Sunday, December 8, 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 1 to 7 December 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:

*  Use Social History in Genealogy Research – Telling Your Ancestors’ Stories by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

*  Genetic Affairs Reconstructs Trees from Genetic Clusters – Even Without Your Tree or Common Ancestors by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

Are Your DNA Matches Failing You?  by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide.

*  Scanning vs Photographing Genealogy Documents by Devon Noel Lee on Family History Fanatics.

*  Inflection Point: Pause that Refreshes or End of a Fad? by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

5 Tips For Gathering Family Stories by Amy Johnson Crow on Amy Johnson Crow.

The Top Ten Genealogical Opportunities of 2019 by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

This is how I'm Preserving Holiday Memories One Year at a Time by Denise Levenick on The Family Curator.

*  How Newspaper Articles Helped Solve the Mysteries of Howard Sigmund’s Sons-in-Law by Amy on Brotman Blog: A Family Journey.

Can Ethnicity Help With Unknown Parentage? by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

How to Search PERSI With State Postal Codes by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket.

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 - 6th Dec  2019 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- December 7, 2019  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (December 7, 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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1 comment:

Jacqi Stevens said...

Randy, I'm honored to be included in such an informative lineup for your "Best of" this week. As always, thanks for the mention!