Sunday, April 15, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs 8 to 14 April 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:

The Missing Nun by Ellie on the Ellie's Ancestors blog.

A Story Told by Jeff Record on the Vita Brevis blog.

You Can Read Foreign Language Genealogy Records and Results! Hiring a Professional Genealogist by DiAnn Iamarino on the Fortify Your Family History blog.

*  MyHeritage DNA Matching: Excellent Enhancements by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

*  Genealogy Humor: Unusual & Funny Names of People (Part III) by Mary Harrel-Sesniak on the GenealogyBank Blog.

*  Develop a Genealogy Research Plan with 7 Simple Questions by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist blog.

 Conference Bonanza: five major genealogy events on three continents by Talya Ladell on the MyHeritage Blog.

*  Genealogy Has Become a Name Collection Game by Melvin Collier on the Roots Revealed blog.

*  “The Historians Versus the Genealogists.” Really? by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

How I Made An Ancestor Video by Ellen Anderson on the Andersonology blog.

 How I Solved It: Frederick Allen Downing: finding the father of an illegitimate child by Suzi Brent, guest blogging on the RootsFinder 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 13 April 2018 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  High Fives -- April 13, 2018 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds, 13 Apr 2018 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Friday Fossicking - 13 April, 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.'

 Friday Finds - Week 15 - 2018 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- April 14, 2018 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

Topics From the Timeline by Kris Hocker on the A Pennsylvania Dutch Genealogy 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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