Sunday, April 3, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 27 March to 2 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:

*  When You Think You're the Only One by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry blog.  Jacqi ponders who will be the next family historian.

* Strengthening Children Through Family History: Bruce Feiler’s Tips from RootsTech 2016 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.  Nicole shares how she is using Feiler's tips from RootsTech in her family.

*  More Accusations of Plagiarism Leveled at Barry Ewell by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  This is a compendium of the charges to date, except for the Cyndi's List issue.  Reader beware.

*  Concepts – CentiMorgans, SNPs and Pickin’ Crab by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained -- Genetic Genealogy blog.  Roberta explains things..

*  Ending the Myth of “Data on the Internet Lasts Forever” by Michael J. Leclerc on the Je Me Souviens blog.  Who knew?  There's a good lesson here, geneabloggers!

*  Why Knowing Jurisdiction Leads to More Records by Jake Fletcher on the Legacy News blog.  Jake has it right, and provides some excellent links to resources too.

*  Patience, Grasshopper by Michele Simmons Lewis on the Ancestoring blog.  Michele has an interesting research challenge.  Ah yes, patience - a wonderful thing, isn't it?

*  How Mobile Were Our Ancestors? by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Legacy News blog.  More than we know.

*  "Over There" by David Allen Lambert on the Vita Brevis blog.  David writes about his great-grandfather and his World War I service.

*  Breaking Out of Your Genealogy Comfort Zone by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Good ideas from Amy.

*  Road Trip With a Surprise by Russ Worthington on A Wothington Weblog blog.  Russ was driving home and stopped several places.

*  Alyce Hall Lived to At Least 105 Years Old by Christine Manczuk on the Ancestry Island blog.  Christine finds many records for a distant cousin's life.

*  One Photo, Many Emotions by Diane Weintraub on the Nuts From the Family Tree blog.  Diane discusses a photograph of Maryland miners and her family.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking April 1st  2016 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time blog.

  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 1 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 21 April 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for April 1, 2016 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- April 2, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Favorite Reads of the Week: 2 April 2016 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (April 2, 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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Jacqi Stevens said...

As always, Randy, thanks for the mention! I always enjoy your "Best of" picks for the week--and particularly appreciated your bonus edition for April 1.

Cousin Russ said...


Thank you for the mention.