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Best of the Genea-Blogs – 3 to 9 May 2020

Dozens of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands 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 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:

How to Analyze Genealogical Sources: Part Five by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star.

Virtual Genealogy Education Opportunities by Diana Elder on Family Locket.

But I Don’t Know Where in Ireland? by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots.

Tuesday’s Tips:  Gettin’ By with Help From Our Friends – Dan Earl by Cheri Hudson Passey on Carolina Girl Genealogy.

Beyond Ancestry.com: Dig Deeper Into Family History by Claudia C. Breland on Genealogy and Online Research Claudia c. Breland.

Genealogy Blog Party Ceebrate National Photography Month by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

Facebook for Genealogists: Finding Old Posts by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie’s Genealogy & history Hub.

Not the First … and Not the Last by Dave Robison on Old Bones Genealogy of New England – Blog.

In Praise of Tax Lists by Michael Grow on Vita Brevis.

Finding Enslaved Ancestors Using DNA by Sunny Morton on Your DNA Guide.

How To Analyze Your Genealogy Research by Amy Johnson Crow on Amy Johnson Crow.

European Ancestors – Researching Italian Roots by Julie Goucher on Julie Goucher ~ Angler’s Rest.

Three Big Lessons From Genealogy by John Gilbert IV in Ever Widening Circle.

Searching the Library of Congress Virtually by Gena Philibert-Ortega on Legacy News.

Connecting the DNA Dots 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, 8th May 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week’s Creme de la Creme — May 9, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

 Saturday Serendipity (May 9, 2020) by John D. Tew on Filiopietism Prism.

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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