This is an update to a post I did last year – Some of the Places I Find Articles – April 2, 2019. Not too many major changes other than what I later added to the original post over several months. One thing I mentioned as an update was many of the sites go with either feast or famine. In those cases, I will spread them out over time.
I added one new source- a newsletter IAJGS Records Access Alert https://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts. You have to sign up for the newsletter, but I try to include links to the newsletter as it’s only sent by e-mail to subscribers. To register go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical organization with whom you are affiliated You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.
I use a variety of places to find articles for my blog posts. In some cases, I re-blog or share another blogger or vlogger‘s link. I try to re-vlog one vlog/day. I may or may not comment on a re-blog/vlog or share, depending on if I think it needs a comment. In other cases, I may do a separate post with a link to the first post.
Other places I get my sources are from different companies blogs or vlogs. In some cases, I often have to look at two or more places on a company’s blog or vlog. With FamilySearch, I use https://media.familysearch.org/ and https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/. I often get e-mails from the different companies that may highlight something the company doesn’t add to their blog or news sections.
On Ancestry, it varies as I use a few other sections in addition to their blog,
Recent Collections – https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections.
BillionGraves blog, https://blog.billiongraves.com/, usually posts on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, or first of the month if they are running a contest so that’s when I check.
23andMe blog – https://blog.23andme.com/
FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) blog – https://blog.familytreedna.com/
In addition to the above, I am probably missing numerous other sites that I visit.
I use the WordPress Reader on a daily basis as well as looking at some of the bloggers and vloggers I read or Follow.
I belong to many Facebook groups and sometimes people post links or articles that I find in a group. In other cases, somebody raises a question or makes some wild claim that sparks my interest.
At other times, I simply do an Internet search using my least favorite search engine. In those cases, I type in DNA, genealogy, or some other search term or phrase. I also look at suggestions on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter.
In general, I give credit if I find something on another blog or vlog. However, due to the various places I mentioned above, I often find the article elsewhere first even if you see it first posted on another blog or vlog. I tend to go with scheduling my posts at specific times.
Another place I find stuff to post is crowdfunding sites or e-mails from various sites I have signed up for e-mail notifications.
Other places include comments or suggestions made by friends.