Sunday, June 25, 2017

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

*  Common Obstacles Found in British Records and How to Overcome Them by Kate Eakman on the Findmypast Blog.

*  The 3-D Super Powers of Eastern European Genealogists by Lisa Alzo on the Legacy News blog.

*  Museums Have Archives Too! by Melissa Barker on the A Genealogist in the Archives blog.

*  Genealogy--Free or Fee: Detailed NYC Marriage Records Worth Paying For by Marian B. Wood on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

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

*  Three Ways to Take Aim at Southern Brick Walls by Erika Manternach on the Ancestry Blog.

*  Allen County Public Library – Genealogy Mecca – My First Visit by Jacquie Schattner on the Seeds to Tree blog.

*  A Who Do You Think You Are? Live Perspective by Janet Few on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.

*  3 Effective Ways to Jumpstart Your Genealogy Research by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

*  New York State Death Index Online for the First Time! by Sunny Morton on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.

*  Ancestors' Age at Parenthood by Michael Dyer on the Family Sleuther blog.

*  New Jersey State Archives: Above and Beyond by Kathleen Moore on The Misadventures of a Genealogist blog.

*  My Friend Ruth by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking 23rd June 2017 by Crissouli on the That Moment In Time blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 23 June 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.

Friday Finds 23 June 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  High Fives - June 23, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds: Week 25 - 2017 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- June 24, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog. 

*  Saturday Serendipity (June 24, 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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Linda Stufflebean said...

Randy, Thank you for including my tribute to Ruth Maness. She was such a giving, talented lady who has helped so many genealogists. It just won't be the same going to the Family History Library.

Seeds to Tree said...

Hi Randy, Thanks for including my story on Allen County Public Library in this week's "Best". I am retiring shortly, and hope to be more active in the blog-world.

Family Sleuther said...

Thank you, Randy, for including my post on Ancestors' Ages at Parenthood from the Family Sleuther blog among your Best of the Genea-Blogs. I appreciate it!