Sunday, June 16, 2024

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 9 to 15 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:

*  Close DNA Match: How to Figure Out Your Relationship by Mercedes Brons on Who Are You Made Of?

*  Avoiding Extremism: The Use and Disclosure of AI in Genealogy by Steve Little on AI Genealogy Insights.

*  The Confusion of Similar Names by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy.

*  Genealogy Tips: Land Records by Katie Rebecca Garner on GenealogyBank Blog.

*  Transkribus: A Cool New Tool for Transcribing Old German Handwriting and Text by Debra on Fountaindale Public Library Blog.

*  5 Reasons to Search Beyond Your Direct Ancestors by DiAnn Iamarino Ohana on Fortify Your Family Tree.

*  Interactive map aids German genealogists by James Beidler on Roots & Branches.

*  Researching How Your Ancestors Were Entertained by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist In the Archives.

*  How Autosomal DNA Testing Works by Katy Rowe-Schurwanz on FamilyTreeDNA.

* Military Records Lost in Fire? Let's Reconstruct Them! by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy.

* ChatGPT 4 Omni Vs. Claude 3 Sonnet: A Comprehensive Rundown Of The Latest AI-Language Models by Coach Carole on The Essential Genealogist.

* Genealogy Tips: 3 Ways to Search for Dad by Gena Philibert-Ortega on GenealogyBank Blog.

* Animoto by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

* Too Close for Comfort and The Quest for Clinton's Roots by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

* Genealogy Proof Series: Extracting and Recording Data So That You Can Find It by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy.

* Another Citation Test of ChatGPT4.o by John D. Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections.

* Best Websites: Highlighting Google’s Best Tools for Genealogy by the Editors on Family Tree Magazine.

* Homestead Act: Genealogy Gold in Homestead Records by Amy Crabill Lay on Genealogy Happy Hour.

* Without the Parish: Researching in England Without Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials Part 2 – Tax Records by Jessica Morgan 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 14th Jun 2024 by Crissouli on That Moment In Time.

*  This week’s crème de la crème — June 15, 2024 by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte.

*  5 Star Posts Week of 06/09/2024 - 06/15/2024  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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