Sunday, August 9, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 2 to 8 August 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:

*  Ancestry Auto-Renew Blues? Why Genealogy Companies Use Recurring Payment Subscriptions by Thomas MacEntee on Genealogy Bargains.

One of a Kind:  Ancestors With Unique Names by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

My Father is My Sister-In-Law's Husband...Say What?  by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots.

No.  Not in Scotland by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES.

Lesson Learned: always Check For Additional Pages by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

The Experienced Genealogist by John D. Reid on Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections.

*  IGHR Debrief by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub.

*  The Archive Lady: Trains, Planes and Automobiles – Researching Your Ancestor’s Transportation by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bargains.

1 Thing You Should fix Now on Your Ancestry Family Tree by Elizabeth O'Neal on Heart of the Family.  

ProGen Assignment - Transcripts and Abstracts by Mary Kircher Roddy on Searching For stories.

8 Often Overlooked Items in the 1940 U.S. Census by Julie Cahill Tarr on Genealogy in Action.

What Did Our Ancestors Look Like? by Jude on Genealogy Jude.

Gathering Genealogical Evidence to Prove a Theory by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

Friday's Family History Finds  by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

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

 Friday Fossicking, 7th Aug 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- August 8, 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 you for including my post on your list this week. As always, it is appreciated.

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Thank you for including my post, Randy! Much appreciated! :-)

Jana Iverson Last said...

Thank you so much for including my blog post!