Sunday, July 3, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 26 June to 2 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:

*  Update to the Shared cM Project by Blaine Bettinger on The Genetic Genealogist blog.  Blaine updated his Shared cM Project with more contributions from DNA testers.  The relationship chart is fantastic and very helpful.

*  Kickin' It With Elizabeth Shown Mills and Zongamin by Darcie Posz on the Kickin' It With Genealogy blog.  Interesting and challenging.  Read the ESM reference also.

*  Opening a Can of Worms by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy reviews the English hereditary title case.

*  Inspiring Genealogy Blogs - June 2016 by Alona Tester on the Genealogy & History News blog.  Alona listed her favorites.

*  Re-enacting History by David Allen Lambert on the Vita Brevis blog.  David just wants to know what it was like to be there.

*  Resources, Projects, and More from the ALA Conference by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Amy found some neat genealogical resources.

*  Introducing PedigreeMap™ — an Interactive Map of Your Family History by Esther on the MyHeritage Blog.  This looks really useful and interesting.

*  GEDMatch Tools 2016 by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.  Kitty reviews the state of the GEDMatch art.

*  Rootin’ Tootin’ True Confessions of Genealogists: Fun Quiz by Mary Harrell-Sesniak on the GenealogyBank Blog.  This is interesting, and is the SNGF challenge this weekend.

*  Helping Adoptees find their Biological Family: a Case Study by guest blogger Leah on the Legacy Tree blog.  This is a fascinating use of DNA helping find adoptee birth parents.

*  What Does "Reasonably Exhaustive Research" Really Look Like? by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.  Linda nails it, I think.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking June 30th, 2016 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time blog.

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

  Friday Finds for July 1st! by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

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

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

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

*  Saturday Serendipity (July 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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1 comment:

Linda Stufflebean said...

Hi Randy, Thank you for including one of my posts on your "Best of" list this week.