Sunday, August 4, 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 28 July to 3 August 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:

Two New WWII-Related Databases by Lara Diamond on Lara's Jewnealogy.

*  Episode 292 – Paul Woodbury on DNA: When Is A Match Not A Match? / Ron Fox On Finding Where Family Heirlooms Are Now by Ryan B. on Extreme Genes.

ThruLines Finds Your Common Ancestors;  Help ThruLines by Adding Children and GrandchildrenThruLines Has X-ray VisionThruLines and Clusters and SnowballsA Few ThruLines Are False, and Some are MisleadingHow Does ThruLines Work? by Jim Bartlett on Segment-ology.

*  REJECTED: Why Was Your Proposal Rejected for a Genealogy Conference by Amie Bowser Tennant on The Genealogy Reporter.

*  IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Cleveland, Ohio; and IAJGS Cleveland: Tuesday and Wednesday by Janice Sellers on Ancestral Discoveries.

IAJGS 2019, Part 1; Part 2 by Banai Lynn Feldstein on The Ginger Genealogist.

13-Year-Old Budding Genealogist Visits MyHeritage by Esther on MyHeritage Blog.

Updating Ancestry Trees with DNA Evidence by Ann Raymont on DNA Sleuth.

Research Like a Pro Using the FAN Club by Hazel Scullin on Famly Locket. 

A Middlesex Muddle by Alicia Crane Williams on Vita Brevis.

The Music Theory of Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke.

*  Two Easy Photoshop Tools Any Genealogist Can Use – Friday’s Faces from the Past by Dabra Dudek on Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy & Research Blog.

The Trials and Tribulations of Triangulation by Michael Dyer on Family Sleuther.

*  How to link to an HISTORICAL County Lines map for any Year and Geographic Area of Interest by Randy Majors on

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

 Friday Fossicking 2nd August 2019 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- August 3, 2019  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

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 currently am 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:

Family Sleuther said...

Thank you for including Family Sleuther on your Best of the Genea-Blogs, Randy. I appreciate it.