Sunday, April 5, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 29 March to 4 April 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:

*  Adoptive Search Angels Help Me Find My Original Birth Name and Birth Parent Surnames Overnight by Colleen Greene on the Colleen and Jeff's Roots blog.  Wow, great news for Colleen.

*  5 Tips for Resolving Evidence Conflicts by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.  Michael's tips are very useful.

*  And March Flew By - But Not without a Great Conference! by Tessa Keough on The Keough Corner blog.  Tessa presented virtually to the Guild of One-Name Studies Conference in England.

*  Mystery Monday- Who's Your Daddy? Brick Walls Post #2 - Robert L. Bowden, 1863-1906 by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.  Diane shares another brick wall ancestor - can you help?

*  Brick Wall Buster: New Online Newspapers via MyHeritage by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog.  Thomas found some helpful information using the MyHeritage Record Matches for newspapers.

*  Lou Szucs: Genealogical Hero by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak on the Huffington Post blog.  I agree!  Thank you to Lou for all you've done, and enjoy your retirement!

*  Ode to Lou Szucs: Ancestry's Employee Number One Retires by Kristie Wells on the Blog.  Here is more insight into Lou and her impact on the genealogy world.

*  Astonishing New iPhone App:  Lick It DNA by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  How cool is this, although there are questions about accuracy.  Note the publication date too.

*  NGS 2015:  Conference Survival 101! by Jill Morelli on the Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal blog.  Excellent tips from a veteran (now!) conference goer.

*  The Science Behind New Ancestor Discoveries by Julie Granka on the Ancestry Tech Roots blog.  Julie discusses the latest AncestryDNA feature.

*  Things I Learned by Participating in the Genealogy Do-Over by Dawn Kogutkiewicz on the Dawning Genealogy blog.  Dawn's list should be read by any researcher.

*  What I Remember .... by the writer of the Generations Gone By Weblog.  What a riveting family story.  It's a miracle no one was killed.

*  Ancestry Gave Me a New DNA Ancestor -- And It's Wrong by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.  Roberta demonstrates that the new AncestryDNA feature is imperfect.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 3 April 2015 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

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

*  Genealogy Roundup: March 28th - April 3rd by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Friday Finds - 04-03/15 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  Best Bytes for Week of 3 April 2015 by Elizabeth O'Neal on the Little Bytes of Life blog.

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

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.

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