Sunday, January 21, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 14 to 20 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:

Understanding Genealogy Sources: Why "Provenance" Matters by Lisa Louise Cooke on the Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.

*  Pomp Lovejoy, Died in Andover, MA, How Can You Find His Grave? by Barbara Poole on the Life from the Roots blog.

DNA Chromosome Mapping by Debby Warner Anderson on Debby's Family Genealogy Blog.

Citation Creation and Error Reduction by Michael John Neill on the Rootdig blog.

Dragging Genealogical Information Out Of Your Family by Melissa Barker on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.

What To Include and What to Leave Out of Your DNA Family Tree by Anna Hopkins-Arnold on the Rootfinders Genealogy Research blog.

*  DNA Do-Over: Uploading Multiple DNA Test Results to MyHeritage by Thomas MacEntee on the Abundant Genealogy blog.

27 Ways to Find Ancestor Birth information by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.

Now That It's Over - My Thoughts On Being President of a Genealogical Society by Sheri Fenley on The Educated Genealogist  blog.

Ancestry Hints: Public vs. Private Tree and What Are Unsourced Citations on Ancestry? by Marcia Philbrick on the Heartland Genealogy blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

 Friday Finds 19 Jan 2018 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Friday Finds, 19 Jan 2018 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Friday Finds:  Week 3 - 2018 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

Here's What I'be Been Reading by Kris Hocker on the A Pennsylvania Dutch Genealogy blog.

 Friday Fossicking - 19th January 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.'

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- January 20, 2018 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte 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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Debby's Family Genealogy Blog said...

Thank-you Randy for mentioning my blog post under Great Reads for the Week! I am honored!

Sheri Fenley said...

Seaver! Thanks for the shout out this week! The point of the post is to get people to volunteer for their own genealogy societies. I hope it works.