Sunday, April 30, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs -- 23 to 29 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:

*  Which DNA Test is Best? by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained -- Genetic Genealogy blog.

*  Thoughts From a Retiring DAR Registrar by Lois Mackin on the Lois Abromatis Mackin Ph.D. blog.

*  "And Your Petitioners Shall Ever Pray:" Legislative Petitions;   Federal Legislative Petitions, Part 1; Federal Legislative Petitions: Part 2; Federal Legislative Petitions: Part 3; by Nancy Maxwell on Linda Stufflebean's Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  Finding An Ancestor Whose Surname Changed by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.

*  Rosey's Girls - A Crazy Trip Down the Rabbit Hole by Amberly on the TheGenealogyGirl blog.

*  Six Simple Steps for Bloggers When Someone Plagiarizes Your Research by Janice Brown on the Cow Hampshire blog.

Land Records Prove Parentage -- Again! by Geoff Rasmussen on the Legacy News blog.

*  NERGC 2017 - Thursday; NERGC 2017 Day 2  and NERGC 2017 Last Day by Marian B. Wood on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

*  Deed I Do! by Larry Naukam on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.

*  German Marriages and More in New and Updated Genealogy Records Online by Sunny Morton on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.

*  NERGC 2017 ~ Day 1; Day 2; and Day 3 by Elizabeth Handler on the From Maine to Kentucky blog.

*  George Wright FAN Club, 1850 Census, Brown County, Ohio by Travis LeMaster on the TJL Genes: Preserving Our Family History blog.

*  Darned Carcinogenic Names by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.

*  The Matter of the Genealogical Suitcase by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.

*  52 Ancestors: #17 Mathias Friederich dite Thivels and Maria Olsem of Dillingen by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on the Opening Doors in Brick Walls blog.

*  Reporting From NERGC and Report 2 From NERGC 2017 by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.

*  Going Beyond Ethnicity - A DNA Journey by Paul Woodbury on Thomas MacEntee's Geneabloggers blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking 28th April 2017 by Crissouli on the That Moment In Time blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 29 April 2017 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

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

*  High Fives - April 28, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds - Week 17 - 2017 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

*  Friday Finds 28 April 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- April 29, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog. 

*  Favorite Reads of April 2017 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket 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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Marian B. Wood said...

Randy, thank you for including my NERGC posts this week. And I'm now following geneablogs that you singled out but were new to me!

Anonymous said...

Stunned....and so happy to have made the cut, Randy. Thank you, it's much appreciated.

Travis LeMaster said...

Randy, Thank you for the mention and including me!

Amberly said...

Thank you for including me in your great list Randy! :)

Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for including Nancy's series on legislative petitions in your list. She is thrilled, as this is her first go at blogging.

Elizabeth Handler said...

Thanks for mentioning my posts about NERGC, as well as other posts about NERGC. It really was a great conference!