Sunday, November 11, 2012

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 4 to 10 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:

*  Ken Chahine Answers My Questions and Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Information about AncestryDNA
by CeCe Moore on the Your Genetic Genealogist blog.  More light is shed on the AncestryDNA autosomal test.

*  Serious Genealogical Research with an iPad? (Part 3), and (Part 4) by Ruth Stephens on Ruth's Genealogy Blog.  Ruth continues her series highlighting how she uses her iPad for genealogical research.

*  CROWD SOURCING Anna Jean Bennett - Can You Help? by Diane Beumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane needs research advice and help with this problem - check it out!

*  Mocavo's New Yearbook Collection Not All Really Theirs? by Taneya on Taneya's Genealogy Blog.  Good questions and observations by Taneya, I hope she gets answers.

* Ask Ancestry Anne: My Father Was In the Navy, But Where?  by Anne Mitchell on the Sticky Notes blog.  Anne finds a wealth of records in response to a reader's question.

*  Citing As You Go - What About Email? by Russ Worthington on the Family Tree Maker User blog.  This is an excellent example for citing sources from email messages.

*  The 2012 Georgia Family History Expo, Day One by Valerie Craft on the Begin With 'Craft" blog.  Valerie reports on her Expo experience.

*  Making Find-A-Grave Better by Michele Simmons Lewis on the Ancestoring blog.  Michele reviews how users can improve Find-A-Grave.

*  2012 Georgia Family History Expo - Day 1 and Vendors by Linda McCauley on the Documenting the Details blog.  Linda reports on her Expo experience.

*  Classifying and Evaluating Evidence - Part 1 and Part 2: Learnings by Bart Brenner on the Brenner Genealogy blog.  Bart is applying research, analysis and conclusion techniques learned recently - good job!

These genea-bloggers wrote weekly pick posts and news summary posts this week: 

*  Monday Morning Mentions by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist blog.

*  Monday Mentionables - October 29 - November 4, 2012 by Cyndi Beane Henry (Texicanwife) on the Mountain Genealogists blog.

*  Monday Recap for November 5, 2012 by Amanda on the Geni Blog.

*  Follow Friday - Fab Finds for November 9, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Genealogy News Corral, Nov. 5-9 by Beth on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  From the Blogs, November 9 by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy blog.

*  Friday Finds - 11/09/12 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog blog.

*  Weekly Genealogy Picks: Nov. 4-10 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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The Brigham City Fort said...

Thank you for your posts. I am slowly working on my blog and improving it. It is a work in progress. It helps me to see what people are doing with their blogs and read some of the interesting articles. I just wish I had more time to do this. I am making a little more time for it though.

Linda McCauley said...

Thanks, Randy.

Your Genetic Genealogist said...

Thanks, Randy! I just saw this since I was at the FTDNA Conference last weekend. A nice surprise!