Sunday, May 16, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 9 to 15 May 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:

Pennsylvania: Links to Digitized County Histories by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

Hybrid Society Meetings - Intro by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog.

Use What You Know to Break Down a Brick Wall by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

Separating Truth From Blarney by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots.

Who Was Uncle John? by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy.

DNA Matches: Your Generation of Connection by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide.

The Archive Lady:  Archiving a Dancer's Photos and Documents by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bargains.

From Spit To Screen:  The Journey of a DNA Sample by Paul Woodbury on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

Fifteen Years of Boston 1775 by J.L. Bell on Boston 1775.

*  MyHeritage Photo Enhancer – How It Works And Best Tips by Margaret O'Brien on Data Mining DNA.

FAQ About My Eleanor of Aquitaine Project by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy.

Top 10 Ways To Break Down Your Genealogy Brick Wall by Ike Lukes on The Cousin Detective.

PUBLISHED  Carrie's Letters: A Glimpse Into Rural Family Life Baiting Hollow NY (1880-1910) by Debby Warner Anderson on Debby's Family 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 14th May 2021 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme - May 15, 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...

Hi Randy, Thank you for this week's mention. I'm working on the county history digitized links every day and have finished 16 states. I am posting them every few days, but there will be several new states going up this week. It's been an interesting experience and I've come across many resources NOT in Filby's book. There is a new County Histories category down the left side of my blog so readers can check out the states I've already finished and posted.

Debby's Family Genealogy Blog said...

Thank-you so much Randy for the mention! this project has been so long in the works. So happy to have it completed. Hopefully, it will be a nice assist for people being researched in the area. This should give them a little more of the everyday about their ancestors.