Sunday, June 14, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 7 to 13 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:

Methodology Monday-The How and Why of Writing Sound Conclusions by Cheri Hudson Passey on Carolina Girl Genealogy.

New Loyalist Migrations Map by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte.

100+ AncestryDNA Matches In My Tree by April on Digging Up the Dirt on My Dead People.

Using Fire Insurance Maps for Family History by Elizabeth O'Neal on Heart of the Family.

Family History With Young Kids ... While Sheltering in Place by Marisa Louis Lee on California Genealogical Society Blog.

Genealogy Education:  Watch by Julie Cahill Tarr  on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub.

Methodology:  New Look at 2 Females With the Same Name by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

Peeling Back the Layers:  Online Source Citations Part 3 by Diana Elder on Family Locket.

Review: How White Was White Enough? by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

Tricking the Search System Into Finding Thomas and Mary by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

Taking Better Notes in Your Genealogy Research by Amy Johnson Crow on Amy Johnson Crow.

Finding a Relationship With DNA Segment Data by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

Don't Believe the Hints by David Annal on Lifelines Research.

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, 12th June 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- June 13, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

Saturday Serendipity (June 13, 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.


The URL for this post is:

Copyright (c) 2020, Randall J. Seaver

Please comment on this post on the website by clicking the URL above and then the "Comments" link at the bottom of each post.  Share it on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest using the icons below.  Or contact me by email at


Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for this week's mention. I am in good company with all the other excellent posts on your list.

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Thank you for the mention, Randy. Some really awesome posts for my reading list this week! :-)

Marian B. Wood said...

Very much appreciate being included in your "best of" listing this week! Stay well.