Sunday, May 14, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 7 to 13 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 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:

*  Facebook vs. Blogging: The Pros and Cons by Alona Tester on the LoneTester HQ blog.

*  Why Your Genetic Family Tree Is Not the Same as Your Family Tree by Diahan Southard on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.

*  Going Beyond Ethnicity Estimates in DNA Testing by Paul Woodbury on the Legacy Tree Genealogists blog.

*  Interactive Trees in Blogs Using SVG by Tony Proctor on the Parallax View blog.

*  Start of a Journey, End of a Story by Jacqi Stevens on the A Family Tapestry blog.

*  Genealogy Tips: Using Obituaries to Link Ancestors in Your Family Tree by Thomas Jay Kemp on the GenealogyBank Blog.

*  DNA Is Like Fertilizer For My Family Tree by Ellen Thompson-Johnson on the Hound On the Hunt blog.

*  Remembering the Babies: Locate Birth and Death Records for Genealogy by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen on Amie Bowser Tennant's The Genealogy Reporter blog.

*  A Personal Milestone for Me and Cyndi's List by Cyndi Ingle on the Cyndi's List blog.

*  What Is The Greatest Thing About A Genealogy Conference? by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  Bloggers united! We'll never be defeated! by Alex Daw on the Family Tree Frog blog.

*  The Life and Times of our Ancestors: a Journey to the Seventeenth Century by Cheri Passey on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.

*  Articles to Read This Weekend by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

*  Darned Page Order by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.

*  New Issue of the Revived Journal of Genetic Genealogy by Debbie Kennett on the Cruwys News blog.

*  Dealing with the Deluge of Information from a Genealogical Standpoint by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking May 12th, 2017 by Crissouli on the That Moment In Time blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 12 May 2017 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

*  High Fives - May 12, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds - Week 19 - 2017 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

*  Jana's Genealogy Fab Finds for May 12, 2017 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

* Friday Finds 12 May 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- May 13, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog. 

*  Saturday Serendipity (May 13, 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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Jacqi Stevens said...

Randy, thanks for sharing my wrap up post for one of the most fun research projects I've ever undertaken! I'd been busy being feted for Mother's Day and didn't realize until just now that you had included me in your "Best of" for this week. Always appreciate the mention--and always appreciate your curating a great reading list!

John said...

Randy: Thanks very much for the mention in your weekly list of recommended blog reads. It is much appreciated and an honor.