Sunday, July 28, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 21 to 27 July 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:

 "Mastering Genealogical Proof" and French Genealogy - Part 4 by Anne Morddel on The French Genealogy Blog.  Anne is working along with many of us in the Thomas W. Jones book, and this week discusses source citations and recommendations for adapting Evidence Explained sources to French records and research practices.

*  Blogging Sabbatical - Yes, Another by Jean Wilcox Hibben on the Circlemending blog.  Jean has been busy with Genealogy Roadshow TV program - here's the scoop on it!

*  An Institute Newbie's Perspective on GRIP 2013: Day One, GRIP 2013 Day Two GRIP 2013: Day Three, Military Bounty LandsAmerican State Papers GRIP and Learning DeedMapper at GRIP 2013 by Claire on the Mahogany Box blog.  Claire took the Advanced Land Records course.

*  GRIP 2013 - Sunday Intros and Dinner,  GRIP 2013 - Monday Night, GRIP 2013 - Tuesday Night GRIP 2013 - Wednesday Night,  GRIP 2013 - Thursday Night,  and GRIP 2013 - Looking Back by Karen Blackmore on Karen's Genealogy Oasis blog.  Karen is in Tom Jones' class on "Determining Kinship Reliably with the Genealogical Proof Standard."

*  Did I Prove It? Ten Questions to Ask along the Way by Harold Henderson on the Expert Series blog.  Harold has ten questions to ask to determine if a researcher has proven a hypothesis.

*  Day 1 of the 2013 Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh,  Day 2, 2013 Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh Wrap-up by Michelle Chubenko on the JerseyRootsGenealogy blog.  Michelle is taking the John Colletta course at GRIP.

*  GRIP 2013 Days 1 and 2GRIP 2013 Day 3 by Lois Mackin on the Lois Abromitis Mackin Ph.D. blog.  Lois was in the "Bridging the 1790-1840 Gap: New England to the Midwest" class led by D. Joshua Taylor.

*  The GRIP Report Vol. 2 No. 1: Hit the Ground Running by Denise Levenick on The Family Curator blog.  Denise is taking Tom Jones' class on "Determining Kinship Reliably with the Genealogical Proof Standard."

*  Getting Involved on the SSDI by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy has resource suggestions for the coming saving the SSDI battles.

*  Why I Share - Five Good Reasons by Diana on the Moments In Time, A Genealogy Blog.  Diana succinctly highlights her five good reasons.

*  15 iPad Apps I Use for Genealogy and Family History by Caroline M. Pointer on the 4 Your Family Story blog.  Caroline has her favorite genealogy and family history apps for the iPad in this post.

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

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

*  Follow Friday ~ Favorites for July 26, 2013 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves For Trees blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 26, 2013 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 07/26/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog blog.

*  Blog Posts and News Stories for Genealogists, July 26, 2013 by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy 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 1400 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.

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Family Curator said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Randy. I see that I've missed some great posts while at GRIP. I'm glad for the list to help me catch up!

Diana Bryan Quinn said...

Thank you for including my post!
Diana Quinn

Unknown said...

Randy, Thank you so much for your kind words about The French Genealogy Blog!

ShellNJ said...

Randy, Thanks for mentioning my blog -- jerseyrootsgenealogy-- and posts about GRIP!