Sunday, August 1, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 25 to 31 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:

*  20 Things You Can Find in Church Records to Help Find Your Ancestors by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt.

*  Genealogy Tip: Finding Children Who Died Young, Part I and Part II by Katie Rebecca Garner on GenealogyBank Blog.

Coming in the Side Door for Amazing Ancestor Finds Using Collateral Research by Cindy Freed on Cindy Freed.

Enticing Immigrants by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

Jim Slade, R.I.P. by Dick Eastman on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

Don't You ... Forget About YOU by Julie  Cahill Tarr on Genealogy in Action.

Triangulation on GEDmatch (Walkthrough) by Margaret O'Brien on Data Mining DNA.

Vital Records Can Be Wrong ... Especially Death Certificates by Charlie Purvis on Carolina Family Roots.

Danger! Watch Your Assumptions! by Gena Philibert-Ortega on GenealogyBank Blog.

Gaining Insights From DNA Painter by Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz on From Shepherds and Shoemakers.

 Legacy Tree Onsite: Finding Your Ancestors in Scotland – An Introduction to the Main Records and Archives on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

A Moore Unmoored by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

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 30th July 2021 by Crissouili on That Moment In Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme - July 31, 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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