Sunday, December 12, 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 5 to 11 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:

*  Merging DNA and History: American Nations by Colin Woodard – Part 1 and Part 2 by Heidi Mathis on Family Locket.

Collect Moments Not Things by Paul Chiddicks on Chiddicks Family Tree.

An Overdue "Thank You" by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

What Is Reverse Genealogy? by Jennifer Dondero on The Occasional Genealogist.

*  Keep These Genealogy Resources Always Within Reach by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

*  Do You Know These Expressions Your Ancestors Used? (Part 2) by Jessica Edwards on GenealogyBank Blog.

*  Two More Reasons to Create Virtual Cemeteries on FindaGrave by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

Genetic Genealogy Spreadsheets by Jim Bartlett on Segment-ology.

The Truth About John T. by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

Finding Christmas in the Archives by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist In the Archives.

Two Wives -- Same Name by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

Free At-Home Access to Ancestry May End Soon by Gail Dever on genealogy a la Carte.

*  Finding Your Roots Starts in January 2022 by Ellen Thompson-Jennings on Hound on the Hunt.

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. 10, 2021 by Crissouili on That Moment In Time.

* This Week's Creme de la Creme - December 11, 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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