Sunday, January 3, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 27 December 2020 to 2 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:

*  MyHeritage Genetic Groups – A Walkthrough And Review by Margaret O'Brien on Data Mining DNA.

A Zoom Christmas by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy.

Tuesday's Tips - New Cousin Connections Made From Watching a 10-Minute Video by Diane Gould Hall on Michigan Family Trails.

52 Ancestors -- 52 Documents by David Annal on Lifelines Research.

*  Watch It on Replay: Access the MyHeritage Facebook LIVES of 2020 by Talya On MyHeritage Blog.

Triangulating Your Genome by Jim Bartlett on Segment-ology.

*  Genealogy Webinars: 2021 Series Announcements by Julie Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub.

Introducing Genetic Groups at MyHeritage by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained -- Genetic Genealogy.

*  Have You Checked Out WhooWe? Fascinating New App for Saving Your Legacy by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt.

Capturing Family History In the Making by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

How High Are You? by Randy Majors on Randy Majors' Research Hub.

Making a Change: Genealogy Goals for 2021 by Gena Philibert-Ortega on GenealogyBank Blog.

Andersonville by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

Case Study: The Last Purrington by Chris Dunham on Maine Genealogical Network.

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors Part 4: Records in Ireland by Jessica Morgan on Family Locket.

Y-DNA Resources and Repository by Roberta Estes on DNA eXplained- - Genetic Genealogy.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday's Family History Finds  by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree

This Week's Creme de la Creme - January 2, 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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1 comment:

Marian B. Wood said...

Many thanks for including my "family history in the making" post in this week's "best of" listing!