Sunday, June 28, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 21 to 27 June 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:

*  "Where Do I Come From?" by guest writer Mark on Roberta Estes' DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.  Mark's story is about his search for his birth mother using DNA results and matches.

*  Genealogy Society Woes by Ruby Coleman on the Genealogy Lines blog.  Ruby comments on the problems facing some genealogical societies, and her remedies.

*  It All began 20 Years Ago ... by Cyndi Ingle on the Cyndi's List blog.  Cyndi tells all...about her website history.

*  The Scourge of Phthsis (Tuberculosis) by Wayne Shepheard on the Discover Genealogy blog.  Wayne discusses the impact this disease has had on his ancestral research and the world.

*  Have That Difficult Conversation by Janine Adams on the Peace of Mind Organizing blog.  Janine just lost her mother, and is thankful they planned ahead.

*  20 Reasons You Should Blog Your Family History Book by Lynn Palermo on The Family History Writing Studio blog.  Lynn's list makes good sense.

*  FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY -- After you Return Home ... Then What? by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.  Diane demonstrates how she works with creating and cataloging camera images from her visit to Salt Lake City.

*  Crowd Control and Genealogy -- What Would You Do? by Jacquie Schattner on the Seeds to Tree blog.  Jacquie's post concerns audience requests for speaker presentation materials.

*  Confused by Your AncestryDNA Matches? Read This Post by Diahan Southard on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.  A closer look at New Ancestry Discoveries (NADs) but I'm still confused.

*  Searching Your Mexican Roots: Pre-1930 Records by Laura Martinez on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.  Laura provides an excellent summary of the availability and history of Mexican genealogical resources.

*  The Kings and I by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.  I want one of these!

*  When A Tenant Isn't by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy works through the word curtesy.  Interesting.

*  The Elements of Research -- Part Twenty Five: The Not-So-Final Conclusion by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James has an excellent set of 25 articles about the genealogical research process, is this the last one?

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

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

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for June 26, 2015 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 06/26/15 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy and History Hub blog.

*  Friday Genealogy Finds - June 20th -26th by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme -- June 27, 2015 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

* Noteworthy Reads #19 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 1580 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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