Sunday, June 30, 2024

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 23 to 29 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:

*  Ancestry Updates June 2024: New Shared Matches DNA Pro Tool by Diane Henriks on Know Who Wears the Genes In Your Family.

*  Using all the Documents by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy.

*  7 Resources for Finding Vintage Images of Places in Your Family Tree by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

*  2 Keys to Tackling a Big Family Tree Project by DiAnn Iamarino Ohana on Fortify Your Family Tree.

*  Ancestry ProTools subscription rolled out to UK - includes DNA Enhanced Shared Matches tool by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES.

*  “No Man Left Behind” by Megan Smolenyak on Megan Smolenyak.

*  Ancestry Pro Tools matches of matches: my experience so far by Jonny Perl on DNA Painter Blog.

*  The Conversation That Changed My Life in Genealogy Research by Will Moneymaker on Ancestral Findings.

Part One: Using AI in Genealogy Research Best Practices and Part Two on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

*  Genealogy Heroes: Volunteers, Angels and Helpers by Doris Kenney on A Tree With No Name.

*  Handwritten Text Recognition by Claude 3.5 Sonnet by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket.

*  My Take on Ancestry ProTools by Jim Bartlett on Segment-ology.

*  Without the Parish: Researching in England Without Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials Part 3 – Wills & Probate by Jessiuca Morgan on Family Locket.

*  Genealogy Proof Series: Surname Searching by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

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 27th Jun 2024 by Crissouli on That Moment In Time.

*  This week’s crème de la crème — June 29, 2024 by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte.

*  5 Star Posts Week of 06/23/2024 - 06/29/2024  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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1 comment:

Linda Stufflebean said...

Thank you for this week's mention on your great list. :)