Sunday, September 26, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 19 to 25 September 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:

Why You Need To Take Notes by Jennifer Dondero on The Occasional Genealogist.

*  How to Group Your DNA Matches to Help Break Down Brick Walls by History Chick on Genealogical Musings.

Digitization Done by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

*  Family History Can Be a Whale of a Tale—Just Ask Genealogist David Allen Lambert by Twila Van Leer on FamilySearch Blog.

Family History: Don't Keep It to Yourself by Marian B. Wood on Climbing my Family Tree.

Is Microfilm Dead or Just Mostly Dead? by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

Why Genealogy -- Daniel's Story by Amanda on The Cool Girl's Guide to Genealogy.

Loyalist Ancestors: Trio of Books For Your Reference Library by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

You Still Need to Leave the House by Gena Philibert-Ortega on Legacy News.

Peart's Elixirs by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis.

Searching For Sarah:  Strategies For Researching Female Ancestors by Geneil on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

*  DNA Beginnings: Matching at Ancestry and What It Means by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

*  French Commercial Genealogy Loses Its Independence - and It's a Pity by Anne Morddel on The French Genealogy Blog.

Software Challenge by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

My WikiTree Challenge: Highlights by Dana Leeds on Dana Leeds.

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 24th Sept 2021 by Crissouili on That Moment In Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme - September 25, 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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