Sunday, May 24, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 17 to 23 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:

How Much DNA Did I Inherit From Grandma? by Paul Woodbury on Genealogenes.

The General Society by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis.

Pandemic Decluttering and an Heirloom Book by Jacquie Schattner on Seeds to Tree.

Here's Why I Will No Longer Speak "in-Person" at Genealogy Events ... by Thomas MacEntee on High Definition Genealogy.

Myrt's Got CC  by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog.

10 Ways I Wish I Had Organized My Research Library by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

The A-Files: A Rich Source Of Information by Marisa Louie Lee on the California Genealogical Society and Library Blog.

When You Can't Find the Record ... by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots.

Mayflower 400 Leiden Virtual Tour Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 by June Butka on Dame Gussie's Genealogy.

Giving It Away by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

Your House Has a Family History Too: 4 Ways to Research It by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

*  Some Very Special Volunteers You Probably Never Knew About, But You Might Have Benefitted From Their Work And Not Even Known It by John D. Tew on Filiopietism Prism.

How to Join a Lineage Society + 6 tips for a Successful Application by Elizabeth O'Neal on Heart of the Family.

Connections in Quarantine by Sam Williams on The Orthodox Genealogist.

The New GMP Feature That's A Game-Changer by Jennifer Dondero on The Occasional Genealogist.

How Accurate Are Online Family Trees? by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

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, 22nd May 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- May 23, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

 Saturday Serendipity (May 23, 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 including the post about my childhood home's family history. It was a fascinating project. I hope others will try some of the same methods to learn about their own family homes.

John said...

Thanks for including my post about cemetery volunteers -- much appreciated. They are special people and deserve a lot of credit and appreciation.

Seeds to Tree said...

I appreciate your mention of my post about my heirloom book. Your blog has given me so much information, it's nice that my idea can be an inspiration for others.

June said...

Thank you for the shout out.

Ann said...

I appreciate all you do for genealogists everywhere, and especially look forward to your Best of the Geanea-Blog posts. Thanks for being a bright spot in our week!

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

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