Sunday, January 19, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 12 to 18 January 2020

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 Future Genealogists Will Learn From the 2020 US Census by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

Understanding Cluster Matrices by Dana Leeds on

*  What Genealogists Need to Know About DNA Testing Companies by Richard Hill on DNA Testing Adviser.

Day 13: Organize Your Family Trees by Drew Smith on The Genealogy Guys Blog.

Online Trees by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

*  DNA Inherited from Grandparents and Great-Grandparents by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained -- Genetic Genealogy.

*  Why Use Pinterest For Genealogy? and 10 Genealogists to Follow on Pinterest by Devon Noel Lee on Family History Fanatics.

The New Improved GenealogyBank Obituaries Collection by Gena Philibert-Ortega on GenealogyBank Blog.

*  The Genealogy Research Process: The WANDER Method by Amy Johnson Crow on Amy Johnson Crow.

8 Tips For Finding That One Irish Relative by Sarah Stevens on GenealogyBank 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 Finds 17 January 2020 by Lois Willis on Lois Willis -- Genealogy and Family History.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- January 18, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (January 18, 2020) by John D. Tew on Filiopietism Prism.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and  read their articles, and add the 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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