Sunday, December 3, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 26 November to 2 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:

Parish Chest Records -- Genealogy Building Block by Linda Elliott on the Mad About Genealogy blog.

*  What will happen to your genealogical research when you die? by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.

*  Unrequited Love and A Tragic Family Story: Newspapers for Genealogy by Amie Bowser Tennant on The Genealogy Reporter blog.

How to Find Errors in Your Family Tree by Diann Iamarino on the Fortify Your Family Tree blog.

*  AncestryDNA Opt-Out Options for DNA Matches: What This Means for You by Diahan Southard on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.

*  Finding German Ancestors: Tips from James Beidler by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

A Genealogist Visits NYC by Melissa Finlay on the Boundless Genealogy blog.

*  The Archive Lady: Organizing and Preserving Old Christmas Cards by Melissa Barker on the Abundant Genealogy blog.

The Grafting Trunk by Jeff Record on the Vita Brevis blog.

10 Words Every History Researcher Should Know! by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the Evidence Explained QuickTips blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday Fossicking - Dec 1st, 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, 1 Dec 2017 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  High Fives  - December 1, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

Friday Finds: Week 48 -- 2017 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and than some blog.

*  Friday Finds 1 Dec 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- December 2, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

Saturday Serendipity (December 2, 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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