Sunday, December 2, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 25 November to 1 December 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:

Loops and Curves by Molly Rogers on the Vita Brevis blog.

*   A Powerful Challenge for Adoptees to Overcome by Dave Robison on the Old Bones Genealogy of New England blog.

*  Right Person, Right Place, Right Time: Documenting the Unknown in your DNA Test Results by Paul Woodbury on the Legacy Tree Genealogists   blog.

*  Pay Attention to Those Draft Dates & Ages When Researching Draft Registration Cards by Colleen Greene on the Colleen Greene blog.

How Not to Bore People With Genealogy by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

*  Clever Gifts for Genealogists – 2018 Holiday Edition by Debra Dudek on the Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy & Research Blog.

4 Keys To Make You a Better Genealogist by DiAnn Iamarino on the Fortify Your Family Tree blog.

Locating Original Records for 'Text Only' Indexes on Ancestry by Sue McNelly on the Kindred Past blog.

You Want What? I'll Pass by Nicka Smith on the Who is Nicka Smith? blog.

5 Reasons to Take Your Family Sideways by Ann Raymont on the DNAsleuth blog.

The Future of Online Trees by Tony Proctor on the Parallax View blog.

*  Ancestors Beyond Indian Territory? Census, Slave Schedules and More by Angela Walton-Raji on The African-Native American Genealogy Blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday Finds: Week 48 -- 2018 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and Then Some blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- December 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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