Sunday, September 25, 2016

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 18 to 24 September 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:

*  How Many Widows Do You Leave Stranded? by Michael John Neill on the blog.  Good question!

*  Lewis's Death Record Finally Rises by Devon Noel Lee on The Patient Genealogy blog.  Devon's patience and resourcefulness pay off.

*  New 23andMe Experience -- In a Word, Disappointing by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.  Roberta walks us through the new 23andMe website.  I agree with her conclusion!

*  Go Vertical by Larry Naukam on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.  Larry describes how vertical files can aid your research.

*  Vertical Files vs. Manuscript Collections: How Are They Different? by Melissa Barker on the A Genealogist in the Archives blog.  Melissa shares her insights on this topic.

*  Reaping What We Sow - Part I by Tony Proctor on the Parallax View blog.  Tony discusses the state of the genealogy art and how we got there.

*  Research Plans, Mind Maps and a Case Study by Sue on the Kindred Past blog.  I love the Mind Map and the case study example.

*  Productivity Counts: Making the Best Use of Your Family History Time by Diana Elder on the Family Locket blog.  Diana shares some of her productivity tools as she works on her AG.

*  How to use PERSI to find out information about your ancestor's death by Alexandra Edmondson on the Findmypast Blog.  This should be very helpful.

*  Finding Joy by Dave Dowell on the Dr. D. Digs Up Ancestors blog.  Dr. D. describes a successful finding  family challenge for a friend.

*  Record Hints vs. Manual Searching: Which Wins?  by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  I think we all do!

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking 23rd September 2016 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time blog.

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

*  Follow Friday - 7 Days of Genealogy Blogs by Melissa on Jessica and Gracie's Tree blog.

*  Friday Finds - Week 38 by Martin Roe on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

  Friday Finds 23 Sept 2016 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

 Favorite Reads of the Week: 24 September 2016 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- September 24, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog. 

*  Saturday Serendipity (September 24, 2016) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  Weekly Genealogy Picks and Calendar by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch 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 1600 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...

Some good reads there Randy. Thanks!

Diana said...

Thanks for the mention Randy. I'm honored to make your great list!