Sunday, August 16, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 9 to 15 August 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:

*  U.S. Church Record Libraries and Repositories by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.  Linda's list by denomination is very helpful.

*  Internet Genealogy - Is It Progress? by Janet Few on the Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogy Collaboration blog.  Yes, I think it is!

*  Pass It On by Michelle Ganus Taggart on the A Southern Sleuth blog.  Michelle hosted a family reunion, visited the Family History Discovery Center in SLC, and had a great time.

*  Autosomal DNA Testing 101 - Tips and Tricks for Contact Success by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.  Roberta lists the best ways to contact your autosomal DNA matches.

*  Another Interesting Obituary: Dorothy McElhaney by Dick Easrtman on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter blog.  Dorothy wrote this herself, apparently.

* Hiring Shows Future Plans by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  There are plenty of jobs at - want to submit a resume?

*  7 Reasons to Start a Family History Blog by Lisa Louise Cooke on her Genealogy Gems blog.  Good reasons.

*  Northwest Genealogy Conference and a Visit to the Cemetery by Janice M. Sellers on the Ancestral Discoveries blog.  Janice highlights her day at this regional conference.

*  New Update Now Syncs With FamilySearch Family Tree by James Tanner on the Rejoice and be Exceeding Glad... blog.  James shows how this is done for LDS members.  What about the rest of us?

*  Don't Let Mythology Guide Your Genealogy Research! by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Legacy News blog.  Wise words from Lorine.

*  5 Time Saving Tips for Finding Maiden Names by the writer on the blog.  Good ones.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

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

*  Friday Finds August 8th -14th by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme - August 15, 2015 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (August 15, 2015) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism 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 1590 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 the mention on your "Best of" this week.

Michelle Ganus Taggart said...

Thank you so much for including me Randy!

Janice M. Sellers said...

Thank you for the shout-out, Randy! The conference was a lot of fun, and I was honored to be one of the speakers.