Sunday, April 21, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 14 to 20 April 2013

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:

*  Online Family Trees - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  Lorine discusses this issue with some great examples.

*  A 10-Step Plan: Getting Sources & Citations Under Control by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist blog.  Lynn has suggestions for those who need help with source citations.

*  Useful DNA Tests for Genealogy by Debbie Parker Wayne on the Deb's Delvings in Genealogy blog.  Deb highlights how DNA test results can aid the genealogy search.

*  Tuesday Tips: Time with Thomas MacEntee by Diane Weintraub on the Nuts From the Family Tree blog.  I missed Thomas's seminar in Carlsbad last week, but diane didn't!

*  The Bloggers Best Selections, Spring, 2013 by Diane Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane solicited "best of" blog posts on Facebook - this is the list.

*  New FamilySearch Site Design ~ A Left Turn? by Lee Drew on the FamilyHistory with the LineageKeeper blog.  Lee bemoans the hidign of a precious resource in the new FamilySearch site design.

*  CAFG Forensic Genealogy Institute - Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 by Valerie Elkins on the Family Cherished blog.  Valerie sums up her experiences at this conference.

*  Forensic Genealogy Institute Recap - Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 by Amy Coffin on the We Tree Genealogy Blog.  Amy writes up her summary of the conference.

*  Thoughts on FamilySearch Redesign by Pat Richley-Erickson on the DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog.  Myrt shares her thoughts, and suggestions, on the new FamilySearch site design.

*  Day One NERGC 2013, Manchester NH, Day Two, Day Three, and Other Blog Posts From NERGC by Heather Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.

*  NERGC 2013: Day One, Day Two by Amanda Perrine on the Amanda's Athenaeum blog.

*  Thankful Thursday: NERGC 2013NERGC 2013 -- Day Two  by Jim Sanders on the GenealogyBlog blog.

*  NERGC Day 1, Day 2 and Conference Summary by Carolyn L. Barkley on the blog.

*  Public Library, Not Public Domain by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy discusses why public library holdings, like the new Digital Public Library of America website, are not in the public domain.

*  Killing the Goose by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James thinks that FamilySearch has changed course and is treating genealogists poorly.  Do you agree?

*  Evernote: Your Virtual Genealogy Assistant by Thomas MacEntee on the Archives Expert Articles Series.  Thomas describes how genealogists can use Evernote for their research and daily lives.

Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:

*  Monday Recap for April 15, 2013 by Amanda on the Geni Blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for April 19, 2013 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Follow Friday: This Week's Favorite Finds by Jenn Woods on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

*  Follow Friday - Favorites for April 19, 2013 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves For Trees blog.

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

*  Friday Finds - 04/19/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  A Sunday Walk Around the Blogs by Dawn Watson on the Digging in the Roots blog.

Readers are encouraged 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 1350 genealogy bloggers using Google Reader, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks so much, Randy, for putting the NERGC related posts up on your weekly list. I hope everyone reads them!

The Dead Relative Collector said...

Thank you so much for spotlighting some of the greatest blogs out there! Of course, with all of the time I spend reading, I'm not researching or getting up posts of my own... Oh well :)

. said...

Thanks for the mention, Randy! Always appreciated:)
Cheers, Diane Weintraub
Nuts From The Family Tree

John said...


As always, thank you very much for the mention of my blog and the "Saturuday Serendipity" feature. There are so many great reads out there, and so little time -- but like so many others, I find Genea-Musings is a must-read.

Your prolific efforts are much appreciated!