Sunday, July 31, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 24 July to 30 July 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:

*  An Ancestor With An Alias Revisited by Melanie Frick on the Homestead Genealogical Research blog.  Melanie brings us up to date on her guy with two names.

*  How Did Our Ancestors Beat the Heat? by Esther on the MyHeritage blog.  An interesting article.

*  Try This Fun Genealogy Cemetery Hunt Game For Children by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Legacy News blog.  This is an excellent idea.

*  6 Military Records For Genealogy That You Might Not Know About by Jake Fletcher on the Legacy News blog.  Jake found some goodies!

*  Every Opportunity Counts by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen on the Always Anxiously Engaged blog.  Peggy shares her life story in education and genealogy.

*  Thoughts on "The Dash" by Diana Elder on the Family Locket blog.  Nice thoughts here!

*  Quick Tips for Breaking Through Your Genealogy Bricks Walls by Crista Cowan on the Blog.  This video is outstanding.

*  Additional Relatives Added to Phased Family Matches at Family Tree DNA by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.  Family Tree DNA has improved their matching.

*  Building Context for Our Farming Ancestors by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Amy helps us understand our farmers.

*  Discovering Ireland - and Finding Myself by Susan Petersen on the blog.  Susan took the trip of a lifetime to Ireland.

*  Oh Susannah! Bentz Baker #genealogy by Jenine E. Trayer on the GraveDiggers Blog.  What a fascinating story and family history.  Well done!

*  Research Tips by Lori Samuelson on the Genealogy At Heart blog.  Lori has tips for research trips.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking 29th July 2016 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 28 July 2016 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

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

  Friday Finds 29 July 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 29, 2016 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- July 30, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Favorite Reads of the Week: 31 July 2016 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket 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:

Nicole Dyer said...

Thanks for sharing our blog post "Thoughts on the Dash." I thought I would give my mother due credit - it was actually written by her (Diana Elder)!