Sunday, January 7, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 31 December 2017 to 6 January 2018

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:

2017 - The Year of DNA by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.

*  DNA – What, when, how, why – FAQs for beginners by Donna Rutherford on the Donna Rutherford blog.

A Probate by Any Other Name by Elizabeth Richards on the Scrapping My Family History blog.

The Pros Share Their #GenealogyGoals for 2018 by Jasmine Vasquez on the Blog.

Perfect 10 by Alicia Crane Williams on the Vita Brevis blog.

DNA Testing News: 2017 Year in Review by Diahan Southard on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.

How Hashtags Can Help Your Genealogy by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

Start Your Rainy-Day Genealogy List by Diann Iamarino on the Fortify Your Family Tree blog.

*  My Son – The Final Ten Days of a Dream Come True – 52 Ancestors #177 by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.

Ten Years! by Donna Pointkouski on the What's Past Is Prologue blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

Friday Fossicking - 5th January 2018 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, 5 Jan 2018 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

Friday Finds:  Week 1 - 2018 by Martin Roe eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

 Friday Finds 5 Jan 2018 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- January 6, 2018 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (January 6, 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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