Sunday, August 15, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 8 to 14 August 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:

The Aftermath and The Funeral Cortege by Paul Chiddicks on Old Palace School Bombing.

*  Finding Cousins: About families, death, online trees and DNA by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy.

Works Progress Administration & Genealogy:  Historical Records Survey by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

Sometimes You Need to Re-Evaluate by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots.

Announcing DNA Beginnings - A New Series by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

Which Part of Your Ancestry Ancestry Needs To Be Private? by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

Finding Unknown Biological Ancestors With DNA by History Chick on Genealogical Musings.

Research Your 23andMe Relatives by Margaret O'Brien on Data Mining DNA.

* Hiring a Professional Genealogist: Why, What and How by Diane Elder on Family Locket.

Decoding Why Ancestors Died by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

Considering the Future of FamilySearch Family history Centers by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

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 13 Aug 2021 by Crissouili on That Moment In Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme - August 14, 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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Marian B. Wood said...

Thanks very much for including my blog in your "best of" listing this week. Sending warm regards from summery New England.

Linda Stufflebean said...

I'm always excited to see one of my posts on your weekly list. Many thanks, Randy.