Sunday, November 2, 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 26 October to 1 November 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:

*  "Clicking and Claiming" on - A Commentary by Kathy Reed on the Hamilton County Genealogical Society blog.  An interesting study, and response, about an Ancestry Member Tree.

*  Do We Have the Genealogy Reflexes We Need? by Harold Henderson on the Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog.  Excellent questions...and links.

*  7 Genealogical Lessons for Researching Your Palatine Ancestors by Henry  Z. (Hank) Jones on the Blog.  Hank shares his lessons learned from 50 years of researching Palatine immigrants.

*  Tuesdays Tips: The Zen of Dropbox -- Obey the Sync by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog.  You never know when the blue screen of death will happen to your computer.  We can all learn from Thomas's experience here.

*  See What This Intriguing Census Taker Had to Say About the Neighbors by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.  An opinionated sort, and an interesting life.

*  When Will FamilySearch Family Tree Be Fixed? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James says the problem is the data, not the program.  The temptation is to say "never" but the hopeful answer is "soon."

*  Immigration to and Migration Within the U. S. in the 1900s by Juliana Szucs on the Blog.   This provides an immigration and migration timeline.  Very useful.

*  Thankful Thursday: Family ChartMasters by Amanda Pape on the ABT UNK blog.  Amanda created a family chart for her parents 60th anniversary.  Beautiful!

*  Is That Index Correct?  Here's Why We Need to Look at the Actual Document by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.  Diane found the marriage record, but the ages weren't right.  She figured it out.  Excellent lesson.

*  A Source is a Source, Of Course, O f Course ... Or Is It?  by Shannon Combs-Bennett on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.  Shannon offers her view about online family trees as sources.

*  Northern California APG Chapter Welcomes Judy Russell! by Sheri Fenley on The Educated Genealogist blog.  Sheri reports on three hours of communing with Judy and APG members.

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

*  GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 31 October 2014 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

*  What We Are Reading: October 31st Edition by Amy Johnson Crow on the Blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for October 31, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog. 

*  Friday Finds -- 10/31/14 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme - November 1, 2014 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (November 1, 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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Diane Gould Hall said...

Thanks so much for the mention Randy. Always appreciated.

The In-Depth Genealogist said...

Thanks for the mentioning The In-Depth Genealogist, we greatly appreciate it!

Sheri Fenley said...

Seaver! Wish you could have joined us for lunch. Thanks for the shout out!

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D. Taylor said...

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Kathy Reed said...

Thanks for citing my post. It was interesting to see that several people did not agree with my position. In fact, one of the people who disagreed with me wrote his own post and let me know that I was included in your list. I appreciate it.

Kathy Reed

Amanda said...

A belated thank-you for the shout-out for ABT UNK!