Sunday, August 11, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 4 to 10 August 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:

*  Effective FamilySearch Search Techniques - Part 1Part 2Part 3  and Part 4 by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Mr. AI reviews a Robert Kehrer presentation at the recent BYU Conference about how FamilySearch "scores" and orders the search results, .

*  Careers in Genealogy - 2013 by Thomas MacEntee on the Hack Genealogy blog.  Thomas reviews how he has structured his genealogy career.

*  The 20 Photo-Related Apps on My iPad by Caroline Pointer on the 4 Your Family Story blog.  Caroline collects apps, and lists them with short descriptions.

*  Three Steps for Sharing Your Research by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.  Michael lists ways to share your research work.

*  A Review of Naturalization Records by Bill Dollarhide on Leland Meitzler's GenealogyBlog.  Bill provides a great description of naturalization record types.

*  Was That Important to Your Ancestor? by Thomas MacEntee on the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Family History blog.  An excellent article on how to find and work with family history items.

*  Individual Records for Each Individual in by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James analyzes some of the FamilySearch statements about searching for records, attaching sources and records in the Family Tree.

*  Surprise! A Stash of Family Papers Has Been Discovered! by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.  Heather visited a cousin and they had a great time discovering an organized family history.

*  Loving the 1921 Canadian Census Images Online! by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy blog.  Lorine found her parents, grandparents and a set of great-grandparents on the first day of access, but it took seven hours to do it.

*  When a Family Member Transitions by Jeff on The Webtrees Genealogist blog.  Jeff's great-grandmother passed away recently, and he shares his feelings and a video played at her service.  Beautiful!

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

*  Follow Friday ~ Favorites for August 9, 2013 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves For Trees blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for August 9, 2013 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  News and Blog Posts for Genealogists, August 9, 2013 by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

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

*  Friday Finds - 09/09/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another 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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1 comment:

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog post about the newly found family genealogy papers! I appreciate being on your distinguished list very much.