Day 1 and Day 2 by Susan Petersen on the Long Lost blog.  Susan summarizes her experiences in Kearney, Nebraska this weekend.

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's Mentionables - August 27th - September 2nd, 2012 by Cyndi Beane Henry (TexicanWife) on the Mountain Genealogists blog.

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

*  Follow Friday - Fab Finds for September 7, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Follow Friday - Reality Television, Genealogy Police, Mary Todd Lincoln Insane? by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog.

*  Genealogy News Corral, Sept. 3-7 by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  Friday Finds - 09/07/12 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog blog.

*  From the Blogs, September 7 by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy 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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Copyright(c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver


Jana Iverson Last said...

As always, thanks for listing my Fab Finds blog post Randy!

Jasia said...

Thanks for including the COG, Randy!

DearMYRTLE said...

Thanks for the shout out, Randy, and congrats to the other bloggers.