Sunday, September 7, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 31 August to 6 September 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:

*  My Top Ten Genealogical Discoveries -- So Far! by Betty Tartas on Betty's Boneyard Genealogy Blog.  Betty has made many great discoveries over 15 years of research!

*  My "Must Have" List of Top 10 Genealogy Websites by Christine Blythe on the Empty Nest Genealogy blog.  Great list - everyone has a different list!

*  Amelia! What is Your Maiden Name? by Heather Wiliinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.  Heather is still searching for it after 35 years.

*  In-Depth Review of a Record Leads to a Genealogy Solution! by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog. Lorine looked at the original record, and thinks she has found her husband's Irish immigrant ancestor.

*  Family History Benefits for Youth, Part 2 by Janet Hovorka on the Zap the Grandma Gap blog.  Janet talks about perspective and emotional benefits that youth receive from family history.

*  Promoting Your Blog Without (Much) Bloodshed by Jenny Lanctot on the Are My Roots Showing? blog.  Jenny offers tips for promoting your blog.

*  When is a Wilkerson a Wilkinson? by Ken MacKinlay on the Family Tree Knots blog.  Ken solves his name variation problem with land records in Ontario.

*  Your Immigrant Ancestor: Genealogy Research Tips by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the GenealogyBank Blog.  Newspapers are a great source of information about your immigrant ancestors.

*  Personal Property:  None by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  How can that be?  It's because of the law, of course!

*  Some Comments About ProGen by Jill K. Morelli on the Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal blog.  Jill lists pros and cons of taking the ProGen course.

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

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for September 5, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Genealogy News Corral: Sept 1-5 by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  What We Are Reading: September 5 Edition by Amy Johnson Crow on the Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 09/05/14 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.

*  Saturday Serendipity (September 6, 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 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:

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks for including me on your list this week, Randy! I can see a few here I haven't read yet so my Sunday night will be full of some good reading.