Sunday, December 1, 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 24 to 30 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:

My Children's Boring Ancestors by Michael John Neill on Rootdig.

*  Have you tried AncestorSearch on Google Search for searching for ancestors (or living people) lately? by Randy Majors on

 Write About A Day in the Life of Your Ancestors Using Newspapers by Devon Noel Lee on Family History Fanatics.

More Thoughts on Genealogy and the Internet by Ryan Ross on Once Removed.

I Always Love to Meet My Cousins by Ellen  Thompson-Jennings on Hound on the Hunt.

"African American Genealogy Challenges" Part 1 by Shelley Murphy on

Grouping Matches - Try It! and Shared Clustering - A Great Tool! by Jim Bartlett on Segment-ology.

Welcome to the 11th Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge by Bill West on West in New England.

Using Documents to Imagine Your Ancestor's Job by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

Automated Note Updates With Shared Clustering by Ann Raymont on DNAsleuth.

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 - 29th Nov  2019 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- November 30, 2019  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (November 30, 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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