Sunday, October 22, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 15 to 21 October 2017

Dozens 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:

Scoring a Big DNA Win - For My Cousins by Israel Pickholtz on the All My Foreparents blog.

Ophelia -- A Hurricane in Ireland;  Meeting Ophelia in Dublin; by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.

Along the Pilgrim Trail ~ Stephen Hopkins of Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England~ William Mullins of Dorking, Surrey, England by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.

5 Steps to Developing a Genealogy Research Plan by Allison on the Legacy Tree Genealogists blog.

Using Facebook Groups to Research Your Ancestral Hometown by Colleen Greene on the Colleen Greene blog.

*  Getting the most from the Family Search & Stephen P Morse Websites by Shannon Combs-Bennett on the Trials and Tribulations of a Self-Taught Family Historian blog.

12 Tips: Preparing for the Family History Library and RootsTech 2018 -- Part 1-- Part 2 by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

Account Books by Dan Souza on the Vita Brevis blog.

*  The Archive Lady: Protecting Genealogical Records from a Disaster by Melissa Barker on Thomas MacEntee's Abundant Genealogy blog.

When Contact From a DNA Cousin Leads to Great New Information by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.

*  How I process a downloaded document by Janine Adams on the Organize Your Family History blog.

5 Things To Know About Your Ancestor's Probate by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

Introducing the Triangulator by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  MONDAY BONUS:  Friday Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  Friday Fossicking - 20th October 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 - October 20, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds, Week 42 - 2017 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

*  Friday Finds, 20 October 2017 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

Friday Finds 20 Oct 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- October 21, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

Saturday Serendupity (October 21, 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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Diane Gould Hall said...

Thanks for the mention Randy. Always an honor.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Randy, Thank you for including my tips for the FHL and RootsTech.