Sunday, February 28, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 21 to 27 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:

*  Episode 363 – RootsTech Connect Is Upon Us! Finding Missing Marriages Through “Gretna Greens” by Ryan B. on Extreme Genes.

Book Review -- The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub.

Genealogy - Abstinence and Temperance Society Records by Kathleen Brandt on a3genealogy.

Using a GEDCOM File To Add To FamilySearch by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy.

Finding the Place Once Called Home by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

*  Let’s Start at the Very Beginning With Civil War Research  and Part 2 by Cindy Freed on Cindy Freed.

DNA Tools Bell Curve by Robin Wirthlin on Family Locket.

*  A Fresh Look at DNA for Genealogy: Rediscovering the Lost by Natalie Pithers on GenealogyStoriesUK

*  How to Research Common Surnames by David A. Fryxell on Family Tree Magazine.

*  African American Genealogy Tip: Information Wanted Ads by Gena Philibert-Ortega on GenealogyBank Blog.

Exploring Six Different Types of Stones Used in Graves by Joy Neighbors on A Grave Interest.

* IS for Black People: The True Story of How to Research African American Family History - Part I and Part II and Part III by Shannon Christmas on Through the Trees.

*  Using Fire Insurance Maps for Family History + Where to Find Them Online by Elizabeth M. O'Neal on Heart of the Family.

Being Counted in the UK 2021 Census by Penny Allen on UK to Canada 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.

*  Friday Fossicking 26th Feb 2021 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme - February 27, 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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Jacqi Stevens said...

Randy, I was so wowed by your RootsTech compendium that I nearly missed your shout out of one of my blog posts from last week. Thanks so much for the mention, as always!

rootsdigger said... is for Black people, Part I is missing.
Part I and Part II are both linked to Part II.
I'd really like to read the full blog on this subject.

Randy Seaver said...

Rootsdigger - I fixed it. Thanks for the help. You can always go to the full blog and find posts, unless the author has removed them. Part I was there - my mistake juggling dozens of l