Sunday, March 2, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 23 February to 1 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:

*  The Future of Genealogy (as Seen From Feb 2014) by Shauna Hicks on the Shauna Hicks History Enterprises blog.  Shauna recounts the Q&A from the panel on the recent Unlock the Past cruise.

*  Copyright and the Republished Work by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy explains the public domain and why a work may be republished but not copyright protected.

*  8 Places To Do Online City Directory Research by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.

*  Tuesday's Tip: More County Histories and Biographies by Miriam Robbins on the Ancestories: The Stories of My Ancestors blog.  Miriam lists more state-specifgic websites with lists of county histories and biographies.

*  What Happens to Your Digital Assets After You Die? by Lynn Broderick on the FamilySearch Blog.  Lynn highlights the Evan Carroll presentation on this topic at RootsTech 2014.

*  Passing the Torch by Janet Hovorka on the Zap the Grandma Gap blog.  A proud mama talks about her son's RootsTech speaking engagements.  Great job, Matthew.  And mom.

*  Using Record Copies by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the EE's Blog.  ESM has a blog now...great!
This post describes record copies of official records.

*  Grandfather William D. Bond - Collecting Evidence by Tim Firkowski on the Sherlock's Genealogical Adventures blog.  Tim finds and analyzes evidence he's found about his grandfather.

*  "A Conference Manifesto" for the Genealogy World by Amy Coffin on The We Tree Genealogy Blog.  Good thinking...what will genealogy education look like in 5 years?

*  The Tews of Oxfordshire, England -- Friday Fotos (February 28, 2014) by John D. Tew on the Filiop[ietism Prism blog.  John visited The Tews area in Oxfordshire in 2004, and has pictures of interesting buildings.

*  Discovering Historical Records Up Close and Personal by Robin Foster on the Saving Stories blog.  Robin visited a local courthouse and found a gold mine of records...we all need to do this!

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

*  NN Genealogy Things You Need to Know This Morning, Sunday, 23 Feb 2014; Monday, 24 Feb 2014; Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014; Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014; Thursday, 27 Feb 2014; Friday, 28 Feb 2014; Saturday, 1 Mar 2014 by Caroline M. Pointer on the blog.

*  52 Ancestors Challenge: Week 8 Recap by Amy Johnson Crow on the No Story Too Small blog.

*  News Stories and Blog Posts for Genealogists, February 28, 2014 by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

 Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for February 28, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 02/28/14 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (March 1, 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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Janice said...

You missed Tamura's amazing in-depth review of RootsMagic on Android.

Bribie Family History Association said...

Thanks Randy for listing my blog. It was a great session and a privilege to be part of such distinguished genea company.

Miriam Robbins said...

Thank you for the shout out, Randy. I'm always looking for tips to help other genealogists, no matter what their skill level.

John said...

Thanks for the mention Randy -- it is much appreciated!

And happy Celebrate Your Name Week!

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Thank you for the mention and for contributing to the conversation.

Robin R. Foster said...

Thank you for mentioning my blog post, Randy! I am having so much fun digging through local records.