Sunday, October 4, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 27 September to 3 October 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:

*  Creating a Genealogy Research Guide by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

Diving Into English Records: An Essential Guide For Tracing English Ancestry on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

* Same Name, Different Person? by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots.

8 Places to Search For Free Family History Books Online by Elizabeth O'Neal on Heart of the Family.

Lost in Genealogy: Seven Steps to Battling Bias by Sophie Kay on The Pharos Blog.

The Archive Lady: Genealogy Upcycling and an Unusual Preservation Question by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bargains.

A Serendipitous Match by Ann Raymont on DNAsleuth.

Unraveling a Genealogy Mystery With More Questions by Gena Philibert-Ortega on Legacy News.

Why Do Families Tell Stories? by Laura Hedgecock on Treasure Chest of Memories.

A Safety Net For Reckless Family Tree Building by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

If You Don't Look, You Won't Know by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

Female Ancestors: The Benefit of Searching By Her Husband's Name by Gena Philibert-Ortega on GenealogyBank Blog.

Genetic Genealogy News Roundup by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

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, 2nd Oct 2020 by Crissoulli on That Moment In Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- October 3, 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 this week's mention, Randy. I've found a research guide helps to keep all the ducks in a row when diving into genealogy records in a new locale.

Jacqi Stevens said...

Randy, thanks so much for including me in this week's roundup, for your encouraging comments last week, and also a belated thanks for your shout out last week, as well. I'm afraid smoke on the brain got the best of me last week...