Sunday, November 5, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 29 October to 4 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:

Family History Month: The "M" That Wasn't by Marian B. Wood on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

*  What You Need to Know Before Looking at Digital Images of Microfilms at a Family History Center by Nancy Messier on the My Ancestors and Me blog.

*  The One Hundred Days Draft - Slave Names and Owners by Renate Yarborough Sanders on the Genea-Related blog.

*  The Genealogist/Home Archivist Tool Box to Records Preservation by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives blog.

RootsMagic Source List Bloat by Marcia Philbrick on the Heartland Genealogy blog.

*  4 Big Genealogy Mistakes That May Be Hurting Your Research (and How to Avoid Them) by Lori Samuelson on the Family History Daily blog.

It Pays to Look Twice by Jacqi Stevens on the A Family Tapestry blog.

*  Historic U.S. Newspapers & More in New & Updated Records by Lacey Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.

Along the Pilgrim Trail ~ John Howland of Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire, England by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.

The Last Few Weeks Were the Hardest by Michael John Neill on the blog.

So Much Genetic Genealogy News! by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday Fossicking - 3rd November 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 - November 3, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds, 3 Nov 2017 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Friday Finds 3 Nov 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

Friday Finds: Week 44 - 2017 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- November 4, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (November 4, 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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Marian B. Wood said...

Many thanks for including my "M that wasn't" blog entry as one of your "best of" picks this week!

Jacqi Stevens said...

Randy, many thanks for mentioning my post from earlier this week. Always appreciate the shout out!

Nancy said...

Thanks for highlighting my post this week, Randy. I appreciate it.