Sunday, December 29, 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 22 to 28 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:

What Did Ancestors Say in 1950 U.S. Census? by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

Irish Origins by Melanie McComb on Vita Brevis.

Becoming a Serious Source Collector by Ryan Ross on Once Removed.

*  The Archive Lady: Preserving Christmas and Other Greeting Cards by Melissa Barker on Abundant Genealogy.

2019: Year in Review by Amanda on the Geni Blog.

DNA Testing for Family History: Free Video Tutorial by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide.

Strategies for Using Ancestry ThruLines in DNA Research by Diana Elder on Family Locket.

7 Steps to Perfect Family Tree Document Placement by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

Only a Few Days Left to Use Promethease for Free by Esther on MyHeritage Blog.

*  31 New Year’s Resolution Ideas That Are Totally Doable by Alison Ensign on FamilySearch Blog.

Step 2a - Newspapers, My Favorites by Don Taylor on Don Taylor Genealogy.

Newspaper Tidbits of Past Stufflebean Lives by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday's Family History Finds  by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- December 28, 2019  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

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. Thanks for including my post on your Best list for this week. Hope you are enjoying the holidays and Happy New Year to you, Linda and your family.

  2. Many thanks for including my post in your weekly list! Have a healthy new year.