Sunday, August 13, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 6 to 12 August 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:

*  The Day My Ancestors (and Chocolate) Tried to Kill Me by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained -- Genetic Genealogy blog.  Great research story, scary otherwise.

*  The Truth Will Out by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Yep!

*  MyHeritage Buys Millennia by Tamura Jones on the Modern Software Experience website.  Interesting analysis.

*  Genealogical Flat-Lining by Pat Richley-Erickson on Myrt's Musings blog.  Me too...

*  The Archive Lady: Preserving Piles of Postcards by Melissa Barker on Thomas MacEntee's Abundant Genealogy blog.  Enlightening.

*  An Extreme Example of the Same Name = Same Person Problem -- Part One by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  Heh.

*  Unlock the Past Roadshow: Brisbane Part 1; Day 2 by Pauleen Cass on the Family History Across the Seas blog.  Interesting.

*  Near the End of the Journey? by Diane Weintraub on the Nuts From the Family Tree blog.  Contemplative.

*  Family Tree Scrabble Board by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.  Good idea!

*  What's New at RootsTech 2018 on the RootsTech blog.  Looking forward to it.

*  A Genealogy Vacation by Lisa Gorrell on the My Trails Into the Past blog.  Fun!

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

* Friday Fossicking 11th August 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.

*  High Fives - August 11, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds -- Week 32 -- 2017 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

*  Friday Finds, 11 August 2017 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

Friday Finds 11 Aug 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- August 12, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (August 12, 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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