Sunday, December 22, 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 15 to 21 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:

How To Do Free Genealogy Research on by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

Using England Quarter Session Records for Genealogy by Christy Fillerup on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

A Unified Theory of Genetic Genealogy by Jim Bartlett on Segment-ology.

Connected DNA: The Power of Network Graphs by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket.

Our Recorded Webinar With Thomas MacEntee On November 12, 2019 Is Available For Online Viewing Via The Link In This Post; Thomas MacEntee Has Also Granted Permission To Post A PDF Of His Lengthy Handout; Thank You Thomas! by Tony Kierna on Tony's Genealogy Blog at the Schaumburg Township district Library

*  MAYFLOWER SOCIETY ~ Episode 4–Exciting news! I’m ready to mail my application package by Diane Gould Hall on Michigan Family Trails.

Another Tree Can Be a Valid Source by Tony Proctor on Parallax View.

Triangulation in Action at MyHeritage by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

The First to Record by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

ArchiveGrid Discoveries by Dana Leeds on

Blogging Equals Cousin Bait by Taneya Koonce on Taneya's Genealogy 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 - 20th Dec  2019 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- December 21, 2019  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

Saturday Serendipity (December 21, 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:

Tony Proctor said...

Thanks for the mention, Randy. I don't blog much these days