Sunday, October 13, 2013

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 6 to 12 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:

*  Ancestry Anne's Top Ten Rules for Growing Your Family Tree by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Blog.  Anne has a great list here.

*  Can We Overcome the Great Genealogical Divide? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James works with genealogists who don't have technology skills, and those that do.  He describes the divide quite well.

*  My Reply to Ancestry Anne's Top Ten Rules for Growing Your Family Tree by Russ Worthington on the Family Tree Maker User blog.  Russ adds his own commentary on Anne's rules.

*  A Census of the Census and 9 Other Things I Tried by Diane Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane did a lot of correlation and analysis of records to try to narrow the candidates for her Andrews ancestor.

* Adds Related Content Pane to Image Viewer by the writer of The Ancestry Insider.  Ancestry keeps adding bells and whistles.  I like this one.

*  How to Handle Conflicting Evidence: A Six-Step Program by Harold Henderson on the Expert Series blog.  Great advice here!

*  A Pauper's Tale by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy finds the most interesting court papers to show us the intricacies of these records.

*  Why Genealogy on TV is a Good Thing by Cyndi Howells on the Cyndi's List blog.  Yep, it is!

*  Did You See the San Francisco Episode of the GENEALOGY ROADSHOW? by Jean Wilcox Hibben on the Circlemending blog.  Yes, I did, and Jean talks about some of the behind the scenes activities in this post.

*  18 Ways to Find Someone's Marriage Information by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.  Ken has an excellent list here.

*  Expanding Our Audience by D. Joshua Taylor on the D. Joshua Taylor blog.  Josh describes his Genealogy Roadshow experience, plus his outreach to his friends who watched it with him.

*  Welcome to My Blog: Items in My Cemetery Kit by Midge Frazel on the Granite In My Blood blog.  Midge highlights her cemetery kit stuff.

*  10 Steps to Fix That Online Tree You Started by Caroline M. Pointer on the blog.  Caroline has excellent suggestions and advice here.

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

*  N Genealogy Things You Need to Know This Morning, Sunday, 6 Oct 2013, Monday, 7 Oct 2012, Tuesday 8 Oct 2013, Wednesday 9 Oct 2013 . Thursday 10 Oct 2013, Friday 11 Oct 2013, Saturday 12 Oct 2013 by Caroline M. Pointer on the blog.

*  Follow Friday - Favorites for October 11, 2013  by Heather Kuhn Roelker on the Leaves For Trees blog.

*  News and Blog Posts for Genealogists, October 11, 2013 by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  UpFront Mini-Bytes by Diane L. Richard on the UpFront With NGS blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds For October 11, 2013 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 10/11/13 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy and History Hub blog.

*  Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits, #11 by Deb Ruth on the Adventures in Genealogy blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (October 11, 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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