Sunday, June 16, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 9 to 15 June 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 daily blog prompts or 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 Can You Find In a Rhode Island Newspaper by Diane Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane watched a streaming video presentation and instantly applied her newfound knowledge.

*  Shades The Magazine - Golden Rule Days by footnoteMaven on the Shades of the Departed blog.  We've missed Shades, I'm so happy there's a new issue!  Another Penelope dreadful article is included.

*  IGHR Day One, IGHR Day Two,  IGHR Day Three,  IGHR Day Four, IGHR Day Five (Final Full Day)  by Jenny Lanctot on Are My Roots Showing? blog.

*  IGHR 2013 - Day 1,  IGHR 2013 - Day 2, IGHR 2013 - Day 3, IGHR 2013 - Day 4  and IGHR 2013 - Day 5 by Cinnamon Collins on the (Mis)Adventures of a Genealogists blog.

*  The Future of Online Genealogy by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James noted that the ASG world of genealogy is almost totally separate from the online world of genealogy - will the twain ever meet?

*  Does Genealogy Have a Future?  Don't Ask a Journalist by Harold Henderson on the Midwestern Microhistory blog.  Harold discusses the recent Laura June article on TheVerge.

*  The First Ever Independent Genetic Genealogy Conference Was a Smashing Success by CeCe Moore on the Your Genetic Genealogist blog.  CeCe summarizes this one-day conference at Burbank last week.  Excellent photos, too.

*  A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody by footnoteMaven on the footnoteMaven blog.  Our dazzling friend, writer and photo maven is back with a great story about her mother.

*  Thinking About Genealogy by Bart Brenner on the Brenner Genealogy blog.  Bart's thinking about how he thinks, and trying to use Evidentia to help him.

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

*  Monday Recap for June 10, 2013 by Amanda on the Geni Blog.

*  Follow Friday - Favorites for June 14, 2013 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves For Trees blog.
*  Upfront Mini Bytes by Diane Richard on the Upfront with NGS blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for June 14, 2013 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

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

*  Friday Finds - 06/14/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (June 15, 2013) 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.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.

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footnoteMaven said...

So missed not making it to Jamboree and seeing you and your lovely wife.

Thank you so much for including Shades new issue and the story of my mother.

It is so good to be back. It is so good to make your list.


Cinamon Collins said...

Thanks for the mention!