Sunday, June 23, 2024

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 16 to 22 June 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:

*  Top 5 German Genealogy Websites by Diane Henriks on Know Who Wears the Genes In Your Family.

*  The Good and the Bad by Sheri Bush on TwigTalk.

*  Ancient DNA and Genetic Genealogy Testing: What You Should Know by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide.

*  Breaking Down Those Brick Walls by Anne Meehan Merritt on Irish Family Roots.

*  Which Numbers Help Solve a DNA Match? by DiAnn Iamarino Ohana on Fortify Your Family Tree.

*  Researching the Ancestry of Formerly-Enslaved African American Families, Part 1: Up to the 1870 Brick Wall by Paul Heinegg and Ayo Heinegg Magwood on FamilyTreeDNA Blog.

*  Locating Prison and Penitentiary Records for Genealogy Research by Debra Dudek on Fountaindale Public Library. 

*  Pro Tools Enhanced DNA Shared Matches by Angie Bush on Blog.

*  Finally, a Reason to Get Ancestry Pro Tools! by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

*  Exploring Less Common Genealogy Websites, Part 2 by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

Changes by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

*  Never Let The Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story…. by Paul Chiddicks on The Chiddicks Family Tree.

*  Ancestry ProTools Are Improving But the Elite Tree Badge Is Deceiving by Doris Kenney on A Tree With No Name.

*  Ancestry Pro Tools’ Enhanced Shared Matches: Is It Worth $10 per Month? by Rick T. Wilson on

*  Ancestry’s ProTools – See How Much DNA Your Matches Share and Their Relationship to Each Other by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

*  Colonial American Research and a Review of “The Peopling of British North America: An Introduction” by Bernard Bailyn by Diana Elder on Family Locket.

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 21st Jun 2024 by Crissouli on That Moment In Time.

*  This week’s crème de la crème — June 22, 2024 by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte.

*  5 Star Posts Week of 06/16/2024 - 06/22/2024  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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Doris Kenney said...

Thank you for the mention Randy!

Linda Stufflebean said...

As always, thank you for including my post in your "Best of" list this week.