Sunday, May 28, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 21 to 27 May 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 arepoignant. 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:

*  With All Due Respect by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.

*  Neat Ideas from the National Genealogical Society Conference by Lori Samuelson on the Genealogy at Heart blog.

*  Boots Made for Walking by Tony Proctor on the Parallax View blog.

*  UPDATE: Transition to Abundant Genealogy by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog.

*  Getting a Simple Text Pedigree From by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

*  Dear Elizabeth -- Re: Your Work ... by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the Evidence Explained QuickTips blog.

*  You Can't Keep Everything by Wayne Shepheard on the Discover Genealogy blog.

*  Free Online Versions of my Recent Family Tree Magazine Articles by Randy Majors on the Randy blog.

*  Blog or Facebook? Which works Best for Your Content? by Laura Hedgecock on the Treasure Chest of Memories blog.
*  Genealogy, Free or Fee: Checklist for Ancestor Resources by Marian B. Wood on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

*  Sweet Spots: Using Books on FamilySearch by Heather Collins on the Young & Savvy Genealogists blog.

*  A Worthwhile Pursuit by Lindsay Sprechman on the Vita Brevis blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Inspiring Genealogy Blogs -- May 2017 by Alona Tester on the Genealogy & History News blog.

 Friday Fossicking 26th May, 2017 by Crissouli on the That Moment In Time blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 26 May 2017 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

 High Fives - May 26, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

Friday Finds 36 May 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Friday Finds: Week 20 -- 2017 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- May 27, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog. 

*  Saturday Serendipity (May 27, 2017) 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 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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Tony Proctor said...

Cheers, Randy!

Marian B. Wood said...

Randy, thanks very much for including my checklist in your roundup this week. Much appreciated!