Sunday, April 27, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 20 to 26 April 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:

*  Guild of One-Name Studies 2014 in Ashford, Kent by Debbie Kennett on the Cruwys News blog.  Debbie had a great time at this conference and tells us all about it.

*  Canada Online Historical Newspapers by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.  Ken has a great list of links for Canada newspapers.

*  Why I Like FamilySearch's Family Tree by Michele Simmons Lewis on the Ancestoring blog.  I like Michele's reasons, and agree!

*  12 Months of Extraordinary...or Why Genealogy Conferences are Awesome by Jen Baldwin on the Ancestral Breezes blog.  Jen shares her conferences experiences.

*  Finding John Herrel's Naturalization in an Unindexed FamilySearch Collection: 52 Ancestors by Shelley Bishop on the A Sense in Family blog.  Shelley has a nice step-by-step of how she found this record.

*  10 Tips for Genealogy Spring Cleaning by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.  Diane heard from readers with ideas for keeping paper and digital genealogy files under control.

*  Where Should I Publish My Work? by Jill K. Morelli on the Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal blog.  Jill lists the different options for this task.

*  Sometimes the Best Find Comes When You Least Expect It! by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  Lorine had a family story, and ran across a newspaper article that might confirm it.

* 10 Genealogy Things I Do On My Smart Phone by Diane Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane shares her most useful smart phone apps with us.

*  Review: BU Certification Program by Shannon Combs Bennett on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.  Shannon describes her 15-week pre-certification course at Boston University.

*  Ask Yvette: Resolving Conflicting Evidence in Early civil Registration Records by Yvette Hoitink on the Dutch Genealogy blog.  Yvette collects evidence, correlates, analyzes and resolves it, and draws a conclusion for a person who used two last names in  his lifetime.  Excellent work!

*  How to Repel Teenagers From Genealogy by Emily Kowalski Schroeder on The Spiraling Chains: Kowalski-Bellan Family Trees blog.  Emily has recommendations for interesting teens in family history.

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

*  NN Genealogy Things You Need To Know This Morning, Sunday, 20 Apr 2014; Monday, 21 Apr 2014; Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014; Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014; Thursday, 24 Apr 2014; Friday, 25 Apr 2014; Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 by Caroline M. Pointer on the blog.

*  Friday Finds - 04/25/14 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for April 25, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (April 26, 2014) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte 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 1490 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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