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5 Genealogy Blogs You Need to Follow

Jana Melpolder

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August 2, 2016Aug 2, 2016

Best of the best

Scratching the surface of your genealogy lines may be daunting and overwhelming at first. Luckily there are several genealogy blogs packed with advice, resources, and insight. We’ve searched high and low for the best of the best genealogy bloggers out there that you should keep an eye on. Check out our top five list below!

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  1. Randy Seaver – Genea-Musings

Weekly highlights, news updates about genealogy databases, events, and even travel photos are all found on Genea-Musings, an exciting genealogy blog created by Randy Seaver. His regular and well-researched posts not only dive deep into what’s happening online, he also covers events that he himself has attended so you won’t miss a thing. Seaver teaches computer genealogy classes, so he may even be able to give you a helping hand in your own search. In addition, his entertaining highlights such as “Wordless Wednesday”, “Treasure Chest Thursday”, and “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun” are something you won’t want to miss. 

  1. Judy G. Russell – The Legal Genealogist

Hoping to get through all the regulations or red tape of a difficult genealogy search? The Legal Genealogist, written by Judy G. Russell JD, may be able to help you. She discusses notaries, which records are newly available for research, the issue of plagiarism, and more. Russell even offers an “Ask TLG” section on her website to assist both new and experienced genealogists.

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  1. Thomas MacEntee – GeneaBloggers

If you’re looking to engage with a plethora of other genealogists, then be sure to look at GeneaBloggers, which is filled with seminars, events, and resources put together by Thomas MacEntee. His genealogy blog was ranked one of Family Tree magazine’s 101 Best Websites back in 2015, and this year it was one of the Top 100 Most Popular Genealogy Sites from GIT. 

  1. Lorine McGinnis Schulze – Olive Tree Genealogy

Make no mistake – Lorine McGinnis Schulze is a busy writer to say the least. You can find her on Olive Tree Genealogy, Ancestors At Rest, Past Voices: Letters Home, or even The Paper Trail. She loves to focus on American history and is the author of several books including her latest mystery, “Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery.” You can also find her on Twitter at @LorineMS.

  1. Leland Meitzler – GenealogyBlog

You won’t need to read new genealogy books as soon as they come out or research every one you find. Leland Meitzler does that hard work for you in what he calls his “free daily online genealogy nautamagazine” called GenealogyBlog. He also discusses new genealogy websites that come out so you can spend more time doing the fun genealogy work and less time finding helpful resources. 

Other blogs to follow:

Be sure to check out these other terrific genealogy blogs!

Genealogy à la Carte – Canadian writer Gail Dever shares resources and news that could help you in your genealogy search.

DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy –  Confused about how genetic genealogy works? Learn all the details with professional scientist Roberta Estes.

Who would you add to this list? Tweet us at @LifePostsToday and share with us your genealogy blog or favorite genealogy blogger if you did not find it on this list. 

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