Sunday, August 7, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 31 July to 6 August 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:

*  Are You a Gatherer, Grower or a Genealogist? by Brenda Leyndyke on the Journey to the Past blog.  Brenda makes a nice analogy of research to gardening.

*  How to Avoid Genealogy Overwhelm by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Amy shares her wisdom to avoid genea-stress.

*  Step AWAY From Your Computer! by Christine Woodcock on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.  Christine tells research stories from her recent Scotland tour.

*  Copyright Confusion by Janice Sellers on the Ancestral Discoveries blog.  Janice highlights a common problem in genealogical society publications.

*  A Box of Peaches and A Box of Peaches: Picture Book by Tony Proctor on the Parallax View blog.  Tony tells a wonderful human interest story with an excellent research story - check out the Adobe Spark picture book too.

*  “FamilySearch Mobile Tree App” by Todd Powell #BYUgen #BYUFHGC; FamilySearch Hinting by Robert Kehrer #BYUgen #BYUFHGCFamilySearch Product Road Map by Brian Edwards – #BYUFHGC by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Mr. AI describes several FamilySearch oriented presentations at the BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference.

*  TOO MUCH INFORMATION HAVE YOU OVERWHELMED? You’re not alone by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.  YES!  But I'm trying to enjoy it all when I can.

*  Dawn of the New Genealogical Information Age: Part One -- Last night I had the strangest dreamPart Two -- We live in Turbulent TimesPart Three -- All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog,  James discusses genealogy research and technology in this series.

*  How Many Georges? by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy has a George who thinks is the same George in a different place and time.  Classic.

*  Poland Visit 2016First Day in Toruń  and Relaxing Day in Toruń by Tim Firkowski on Sherlock's Genealogical Adventures blog.  Tim is off to Poland again to do research.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking 5th August,  2016 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 5 August 2016 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

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

  Friday Finds 5 August 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- August 6, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

 Favorite Reads of the Week: 6 August 2016 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.

*  Weekly Genealogy Picks by John Newmark on the Transylvanian Dutch 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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Diane Gould Hall said...

Thanks Randy! Now, if I can just make some progress and not get distracted.

Tony Proctor said...

Thanks Randy. I've just had confirmation from descendants on the US side that my conclusion was spot-on. Mary (in Wales) is over the moon.

Brenda Leyndyke said...

Thank you Randy for mentioning my blog. I appreciate it.

Brenda Leyndyke said...

Thank you Randy for mentioning my blog. I appreciate it.

Janice M. Sellers said...

Thank you, Randy, for mentioning my copyright post. It's an important issue that is often overlooked in genealogy.