Sunday, July 14, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 7 to 13 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:

*  Copyright, Plagiarism and Citing Your Sources by Michael Hait on the Planting the Seeds blog.  Michael reviews the current controversy, and has damning evidence concerning Barry Ewell in his slideshow.

*  Evidence Based Genealogy by Philip Trauring on the Blood and Frogs: Jewish Genealogy and More blog.  Philip reviews software that can be used to produce evidence-based genealogy results.

*  Time to Name Names by Michele Simmons Lewis on the Ancestoring's Ask A Genealogist blog. Michele does on the plagiarism issue, and she's right.

*  What Email Lists are Not by Harold Henderson on the Midwestern Microhistory blog.  Harold reviews what genealogy-oriented email mailing lists are good for...a very useful learning tool.

*  Photo Tutorial: How to Relax and Rehumidify Old Rolled Photographs and Documents by Denise Levenick on The Family Curator blog.  An excellent demonstration of this process.

*  The Organzied Genealogist -- How Do You Become One?  Some New Resources & Tips to Help You by guest blogger Susan Petersen on Diane Richards' Upfront With NGS blog.  Susan reviews the basic principles, and the website.

*  MAAGI Begins!!,  Midwestern African-American Genealogy Institute, Day 1 by Angela Walton-Raji on the My Ancestor's Name blog.  Angela shares her experience at the MAAGI institute.

*  The Midwestern African-American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI Day #1, Part 1) by Yvette Porter Moore on The Ancestors Have Spoken blog.  Yvette shares her MAAGI experience.

*  O come, all Ye Drama Llamas by Kerry Scott on the Clue Wagon blog.  Kerry shares about the Barry Ewell case.

*  Stone Boats and Whiffletrees by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy finds the most interesting terms in legal documents.  Who knew?

*  What Makes FamilySearch Family Tree Different? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  Shhh, don't tell anybody...James says it's because it's a wiki.  I think he's right.

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

*  Follow Friday - Fab Finds for July 12, 2013 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Follow Friday - Favorites for July 12, 2013 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves For Trees blog.

*  Friday Finds - 07/12/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on the GenBlog blog.

*  News and Blog Posts for Genealogists, July 12, 2013 by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

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

*  Saturday Serendipity (July 13, 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 1400 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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Shirley Ann Rankin said...

Randy, the first link connected to Harold Henderson instead of Michael Hait.

Root Digger said...

Thank you Randy for the highlight of my blog.