Sunday, December 3, 2023

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 26 November to 2 December 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 most 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: 

*  5 significant issues on the website by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

*  Testing tasks using ChatGPT 3.5 by Marie Cooke Beckman on MarieB's Genealogy Blog - Southeastern USA.

*  Tracing a Family with a Skilled Occupation in 18th Century London by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude.

*  Chasing Documents by Marcia C. Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

*  Simplify Complex Family Tree Searches Using ChatGPT by Mark Thompson on AI Genealogical Insights.

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’: Terror in the Osage Nation by Gena Philibert-Ortega on GenealogyBank Blog.

*  Unlock Your Family's Genealogy with Family History Interviews! by Diane Henriks on Know Who Wears the Genes In Your Family.

*  4 Rules for the Names in Your Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino Ohana on Fortify Your Family Tree.

*  Genealogical Baggage by Jeff Record on The Nick Names.

*  Discovering the Rich History Behind Old Last Names on Blog.

*  Comparing AI Generated Narratives from,,, Legacy Family Tree, RootsMagic, and FamilyTreeMaker by Lori Samuelson on

*  Resurrecting the Dead Part One: Start with a Timeline by Kelly Wheaton on Wheaton Wood.

*  FamilyTreeDNA Provides Y DNA Haplogroups from Family Finder Autosomal Tests by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

*  Researching Your Scandinavian Ancestors Part 3: Research Planning and Initial Research by Torhild Shirley on Family Locket.

Navigating the Cognitive Landscape: How AI Enhances Mind Mapping by Brenda Leyndyke on Journey to the Past.

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 1st Dec 2023 by Crissoulli on That Moment In Time.

*  This Week's Creme de la  Creme - December 2, 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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