Sunday, September 20, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 13 to 19 September 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:

*  Family Finder Finds Family Bible and Family Finder Gift Just Keeps Giving by Dave Dowell on the Dr. D. Digs Up Ancestors blog.  Dave had an FTDNA match who had a family treasure.  Don't we all wish all of our DNA matches shared stuff like this?

*  GenStock 2015: Being an Early Adapter by Pollty Kimmitt on the PollyBlog.  This sounds really interesting and challenging.

*  Just How Badly Do You Want the Answer? by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.  Linda has been persistent - I enjoyed the research stories.

*  Five Ways to Improve the RootsMagic Genealogy App by Melody Lassalle on the Research Journal Genealogy Blog.  Melody has suggestions, I hope RootsMagic considers them.

*  What To Do When the Name on the Record is Wrong? by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Amy describes one of her successful searches.

*  Soon the New Ancestry Will Be the Only Ancestry by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Mr. AI reviews what's going to happen, and suggests ways to suggest improvements.

*  British Research, Genealogical Cold Cases, and Township Records ~ Classes on Day 4 at the BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.  Jana reviews her 4th day at the recent BYU Conference.

*  Please Compile Your Tree Again by Michael John Neill on the blog.  Great idea, but a listing of errors would help. 

*  10-Minute Methodology: "Reasonably Exhaustive" -- How Do We Know We're There? by Judy Kellar Fox on the BCG Springboard: News and Notes blog.  Judy has seven questions to ask ourselves.

*  The Other Other Woman by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry blog.  Jacqi unravels one twig of her family using census and vital records.

*  Dutch Genealogy Webinar - Questions About Records by Yvette Hoitink on the Dutch Genealogy blog.  Yvette answers viewer questions from the recent webinar.

*  Genealogy Humor:  7 Funny and Odd Inheritances & Bequests by Mary Harrell-Sesniak on the GenealogyBank Blog.  Good ones!!

*  There is no Cure for Progonoplexia by Jen Thorpe on the blog.  Who knew?  I thought it was Ancestoritis...but it has an actual Greek-based name.

^  The RootsEarch App -- Finding Records You Weren't Looking For by James Tanner on the Rejoice and Be Exceeding Glad blog.  James reviews this useful Chrome extension app.

*  Genealogy's Tp Ten Superheroes by Tami Osmer Mize on the Relatively Curious blog.  Here's another list.  Thanks, Tami!

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 18 September 2015 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

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

 Friday Finds September 12-18 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

 Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for September 18, 2015 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Best Bytes for the Week of 18 Sep 2015 by Elizabeth O'Neal on the Little Bytes of Life blog. 

*  Friday Finds - 09/18/15 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- September 19, 2015 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Midweek Genealogy News Roundup 9/16/2015 and This Week's Genealogy News Stories (by Tami Osmer Mize on the Relatively Curious About Genealogy blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (September 12, 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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