Best Genealogy Blogs of 2015

By David A. Fryxell Premium


Learn from the pros by checking out what these genealogy bloggers have to say about their journeys into the past.
Click back to this blog often for the latest on not only but also As its anonymous author explains, “The Ancestry Insider reports on, defends and constructively criticizes these two websites and associated topics. The author attempts to fairly and evenly support both.”

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Technology is longtime expert Dick Eastman’s forte, but his essential e-newsletter also covers genealogy developments offline and unplugged. For $19.95 a year, you can subscribe to the Plus version with more info and no ads.

Family history bloggers will find inspiration here, and those more worried about brick walls than writer’s block can search almost 3,000 genealogy- and family history-related blogs.
Lisa Louise Cooke serves up “genealogy radio” on demand, with mobile apps for iOS and Android listeners. Plenty of podcasts are free—as is the companion blog—or pay $29.95 a year for premium podcast extras.

Genealogy Guys

Don’t have time to listen to all of George G. Morgan and Drew Smith’s podcasts? The newsy highlights are worth a visit all by themselves—and will tempt your eyes to use your ears.

Not just a place to view funny cat videos, YouTube now overflows with genealogy how-tos—more than 80,000 from sources ranging from to your favorite experts from your favorite magazine.
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From the September 2015 issue of Family Tree Magazine