Sunday, December 17, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 to 16 December 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:

MyHeritage Newly Indexed Ellis Island Records and My Great Discovery by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

 'Tis the Season for Genealogy -- Reconsider the Often Maligned Holiday Newsletter as Genealogy Gold by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

The Massachusetts Real Estate Atlas Digitization Project by Michael Leclerc on the Genealogy Professor blog.

i4GG 2017 Conference by J. Paul Hawthorne on the GeneaSpy blog.

*  The i4GG Conference in San Diego is over for this year ~ here’s a quick take away–What a GREAT 2 days!! by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.

*  How I Solved It: Cousin Jack, Leaving Clues–To the Diamonds’ Previous Hometown? by Lara Diamond on the RootsFinder Blog.

*  What Would You Take? Evacuating Your Genealogy in an Emergency by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the GenealogyBank Blog.

On Being a New Girl by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.  

*  Five Important Time-Saving Tips for Getting Your Genealogy Research Done by Will Moneymaker on the blog.

*  Clusters: What Do You Need To Research? by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday Fossicking - 15th December 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, 15 Dec 2017 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  High Fives  - December 15, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.]

*  Friday Finds 15 Dec 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- December 16, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (December 16, 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 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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Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for including my great MyHeritage find on your list this week. This new database is such a leap forward over the Ellis Island site. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas. :)

Anne Gillespie Mitchell said...

Thanks for the shout out! I appreciate it. Merry Christmas!

Diane Gould Hall said...

Thanks for the mention Randy. It was certainly an informative and fun conference.