Sunday, October 14, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 7 to 13 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:

Using Semi-Anonymous Genetic Data in Genealogical Conclusions by Blaine Bettinger on The Genetic Genealogist blog.

Knowing and Being Known: Genealogy, DNA and the Truth by Claudia C. Breland on The DNA Researcher Claudia C. Breland blog.

Finding Family Histories in the Archives by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives blog.

Not All is On Find A Grave, See What Else You Can Find by Barbara Poole on the Life From the Roots blog.

*  Don’t Overlook the Online Ontario Land Records  by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.

*  Genealogical society members and directors should watch these videos from the 2018 North Texas Summit by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

Citing Sources Without Stressing Out by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

An NPE in My Tree by April on the Digging Up the Dirt on My Dead People blog.

Revamped and Updated My List of Genealogical Mysteries by Julie Cahill Tarr on the Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

"Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death" by Sue McNelly on The Kindred Past blog.

Still Not Indexed by Marcia Philbrick on the Heartland Genealogy blog.

3 Reasons to Have Personal Genealogy Software and How to Choose by Diana Elder on the Family Locket 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 41 -- 2018 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

*  Friday Fossicking, 12th Oct 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- October 13, 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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