Old Bones Genealogy’s Top 5 Blog Posts 2017 and All-Time

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

 

2018 has already begun, but before moving forward, I wanted to look back at this blog’s most popular new posts of 2017. I was surprised to see several of my earliest posts making the top 5 for 2017.

5. CONNACHT IRISH?
(Pub. 9 May 2017) Today, I was reminded that AncestryDNA had released a new feature called a Genetic Community™. According to their definition: “A Genetic Community is a group of AncestryDNA members who are connected through DNA most likely because they descend from a population of common ancestors, even if they no longer live in the area where those ancestors once lived.”

4. Genealogy Mysteries – Expanded and Updated
(Pub. 25 March 2015) In 2012, I published my first post titled Genealogy Mysteries. It provided a summary of the genealogy mysteries I discovered at that time. In 2014, I published my expanded update. Since then, I have updated the list to add new books, authors, and series in this sub-genre.

3. Early Land Grants in Maryland
(Pub. 2 July 2012) I was recently asked to transcribe some land grants from Prince George’s county. The records covered a period from 1739 to the early 1800s and were related to properties in what was originally called Tom’s Creek One Hundred and later became the Emmitsburg area of Frederick County, Maryland.

2. Genealogy Mysteries 2017 – The Latest Discoveries
(Pub. 6 March 2017) Since initial posts on this topic over the years, I have been accumulating and reading new books, authors, and series in this sub-genre, which is really taking off. For those of you who also enjoy genealogy and reading mysteries, this is my comprehensive list of all genealogy mysteries that I have discovered to date and contains any new books I have discovered since I published my last genealogy mysteries post in September 2017.

1. Genealogy Mysteries
(Pub. 29 July 2012) Genealogy is not something that can be done from start to finish in a weekend or even a year of weekends. It is, however, an enjoyable activity that is done by millions of people. While you enjoy doing your family research, I am sure you would like your family tree to be as accurate as possible. Here are 10 ways to avoid genealogy’s most common mistakes.

Since I have now been blogging for five years, I decided to include the all-time top 5 blog posts published over the last five years. What surprised me most in this list is that the number 1 post for 2017 and the number 1 post for all-time are the same Again, the ranking here is based solely upon the number of readers.

5. World Subscriptions – Ancestry vs. Findmypast
(Pub. 7 August 2012) As many of us did, I recently took advantage of the introductory World Subscription offered by Findmypast. I was already a subscriber to findmypast[dot]co[dot]uk and findmypast[dot]ie. I also have a World Subscription to Ancestry. I began to wonder what a “World” subscription really means so I decided to study it a bit with these two subscription organizations.

4. 10 Ways to Avoid Common Genealogy Mistakes (Tuesday’s Tip)
(Pub. 28 June 2016) Genealogy is not something that can be done from start to finish in a weekend or even a year of weekends. It is, however, an enjoyable activity that is done by millions of people. While you enjoy doing your family research, I am sure you would like your family tree to be as accurate as possible. Here are 10 ways to avoid genealogy’s most common mistakes.

3. Genealogy Mysteries – Expanded and Updated
(Pub. 25 March 2015) In 2012, I published my first post titled Genealogy Mysteries. It provided a summary of the genealogy mysteries I discovered at that time. In 2014, I published my expanded update. Since then, I have updated the list to add new books, authors, and series in this sub-genre.

2. Early Land Grants in Maryland
(Pub. 2 July 2012) I was recently asked to transcribe some land grants from Prince George’s county. The records covered a period from 1739 to the early 1800s and were related to properties in what was originally called Tom’s Creek One Hundred and later became the Emmitsburg area of Frederick County, Maryland.

1. Genealogy Mysteries
(Pub. 29 July 2012) Genealogy is not something that can be done from start to finish in a weekend or even a year of weekends. It is, however, an enjoyable activity that is done by millions of people. While you enjoy doing your family research, I am sure you would like your family tree to be as accurate as possible. Here are 10 ways to avoid genealogy’s most common mistakes.

Thank you for visiting my blog and making this a great year. I hope you continue to read my posts in 2018. I wish a healthy, prosperous and happy New Year to you and yours! Best wishes for the coming year and may we all realize our goals.

 

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One Response to Old Bones Genealogy’s Top 5 Blog Posts 2017 and All-Time

  1. Cynthia Medashefski nee McFadden says:

    My sons DNA came back as McFadden, originating from this town in western Ireland. We also have ties to Scotland and Wales. If anyone is connected to McFadden, McFaden and the other, please let me know

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