Sunday, June 21, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 14 to 20 June 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:

*  Make Hay While the Sun Shines: Farm Names in Your Family History by Marissa on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

How to Publish Your Memories and Stories by Laura Hedgecock on Treasure Chest of Memories.

Organizing Digital Genealogy Files by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots.

* 7 Steps for Using DNA to Find Birth Parents of Adoptees & Others with Unknown Parents by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin.

Solving a German Sibling Brick Wall in Chicago by Nancy Loe on Sassy Jane Genealogy.

Genealogical Reality vs. Expectations by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

Clustering Without Downloading Data Using Shared Clustering by Dana Leeds on Dana Leeds.

New England '49ers by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy.

Farm Surnames: What They Are and How to Research Them by Talya on MyHeritage Blog.

 Spanish! Basque! Where Did That Come From? Tips for Tracing the Origins of Unique Admixture Estimates by Paul Woodbury on Genealogenes.

Desperately Seeking Genealogy Software: A Guide to Finding Your Perfect Match by Elizabeth O'Neal on Heart of the Family.

Using a Group Common Ancestor and Let the Matches Tell Us the Cluster Common Ancestor by Jim Bartlett on Segment-ology.

The Day Dad Shot Himself 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 Fossicking, 19th June 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- June 20, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (June 20, 2020) by John D. Tew on Filiopietism Prism.

Inspiring Genealogy Blogs - June 2020 by Alona Tester on Gould Genealogy & History.

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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Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks for listing my blog post on the New England '49ers. I had a great response on Facebook to this story. Dozens of people had stories about their ancestors going west for the gold rush!

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Thank you for the mention, Randy! Comparing the selection of genealogy software to the dating process may seem like a stretch, but it definitely made writing the article a lot of fun. :-)