Sunday, October 18, 2015

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 11 to 17 October 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:

*  Thank You ACPL and PERSI by Michele Simmons Lewis on the Ancestoring blog.  Michele used PERSI to find church records and obtained them from ACPL.

*  Finding a Name: Why Probate Records are a Gold Mine for African-Americans by Dr. Henry Louis Gates and Juliana Szucs on the Blog.  Yep!!

*  Documenting Royal History by Nathan W. Murphy on the FamilySearch Blog.  Nathan discusses this issue, and provides a link to "Gateway Ancestors" with documented royal pedigrees.

*  Ancestry Deletes Hundreds of Databases by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Mr. AI tests Ancestry's explanations.

*  A Goodly Bit of Romance by Melanie Frick on the Homestead Genealogical Research blog.  Melanie's research has some interesting twists and lessons learned.

*  An Act for the Relief Of ... and  Finding Those Kentucky Private Laws by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.   Private laws?  Great stuff here.

*  Troutfetter's Homestead Delayed for Lack of Citizenship - Part I and Part II by Michael John Neill on the blog.  Michael dissects and analyzes the reasons.

*  Before You Donate Your Genealogy Research -- Important Things To Do by Diane L. Richard on the Upfront With NGS blog.  Diane highlights the ins and outs of this.  Useful information.

*  When the Source Doesn't Have that Source Document by Jacqi Stevens on her A Family Tapestry blog.  Jacqi's searching for records that may not exist one place at a time.

*  Tip:  Don't Rely on Just the Search Function When Using Newspaper Databases by Christine Manczuk on the Ancestry Island blog.  Christine has some excellent examples.

*  4 Reasons You Might Suck at Genealogy by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.  Ken shares his four reasons.

*  DNA.Land - a New Site for Your DNA Results by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.  Kitty explores her matches a bit on this new DNA analysis site.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 16 October 2015 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

 Friday Finds October 10-16th  by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Friday Finds in Newspapers: 16 October 2015 by Miriam J. Robbins on the Online Historical Newspapers blog.

 Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for October 16, 2015 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Friday Finds -- 10/16/15 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- October 17, 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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Anonymous said...

Thanks for reading and sharing my latest post, Randy!

Christine said...

Cool, thanks for picking my newspaper post, Randy :-)