Sunday, March 8, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 1 March to 7 March 2015

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:

*  Respecting My Grandmother's Life Trials by Becky Jamison on the Grace and Glory blog.  Becky reviews the struggles of her grandmother.  We need to pass stories like this on to our descendants.

*  The Two Companies That Will Print Your Genealogy Blog Books by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.  Nice work, Heather...I may try this.

*  MYSTERY MONDAY -- Who's Your Daddy - Post #1 - John C. Gould 1833 - ? by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.  Excellent cousin bait post by Diane - good example for geneabloggers!

*  Google Scholar for Genealogists? Here's Why to Try It by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.  I need to try this too.

*  19 Strange Professions of Your Ancestors That Don't Exist Today by Mark S. on the Crestleaf blog.  Mark found some really interesting extinct occupations.

*  Great News: I Did It!! by Cari Taplin on the Genealogy PANTS blog.  Cari thanks those who helped her get her CG.

*  Finding Your Desk- Another Take on Organization by Tessa Keough on the Worldwide Genealogy - A Genealogical Collaboration blog.  Tessa describes her system and the advice given her by others.

*  Has Ancestry Dot com Made Us Lazy As Researchers? by Christine Woodcock on the Scottish Genealogy Tips and Tidbits blog.  Christine wonders and provides examples.

*  The Status of Genealogical Searching by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James compares genealogy search engines to 1950s automobiles.

*  The Sixth Victim of the Boston Massacre by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.  Nice catch by Michael from a newspaper article.

*  The Source of the Source, Of Course, Of Course by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the Evidence Explained QuickTips blog.  Elizabeth shares her thoughts on citing the source of a source.

*  Are You Using Genealogical and Historical Societies in Your Research? by Robyn Smith on the Reclaiming Kin blog.  Robyn shares her successes using these resources.

*  Exploring British Records From America by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogical Collaboration blog.  Heather had success searching for her grandmother's ancestors in English records.

*  Going Out On a Limb by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.  Jill has a different view about conference presentation slides and taking notes or taking pictures as an attendee.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday Finds and Follows: 6 March 2015 by Miriam J. Robbins on the Ancestories: The Stories of My Ancestors blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 6 March 2015 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

*  Recommended Reads by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for March 6, 2015 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Best Bytes for the Week of 6 March 2015 by Elizabeth O'Neal on the Little Bytes of Life blog.

*  Friday Finds - 03/06/15 (a Day Late) 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 (March 7, 2015) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  Noteworthy Reads #5 by Jo Henn on the Climbing My Family Tree 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 1560 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

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Becky Thompson said...

Thank you for the mention, Randy! And I appreciate your added comment that we need to pass these stories on to our descendants. That's such a good point. We have a lot to learn from studying our ancestors' lives.

GeniAus said...

Thanks for including my post on your list, Randy. I appreciate you airing my "point of view".

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks for including two of my blog posts on your list this week, Randy! In fact, I had forgotten all about the post on World Wide Genealogy, so thanks for reminding me to go back and read all the posts for the past week over there, too!

Diane Gould Hall said...

Thanks for the mention Randy. This one means a lot to me and I certainly hope it works as cousin bait. Can't wait to go and read all the other posts mentioned here.

Jo Henn said...

Thank you for the mention, Randy.!