Learn Genealogy in the Blogosphere: 10 Top Genealogy Blogs

Feb 01, 2011

Following your family tree can be a fascinating and complicated endeavor. These blogs offer tips and tricks from the experts, as well as insider news and gossip from the genealogy world.

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1. Genealogy Tip of the Day

Looking for help tracing your family tree? Don't miss these essential daily tidbits on everything from using the correct terms (is it heir or legatee?) to finding the right documents.

2. Genea-Musings

Genealogist Randy Seaver has been blogging since 2006 on all things genealogy, from reviews of genealogy software and websites to reports on his own research and tributes to various family trees. He also offers a periodic 'best of the genea-blogs' list for those who can't get enough of genealogy blogging.

3. ProGenealogists Blog

Get tips on research strategies and learn how the pros overcome challenges to tracing family history on this blog from the firm ProGenealogists.

4. The Genealogy Guys

This blog is primarily a summary of information offered on The Genealogy Guys' popular podcast. Get news from the genealogy industry and tips on genealogical research, or write in to get your genealogy questions answered.

5. Dear MYRTLE

Are you a family historian? Get 'practical, down-to-earth advice' on Dear MYRTLE, a blog that offers helpful tips, tricks and lessons for home genealogists.

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6. The Genetic Genealogist

Interested in the scientific side of genealogy? Check out this blog by Blaine Bettinger, a genealogist with a Ph.D. in biochemistry who explores 'the intersection of traditional genealogical techniques and modern genetic research.'

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7. AnceStories

This poignant, well-written blog tracks one woman's efforts at tracing her own family roots. She's also a trained genealogist, offering useful tips for her readers along the way.

8. Ancestry.com

Although Ancestry.com is primarily a paid genealogy service, you can get useful and interesting information from the site's blog for free. Read about real researchers' experiences, genealogy news, industry conferences and tips to improve family searches.

9. Genealogy Insider

Want to learn more about the genealogy industry? Check out this blog from the Family Tree Magazine staff, which offers insider news as well as genealogy books reviews, gossip on genealogy celebrities and more.

10. The Ancestry Insider

Who knew there was such a secret world inside the genealogy industry? The Ancestry Insider is another highly popular insider blog, but this one's written anonymously - the author is a former employee of both Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.com, and he offers constructive criticism and incisive analysis of these two widely used services.

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