Sunday, February 27, 2022

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 20 to 26 February 2022

 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:

The Original and Best by Dave Annal on Lifelines Research.

*  TreeFind: A Versatile Tool for FamilySearch Family Tree by Bob Taylor on The Family History Guide Blog.

*  Revisiting Proof and Truth in Genealogy by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

*  The whys and what-ifs by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

 AutoKinship at GEDmatch by Genetic Affairs by Roberta Estes on Genetic Genealogy - DNAeXplained.

A World of DNA by Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek.

*  Using Genetic Groups At MyHeritage To Narrow Down Matches & Build A Segment Map by Annette Kapple on AK's Genealogy Research.

*  OUR CHALLENGE: Personal Histories and Compiled Genealogies by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMYRTLE.

*  Many Paths to Sources: It’s Not All Online by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants.

*  What is the significance of the first cluster in an AutoCluster or Collins Leeds Method chart? by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket.

*  1950 US Census Part 2: Prepping for the Release by Julie Tarr on Genealogy In Action.

*  Ask Yvette – Is an online tree a source? by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy.

 Part 4: Pennsylvania Germans: The Land Acquisition Process in Colonial Pennsylvania by Alice Childs on Family Locket.

Choosing Connection by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

*  Bite-Sized Ancestor Bios on Find a Grave--Sometime Soon? by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

Manual Clustering To Find Ancestors by Jim Bartlett on Segment-ology.

 Lorine McGinnis Schulze 1946 - 2022 by Brian Massey on Olive Tree Genealogy.  This is a significant loss to the genealogy world.

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 25th Feb 2022 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

* This Week's Creme de la Creme - February 26, 2022  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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Marian B. Wood said...

Grateful to be on your "best of" list this week. TY so much.

Jacqi Stevens said...

Randy, thanks so much for including my post regarding anticipation of discoveries at "Relatives at RootsTech" for this week's conference. I am so looking forward to both the conference and connections through the program!