Sunday, November 26, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs -- 19 to 25 November 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:

*  Pay It Forward in Genealogy: 4 Ways to Give Back to the Community by Sunny Morton on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.

Name That Court by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.

The Dos and Don'ts of Genealogy Research by the writer of the blog.

*  Comparing Digitized Newspapers on Genealogy Websites: Why Gets a Headline by Sunny Morton on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.

GenDoc Study Group 5 - Capitalization, Italics, Punctuation, and Other Citation Subtleties by Anna Matthews on the Tripping Over My Roots blog.

An X-DNA Case Study by Blaine Bettinger on The Genetic Genealogist blog.

Privacy and Genealogical DNA Testing by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.

The Ninth Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge Posts by Bill West on the West in New England blog.

Bunching Pensions by Christopher C. Child on the Vita Brevis blog.

A Year of "Retirement" by Louis Kessler on the Behold Genealogy blog.

Every Grandma Should Take Their Family To See "Coco" by Janet Hovorka on the Zap the Grandma Gap blog.

The Genetic Genealogy of Our Heirs by Israel Pickholtz on the All My Foreparents blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday Fossicking - 24th Nov, 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, 24 Nov 2017 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

High Fives  - November 24, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds 24 Nov 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- November 25, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte 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 900 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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