Sunday, November 22, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 15 to 21 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:

 Estimating cMs for a segment of DNA by Jonny Perl on DNA Painter Blog.

How to Evaluate an AncestryDNA ThruLines Hypothesis by Nicole Elder on Family Locket.

Genealogy Road Trip 2020 by Debby Warner Anderson on Debby's Family Genealogy Blog.

Ordering the SS-5: 2020 Style and It's Just Not As Good by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

*   The Journey of DNA’s Inheritance Paths: X-DNA and Autosomal DNA by Paul Woodbury on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

Excommunicated Dunkers In the Family by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

Is GEDmatch Accurate and Legit? by Margaret O'Brien on Data Mining DNA

*  How To Donate an Item to a Repository by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

 A Family Secret Revealed and a Mystery Solved by DNA by Richard Hill on DNA Testing Update.

 DNA testing companies should be clear about what it means to have “Native American DNA”* by the writer on the 23andMeBlog.

*  Elijah, Elisha, Let’s Throw The Whole Thing Off, Part 1 by Chris Staats on Staats Genealogical Services.

*  Caring for Your Family Tree: How to Prune and Graft Branches Based on Sources and Analysis by Diana 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, 20th Nov 2020 by Crissoulli on That Moment In Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- November 21, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (November 21, 2020) by John D. Tew on Filiopietism Prism.

 Family History Meanderings - Week of Nov. 21, 2020 by Deb Ruth on Deb's Adventures in Genealogy.

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 one of my posts this week. It's always appreciated. Cousin - I found yet another colonial connection to you as I was reviewing John Thornton and Sarah Thurston. I have lost track of the number of our common ancestors!

Marian B. Wood said...

Many thanks for including one of my posts in your "best of" list! Have a healthy Thanksgiving.