Sunday, July 12, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 5 to 11 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:

DNA From a Revolutionary War Ancestor:  John Woodbury (1752-1821) by Paul Woodbury on Genealogenes.

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

Completeness by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

How to Sharpen Your DNA Detective Skills by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

How They Do It:  David Allen Lambert by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History.

*  Was Rebecca (MNU) Alberty a Grandchild or Great-Grandchild of Morgan Bryan? by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family tree.

The Archive Lady: Researching African-American Ancestors in Local Archives by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bargains.

Virtual Travel Into History With Your DNA Test Results by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide.

Start From Scratch on Multiple Sites for Family Mysteries by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

Review:  "The Great Migration Directory" by Elizabeth O'Neal on Heart of the Family.

Revisiting 23andMe's Family Tree by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy.

*  Ancestry Launches StoryScout™ by Ellen Thompson-Jennings on Hound on the Hunt.

A New Rule of Genealogy Discovered: Number Thirteen 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, 10th July 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- July 11, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (July 11, 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 my Bryan quandary on your list this week. :)

Unknown said...

Can you help me verify if Margaret Goodricke & Sir Francis Bayldon are parents of Richard Bayldon(Belden) immigrant to Wethersfield, Conn.?? My husband's haplogrouo is R1b(M343) with 12 loci & STRs very similar to the Conquerors from whom he's supposed to be descended. The debate rages about Richard's "proofs" right now. Norton is just behind Goodricke,etc. Maybe DNA can solve the quandry??

Marian B. Wood said...

Randy, many thanks for including my "multiple sources" post on your "best of" list! Honored to be mentioned. Take care.