Sunday, November 24, 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 17 to 23 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:

*  Preparing Your Family History Records For Hand Over in the Future by Shauna Hicks on Shauna Hicks History Enterprises.

*  How to Find and Browse Unindexed Records at Ancestry – The Better Browsing Checklist by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke.

To Collaborate, or Not to Collaborate, That is the Question... by Ryan Ross on Once Removed.

How Do I Determine Genetically Equivalent Relationships? by Paul Woodbury on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

*  NARA's Online Social Security Numident Files Database Has Extractions from Some SS-5 Forms by Joe Beine on Genealogy Roots Blog.

DNA - Family History Activity for Kids: How Did I Become Me? by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide.

How Blogging Helps My Genealogy by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

* Making Sense of Ethnicity Updates by Roberta Estes on DNA eXplained - Genetic Genealogy Blog.

*  Modern Day “Stuff” and Genealogy: Hidden Places to Learn About Ancestors by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

Records, Not Revenue by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

* DNA CONNECTIONS AND DISCOVERIES ~ A new 2nd cousin leads to more information on my Mom’s family line by Diane Gould Hall on Michigan Family Trails.

*  The Glass Is More Than Half Full—2019 Version by Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek.

Genealogy and Preserving Memories (November 22, 2019) by John D. Tew on Filiopietism Prism.

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 - 22nd Nov  2019 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- November 23, 2019  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (November 23, 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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Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for including my post this week. As always, it is much appreciated.

Marian B. Wood said...

Honored to be included in this week's list. Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving to you, Linda, and your family.

John said...

As always Randy -- thank you for the mention of my post. It is n honor to be mentioned among your picks. Thank you also for the weekly mention of my Saturday Serendipity posts.


John said...

As always Randy -- thank you for the mention of my post. It is an honor to be mentioned among your picks. Thank you also for the weekly mention of my Saturday Serendipity posts. Happy Thanksgiving!


Diane Gould Hall said...

Always appreciate the shout out Randy. Always makes my day.

Bribie Family History Association said...

Thanks for including my blog post. A highlight of my day.