Sunday, June 22, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 15 to 21 June 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 Genetic Genealogy by Scott H. on the 23andMe Blog.  Scott highlights the discussion panel with this topic at Jamboree in early June.

*  The Advantages of Working With a One World Tree by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.  Kitty does a great job comparing WikiTree, Geni and FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  4 GenealogyBank Search Tips From the 2014 SCGS Jamboree Conference by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the GenealogyBank Blog.  Gena shares some tips.

*  Genealogy on the Small Screen by Dave Dowell on the Dr. D Digs Up Ancestors blog.  Dave highlights the plans for the Who Do You Think You Are?, Finding Your Roots, and Genealogy Roadshow TV programs.

*  Tuesday's Tip:  Looking at Divorce Records by Miriam Robbins on the Ancestories: The Stories of My Ancestors blog.  Miriam provides excellent ideas on the topic.

*  Best Facebook Comments Re: DDoS Attack by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.  Great selections here, congrats to Bill West for the "best of the best."

*  What I Would Have Liked To Know As a Newbie by Harold Henderson on the Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog.  Harold lists five things he wishes he had known earlier.

*  Biggest Family Reunion: A TED Talk by AJ Jacobs by Esther on the MyHeritage Blog.  This post has the video of my cousin's TED talk.

*  Column: (Re)searcher by Yvette Hoitink on the Dutch Genealogy blog.  Yvette describes how she works through brickwall problems.

*  Helen, Part VI: Life After Frank by Michael Lacopo on the Hoosier Daddy? blog.  Michael continues his fascinating biography of his grandmother.

*  Safer Image Searches by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy shows us how to find "safe" images to use on our web pages and publications.

*  10 Ways To Find a Loyalist Ancestor by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  Lorine lists some of the best resources.

*  What Do We Do With Someone completely New To Genealogy? The Answer in 5 Steps by James Tanner on the Rejoice and Be Exceeding Glad... blog.  This is oriented to LDS members and FamilySearch Family Tree features, but it's an interesting approach.

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

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for June 20, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog. 

*  Friday Finds -- 06/20/14 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  News and Blog Posts for Genealogists, June 20, 2014  by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme, June 21, 2014 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog

*  Saturday Serendipity (June 21, 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 1520 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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Miriam Robbins said...

Thank you for highlighting my post on divorce records, Randy!

Unknown said...

Randy I really appreciate the highlighting of good posts. Thank you.

Yvette Hoitink said...

Thank you for picking my column as one of your weekly picks, honoured to be in such an interesting list of articles!