Sunday, May 27, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 20 to 26 May 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:

Episode 237 -- Two Experts on Records of the Poor by Ryan Bennett on the Extreme Genes blog.

*  Are you using maps in your Irish research? by Donna Moughty on Donna's Irish Genealogy Resources blog.

*  Solving a Brick Wall with the Research Like a Pro Method by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.

*  Updates to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy at GEDmatch by Debbie Kennett on the Cruwys News blog.

*  What is GDPR and Why Does it Matter for Genealogy and Family History? by Thomas MacEntee on the Abundant Genealogy blog.

*  How They Do It: Paula Stuart-Warren by Janine Adams on the Organize Your Family History blog.

Reaching Out to Close Genetic Relatives by guest blogger Richard Hill on the MyHeritage Blog.

1,275 Obituary and Obituary Index Links for the U.S. by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.

Located in Scotland by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

Starting WWII Research: Tips From Jennifer Holik by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

One Day in Lesvos by Carol Petranek on the Spartan Roots blog.

Advancing the GEDCOM Standard by Louis Kessler on the Behold 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.

*  High Fives -- May 25, 2018 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds, 25 May 2018 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Friday Fossicking - 25th May, 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.'

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- May 26, 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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