Sunday, July 10, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 3 to 9 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:

*  GRIP: A Week in Review by Dana Leeds on The Enthusiastic Genealogist blog.  Dana describes her week.

*  But I KNOW My Great Grandma's Name! So Why Am I Stuck? by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  Names do get changed according to Lorine.

*  MyHeritage and Geni:  Part I and Part II by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy gets answers, especially about the recently announced DNA matching features.

*  Ancestry searches soar in aftermath of Brexit by Chris Paton on The GENES Blog.  Interesting.

*  Delving Into Original 18th Century Sources, Part 2 by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.  Linda describes her research for a 1775 death record in Nantucket, Mass.

*  What You Might Be Missing in Marriage Records by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  This is an excellent example of finding all the information on a record.

*  The Stages of Genetic Genealogy Addiction by guest blogger Evan Amos on Roberta J. Estes' DNA-eXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.  Heh.

*  Life of a Record From the Barbour Collection by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  From a birth record to an erroneous record in one blog post.  Fascinating!

*  The Economy of Free and Nexus: The Spot Between Free and Fee by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry blog.  Deep thoughts from Jacqi.

*  How to Find Recent Genealogy Records That Are Not Online Yet by Lisa Louise Cooke on her Genealogy Gems blog.  Lisa has suggestions.

*  Ten Ways to Share Your Genealogy by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.  Nice list!

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking 8th July, 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 8 July 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 8, 2016 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- July 9, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Favorite Reads of the Week: 9 July 2016 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (July 9, 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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Linda Stufflebean said...

I appreciate being included on this week's list. Thank you.

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