Sunday, February 21, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 14 to 20 February 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:

*   A Different Path by Michael Dwyer on Vita Brevis.

*  Family History With a Flourish: Video-Mapping Your Ancestors by Dr. Sophie Kay on The Parchment Rustler.

Contract, Not Copyright by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

New Tools To Examine Shared DNA Matches on MyHeritage by Esther on MyHeritage Blog.

Pondering by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

Where the Bodies Are Buried, Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4 by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

Our Ancestors and the Four Seasons by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives.

*  RootsTech — It’s like TED Talks and Netflix for Genealogists by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte.

Families of the 1918 Pandemic by John D. Reid on Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections.

Identifying Malinda Prater's Parents by McKell Keeney on DNA Breakthroughs.

How to Add DNA Matches To Your Ancestry Tree by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket.

Internet Archive Genealogy Collection -- Who's There? by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

Get Your Fix of GenFlix by Jenny Joyce on Jennyalogy.

Level 2 Checklist -- Vital Statistics by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy.

A Really Basic Approach to Using GEDmatch by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

*  Introducing GEDCOM Version 7.0 release candidate with GEDZip, a long-awaited upgrade by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

RootsTech Connect 2021 - 4 Days To Go by Miles Meyer on Miles' Genealogy Tips.

 A Less Obvious Benefit of FamilySearch Family Tree and The Mustard and Ketchup Incident by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMYRTLE's Genealogy 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 19th Feb 2021 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme - February 20, 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...

Let me thank you for including all 4 of my "Where the bodies are buried" posts from this week! See you at RootsTech next week.