Sunday, June 7, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 31 May to 6 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:

*  Where Are the Petersons? Considering Lack of Representation, by Paul Woodbury on Genealogenes.

*  Four Strategies I Used To Break Down Brick Walls by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

The 23andMe Family Tree Built From DNA by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

The Name's the Same by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis.

Some of the Perils of Online Databases - 2 by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy.

* A Major Update to "What Are the Odds?" by Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek.

Ancestry Tells Genetic Affairs to "Cease and Desist" by Dana Leeds on Dana Leeds.

*  How Your DNA Test Results Can Help Genetic Detectives Solve Cold Cases! by Thomas MacEntee on Genealogy Bargains.

Genealogy Brick Wall: But, I've Looked Everywhere, Part 1; Part 2 by Gena Philibert-Ortega on GenealogyBank Blog.

Update to "A Shared DNA & Thrulines Question" by Michael John Neill on Rootdig.

Genealogy and Paleography: How Are They Complementary? 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, 5th June 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- June 6, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

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 for for another inclusion on your "Best Of" list this week. :)

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