Sunday, May 28, 2023

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 21 to 27 May 2023

Scores of genealogy and family history bloggers write hundreds 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:

FamilySearch Updates, Tools, and Features: New Home Page! by Diane Henriks on Know Who Wears the Genes in Your Family.

*  Unraveling the Origins of British Place Names by Maddy on Family Wise.

 Let’s Talk About: Genealogy’s Future with Josh Taylor May 23 by Donna Phillips on Washington State Genealogical Society Blog.

*  Developing a new workflow… by Teresa on Writing My Past.

*  Blogger Research Toolboxes: 2023 Edition by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

*  5 Records for Finding French Canadian Ancestors by Michael J. Leclerc on Family Tree Magazine.

*  Gold Rush Diaries Chip Away Brick Wall by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

*  The Importance of Joining and Supporting Genealogy and Historical Societies by Shelley Viola Murphy on Family Tree Girl.

*  Free Online Genealogy Website of the Day – National Archives – Genealogy Research Topics by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt.

*  Free Alternatives to Ancestry for Genealogy in the Netherlands by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy.

*  Five Weddings and Two Funerals by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude.

*   On Procrastination and Serendipity by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

*  6 Strategies for Using DNA to Research Your Latin American Ancestry by Stacey on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

*  Genealogy and AI: Google Bard by Margaret M. McMahon on A Week Of Genealogy.

*  The Science Behind Relationship Predictors by Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek.

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 26th May 2023 by Crissoulli on That Moment In Time.

*  This Week's Creme de la  Creme - May 27, 2023 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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Jacqi Stevens said...

Well, I was almost all the way down to your side of the state last week, Randy! Thanks so much for sharing my post about it today.

Marian B. Wood said...

Many thanks for picking my Gold Rush diaries post for your "best of" listing. Much appreciated!

Diane Henriks said...

Thank you so much for adding my post on "FamilySearch Updates, Tools, and Features: New Home Page!" ​to your "Best of the Genea-Blogs! What an honor! :)

Teresa said...

Thanks so much for including my post!