Sunday, April 23, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 16 to 22 April 2017

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:

*  Crowdsourcing by Lindsay Fulton on the Vita Brevis blog.

*  Bombshell by Claudia C. Breland on the Claudia C. Breland Genealogy and Online Research blog.

*  ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt discusses NGS' short-sighted policy by Pat Richley-Erickson on the DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog.

*  The Fourth Pond:  MyHeritage DNA by CeCe Moore on the Your Genetic Genealogist blog.

*  Follow Up & Reflection on ‘What Happened to Genealogy Blogging?’ by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub.

*  15 Tips for Searching Online Collections by Devon Noel Lee on The Patient Genealogist blog.

*  Researching Your Civilian Conservation Corps Relative by Nancy Loe on the Sassy Jane Genealogy blog.

*  The Foundling, a Compelling Story by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

*  Sins of the Father, Part I by Michael Lacopo on the Hoosier Daddy? blog.

*  The Archive Lady: What Are Manuscript Collections? by Melissa Barker on the GeneaBloggers blog.

*  52 Documents in 52 Weeks:  #15 Danish Laegdsruller Army Records by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  Ten Years - Ten Discoveries by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch blog.

*  Am I A "Professional" Genealogist? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.

*  Meet Your DNA Family -- 23andMe's New Ancestry Report on the 23andMe Blog.

*  Concepts -- Percentage of Ancestors' DNA by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic gGenealogy blog.

*  Motivation Monday: Genealogy, Free or Fee--Part 8, Why I Paid by Marian B. Wood on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday Fossicking 21st April 2017 by Crissouli on the That Moment In Time blog.

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  High Fives - April 21, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds - Week 16 - 2017 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for April 21, 2017 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

*  Saturday Finds 22 April 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- April 22, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog. 

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 23 April 2017 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus 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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Linda Stufflebean said...

Hi Randy, Thank you for this week's mention. Danish military records are excellent, but not easy to navigate.

John said...

Thanks for the mention!- John/TransylvanianDutch