Sunday, November 21, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 14 to 20 November 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:

DNA as Negative Evidence by Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek.

Using DNA Icons In Your Ancestry Tree by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

*  Most Requested Capability Now Available: Draw & measure on the map by Randy Majors on

Treatying History by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

*  Look Back to See How Your Genealogy Hobby Is Going by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

On To the Bright and Shiny by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

*  Top 40 Free Online Genealogy Websites You Should Be Visiting Now by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt.

Introducing Labels for DNA Matches on MyHeritage by Esther on MyHeritage Blog.

MyHeritage Now Has Colored Dots by Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek.

*  A Strategy for Using MyHeritage’s Brand New DNA Match Labels by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

GRIP, SLIG, CGVRI - Say What? by Brenda Leyndyke on Journey to the Past.

*  Family Tree Software Alternatives, Part 16: RootsMagic 8 by Keith Riggle on

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 19th Nov 2021 by Crissouili on That Moment In Time.

* This Week's Creme de la Creme - November 20, 2021  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte.

*  Saturday Serendipity (November 20, 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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Brenda Leyndyke said...

Thanks, Randy for mentioning my Journey to the Past blog. Hopefully, I am back to regular blogging after life got in the way the past couple of years.

DiAnn Iamarino Ohama said...

Thanks so much for including me, Randy. It's always a pleasure!

Jacqi Stevens said...

Thanks for the shout out this week, Randy! I can always tell from my numbers when you've mentioned my posts on your blog :)