Sunday, October 26, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 19 to 25 October 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:

*  NUCMC and It's Cousins by Paula Stuart-Warren on Paula's Genealogical Eclectica blog.  Paula discusses the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections.

*  How One New Associate Prepared by Certification by Judy Kellar Fox on the BCG Springboard blog.  Shannon Terwedo describes her certification experiences.

*  At Home in a Cemetery by Peggy Lauritzen on the Always Anxiously Engaged blog.  Peggy has funny, but true, stories to tell.

*  Tuesday's Tip: Try It! Illinois 2014 and Other State-Specific Online Database Services by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog.  Thomas lists many free state-specific databases, most of which require a library card number.

*  Emigration To and Within the United States in the 1800s by Lou Szucs on the Blog.  Lou provides a chronology of migration-type events in the 19th century.

*  Re-evaluating the Evidence by Michael Lacopo on the Hoosier Daddy? blog.  Michael reviews the evidence of his mother's birth, adoption and reuniting with her mother.  But the question still is - who was her father?

*  Sometimes, I Just Want to Kick Myself by Ellie on the Ellie's Ancestors blog.  Ellie goes down the research rabbit hole...and finds a goodie.

*  Joys of Geneablogging by Denise Olson on The Society Journal blog.  11 years of blogging...Denise discusses Tumblr and Disqus as blogging tools.

*  Holland Land Company Records: Land Research in Western New York State by Karen E. Livsey on the blog.  Excellent article about these New York land records.

*  The Way Names are Spelled by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  Interesting piece on this subject.

*   The Grand Adventure Begins; Upper Canyon: 1st Day Impressions; The Cast of Characters;  Settling Into the Daily Routineand Adjusting to Life on the River by Becky Wiseman on the Kinexxions blog.  Geneablogger Becky rafted through the Grand Canyon.  No genealogy, but wonderful pictures and commentary.  Loved it!

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

*  GAGS - GeniAus Gems - 24 October 2014 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

*  What We Are Reading: October 24th Edition by Amy Johnson Crow on the Blog.

*  Friday Finds and Follows: 24 October 2014 by Miriam J. Robbins on the Ancestories: The Stories of My Ancestors blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for October 24, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 10/24/14 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme -- October 25, 2014 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (October 25, 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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Thomas MacEntee said...

Thanks Randy for the shout out of GeneaBloggers!

Becky Wiseman said...

What a pleasant surprise to see my rafting posts included. Glad you liked them! Thanks for the mention.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for including Society Journal. It made my day!