Sunday, March 22, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 15 to 21 March 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:

Tips For Using City Directories For Genealogy Research by Brenda on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

*  RootsMagic 7 Now Available for macOS 10.15 (Catalina) by Michael Booth on the RootsMagic Blog.

*  New feature: DRAW ANY SHAPE on the map to reveal all of the Counties, ZIP Codes, Cities, Townships and more by Randy Majors on

How Family History Can Save the World by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide.

Pauline Ilg: Brave and Courageous - Part 4 by Jen Rickards on Auntie Jen's Family Trees.

The Million Mito Project by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

The Archive Lady:  Brown Spots on Scrapbooks by Melissa Barker on Abundant Genealogy.

Rev. War Widow Elizabeth Miller & the Case of Her Missing Marriage Record by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

*  Goldie May, your research assistant to learning about the website by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

*  Genealogy during Quarantine: 5 Things to Do When the Library Is Closed by Gena Philibert-Ortega on GenealogyBank Blog.

*  Bob McLaren, Beloved Clan McLaren Genealogist Meets His Ancestors by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.  A beautiful tribute.

*  Genealogy Research in the 21st Century Part I: Genealogy Research is Still Hard by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket.

Eber Bunker's Hill in Australia, a Mayflower Descendant by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy.

The Importance of Mistakes by Jill Morelli on Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal.

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 20th Mar 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- March 21, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (March 21, 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.

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog post about Eber Bunker of Australia. I'll pass this link on to Jeremy Schipp in Australia!