Sunday, October 27, 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 20 to 26 October 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:

*  Why Don't We Share More DNA with A Sibling? by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

*  Ancestry® Expands Reference Panel to Deliver More Precise Results and New Regions by Ancestry Team on Ancestry.

*  The Lure of the Land: 4 Types of Land Records That Can Help Solve Genealogy Brick Walls by Jaye on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

How Secure is Our Genetic Information?  And Does It Matter? by Blaine Bettinger on The Genetic Genealogist.

More Silver Threads by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

"Current War" Connections: DC or AC? by Eowyn on WikiTree Blog.

Hiring a Professional Genealogist Was a Smart Move For This Pro Genealogist by Colleen Greene on Colleen Robledo Greene.

Did You Notice?  Google Books Has a New Look by Gena Philibert-Ortega on Legacy News.

Original Genealogy Expressions You Never Heard Before by Mary Harrell-Sesniak on GenealogyBank Blog.

When Was Josiah Inch and Jane Hoskin Married?  1763 or 1764? by Ken MacKinlay on Family Tree Knots.

Using JSTOR, an Overlooked Genealogy Resource by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy.

Use Your Critical Thinking Skills to Evaluate the Evidence by George G. Morgan on The Genealogy Guys Blog.

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 - 25th Oct 2019 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- October 26, 2019  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

Saturday Serendipity (October 26, 2019) by John D. Tew on Filiopietism Prism.

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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