Sunday, April 19, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 12 to 18 April 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:

Find Centuries of Ancestors in Germany's Village Genealogy Books! by Jim Beidler on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

Norwegian Genealogy Resources by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

When the Found Father Needs Help Understanding the DNA Results by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's blog.

*  Historical US Counties on Google Maps enhanced to match Census dates, adds townships by Randy Majors on Research Hub.

The Archive Lady: What To Do With An Old Trunk by Melissa Barker on Abundant Genealogy.

Finding Birth Grandparents: One Step Closer by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide.

The Federal Dead List - FOIA Request by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy.

*   How to Analyze Genealogy Sources: Part Two by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

*  Book Review:"Your DNA Guide the Book, Step by Step Plans to Connect with Your Family Using Your DNA" by Diahan Southard by Cheri Hudson Passey on Carolina Girl Genealogy.

*  Native American DNA by Roberta Estes – Favorite RootsTech 2020 Class  by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket.

*  Detailed Version: Registration for DearMYRTLE's 2020 Webinars and Meetings by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMYRTLE's Genealogy 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 Fossicking 17th April 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

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

Saturday Serendipity (April 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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1 comment:

Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for this week's inclusion on your list. Those with Norwegian ancestry are very lucky that many resources are available for free.