Sunday, September 23, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 16 to 22 September 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:

Sausages, Genealogy TV and WTF? by John Grenham on the John Grenham - Irish Roots blog.

Report From the Field: The Allen County Library Trip by Jennifer Dix on the California Genealogical Society & Library blog.

Put the Cellphone Down! by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.

Case Studies in Migration:  The Second Great Migration by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.

Thoughts on Using Compiled Genealogy Books by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.

4 Things You Should do With Every Genealogy Source by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

How to Archive Your Ancestors So They Don't Get Lost by Denise Levenick on The Family Curator blog.

*  Was Eleanor of Aquitaine my Ancestor? Generation 10 – Petronella van Vlijmen by Yvette Hoitink on the Dutch Genealogy blog.

*  No, Find-A-Grave Wasn’t Exactly “Hacked” by Dick Eastman on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

* Appropriating Content from Find-A-Grave by Thomas MacEntee on the Abundant Genealogy blog.

 County Lines on Google Maps tool adds coverage of 3 more countries by Randy Majors on the   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: Week 38 - 2018 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy ... and then some blog.

*  Friday Fossicking, 21st September 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- September 22, 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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Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thank you, Randy, for mentioning my blog post this week!

Family Curator said...

Hi Randy, and thanks for the shout-out to my article. I'm looking forward to catching up with my blog reading with your picks.