Sunday, March 18, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 11 to 17 March 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:

*  WHAT A FIND ~ JOHN DOLLER’S REAL NAME WAS JOHANN TOLAROWSKI–My husband’s great grandfather and MY BIG FIND AT THE FHL- Part 2 ~ What else was I able to turn up once I had John Doller’s German name? by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.

Answering Questions About the MyHeritage Tree Sync by James Tanner on the Rejoice, and Be Exceeding Glad... blog.

A Cautionary Tale Of Digital Data Loss by Amberly Beck on The Genealogy Girl blog.

*  Federal Censuses -- Purveyors of Alternative Facts? A Case Study (March 12, 2018) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

Preserving Family Records, Do No Harm by Melissa Barker on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.

The Words and Voices of Our Ancestors by Janet Few on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.

For Those Who Missed the Show by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

Genealogy 101:  Researching Court Records by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the GenealogyBank Blog.

45 Reasons to Research Immigration Records by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.

* Autosomal DNA and Solving Brick Walls by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.

Observations On the Large Online Genealogy Database Websites by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.

GDPR - It's a Train and It's a Comin' by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic 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 for 16 March 2018 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

High Fives -- March 16, 2018 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds, 16 Mar 2018 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Friday Finds:  Week 11 - 2018 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

*  Friday Fossicking - 16th March, 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.'

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- March 17, 2018 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (March 17, 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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Gena Philibert-Ortega said...

Thanks Randy for mentioning my GenealogyBank blog post! --Gena

GeniAus said...

Thanks for including my post Randy. I am still adding links as mire bloggers report.

Amberly said...

Thank you for including my post in your great list, Randy!

John said...

Randy: Thanks very much for including my post about issues in searching within and using federal census data. It is always an honor to be among your weekly picks!