Sunday, September 27, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 20 to 26 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:

*  A Guide to Using Social Media for Genealogy by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the GenealogyBank Blog.  Gena reviews social media options and how to use it for genealogy.

*  How They Found the Real Benjamin Kyle by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained -- Genetic Genealogy blog.  This post explains the Benjamin Kyle identity search.  Read the linked article too.

*  Amazing Weekend of Conferences in Ontario! by Chris Paton on the British GENES Blog.  Chris describes his weekend in Toronto and Ottawa.

*  Thomas MacEntee Interview on Genealogy as a Business, Part 1Part 2; and Part 3  by John D. Reid on the Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections blog.  John interviewed Thomas while at the BIFSGO conference.

*  Darn! My Genealogy Superhero Didn't Make it on the List, Eh? by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.  I'm with Gail on this one, Lorine is a genealogy superhero!

*  The Search for Helen's Roots -- Part II by Blaine Bettinger on The Genetic Genealogist blog.  Blaine continues his search for his great-grandmother's ancestry using autosomal DNA.

*  My First Genealogical Conference (NYSFHC 2015) by Jo Henn on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.  Sounds like Jo really got a lot out of her first conference.  Hooked?

*  Finding a Record in Early Rhode Island by Diane Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane reviews the available records in Rhode Island by record type.

*  Are We Becoming Lazy Researchers? by Brenda Joyce Jerome on the Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog.  Brenda thinks so.

*  15 Ways to Find Ancestor's Death Information and 21 Ways to Find Ancestors Birth Information by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.  Ken explains the ways.  Nice lists.

*  The New Family History Center is in the Home by James Tanner on the Rejoice and Be Exceeding Glad blog.  What an excellent observation.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 25 September 2015 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

*  Friday Finds in Newspapers:  25 September 2015 by Miriam J. Robbins on the Online Historical Newspapers blog.

 Friday Finds! September 19th-25th by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

 Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for September 25, 2015 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds - 09/25/15 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- September 26, 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 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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