Sunday, May 6, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 29 April to 5 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:

*  The bull in the DNA china shop by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.

*  Why I cancelled my Ancestry subscription after 12 years  and Tips on Handling Ancestry Withdrawal by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

 How to find a killer using DNA and genealogy by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

*  The Golden State Killer and DNA by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.

*  The Genealogical Treasure of the Parish Chest by Christy Fillerup on the Legacy Tree Genealogists blog.

 Researching Behind Closed Doors in the "Stacks" by Melissa Barker on the A Genealogist in the Archives blog.

First Time at GEDMatch by Jim Bartlett on the Segment-ology blog.

What Do You See In a Photo? by Maureen Taylor on the Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective blog.

5 Things to Ask About Genealogy Information by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

*  Do the "Write" Thing for Genealogy: Be Honest, Be Ethical by Marian B. Wood on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

DNA Discoveries:  Rebecca's Story by Claudia C. Breland on the Claudia C. Breland's Genealogy and Online Research blog.

The Ancestry Bug by Jill Ball on the GeniAus 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 4 May 2018 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  High Fives -- May 4, 2018 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds, 4 May 2018 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Friday Finds: Week 18 -- 2018 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

*  Friday Fossicking - 4th May 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.'

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- May 5, 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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