Sunday, December 19, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 12 to 18 December 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:

*  Do You Know These Expressions Your Ancestors Used? (Part 3) by Jessica Edwards on the GenealogyBank Blog.

Research Trip Preparations - Part 2 by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots.

12 Days of Christmas to Finding Your Family History by Minnie Sheridan on The Genealogy Show.

 Labels for DNA Matches — now improved! by Esther on MyHeritage Blog.

*  1950 Census Release Will Offer Enhanced Digital Access, Public Collaboration Opportunity by Victoria Macchi on National Archives News.

*  Gifts for the genealogists on your list by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History.

*  The Men of the Gardes Mobiles Who Joined the California Gold Rush by Anne Morddel on The French Genealogy Blog.

*  Genealogically Related Books to Give (and Receive) this Holiday Season by Gena Philibert-Ortega on Legacy News.

Arses, Elbows and FOMARR by John Grenham on John Grenham - Irish Roots.

You Can't Get There From Here by Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek.

*  Should You Plant a Family Tree at by Keih Riggle on

*  Use Nicknames in Your Newspaper Searches to Find 50% More Ancestor Articles by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt.

RM8 Problem List by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

*  Another New Rule of Genealogy Discovered: Number 14 by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

*  How to Make a RootsFinder Triangulation Network Graph with MyHeritage DNA Matches by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket.

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 17th Dec. 2021 by Crissouili on That Moment In Time.

* This Week's Creme de la Creme - December 18, 2021  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte.

Saturday Serendipity (December 18, 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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