Sunday, September 22, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 15 to 21 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:

*  DNA Disappointment by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy received her AncestryDNA update and was disappointed and confused by the results.

*  The Research Three-Step by Harold Henderson on the Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog.  Harold offers a fairly simple research methodology.

*  Disappointed in DNA Test Results? and Why So Much Excitement Over Ethnicity Predictions? by Debbie Parker Wayne on the Deb's Delvings in Genealogy blog.  Debbie comments on the AncestryDNA changes - excellent pieces.

*  Researching a (Genealogy) Roadshow by Gena Philibert Ortega on the Gena's Genealogy blog.  Gena was a researcher for this PBS show debuting on 23 September.

*  My Updated Ethnicity Results from AncestryDNA - A British Perspective by Debbie Kennett on the Cruwys News blog.  Debbie found her updated AncestryDNA results to be confusing too.

*  14 Ways to Find Someone's Death Information by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.  Ken has a great list.

*  The Problem of Borders by Philip Trauring on the Blood and Frogs: Jewish Genealogy and More... blog.  Philip highlights a video showing 1000 years of European borders.  Fascinating.

*  Your Family History Toolkit - Part 1, and Part 2 by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.  Here is excellent advice for building a toolkit.

*  1887 Suicide in the Barn and Why Didn't He Kill the Farmer? by Michael John Neill on the blog.  Michael finds a newspaper article and analyzes the event and how he might find more information.

*  Will You Be Left Behind By FamilySearch Family Tree? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James embraces the "one world tree" concept of the FSFT, warts and all.

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

*  XX Genealogy Things You Need to Know This Morning, 15 Sep 2013, 16 Sep 2013, 17 Sep 2013, 18 Sep 2013, 19 Sep 2013, 20 Sep 2013, and 21 Sep 2013 by Caroline J. Pointer on the blog.  This is a daily review from the genea-sphere.

*  Follow Friday - Favorites for September 20, 2013 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves For Trees blog.

*  Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits, #8 by Deb Ruth on the Adventures in Genealogy blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for September 20, 2013 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 09/20/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  News for Genealogist, September 20, 2013 by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (September 21, 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.

NOTE:  Best of the Genea-Blogs will be on hiatus for the next two weeks because I will be enjoying the Legacy Family Tree Cruise through the Panama Canal.  Best of the Genea-Blogs will resume on Sunday, 13 October 2013.

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Kenneth R Marks said...

Thank you Randy for including my article in your list. I appreciate it!

Miriam Robbins said...

I'd recommend JL's post at her JLog blog on the Basket Cloud Storage system:

Jacqi Stevens said...

Randy, enjoy your well-deserved vacation. Since you can't send us all postcards, take lots of pictures and post them here so those of us green with envy can see!