Sunday, July 12, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 5 to 11 July 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:

*  Bloggers' Research Toolboxes and Resources by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog  Linda highlights the resources available on a number of genealogy blogs.

*  I'm Living My Dream! You Can Too by Christine Woodcock on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.  Christine describes her dream job in ancestral tourism.

*  Do You Have a Defective Ancestor? by Am,y Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Amy describes the 1880 U.S. Census criteria for defective, dependent and delinquent persons.

*  Irish Catholic Parish Registers, 1640s-1880s, Are Now Free Online! by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.  Diane describes the search process in this browse only database.

*  IAJGS 2015, Jerusalem: Day 1; Day 2 by Emily Garber on the (going) The Extra Yad blog.

*  After the Genea-Goldrush by Bill West on the West in  New England blog.  Bill used the free offers on Ancestry, AmericanAncestors and Fold3 to obtain lots of ancestral records.

*  Journals for Genealogists by Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.  Michael discusses reasons to read genea-journals.

*  The IAJGS2015 Conference in Jerusalem Was a Great Success by Dick Eastman on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter blog.  Dick highlights his experience at IAJGS.

*  My First Experience Researching in the Irish Catholic Church Parish Registers by Melody Lassalle on the Research Journal Genealogy Blog.  Mel had some problems finding her folks, but offers excellent guidance.

*  4 Ways to Research in a Cemetery by Marian Pierre-Louis on the Legacy News blog.  Marian covers different ways to do cemetery research.

*  10 Steps to Searching the Irish Catholic Parish Records When You Only Know the County of Origin by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  Excellent how-to post!

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.

*  Friday Finds and Follows: 10 July 2015 by Miriam J. Robbins on the Ancestories: The Stories of My Ancestors blog.

*  Friday Finds - July 4th - 10th by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 10, 2015 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 07/10/15 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (July 11, 2015) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme -- July 11, 2015 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 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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Linda Stufflebean said...

Randy, Thank you for including me on your "Best of" list this week. I appreciate it.

Bill West said...

Thanks for the mention, Randy!