Friday’s Family History Finds

With the start of both 2017 and almost, in ten more days, the start of my 4th year as a blogger, I’ve made a few updates to the site. Recommended Reads is now Friday’s Family History Finds. Hope you like the new look.

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Winning the Italian Ancestor Lottery on Family Sleuther

The Miracles of DNA: Our Family Reunion in Ghana, Africa by Melvin J. Collier on Roots Revealed

Can You Believe 6 Generations All Alive? by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Research Resources

Online Genealogy Dictionaries and Other References AND

Early Canadiana Online: History and Genealogy Treasures, both b y Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

GoogleEarth is a great genealogy friend. I’ve done this, too:
Locations in Old Photos by Matthew Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

6 Websites That Will Help You Find German Ancestors on Family Tree Tips

Great news for NJ adoptees:
The Lights Go On by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Tech News

I LOVE Adobe Spark by Mary Foxworthy on Roots & Stuff

If you haven’t before, now is the time. As my mother used to say, “Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.”:
Backup Nag by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections


For those whose resolution is to become more organized in 2017, there are several articles/project to get you going:

Thomas MacEntee’s Genealogy Do-Over is back. Now is the time to take that step:
The Genealogy Do-Over Returns for 2017 AND

Genealogy Do-Over – Month 1 – January 2017, both by Thomas MacEntee on GeneaBloggers

Divide & Conquer, Part 1: Breaking Down a Big Organizing Project by Caroline on Organizing Photos

What You Need To Know to Organize Your Genealogy by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

Oh Say Ca You “C”? Navigating the Seven Cs of Genealogy by Thomas MacEntee on GeneaBloggers

Crying Wolf: The Ultimate Genealogical Challenge by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Besides the fact that I love the vintage gift tags, Strait from NJ mentioned a 52 Weeks writing prompt that I do believe I will be trying out myself:
Sepia Saturday #363: Tag! You’re It! on Strait from NJ

More 2017 inspiration:
Join Me in This Genealogy Photo Challenge by Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman on Genealogical Gems

Education Is for Everyone

The Family History Library has their January and February 2017 class schedules and webinars posted. Be sure to check out the topics.

I don’t know that I’ve mentioned Then Genealogy Guys (Drew Smith and George G. Morgan) before, but their podcasts are great:
The Genealogy Guys Podcast #320 – 2017 January 1

Keeping Up with the Times

2016 Genetic Genealogy Retrospective by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

I totally agree with James:
How Much Does It Cost to Practice Genealogy? by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

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