Sunday, November 12, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 5 to 11 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:

Ellis Island: Was Your Name Changed? by Schelly Talalay Dardashti on the MyHeritage Blog.

Substitute Birth Records for Genealogy by Amie Bowser Tennant on The Genealogy Reporter blog.

The Online Trap by Michelle Lewis on the Legacy News blog.

Telling Your Family Stories: A List of Resources by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

How They Do It:  Kitty Cooper by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History blog.

*  Is Reading Facebook a Royal Waste of Time? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.

*  The Genealogy Do-Over: The Value of a BSO by Thomas MacEntee on the Abundant Genealogy blog.

Infoglut by Larry Naukum on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.

Along the Pilgrim Trail ~ William Bradford and St. Helena's Church in Austerfield, Yorkshire, England by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.

* Ready-Made Citations by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the Evidence Explained QuickTips blog.

What's New: Map Your Ancestors by Alison Ensign on the FamilySearch Blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday Fossicking - Nov 10, 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, 10 Nov 2017 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Friday Finds 10 Nov 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Friday Finds: Week 45 - 2017 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- November 11, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (November 11, 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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Linda Stufflebean said...

Randy, Thank you for the mention on your list this week. :)

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks for mentioning another one of my posts from the "Along the Pilgrim Trail" series!