Sunday, July 19, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 12 to 18 July 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:

*  Discover Your Ancestors Using MyHeritage – The How, Why & Tips! by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

Mayflower Hoaxes by Christopher C. Child on Vita Brevis.

Questions For Discussion by John D. Reid on Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections.

Copyrighting That Photo by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

Some Updates to AncestryDNA's Matching System and a Database Update by Debbie Kennett on Cruwys News.

AncestryDNA Shared Matches News: What To Do Next by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide.

What's Changing at AncestryDNA? by Ellen Thompson-Jennings on Hound on the Hunt.

The Genealogist McFly by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis.

Filippus Vinkemulder in Emigration Registers by John Boeren on Antecedentia.

Learning the Lay of the Land by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

Genealogy Education: Recap + Bonus by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub.

*  Ancestry to Remove DNA Matches Soon – Preservation Strategies with Detailed Instructions by Robert Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

Losing Distant Matches at AncestryDNA by Blaine Bettinger on The Genetic Genealogist.

AncestryDNA's 2020 Matching White Paper by Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek.

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, 17th July 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- July 18, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (July 18, 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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John Boeren - Antecedentia said...

Thank you for the shout out!

Jacqi Stevens said...

Belated thanks, Randy, for mentioning my post from last week!