Sunday, March 15, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 8 to 14 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:

Navigating Ancestors and Their Changing Surnames by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

The Genealogy Community by Alona Tester on LoneTesterHQ.

Automated Tree Building with Genetic Affairs by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

And the Difference Is ... by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

The Good Samaritan by the writer of Genealogy Jude.

"Alas Too Idle Yet Writing a Book" - Census Gems by Jane Roberts on PasttoPresentGenealogy.

5 Resources For Finding Digitized Historical Books Online by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

Two Pages of #FamilyHistory for $130 by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

Seeing the Past From Its Future by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

Adoptee's Emotional Journey to Her Birth Roots by Christi Jacobsen on Your DNA Guide.

Pauline Ilg:  Brave and Courageous - Part 3 by Jen Rickards on Auntie Jen's Family Trees.

Making High-Level Contributions to Online Trees by Ryan Ross on Once Removed.

Ask Genealogists: Useful Tips For Your Research by the writer of Treemily.

5 Genealogy Tasks When You're Stuck at Home by Jennifer Dondero on The Occasional Genealogist.

Fun Genealogy Activities for Trying Times by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

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: Week 11 - 2020 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on Norwegian Genealogy and then some.

 Friday Fossicking 13th Mar 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- March 14, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (March 14, 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...

Randy, thank you for the double mention this week. :)

Marian B. Wood said...

I really appreciate your including me in this week's "best of" listing! Stay well.

Jacqi Stevens said...

Looks like lots of worthwhile reading while we're all hunkered down at home. Thanks for your weekly "Best Of" selections, Randy! And thanks for the shout out, again.