Sunday, February 16, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 9 to 15 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:

Mindmapping Software for Writing and Family Storytelling by Laura Hedgecock on Treasure Chest of Memories.

Genealogical Journals: Forgotten Resources by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

An Early RootsTech Experience and the Results by James Tanner on Rejoice and be exceeding glad. 

*  Tying the Knot: Ancestral Marriage Records and Where You Might Find Them by Carolyn at Legacy Tree Genealogists.

*  Genealogy Gems Book Club: Q & A with Genealogist Nathan Dylan Goodwin, Author of The Sterling Affair by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke.

DNA Testing Sales Decline: Reason and Reasons by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

*  3 Reasons Not to Use the FamilySearch Family Tree by Devon Noel Lee on Family History Fanatics.

The Archive Lady:  Flattening Rolled Documents by Melissa Barker on Abundant Genealogy.

A Rating System for Ancestry's Public Trees? by Ryan Ross on Once Removed.

Thoughts on MyHeritage's Colourisation Tool by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES.

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 14 Feb 2020 by Lois Willis on Lois Willis -- Genealogy and Family History.

 Friday Fossicking 14th Feb 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

Friday Finds: Week 7 - 2020 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on Norwegian Genealogy and then some.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- February 15, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (February 15, 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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1 comment:

Jacqi Stevens said...

Randy, as always, thanks for including me in your "Best of" for this week!