Sunday, December 26, 2021

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

*  Three Brick Walls Smashed by Remarkable WikiTreers by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

When the Ancestor Trail Leads to a New Locale, Take Your Research Plan With You by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

Surprising Free Finds From Google Books by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

*  9 Ways to Effectively Find Obituaries in Online Newspapers by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt.

Christmas Traditions Through the Years by Sam Linnell on Family Wise Ltd.

 Preparing for the 1950 U.S. Federal Census Release by Diana Elder on Family Locket.

*  DNA Mystery Solved! My 2XGG Changed His Name by Sunny Morton on Your DNA Guide.

*  The WikiTree Challenge Week: A great opportunity and experience by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

Holiday Traditions From Around the World by Talya on MyHeritage Blog.

Making Meaning Out of a Pile of Family Photos by Debby Warner Anderson on Debby's Family  Genealogy blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

* This Week's Creme de la Creme - December 24, 2021  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte.

Christmas Saturday Serendipity (December 25, 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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Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for including my post about research guides this week. Learning about a new locale is so important when it comes to understanding what resources might be available.

Debby's Family Genealogy Blog said...

Thank-you so much Randy for the mention of my Blog post! This has been an exciting journey to identify the relationships of the people in the photos. Now to identify the remaining photos.