Sunday, October 21, 2012

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 14 to 20 October 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:

*  A Matter of Trust by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy has joined the BCG Board of Trustees and describes her thoughts during and after her first meeting.  She belongs...

*  On Serendipity, and Obstinately Ignoring Conflicting Evidence by Kathleen Scarlett O'Hara Naylor on the You Are Where You Came From blog.  Kathleen has a fascinating research story here of resolving conflicting evidence.

*  Just the Right Time: Revisiting My Genealogy Beginnings by Chris Staats on the Staats Genealogical Services blog.  Chris reviewed his own research, realized how much is online now, and ponders how long it takes to become expert.

*  Digital Collections ~ Family Search Wiki by Lee R. Drew on the Family History with the LineageKeeper blog.  This is a major breakthrough for online researchers - digital collections listed in one place.

*  The Basics of Citing Your Sources by Michele Simmons Lewis on the Ancestoring blog.  Michele provides the basics - are you doing this?  I'm trying!

*  The Young Genealogist by Jeff on The Webtrees Genealogist blog.  Jeff has some excellent ideas on how societies can utilize young computer-savvy genealogists...

*  Planning a Genealogy Research Trip by Heather Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.  Heather has an excellent list here.

*  There is No Such Thing as a Primary Source by Harold Henderson on the Midwestern MicroHistory: A Genealogy Blog.  Harold discusses this issue, and gives some excellent examples.

*  What is a Pedigree Chart by Caroline M. Pointer on the 4 Your Family Stories blog. Caroline goes over definitions from Wikipedia, experts, Facebook and Twitter users.  Interesting.

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 Mentionables by Cyndi Beane Henry on the Mountain Genealogists blog.

*  Monday Recap for October 15, 2012 by Amanda on the Geni Blog.

*  Follow Friday - Fab Finds for October 19, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Find's - 10/19/12 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the Genblog blog.

*  Genealogy News Corral, October 15-19 by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  Follow Friday: Biplanes, Brickwalls, and Blogs by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog.

*  From the Blogs, October 20 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 1290 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 


Kathleen O'Hara said...

Thanks for the link, Randy!

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog post on planning a genealogy trip, Randy. Several folks asked me questions about my trip, and so I put it into a blog post. I hope it's been helpful to a lot more folks since then!