Sunday, September 13, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 6 to 12 September 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:

The Footman by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude.

Where Have All the Registers Gone? by David Annal on Lifelines Research.

*  Episode 341 – Kitty Cooper Talks Why Note Longest DNA Segments / Ask The Experts- Kitty Cooper On Her Personal Favorite Breakthrough by Ryan on Extreme Genes.

New Genea-Gem: NARA Prologue -- Genealogy Notes by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

*  Are You Set Up for Success? 4 Tips to Get the Most from Your 23andMe DNA Test by Debra Renard on Legacy Tree Genealogist

*  Spanish Naming Conventions: Everything You Need to Know by a writer on MyHeritage Blog.

*  Using the Internet Like a Pro: Genealogists Have No Idea What’s Out There by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

Fast Ways to Cluster Your DNA Matches at the Beginning of a Research Projects by Robin Wirthlin on Family Locket.

Book Launch: Burial & Death in Colonial North America by Robyn Lacy on Spade & the Grave.

*  Adding Context For 3D View of Ancestors, Part 1 by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

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

What Were Your Family's Firsts? by Gena Philibert-Ortega on Legacy News.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

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

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- September 12, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (September 12, 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 this week's pick. I hope readers find some good "stuff" in my genea-gem.

Marian B. Wood said...

Honored to be represented in your picks for this week. Thank you! Stay well.

Diane Gould Hall said...

Thanks for the shout out Randy. I hope my journey will inspire more researchers to apply.