Sunday, January 17, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 10 to 16 January 2021

 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 Accurate is the FamilySearch Family Tree? by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

*  DNA to the Rescue! Solving an Irish Genealogy “Brick Wall” by Jamie on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

RootsMagic Clean-Up Pt 2 by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

Repurposing Ancestor Stories to Share More Widely by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

The Old Manse In Concord, Massachusetts by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy.

Find Rhode Island Probate TODAY by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family. 

*  Quick Tip – Check Websites of Local Archives by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy.

How To Search Public Family Trees by Sunny Morton on Your DNA Guide.

Which Story is True? by Janice M. Sellers on Ancestral Discoveries.

Brand New:  The Chester Creek Murders by Nathan Dylan Goodwin: Book Review by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

*  Teaching a Friend to Find Records on FamilySearch by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls.

*  The Mystery of Falk Goldschmidt’s Wife: A Lesson in German Vital Records by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog; A Family Journey.

Painting a Match: Every Step by Jonny Perl on DNA Painter 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 15th Jan 2021 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme - January 16, 2021  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 including my review of Nathan Dylan Goodwin's new book. It's another extremely well done genealogical mystery. It's definitely worth the inexpensive price!

Marian B. Wood said...

Many thanks for including my "repurposing" post in your list! Very appreciative.

Janice M. Sellers said...

Thank you for including my post about "name games." So happy to learn that you enjoyed it.

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks for including my blog post about The Old Manse in Concord, MA!