My December lesson with the ProGen Study Group was on chapter 19, “Genealogy Columns” and chapter 21, Book and Media Reviews” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. There was no practical assignment in December (it has been carefully scheduled this way because of the holidays). But in all actuality there were two optional assignments: a list of favorite blogs (which we basically compiled during our online discussion) and writing a review (I really could have benefited from doing my first review under the protection of my kindly group members).
We posted a compilation of our recommendations. I think I added about four blogs to my reading, along with subscribing to CaseFile Clues by Michael John Neill (he has a subscription service – you can see a list of past topics – and is about to start one for beginners and he also has a daily tip blog).
- Genealogy’s Star
- NARAtions, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) blog
- Moultrie Creek Gazette
- Dear MYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog
- The Ancestry Insider
- A Miniature History of the American Revolution:
- A Linguist’s Guide to Genealogy
- Marian’s Roots and Rambles
Whew!, it’s tough staying on top of the ones I subscribe to! But I no longer carry around the current book I’m reading for lunch breaks, waiting rooms, etc. because I always have a new blog post to read on my phone.
And there’s something for everyone. Remember? We talked about this last week.