Sunday, March 6, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 28 February to 5 March 2016

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:

*  When It's Time to Come Home by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry blog.  Jacqi has been writing about life.

*  DNA Bombshell: John Smith Origins Uncovered by Robyn on the Reclaiming Kin blog.  Robyn did some great detective work here.

*  FamilySearch Adds to its Online YouTube Channel by James Tanner on the Rejoice, and be Exceeding Glad blog.  Who knew?  There are some excellent videos here.

*  FamilySearch Goes Viral in Brazil by Jesse Hyde on the FamilySearch Blog.  Post an interesting record collection and they will come!

*  4 Things I've Learned about Researching Eastern European Ancestors by Schalene Dagutis on the Tangled Roots and Trees blog.  Schalene discusses Calendar, Religion, Country and Language issues.

*  Thanks for 20 Years of Excellence!! by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy reviews the history of Cyndi's List and Cyndi Ingle.  Amen!

*  RootsTech Review: Through The Eyes of an Unknown Presenter and RootsTech Review: What Were The Best Classes Not Streamed? by Andy Lee on Devon Lee's A Patient Genealogist blog.  Andy went to RootsTech and saw and did interesting things.

*  Six Reasons Why a Human is Better than Google Translate for Genealogy Documents by Katherine Schober on Thomas MacEntee's Geneabloggers blog.  Katherine uses German phrases to make the point.

*  I know my ancestors are from Ireland: What do I do next? by Frederick Wertz on the Findmypast Blog.  This post provides basic information about the Irish research process.

*  Looking for Old Newspapers?  Get Your %#8& to the Library by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.  I think Ken spelled "Behind" wrong, but it's a great observation.

*  Reasonably Exhaustive Research by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the Evidence Explained QuickTips Blog.  ESM does it in 172 words - good stuff!

*  Losing a Personal Genealogical Giant by Dave McDonald on the Thinking Genealogically blog.  Dave describes the relative who helped him get started in genealogy research.

*  When the Females Can't Be Found by Michael John Neill on the blog.  Michel discusses six potential scenarios and the methods to research them.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 4 March 2016 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

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

  Friday Finds for 4 March 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for March 4, 2016 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- March 5, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Favorite Reads of the Week: 5 March 2016 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (March 5, 2016) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  Noteworthy Reads #26 by Jo Henn on the Climbing My Family Tree 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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1 comment:

Schalene Dagutis said...

Randy, thanks for mentioning my blog post about researching ancestors in Eastern Europe.