Sunday, February 2, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 26 January to 1 February 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:

*  FamilySearch Adds “My Contributions” Feature to Mobile App by Taneya Koonce on Taneya's Genealogy Blog.

*   New GeneaGem:  NARA Record Group Explorer by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

Is the DNA Party Over? by Ryan Ross on Once Removed.

The Youngest Volunteer by Amy Whorf McGuiggan on Vita Brevis.

Old Providence, aka News by Maureen Taylor on Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective.

Organising Your Family History by Paul Chiddicks on The Chiddicks Family Tree.

How To Share Ancestry DNA Results by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

Pre-Internet "Cousin-Bait" Creates 21st Century Resources by Gena Philibert-Ortega on Legacy News.

5 Favorite Tips From My Family Archive by Denise May Levenick on The Family Curator.

What's In Your Genealogy Toolbox? by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

*  What Everyone Ought To Know About Census Research by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

*  Which U.S. states have which levels of local government...and why should I care? by Randy Masjors on Research Hub.

In Defense of Small Segments by Jim Bartlett on Segment-ology.

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 31 January 2020 by Lois Willis on Lois Willis -- Genealogy and Family History.

*  Friday Fossicking 31st Jan 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

Friday Finds: Week 5 -- 2020 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on Norwegian Genealogy and then some.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- February 1, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (January 25, 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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Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for this week's mention, Randy. The Record Group Explorer is really neat and I love that it gives the % of files that have been digitized in each record group.

Ryan Ross said...

Thanks for this mention and your others, Randy. Much appreciated.

Chiddickstree said...

Thanks for the mention Randy very much appreciated

Family Curator said...

Thanks for the shout out Randy! Have a great time at Roots Tech!