Sunday, October 31, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 24 to 30 October 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:

About Those SS-5s by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

Is Ancestry Missing Your Ancestors? by Amy Johnson Crow on Amy Johnson Crow.

Preparing For a Research Trip:  Types of Trips by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants.

Finding Francis by Amy Whorf McGuiggan on Vita Brevis.

RM8 Documenting DNA by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

*  Finding Genealogical Information and Clues in the Freedman’s Bank Records by Elyse Hill on LegacyTree Genealogists.

Do You Have Ghosts In Your Genealogy? by Ellen Thompson-Jennings on Hound on the Hunt.

The Archive Lady:  Great-Grandma's Lock of Hair by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bsrgain$.

Drunkards & Lunatics:  The Case for Original Records & Research by Kelly Wheaton on Wheaton Wood.

Top Ten Scary Halloween Stories for Genealogists! by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy.

*  Sitting Bull’s Hair Confirms Relationship With Great-Grandson by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

Genealogical Amnesia (October 29, 2021) by John D. Tew on Filiopietism Prism.

Dear Ancestry by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

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 29th Oct 2021 by Crissouili on That Moment In Time.

* This Week's Creme de la Creme - October 30, 2021  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte.

Saturday Serendipity (October 30, 2021) by John D. Tew on Filiopietism Prism.

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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Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks for including my blog post this week!

John said...

Randy: Thank you very much for including my post on "Genealogical Amnesia" among your picks last week. As always, it is much appreciated! I am slowly getting back to more regular blogging. John