Sunday, August 17, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 to 16 August 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:

*  Alex Haley - Genealogy Hero or Heel? by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog.  I vote "both" - but really appreciate what he did to energize genealogy work.  Roots inspired me.

*  Upper Canada Land Petitions at LAC by Ken McKinlay on the Family Tree Knots blog.  I picked this post because it really helped me with my LAC struggles.

*  The Future of Family History: Peering Into the Mist by James Tanner on the FamilySearch blog.  James discusses the future, where everything is in one big family tree, and is correct.  Right...

*  Wednesday Spotlight: Marian Pierre-Louis by Tami Osmer Mize on the WikiChicks blog.  This week's interview is of Marian Pierre-Louis of New England.

*  I'm a ProGen Almnus! by Miriam Robbins on the Ancestories: The Stories of My Ancestors blog.  Miriam describes the 18-month ProGen course and what she learned.

*  Life and Near-Death in Fort Wayne by Sally Knudsen on the SallySearches blog.  Sally had a hairy travel day, but an excellent research day at ACPL.

*  Genealogy Technology -- Random Thoughts by Louis Kessler on Louis Kessler's Behold Blog.  Some excellent thoughts, and questions, in this "rant" (it wasn't really!) by Louis.

*  Survey Results Indicate People Leave Societies Because Little Value Offered by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.  Gail had over 300 respondents to the survey.  Interesting!

*  The Fourth American Civil War Blogpost Challenge Roundup by Bill West on the West in New England blog.  Bill highlights entries in his Civil War blogp ost challenge.

* New Terms and Conditions by the write of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Interesting changes, but we need a legal analysis, I think.

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

*  Monday's Muse - 11 August 2014; Whaddya Miss? Monday, August 11, 2014; Whaddya Miss? Tuesday, August 12, 2014; Whaddya Miss? Wednesday, August 13, 2014; Whaddya Miss? Thursday, August 14, 2014; Whaddya Miss? Friday, August 15, 2014 by Eowyn Langhoff and Tami Osmer Mize on the WikiChicks blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for August 15, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 08/13/14 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub 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 1540 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...

Thanks so much for including my post in your list of Best of the Genea-Blogs, Randy!

Bill West said...

Thanks for the shout out, Randy!

SallySearches said...

Thank you for reading and including my post, Randy!