Sunday, June 15, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 8 to 14 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:

*  Why, Ancestry? Why? and Ancestry Responds by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy asked Ancestry why they were going to destroy the Y and mtDNA samples, received an answer, and discusses the issue.

*  Sunday -- Arrival and Check-In; Monday - 1st Day of Class; Tuesday - 2nd Day of Class; Wednesday - 3rd Day of Class;  Thursday - 4th Day of Class; Friday - Final Day and Drive Home by Michele Simmons Lewis on the Ancestoring blog.  Michele  was at IGHR in Samford, Alabama this week and filed daily reports.  Wow, what a schedule!

*  Family History Project 2014 by Pam Carter on the My Maine Ancestry blog.  Pam teaches an AP U.S. History class, and her students can choose to do a Family History Project.  Here are some highlights from the papers.

*  Evernote for Genealogy: Mobile Audio Interviews by Colleen Greene on Colleen Greene's Blog.  Colleen highlights how to record audio interviews using the Evernote app on mobile devices.  Cool!

*  New FamilySearch Add-On: Find-A-Record by the writer of The Ancestry Insider.  Mr. AI provides a l ook at this new program to make searching on FamilySearch easier.

*  How Will Pushing Data Affect Genealogy and Genealogists? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James tackles this interesting question about "pushing" data.

*  Why Did I Travel 3,128 Miles To Attend the SCGS 2014 Jamboree? by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.  Heather describes the benefits of attending a distant genealogical conference.

*  “Retirement” Tips for Ancestry Y-DNA & mtDNA, MyCanvans and Customers by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.  Diane offers ideas for replacing these features.  

*  Evaluating a Record Found - In Honor of Father's Day by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.  Diane finally found what she thinks is her great-grandfather's death record.  She analyzes it relative to the other information that she has about him.

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

*  NN Genealogy Things You Need to Know Today, Sunday, 8 June 2014; Monday, 9 June 2014; Tuesday, 10 June 2014; Wednesday, 11 June 2014; Thursday, 12 June 2014; Friday, 13 June 2014; Saturday, 14 June 2014 by Caroline M. Pointer on the blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for Friday, June 13, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 06/13/14 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (June 14, 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 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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1 comment:

Pam Carter said...

Thanks for including my blog about the Family History Project. I hope others will be inspired to do similar things with their students.