Sunday, October 7, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 30 September to 6 October 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:

Kelowna District Genealogy Conference, Day 1; Day 2 by Louis Kessler on Louis Kessler's Behold blog.

14th Unlock the Past Cruise:  Days 1-3: Embarking, Glaciers, a Squirrel and a Saloon;  Days 4-5: Paw Chocolates, Icebergs, a Whale, and an Aurora;  Days 6-8 Friends, Canada, Chain Mail and Martinis by Alona Tester on the LoneTester HQ blog.

News From RootsFinder by Heather Henderson on the RootsFinder blog.

*  Adding Questions By Using Custom Events on Your Tree by Michael John Neill on the Rootdig blog.

Digging Into Our Ancestors' Lives: Finding Social History Records -- Part 1, Religion by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  Tombstone Tuesday - A Lesson in Patience & Persistence by Anna Matthews on the Tripping Over My Roots blog.

I'm Hooked on DNA Painter, You Should Be, Too by Elizabeth O'Neal on the My Descendant's Ancestors blog.

One Big Step Forward for Find A Grave by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.

How to Save Family History in a Family Archive by Denise May Levenick on The Family Curator blog.

Collecting Family Trees With Automation by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

 Locating An 18th Century Farm Using Colonial Wayfinding Descriptions by Michael Dyer on the Family Sleuther 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 Fossicking, 5th Oct 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- October 6, 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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Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Thank you for the shout-out, Randy! :-)

Family Sleuther said...

Thank you for including my post on Family Sleuther, Randy. I appreciate it!

Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for the mention. It's the first in a series.