Sunday, April 18, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 11 to 17 April 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:

Zip Code Maps of Every U.S. County by Randy Majors on

*  Common Segment Generator and DNA Painter Dimensions: a new way to showcase your ancestral line by Jonny Perl on DNA Painter Blog.

Mid-19th Century Germans in St. Louis by Heidi Mathis on Family Locket.

How To Pull All the Clues From a Genealogy Source by Amy Johnson Crow on Amy Johnson Crow.

How They Do It: Amie Bowser Tennant by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History.

Finding Ancestors in the Upper Canada Sundries by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.

Using Behold as a Data Viewer For a WikiTree GEDCOM by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy.

Philatelic Genealogy by Michael Dwyer on Vita Brevis.

Expanding the Scope of Your Genealogical Research by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

Easy Guide to Citing Sources in Genealogy, Part I by Jessica Edwards on GenealogyBank Blog.

Who  Owns RootsMagic (Origins Explained) by Margaret O' Brien on Data Mining DNA.

If This Was Easy .... by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

Brick Wall by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

The Only Constant in Change by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

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 16th April 2021 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme - April 17, 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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