Sunday, January 24, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 17 to 23 January 2021

Scores 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:

They Had Names: Researching the Southern Claims Commission, Part 1 by Diana Elder on Family Locket.

GEDCOM Should NOT Allow Extensions by Louis Kessler on the Behold Genealogy Blog. 

Search the Treetops To Focus Your Genealogy Research by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

Research Strategies for 2021 by Scott C. Steward on Vita Brevis.

*  The Archive Lady: What to Do with Documents and Photos After They are Scanned? by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bargains. 

*  Find Living Relatives | Google Your DNA Matches by Sunny Morton on Your DNA Guide.

Memorializing Ancestors For Today and Tomorrow by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Famly Tree.

Don't Get Obsessed With One Ancestor! by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

Six Levels of Ancestral Profiles -- Level-Up Challenge! by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy.

*  Naming Sources by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

*  Resources and Strategies For Sorting Men of the Same Name: Lawrence Thompson, Part 1; and Part 2 by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

*  How To Discover the Secrets of Your Illegitimate Ancestors by Natalie on Genealogy Stories.

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 22nd Jan 2021 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme - January 23, 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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Marian B. Wood said...

Very much appreciate being on your "best of" list this week. TY so much!

Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for the double mention this week. More twists and turns are on the way.