Sunday, December 5, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 28 November to 4 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:

*  A DNA Match is Only the Start - Using the Paper Trail to Find the Connection by Lara Diamond on Lara's Jewnealogy.

Are You Experienced by Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek.

Down the Rabbit Hole by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy.

Descendancy Reports by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

*  6 family history graphics to create for your heritage keepsakes by Prudence on The Creative Family Historian.

Who Should Own Historical Documents? by Kelly Wheaton on Wheaton Wood.

Sort DNA Matches by Place -- Why and How by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide.

*  The Day My Mama Socked It To… by KTC on Princes, Paupers, Pilgrims & Pioneers.

What Is Online in the National Archives Archival Databases by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt.

*  Immigrant Secrets – The Search for My Grandparents – a Book Review by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog.

Can Slave Families Be Traced Before 1870? by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy.

Another Theory Shot Down by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

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 Dec. 3, 2021 by Crissouili on That Moment In Time.

* This Week's Creme de la Creme - December 4, 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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