Sunday, November 15, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 8 to 14 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:

*  How to Write and Publish a Proof Argument with DNA Evidence by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket.

Top Ten Tips For Researching Your Ancestor's Military Service by Talya on MyHeritage Blog.

Why Do We Like Genealogy? by John Boeren on Antecedentia.

*  Using the Beyond Kin Methodology for Poorly Documented FPOC & Homesteading Ancestors by Brian Sheffey and Donya Williams on Genealogy Adventures Live.

How Long Does Ancestry Take To Process DNA Results in 2020 by Margaret O'Brien on Data Mining DNA.

How to Create and Share Your Ancestral Town Database by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

Creative Searching = Family Discovery by Deb Ruth on Deb's Adventures in Genealogy.

Genealogy Tree Replacement -- Should I Or Shouldn't I? by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained -- Genetic Genealogy.

The Archive Lady:  Deciphering Old Handwriting by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bargains.

4 Reasons To Keep Conference Syllabus Files by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

Coming From a Large - And I Mean Really Large - Family by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

DNA Brick Wall: Finding a Female Ancestor by Kathy Knoll on Your DNA Guide.

The One-Armed Railwayman by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude.

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, 13th Nov 2020 by Crissoulli on That Moment In Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- November 14, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (November 14, 2020) by John D. Tew on Filiopietism Prism.

Family History Meanderings - Week of Nov. 14, 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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Marian B. Wood said...

Thanks very much for including my post in your "best of" for this week! Take care.

Jacqi Stevens said...

Randy, thanks so much for the shout out today! And Happy Thanksgiving to you and Linda!

Deb Ruth said...

Thanks so much for including my posts in your "best of" this week. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.