Sunday, June 14, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 7 to 13 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:

*  An Historic Event by David Lambert on the Vita Brevis blog.  David shares his experiences at the Global Family Reunion.

*  The Long Drive Home by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry blog.  Jacqi muses about conferences, education, osmosis (what?) and getting back to genea-work.

*  What Killed Great Grandad ... A Curious Mystery Solved on Trove, Part 1 by Sharn White on the FamilyHistory4u blog.  Sharn unravels a family story.

*  Complete Genealogy Data Transfer by Louis Kessler on Louis Kessler's Behold Genealogy blog.  Louis wants a pass-through requirement for genealogy data communication.  sounds right to me.

*  A Census Search Trick for Hard-to-Find Ancestors by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.  Diane demonstrates a neat trick using City Directories.

*  Searching for Native-American Ancestry?  Take These Steps to Learn More by Paula Stuart-Warren on the Blog.  Paula has some great guidelines.

*  Genealogy and Elitism: It Isn't What You Say, It's How You Say It by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Amy discusses the seemingly non-existent elitism issue.

*  Together, We All Win by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the Evidence Explained QuickTips blog.  Elizabeth suggests working together and encouragement wins more friends than criticism and "police" action.

*  Unraveling Henry's Children:  Mary Inez Muir (1922-2002) by Schalene Dagutis on the Tangled Roots and Trees blog.  Schalene has found five marriages for this person, there may be more!

* News Ketchup for 10 June 2015 by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Some interesting tidbits here.

*  The Research Notebook by Diane Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane took ESM's QuickTip example and will use research notebooks to pursue research objectives.

*  Family History Library Trip - Day 2 - A Red Letter Day! by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.  Diane had success at the FHL this week.

*  Delayed Birth Certificates - A Vital Resource by Charlie Purvis on the Carolina Family Roots blog.  Charlie discusses the whys and hows of delayed birth certificates.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  My Memorable Monthly Mentions (AKA My Favorite Blogs This Month) by Jacquie Schattner on the Seeds to Tree blog.

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

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Find for June 12, 2015 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Genealogy Finds June 6th - 12th by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Friday Finds - 05/12/15 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme -- June 13, 2015 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Noteworthy Reads #17 by Jo Henn on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 13 June 2015 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus 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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Michigan Girl said...

Thanks for the mention Randy. Always an honor.
What a great day that was at the FHL.

Jacqi Stevens said...

Thanks for including me on your "Best of" list again this week. It was indeed a treat to get some face time with you at Jamboree. I'm so ready to head back again, next June!

Charlie Purvis said...

Thank you Randy for listing Carolina FamilyRoots in your "Best of" list. I'm indeed honor. Your blog is my first read every day. I have learned so much.