Sunday, September 8, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 1-7 September 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:

*  Looking for Ada Nellie: An Example of Lateral Thinking by Wayne Shepheard on the Discover Genealogy blog.  Wayne'/s research project as an OPC is an excellent example for English researchers.

*  Solving a Mystery With Women's DNA by Dave Dowell on the Dr. D Digs Up Ancestors blog.  Derek describes an autosomal DNA relationship and determines an adoptive relationship.

*  The Ar Foon Family of Chelsea and Scituate, Massachusetts by Polly Kimmitt on the Pollyblog.  What an interesting research challenge for Polly.  Well done!

*  In Which I Create More Work For Myself ... and I Love It! by Jenny Lanctot on the Are My Roots Showing? blog.  Jenny visited ACPL in Fort Wayne and found many leads, now she's following them.

*  Mugging It Up for the Fair by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy provides many links to prison records and interesting mug shots.

*  The Way We Worked - Of Occupations and Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee on the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner blog.  Thomas reviews occupations and provides some useful resources.

*  FamilySearch Family Tree Road Map and Merging People in FamilySearch's Family Tree by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  These are summaries of Ron Tanner's and Ben Baker's presentation at the recent BYU Conference.

*  Response to Genealogy: A House Divided or A House With Many Doors? by Julie Goucher on the Angler's Rest blog.  Julie responds to Thomas MacEntee's recent post on this subject with her own views.

*  What Future Developments Would Assist Genealogists? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James has a wish list for developments that would help him with his research and documentation.

*  The Intensity of His Gaze by Michelle Taggart on the A Southern Sleuth blog.  Michelle ponders a face in a photograph and describes the hardships of one of her ancestral families.

*  Features Creep is Not the Problem by Louis Kessler on Louis Kessler's Behold Genealogy Blog.  Louis thinks that poor design of hardware and software is the problem, not the plethora of features.

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

*  Follow Friday - Favorites for September 6, 2013 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves For Trees blog.

*  Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits #6 by Deb Ruth on the Adventures in Genealogy blog.

*  Follow Friday - Fab Finds for September 6, 2013 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Blog Posts and News Stories for Genealogists, September 6, 2013 by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

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

*  Friday Finds - 09/06/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (September 7, 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, 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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