Sunday, August 31, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 24 to 30 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:

*  10 Tips to Revive and Refocus Your Family History Research by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist blog.  Lynn has excellent suggestions.

*  Researching Elusive People by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the Evidence Explained QuickTips blog.  Wise words from ESM.

*  Exciting New Feature in FamilySearch Catalog by Jenny Lanctot on the Are My Roots Showing? blog.  Jenny finds a very useful feature!

*  Interview With "Who Do You Think You Are?" Producer Dan Bucatinsky by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.  Diane summarizes main points from an audio interview.

*  Standardizing Sources and Citation Templates by Louis Kessler on  Louis Kessler's Behold Blog.  Louis has a FHISO proposal to deal with source citations.  Bravo!

*  How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? by Jill Ball on the Geniaus blog.  Jill's husband, Mr. Geniaus (not a genealogist!),  attacked a genealogy problem and solved it!

*  Comments From the Vendors -- The Future of Genealogy Conferences by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  This is unfortunate, but predictable, and probably unavoidable.

*  The Game of the Name by Tony Proctor on the Parallax View blog.  Tony reviews how name structure varies by country and culture - how should genealogy deal with this?

*  Slides From How to Reveal  Your Female Ancestor's Story on by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog.  Anne shares her presentation slides - there are three good examples of excellent research here.

*  Death of a Stranger Solves a Family Mystery 103 Years Later by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  What an interesting research story.  Sometimes a hunch pays off, and help from family and colleagues does too!

*  Serendipity. Or Thanks, Dad. by Debbie Mascot on the Mascot Manor Genealogy blog.  I think it was...

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

*  WikiChicks Whaddya Miss? Tuesday August 26, 2014 by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the WikiChicks blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for August 29, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Follow Friday - My Favorites From the Last Week (Or So...) by Christopher Shaw on the Diggin' For Family blog.

*  What We Are Reading: August 29th Edition by Amy Johnson Crow on the Blog.

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

*  Saturday Serendipity (August 30, 2014) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  FGS 2014 Conference Blog Compendium on the Genea-Musings 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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1 comment:

GeniAus said...

Thanks for the inclusion, Randy. Mr GeniAus is telling one and all of his success.