Sunday, April 17, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 to 16 April 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:

*  My No. 1 Favorite Genealogy Resource by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.  Yerp, they're near the top of my list too.

*  25 Favorite Free Genealogy Websites by Jake Fletcher on the Travelogues of a Genealogist blog.  Jake shares his list.

*  More Unanswered Questions about Genealogy and the World in General by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James still has questions and few answers.

*  The Lady Vanishes by Rhonda McClure on the Vita Brevis blog.  Rhonda reviews the assertions and finds evidence that resolves the death date of Martha Babcock (Greene) Amory.

*  Conferences and Genealogy Shows What's the Difference? by Hilary Gadsby on the Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogical Collaboration blog.  Hilary discusses her GOONS conference and WDYTYA? Live show experiences.

*  Join the April 2016 Genealogy Blog Party! by Elizabeth O'Neal on the Little Bytes of Life blog.  There's a party?  I'm in.

*  Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2016 by Debbie Kennett on the Cruwys News blog.  Debbie describes the DNA highlights from this UYK Conference.

*  Using Available Homestead Records on Ancestry by Nick Brown on the Home Scribe History blog.  Nick describes more about the available online homestead records.

*  A Home for Mary by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry blog.  Jacqi finds the adoptive parents of a daughter of Peachy Wilson.

*  My New Journey with MyHeritage, PLUS a new webinar on their new Book Matching by Geoff Rasmussen on the Legacy News blog.  Geoff discovers Record Matches, smart Matches and Book Matches on MyHeritage.

*  8 Weeks to Better Rhode Island Genealogy Research Week 3 – Probate and Cemeteries by Diane Boumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog.  Diane sorted out Ancestry's crappy volume naming (no town names!) for probate records.  A magnificent job!

*  Confirming the Names of Great Grandfather Jos√© Robledo’s Parents by Colleen Greene on the Colleen & Jeff's Roots blog.  Colleen provides an excellent example of analyzing evidence in this post.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking April 15th, 2016 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 15 April 2016 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

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

  Friday Finds 15 April 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Follow Friday -- April 15, 2016 by Wendy Littrell on the All My Branches Genealogy blog.

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for April 15, 2016 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- April 16, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Favorite Reads of the Week: 16 April 2016 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (April 16, 2016) 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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Debbie Kennett said...

Thank you for mentioning my blog in your weekly round-up.

Hilary Gadsby said...

Thanks for including my post in your list this week. Randy