Sunday, January 6, 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 30 December 2018 to 5 January 2019

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:


*  Going Beyond the Obituaries: How to Use Newspapers in Your Family History Research by Brenda on the Legacy Tree Genealogists blog.

My Best Genea-Moments in 2018 by Jacquie Schattner on the Seeds to Tree blog.

*  What’s in store for Canadian genealogy in 2019 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Is genealogy only for old people? A 2018 Assessment by Andy Lee on the Family History Fanatics blog.

 More Automated DNA Match Clustering! by Kitty Cooper on the Kitty Cooper's Blog.

Goodbye 2018 ... Welcome 2019 by Esther on the MyHeritage Blog.

Narrative Reports by Marcia Philbrick on the Heartland Genealogy blog.

*  Lancaster Family in Rockwall County, Texas: The importance of not just collecting deeds but actually transcribing them by Lisa Gorrell on Mam-mas Southern Family blog.

2018 - The Year of the Segment by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.

*  Why is AncestryDNA Different? and Contacting AncestryDNA Matches: Do It Right by Jennifer Dondero on The Occasional Genealogist blog.

*  Letter from Our CEO: Celebrating 2018 and a Fresh Look at What’s Ahead by Margo Georgiadis on the Ancestry.com Blog.

*  FamilySearch 2018 Genealogy Highlights by Diane Sagers on the FamilySearch Blog.


*  DNA: experimenting with reports from GeneticAffairs.com by Anne Young on Anne's Family History blog.

5 Ways to Find Your Female Relative's Married or Maiden Name by DiAnn Iamarino on the Fortify Your Family Tree 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.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- January 5, 2019  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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1 comment:

Jacquie Schattner said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog.

Jacquie