Sunday, July 2, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 25 June to 1 July 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:

*  No More FHL Microfilm? Myrt's Take by Pat Richley-Erickson on the DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog.

*  Readers’ Questions – Answering YOUR Burning Genealogy Questions by Lisa Lisson on the Are You My Cousin? blog.

*  No Image Available -- Maybe There is One -- Part 2! by Mary Kircher Roddy on the Searching for Stories blog.

*  The End of FamilySearch Microfilm Loans: What It Means for You by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

*  GRIP, Take 4 by Amanda E. Perrine on Amanda's Athenaeum blog.

*  World Building by Lynn Palermo on The Family History Writing Studio blog.

*  No More Microfilm Ordering From FamilySearch by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.

*  10 things I learned at the OGS conference in Ottawa #OGSConf2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  50 Essential Websites For My Genealogy Research by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  The Archive Lady: Preserving the Family Bible by Melissa Barker on Thomas MacEntee's Abundant Genealogy blog.

*  Ancestry Citation Length Experiment by Marcia Philbrick on the Heartland Genealogy blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking 30th June 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.

*  Friday Finds, 30 June 2017 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

Friday Finds 30 June 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  High Fives - June 30, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds: Week 26 - 2017 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

*  Jana's Genealogy Fab Finds for June 30, 2017 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- July 1, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog. 

*  Saturday Serendipity (July 1, 2017) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  Favorite Reads of the Month -- June 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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Linda Stufflebean said...

Hi Randy, Thank you for this week's mention.

Marian said...

Thanks, Randy, for your link to Marcia Philbrick's post about Ancestry's limits on citation lengths -- and the mysterious way that the profile page expresses the problem.