Sunday, October 20, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 13 to 19 October 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:

*  Ancestral Stories ~ You Can't Make This Stuff Up by Lee R. Drew on the Family History With the Lineagekeeper blog.  This research serendipity story will amaze you!

*  Breaking My Silence: Genealogy Roadshow by Jen Baldwin on the Ancestral Breezes blog.  Jen thinks it's emotion that brings us to do genealogy.

*  Tech Tuesday: ~ Ya, This is Pretty Cool by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.  This tool accesses the FamilySearch Family Tree and plots migration paths for a person's ancestors.  It is cool!

*  Second Cousins and Removed Cousins: What's the Difference by Amy Johnson Crow on the blog.  Great example and analysis, thanks, Amy.

*  The Genealogy Generation Gap - Reality or Fiction? by guest blogger Thomas MacEntee on the UpFront with NGS blog.  Thomas offers suggestions on how societies can deal with this issue.

*  What is the Minimal Amount of Information Necessary to Identify Any One Individual? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James ponders the question, and thinks it is only name, date and place.

*  AncestryDNA's New Ethnicity Predictions Rolling Out to Customers by CeCe Moore on the Your Genetic Genealogist blog.  CeCe highlights the new features in AncestryDNA ethnicity estimates.

*  The Benefits of the New Online Genealogical Alliances by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James analyzes the recently announced agreements between FamilySearch and the other big players.

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

*  NN Things You Need to Know This Morning, Sunday, 13 Oct 2013, Monday, 14 Oct 2013,  Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013, Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013, 17 Oct 2013, 18 Oct 2013 and 19 Oct 2013  by Caroline M. Pointer on the blog.

*  Follow Friday - Favorites for October 18, 2013 by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves For Trees blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for October 17, 2013 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits, #12 by Deb Ruth on the Adventures in Genealogy blog.

*  From Hemingway to Hack Genealogy: Blog Posts and News Stories for Genealogists, October 18, 2013 by Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 10/18/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (October 19, 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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1 comment:

Jana Iverson Last said...


Thank you so much for including my blog post about RootsMapper. I really appreciate it!