Sunday, November 8, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 1 to 7 November 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:

Becoming Sherlock Holmes of DNA Matching by Deb Ruth on Deb's Adventures in Genealogy.

*  Legacy Tree Onsite: 7 Overlooked Irish Genealogy Resources You Should Be Using by a writer on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

Records Aren't Always Where You Expect Them To Be by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots.

Looking For Livana by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees.

The Year Grandma Ferguson's Chickens Drowned by Tonya Ferguson on Gathering Leaves For My Family Tree.

Distant DNA Matches: What To Do With Them? by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide.

Introducing a Google for Genealogy by Dallan Quass on RootsFinder.

Newspapers And Ancestry - Good Value or Rip-Off? by Margaret O'Brien on Data Mining DNA.

*  Ancestry users: Don’t Forget to Check Family Search by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History.

Introducing DNA Tidbits -- DNA Tidbit #1: Triangulation by Robert Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

Genealogy Tips: Lessons Learned From Writing a Cemetery Book by Gena Philibert-Ortega on GenealogyBank Blog.

How To Prepare DNA Research Reports For Sharing by Nicole Elder on Family Locket.

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, 6th Nov 2020 by Crissoulli on That Moment In Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- November 7, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

Saturday Serendipity (November 7, 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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Genealogy Nut said...

Hi Randy. I always look forward to your Monday blog posts. Wow, was I surprised to see my most recent post about Grandma Ferguson's drowned chickens on your blog today. Thanks for posting it. I learn so much from you and your blog. Keep up the great work. Stay safe. Tonya Ferguson

Deb Ruth said...

Hello Randy, each week I get a cup of coffee and sit to read your "Best of the Genea-Blogs. Find them all interesting and informative. Must say I screamed like a "fan girl" upon seeing my post listed in your selections. Hubby came running to see what was wrong. Thank you for positing my DNA post. I spend so much time doing research, that it was fun to share some of the ways I make Ancestry and floating trees help with discovering DNA matches. Again, thanks.

Still walking on air here in MD ... Deb