Sunday, February 7, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 31 January to 6 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:

Chameleon Ancestors by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude.

*  The Biological Journey of DNA Inheritance: Meiosis to Fertilization on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

COVID Lockdowns and Genealogy Gold by Cindi on My Moynahan Genealogy Blog.

Do You Have New AncestryDNA Communities by Ellen Thompson-Jennings on Hound on the Hunt.

GEDmatch Surname Search For Matches - Review and Tips by Margaret O'Brien on Data Mining DNA.

Targetting the Right Lawrence ThompsonUpdated Theory: Nagging Questions About the Many Lawrence Thompsons; and Strategies for Sorting Men of the Same Name: How did I Work Through the Lawrence Thompson Project by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

What's The Truth: Inaccuracies in Records and How to Spot Them by Alison Spring on The Frugal Genealogist.

Reaping the Benefits of Genealogy Legwork by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

Where To Go When You Don't Know Where To Go by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

Breaking down Brick Walls by Jim Bartlett on Segment-ology.

DNA: Finding an Immigrant Ancestor by Sunny Morton on Your DNA Guide.

Finding the Right City by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

You Say Bologna, I Say Probate Records by Gena Philibert-Ortega on Legacy News.

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 5th Feb 2021 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme - February 6, 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...

Thanks for the double mention again this week. I do believe I've just about gotten all the Lawrences untangled.

Jacqi Stevens said...

Wow! Thanks for the mention, Randy--twice!