Sunday, January 26, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 19 to 25 January 2014

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:

*  Finding Ilo's Son Lee Devine - 52 Ancestors, #3 by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.  Roberta recently solved a convoluted and long-standing research problem without DNA - great research here.

*  Listening to Genealogy and Family History Podcasts? by Caroline M. Pointer on the blog.  Caroline reviews why you should listen to podcasts, and provides a long list of opportunities.

*  It's a Southern Thing by Michelle Taggart on A Southern Sleuth blog.  Michelle took the "Southern Research" course at SLIG with Mark Lowe and describes her experiences.

*  Y'all Ain't Gonna Believe This by Valerie Elkins on the Family Cherished blog. Valerie also took the "Southern Research" course at SLIG and shares her perspective.

*  Favorite Websites for Pennsylvania Genealogical Research by Joan Shurtliff on the Record Click blog.  Joan provides an excellent list for Pennsylvania researchers.

*  2014 Tech Trends in Genealogy by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog.  Thomas looked into his crystal ball and sees these trends.

*  Gobsmacked! NEHGS Has E-books to borrow by Brenda L. on the Journey to the Past blog.  Brenda highlights not only the free e-books, but also the free databases, and the subscription databases too.

*  Searching For the Real Name by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry blog.  I couldn't decide which post to pick here - Jacqi's daily serial posts are intriguing and well written.  Read the posts before and after this one too.

*  Major Problems With New Dutch Records on by Yvette Hoitink on the Dutch Genealogy blog.  Yvette highlights the problems with most of the databases that recently received from FamilySearch.

*  Genealogy Educaton: There Is Excellent Help Out There by Crista Cowan on the Blog.  Six employees attended SLIG recently - here is their report.

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

*  NN Genealogy Things You Need To Know this Morning, Sunday, 19 Jan 2014; Monday, 20 Jan 2014; Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014; Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014; Thursday, 23 Jan 2014; Friday, 24 Jan 2014; Saturday, 25 Jan 2014 by Caroline M. Pointer on the blog.

*  Marriage Problems! Censors! Maps! It's Follow Friday. Well, Monday by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog.

*  Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits #17 by Deb Ruth on the Adventures in Genealogy blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for January 24, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Poll Taxes!  Conferences!  Land of Enchantment!  It's Follow Friday by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog.

*  Friday Finds - 01/24/14 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (January 25, 2014) 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 1460 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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Brenda Leyndyke said...

Thank you Randy for including my blog post. I appreciate it.

Jacqi Stevens said...

Those are some encouraging words, Randy. I certainly appreciate that. It's an honor to be awarded a berth on your weekly reading itinerary!

Yvette Hoitink said...

Thank you for noticing my blog post about errors in the new Dutch records on Ancestry. As a follow-up, I created an infographic of how software errors corrupt family trees that you may be interested in as well.