Sunday, December 24, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 17 to 23 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:

*  Ancestry’s Updated Privacy Statement: Is AncestryDNA Providing a Health Feature Soon? by Thomas MacEntee on the DNA Bargains blog.

Dear GeneaSanta by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

Along the Pilgrim Trail ~ The Mayflower Returns to Rotherhithe, London, England by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.

Bringing an Ancestor to Life by Michele Lewis on the Legacy News blog.

So What is the Point of Genealogy? by Wayne Shepheard on the Discover Genealogy blog.

The Embrace of Family Traditions by Janet Hovorka on the Zap the Grandma Gap blog.

*   Update -- Ancestry Indexing by Marcia Philbrick on the Heartland Genealogy blog.

Last Question, Best Question by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.

What's New: Search Records at Home by Leslie Albrecht Huber on the FamilySearch Blog.

*  Santa Genealogists - Beneficial Tips from the Jolly Old Elf by Lori Samuelson on the Genealogy at Heart blog.

The Famous Ancestor Challenge by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.

DNA Makes a Merry Christmas by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday Fossicking - 22nd 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, 22 Dec 2017 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  High Fives  - December 22, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.]

*  Friday Finds 22 Dec 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- December 23, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (December 23, 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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1 comment:

Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for this week's mention. I sure hope Santa leaves those crumbs for me. :)