Sunday, April 7, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 31 March to 6 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:

*  Finding Family in Fort Wayne: The Genealogist's Unofficial Guide to the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center by Harold Henderson on the Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog.  Harold gives us a tour of the ACPL.

*  Where Can I Find the Book on My Family by Kimberly Powell on the About Genealogy Blog.  Kimberly offers places to find family and locality books.

*  The Future of Family History by Denise Barrett Olson on the Moultrie Creek Gazette blog.  Denise has an interesting idea for personal archives - paper, digital and heirlooms.

*  RootsTech 2013 - Personal Reflections on a Pendulum Ride by Sue Maxwell on the Granite Genealogy blog.  Sue lost her mother-in-law, received a lost family Bible and attended RootsTech in one week - read about her pendulum ride.

*  RootsTech: Search Tools by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Mr. AI discusses Anne Gillespie's RootsTech presentation, and shares the link to her presentation.

* A Deed Indeed by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy defines the word, then analyzes Michael's documents.

*  The Mystery of Tertias Bass and 'Turtius Bass and Wife Are Parted' by J.L. Bell on the Boston 1775 blog.  There are some interesting family history lessons to be learned from these posts.

*  treasure Trail Heating Up, Treasure Chest Thursday: Treasure Trail Heating Up Part II, and  Why Was Max Hanging around the Block? by Smadar Belkind-Gerson on the Past-Present-Future blog.  Smadar finds some fascinating articles, then explores City Directories to sort out a family mystery.

*  Here's What's New (and Better) on Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Site by Lisa Louise Cooke on the Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.  Lisa describes the holdings at Chronicling America and describes the mobile app.

*  Early Women Occupations, Jobs & Avocations by Mary Harrell-Sesniak on the GenealogyBank Blog.  Mary has a quiz for readers, how'd you do?

*  What I Did About Google Reader by Jennifer Shoer on The Scrappy Genealogist blog.  Jennifer describes the process to transfer Google Reader blog feeds to Feedly.

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

*  Weekly Genealogy Picks - March 24-March 30 by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch blog.

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

*  Follow Friday - Favorites for Friday, April 5, 2013 by Heather Roelker on the Leaves for Trees blog.

*  Follow Friday - Fab Finds for April 5, 2013 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 04/05/13 by Julie Tarr on the GenBlog blog.

*  Genealogy News Corral, April 1-5 by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  Blog Posts for Genealogists by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity - April 6, 2013 by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  Weekly Genealogy Picks - March 31 - April 6 by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch 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.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.

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Jennifer Shoer said...

Thank you, Randy, for mentioning my post about switching from Google Reader to feedly. Always an honor and always appreciated! Have a great day! Jennifer

Suemax said...

Randy, I just saw this post. Thank you so very much for the shout-out about my blog post concerning RootsTech and my experience with the family bible. I so appreciate it. Sue Maxwell (Granite Genealogy)