Sunday, November 4, 2012

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 28 October to 3 November 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:

*  What's it all about? by Cassmob on the Family History Across the Seas blog.  She gets it, but does every genealogist really know what geneablogs are all abnout?  Have we publicized blogs poorly?  Good ideas here!

*  Genealogy Could be Boring Because ... by Janet Hovorka on The Chart Chick blog.  Janet thinks it's because ... well, read her post!  More good ideas!

*  The Genealogy Event by Kathleen Scarlett O'Hara Naylor on the You Are Where You Came From blog.  Kathleen summarizes her experience at this conference in New York City.

*  Serious Genealogical Research with an iPad?  (Part 2),  (Part 3) by Ruth Stephens on the Ruth's Genealogy blog.  Ruth outlines how she turned her almost new iPad2 into a genealogy machine.

*  Halloween: Using Death Records by Mark Olson on the WorldVitalRecords Blog.  Mark provides an excellent list of resources that create and/or use death records.

Primary and Secondary Sources - A Multiple-part Discussion,  - Continuing the Discussion,  - Categorizing Evidence- Proof Is a Bugaboo, - Genealogy and Hearsay  by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James comes at this issue from a legal and genealogy background - good discussion well wroth reading and commenting on.

Copyright and Copy Wrong by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy blog.  Everyone should be aware of the basics of copyright and not do something egregious like what Michael describes.

*  Carnival of Genealogy, 123rd Edition by Jasia on the Creative Gene blog.  There are seven entries in this monthly carnival - the topic this month was Birthday Party.

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 Recap for October 29, 2012 by Amanda on the Geni Blog.

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

From the Blogs, November 2 by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy blog.

Follow Friday - Fab Finds for November 2, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History blog.

Follow Friday - 11/02/12 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog  blog.

Genealogy News Corral - Oct. 29-Nov. 2 by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  Weekly Genealogy Picks - Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 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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Copyright(c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver 


Ruth said...

Hi Randy!
Thanks for mentioning my series! I have added Part 3, with one more part remaining. I hope it's helpful to our geneafriends with tablet computers.

Ruth Stephens

Kathleen O'Hara said...

Thanks for the link, Randy!

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

hi Randy, Thanks for the mention. Sorry for the delayed response -I was offline in Papua New Guinea and only now catching up. Your mention certainly caused a spike in my readership ;-)