Sunday, May 17, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 10 to 16 May 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:

Update to Theory of Family Relativity(tm) by Esther on MyHeritage Blog.

*  Is This the End of Genealogy Conferences as We Have Known Them? by Dick Eastman on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

Methodology Monday - Source Citations by Cheri Hudson Passey on Carolina Girl Genealogy.

*  10 FREE Social History Sites To Improve Your Genealogy Research by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

*  How to Make Plans to Protect Your Genealogy for Future Generations by Will Moneymaker on Ancestral Findings.

This Genealogy Research Log Boosts Your Efficiency by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

4 Tips for Transcribing a Multi-Page Document File in Google Docs by Diana Elder on Family Locket.

*  FREE! Updated Genealogy Research Log by Thomas MacEntee on Abundant Genealogy.

Now's a Good Time To Declutter Your Research Desk by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History.

*  War of 1812 Ancestors?  Check This Free Database by  Elizabeth O'Neal on Heart of the Family.

Methodology: Ten Ways to Expand An Ancestors FAN Club by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

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, 15th May 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- May 16, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

 Saturday Serendipity (May 16, 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...

Hi Randy. Thank you for including me on your "Best of" this week. I very much appreciate the mention.

Marian B. Wood said...

I particularly liked Linda Stufflebean's FAN club post. Thanks for this list, which always has great posts to learn from!

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Thank you for including my link, Randy! Much appreciated!