Sunday, July 18, 2021

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

 9 Must-Have Books About Genetic Genealogy by Elizabeth Swaney O'Neal on Heart of the Family.

*  Episode 383 – Experiencing Your Ancestors’ Experiences / Ancestry App Redesigned, Plus New Databases by Scott Fisher on Extreme Genes.

Anatomy of a Bite-Sized Ancestor Bio by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

*  You Should Scrutinize Photo Suggestions From Ancestry Family Trees by Melody Lassalle on Genealogy Research Journal.

*  How Far Back Does MyHeritage Go? (Explained) by Margaret O'Brien on Data Mining DNA.

By Any Other Name by Christopher C. Child on Vita Brevis.

Building a Locality Guide:  More on Records, Vital Records, & Probate/Court Records by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants.

*  Did I Find a Genealogy Clue From The Address Book? Will You? by  Barbara Poole on Life From the Roots.

*  A new analysis sheds light on some customers’ Indigenous genetic ancestry from North America on 23andMe Blog.

10 Ways To Improve Your Family Tree in 10 Minutes or Less by Patricia Hartley on Family History Daily.

*  Analyzing a Complex Challenge on the FamilySearch Family Tree: Part Four by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

*  Importance Of the FAN Club: Margaret (Peggy) (Broadway) (Robinson) (smith) Henry of TN & Lawrence County, IN, Part 1 by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

Are You a Genealogist or a Family Historian? by Paul Chiddicks on Chiddicks Family Tree.

*  Two Hidden Secrets to Find a Ton More Results from the FamilySearch Catalog by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt.

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 July 2021 by Crissouili on That Moment In Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme - July 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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Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for this week's mention, Randy.

Marian B. Wood said...

Thanks for including on your list this week. Sending positive, healing thoughts your way.