Sunday, April 21, 2024

Best of the Genea-Blogs: Week of 14 to 20 April 2024

 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: 

  Using Historical Laws to Dig More From Tax Records by Kimberly Powell on Learn Genealogy.

*  Ancestry’s New AI Record Explore Feature! by Diane Henriks on Know Who Wears the Genes In Your Family.

*  AI Newspaper Hints by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

*   “DNA Doesn’t Lie”: How To Accurately Interpret DNA Test Results by Paul Woodbury on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

*  Case Study: 6 Steps for Handling Surprises in Your DNA Results by Jenni Clark Dickens on Family Tree Magazine.

*  Leaving the Past to the Future 4: Digital Sources by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy.

*  What Can You Learn From the War of 1812 Pension Files by Jenny Ashcraft on Fold3 HQ.

*  Why Are You Doing Genealogy Research? by DiAnn Iamarino Ohana on Fortify Your Family Tree.

*  Genealogy Education: Two Websites That Spotlight Excellent Techniques & Methodology by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

*  Are Family Histories in the Archives? You Bet They Are! by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist In the Archives.

*  More Collections Added to FamilySearch Labs by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections.

*  Excluding Living People by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy.

*  The Elect by Jeff Record on The Last Aha.

*  When All the Details Line Up by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

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 - 19th April 2024 by Crissouli on That Moment In Time.

*  This Week's Creme de la  Creme - April 20, 2024 by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte.

*  5 Star Posts Week of 04/14/2024 - 04/20/2024 by Doris Kenney on A Tree With No Name.

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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Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for including me in this week's "Best of!"

Jacqi Stevens said...

Randy, thanks so much for mentioning my blog post as I continue wandering through the wonderland of FamilySearch Lab's new Full Text search capabilities. What a marvelous way to unlock past family history mysteries--and correct some previous misconceptions with actual documentation newly found!