Sunday, September 2, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 26 August to 1 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:

*   Where to Find Genealogy Help on Facebook by Michele Lewis on the Legacy News blog.

Understanding Your AncestryDNA Matches by Gretchen on the Legacy Tree Genealogists blog.

Shining a Light on the Darkness by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.

Analyzing Sources by Marcia Philbrook on the Heartland Genealogy blog.

6 Steps to Make Your Family Tree 10 Times Better by DiAnn Iamarino on the Fortify Your Family Tree blog.

*  Ancestry vs MyHeritage vs Findmypast: What’s the Difference and Which One is Best? by the writer of the Family History Daily blog.

Make Plans Now For an A+ Genealogy Year by Denise Levenick on The Family Curator blog.

*  You can't see U.S. County Lines in Google Maps...Until now! by Randy Majors on the blog.

5 Things you May Be Missing on Ancestry by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

The Average Marriage Before 1800 Lasted Only Seven Years by Arlene Eakle on Arlene Eakle's Genealogy Blog.

Not a Genealogy Cage Match: Find My Past First Impressions by Kathleen Moore on The Misadventures of a Genealogists blog.

DNA Match Manager by Ann Raymont on the DNASleuth 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 35 - 2018 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy ... and then some blog.

Friday Finds 31 August 2018 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis -- Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Friday Fossicking, 31st August 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- September 1, 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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