Sunday, October 7, 2012

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 30 September to 6 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 Lovely if Surreal Conversation by Susan Olsen LeBlanc on the Gopher Genealogy blog.  Susan helped connect an adopted daughter to her biological mother, and tells the story from her viewpoint.

*  My Top Ten Genealogy Websites by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  Lorine shares her favorites used in her research.

*  A Story of Ancestral Serendipity of a Sort by Lee Drew on the Family History with the Lineagekeeper blog.  Lee pays it forward and receives some surprises.

*  Carnival of Genealogy, 122nd Edition by Jasia on the Creative Gene blog.  This monthly Carnival had 6 entries on the subject of "School Humor."  The November Carnival (deadline 1 November) subject will be "A Birthday Party."

*  A Baker's Dozen of Ways to Learn More About Genealogy by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.  Heather's list is specifically for southern New Hampshire, but it is applicable to all areas by substituting local resources.

*  The (Not So) Private Lives of Our Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee on the Archives com Learn From the Experts series.  Thomas discusses privacy issues and provides examples over American history of resources to find ancestral family secrets.

*  Being a Good Genealogy Ambassador by Chris Staats on the Staats Genealogical Services blog.  Chris recommends being nice to the folks in the repositories, with some good examples.

*  Wondering About Webinars? by Shelley Bishop on the A Sense of Family blog.  Shelley lists sites with currently available and archived webinars for your educational pleasure.

*  Supreme Court to Determine Public Records Threat by Craig Manson on the GeneaBlogie blog. There may be far-reaching outcomes of this case before the USSC.

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, 9/23-9/24/2012 by Cyndi Beane Henry (Texicanwife) on the Mountain Genealogists blog.

*  Monday Recap for October 1, 2012 by Amanda on the Geni Blog.

*  Follow Friday - Fab Finds for October 5, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 10/05/12 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog blog.

*  From the Blogs, October 5, by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  Weekly Genealogy Picks by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch 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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gophergenealogy said...

Thank you so much for spotlighting this blog post for Gopher Genealogy. It highlights a wonderful experience for all us who were involved.

Jasia said...

Thanks for mentioning the COG Randy!

Shelley Bishop said...

Thank you, Randy, for the mention!