Sunday, March 23, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 16 to 22 March 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:

*  An Image Citation How-To by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy shows us how to add a source citation, or any text, to a digital image.

*  Motivation Monday - Genealogy Workshop with D. Joshua Taylor by Rosanna Ward on the Rosanna's Genealogical Thoughts blog.  Josh went to Tulsa for a seminar, and Rosanna wrote an excellent summary of the day.

*  Tuesday Tip:  Citing Sources vs. Starting an Archives? by Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana on The Last Leaf on This Branch blog.  Laura answers a reader's question about archiving material at a local library.

*  Yet Another Good Reason to Source Your Research by Beth Foulk on the Ah Ha Moments for Genealogists blog.  Beth's online tree is well-sourced, and she was rewarded for it.

*  The Last Name's The Thing by Rhonda McClure on the Vita Brevis blog.  Rhonda discusses her Boston University class experiences, and her hockey passion too.  They overlapped.

*  52 Ancestors Challenge: Week 11 Recap by Amy Johnson Crow on the No Story Too Small blog.  Amy's weekly recap has over 200 posts in it!  Amazing meme.

*  Proving the Parentage of Cynthia (Day) Bursley by Lauren Mahieu on the GeneJourneys blog.  Congratulations to Lauren and her DAR induction.  She used DNA, photos found in a cousin's tree and more to achieve this.

*  Finding an Ancestor in the Challenging Upper Canada Land Books by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy blog.  Lorine provides an excellent step-by-step of a very difficult research process.  I need to do this for my Ontario folks.

*  Week 10: Create a Legacy Plan by Mary V. Danielson on the Flip-Pal Blog.  Have you been thinking about your genealogy legacy?  Here's a plan!

*  Column -- Thought Process by Yvette Hoitink on the Dutch Genealogy blog.  Yvette describes how she works through a complex evidence problem.

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

*  NN Genealogy Things You Need to Know This Morning, Sunday, 16 Mar 2014; Monday, 17 Mar 2014; Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014; Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014; Thursday, 20 Mar 2014; Friday, 21 Mar 2014; Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 by Caroline M. Pointer on the blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for March 21, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 03/21/14 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (March 22, 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 1470 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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Yvette Hoitink said...

Thank you for selecting my column, I'm honored!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the shout-out for the 52 Ancestors recap!