Sunday, January 28, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 21 to 27 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:

If It Looks Like a Duck ... by Mary Kircher Roddy on the Searching for Stories blog.

22 Ways to Find Ancestor's Marriage Information by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.

Destroying a Brick Wall:  It Took a Village - Part 1 and Part 2 by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

Were Your Ancestors City Dwellers? by Wayne Shepheard on the Discover Genealogy blog.

DNAGedcom Client by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.

The Ancestor Banquet by Cheri Hudson Passey on the Carolina Girl Genealogy blog.

How to Use GEDmatch - Part 1 and Part 2 by Linda Jonas on The Ultimate Family Historians blog.

*  Archived Records Tell the Story of Our Ancestor's Daily Lives by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives blog.

*  Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from U.S. Southern States by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.

Family Tree Maker 2017 Review Follow-Up by Keith Riegle on the blog.

A Little Help From a Friend by Michele Lewis on the Legacy News blog.

*  A simple tip for accessing Family Search documents by Janine Adams on the Organize Your Family History blog.

Totally Free New U.S. Genealogy Records Online by Sunny Morton on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog.

*  Our CEO Gilad Japhet Tells the Stories of His Ancestors Who Were Victims of the Holocaust by Gilad on the MyHeritage 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 26 Jan 2018 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Friday Finds, 26 Jan 2018 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Friday Finds:  Week 4 - 2018 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

*  Friday Fossicking - 26th Jan 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.'

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- January 27, 2018 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

Saturday Serendipity (January 27, 2018) 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...

Hi Randy, Thank you for including my two-parter on this week's "Best of". It's much appreciated.

Kenneth R Marks said...

Thank you Randy for including two of my articles this week. Very much appreciated.

Cheri Hudson Passey said...

Randy, thanks so much for including my Ancestor Banquet post!