Sunday, March 16, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 9 to 15 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:

*  5 Free Online Resources for Tracing Your Irish Genealogy by Gena Phiolibert Ortega on the GenealogyBank Blog.  Gena highlights the best online Irish resources.

*  Genealogy Down Under -- My Recent Speaking Tour of Australia by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog.  Thomas spent 19 days in Australia and on a genealogy cruise and lived to tell us about it.

*  Plagiarism: A Venereal Disease in the Genealogy Community by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog.  Thomas calls out Barry and his antics.  Excellentp ost.

*  Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014 by Debbie Kennett on the Cruwys News blog.  Debbied highlights DNA-oriented activities at this major London conference.

*  Comments on Becoming an Excellent Genealogist - Chapter Three by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James is discussing each chapter in this new book.

*  A Citation Sigh by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy reviews why we should cite our sources.  Of course, I do it just for fun and mental exercise.

*  Re-Evaluating the Future of Genealogy Software by Louis Kessler on Louis Kessler's Behold Genealogy blog.   Louis talked to many genealogy and technology folks, and reveals his conclusions about genealogy software.  Right on, I think.

*  Sixteen Completely Free Ways to Research Your Family Tree in New Hampshire by Janice Brown on the Cow Hampshire blog.  Great list, which can be applied to your state of interest instead of New Hampshire.

*  Gathering Rosebuds by Travis J. LeMaster on the TJL Genes: Preserving Our Family History blog.  Travis used social media and a phone call to find a distant relative with information about his family.

*  Confession:  I Hate Free Genealogy Stuff! by Kerry Scott on The Clue Wagon blog.  Kerry asks "Am I the only one who prefers to pay for stuff?"

* Genetic Genealogy in 2050 (Or Maybe 2015?) by Blaine Bettinger on The Genetic Genealogist blog.  Blaine looks to the future for Genetic Genealogy.

*  Thoughts of Mastering Genealogical Proof: Chapter 3 Thorough Research by Sue Adams on the Family Folklore blog.  Sue discusses the difference between libraries and archives, catalogues, and index quality.

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

*  NN Genealogy Things You Need to Know This Morning, Sunday, 9 Mar 2014; Monday, 10 Mar 2014; Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014; Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014; Thursday, 13 Mar 2014; Friday, 14 Mar 2014 and Saturday, 15 Mar 2014 by Caroline M. Pointer on the blog.

*  News Stories and Blog Posts for Genealogists, March 14, 2014 by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  Upfront Mini Bytes – Row Houses, Lawyers in London, TV News, Norwegian Ancestors, Youth Bibliography, Slavery Map, and Irish Research by Diane L. Richard on the Upfront With NGS blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for March 14, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

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

*  Saturday Serendipity (March 15, 2014) -- Beware the Ides of March! 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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1 comment:

Diane H. said...

Just seting the record straight: Barry's plagiarism was detected by Tamura Jones!
More than a little ironic that Thomas Macentee once again doesn't acknowledges the work of others!