Sunday, November 3, 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 27 October to 2 November 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:

*   7 Traits That Make A Good Genealogist by Alona Tester on LoneTester HQ.

*  Witch and Warlock?? -- How a Genealogy Journal Article Led to an Accused Witchy Woman and Her Warlock Husband Hiding in My Genealogy (October 28, 2019) by John D. Tew on Filiopietism Prism.

*  Free e-Book and Quicksheets to Help You Become a Master Newspaper Researcher by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt.

*  Vertical Files in the Archives – A Valuable Genealogy Resource by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

*  Automation to Find the Common Ancestors in the Trees of your DNA Matches by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

Writing a Research Report on a DNA Research Project by Diana Elder on Family Locket.

Should You Contribute to  A Review by Keith Riggle on

Boots on the Ground by Ann Raymont on DNAsleuth.

Newspaper Skill Challenge Answers by Geoff Rasmussen on Legacy News.

The Pathos Behind Closed Genealogical Doors by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

What Will Happen Over the Next Three Generations? by Janet Hovorka on The Chart Chick.

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 - Nov 1st 2019 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- November 2, 2019  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (November 2, 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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Jacqi Stevens said...

Thanks for including me in your great list for this week, Randy!

John said...

Thank you Randy for including my post about an accused witch and warlock in my genealogy. As always, it is an honor to be selected for mention!