Sunday, May 26, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 19 to 25 May 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:

*  A Weekend With Judy Russell by GeneGinny on the Ginny's Genealogy Journey blog.  Ginny attended the Seattle Genealogical Society's seminar with Judy as the presenter, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

*  The New Genealogy Theme - Fluff and Stuff by Lee R. Drew on the Family History With the Lineagekeeper blog.  Lee doesn't think that the "salvation of genealogy" lies with photos and stories.

*  Gen Y: The Top Lessons Learned From Genealogy by D. Joshua Taylor on The Huffington Post blog.  Josh highlights how and why Gen Yers get involved in genealogy and fmaily history.

*  Genealogists are Not Being Pushed Out, Reinforcements are Being Invited In by Devon Lee on The Patient Genealogist blog.  Devon shares his views in reaction to a post last week by James Tanner.

*  Learning Genealogy Round-Up: May 2013 by Shelley Bishop on The In-Depth Genealogist blog. Shelley summarizes educational opportunities announced in May.

*  Evidentia and Mastering Genealogical Proof by Jenny Lanctot on the Are My Roots Showing? blog.  Jenny higlhights revisions made to Evidentia to incorporate the MGP information.

*  Spring with 40 Acres and a Plow by Michelle Taggart on the A Southern Sleuth blog.  Michelle describes one year of farming in Georgia in the late 1800s.  Fascinating, thanks to a diary.

*  What I Found in the New Massachusetts Deeds Online by Diane Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane found deeds for her ancestor, transcribed and analyzed them - what a great example!

*  You Never Forget Your First Time by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.  John is funny and honest...enjoy!  BTW, I'm John's cousin in his Warren line.

*  RPAC Report: April and May 2013 by Barbara Mathews on the BCG Springboard: News and Notes blog.  Barbara updates us on the Records and Preservation Access Committee work.

* The Value of Volunteering by Jen Baldwin on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.  Jen encourages creative ways to help your local and virtual societies.

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

*  Monday Recap for May 20, 2013 by Amanda on the Geni Blog.

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

*  Follow Friday - Favorites for May 24, 2013 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves for Trees blog.

*  Follow Friday - Fab Finds for May 24, 2013 by Jana Last on the Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 05/24/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog blog.

*  Blog Posts for Genealogists, May 24, 2013 by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (May 25, 2013) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism 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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John said...

Thank you for the double mention Randy and for your kind words!

Michelle Taggart said...

Thank you so much for the mention.