Friday’s Family History Finds

Friday’s Family History Finds is a couple of days late this week, due to RootsTech, but here is the (somewhat short) list:

Family Stories

The rest of the story from Dana:
What’s a Half Wagon (Dorothy’s Will Part 2) by Dana (Stewart) Leeds on The Enthusiastic Genealogist

Amy is a wonderful storyteller, although today’s post is poignant:
Aunt Dean: A Long and Difficult Life by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Building a Genetic Haplogroup Family Tree on Family Sleuther

Research Resources

Big Update – Advantage Preservation Now Hosts 282 Free Newspaper Collections with 1000s of Historic Newspapers AND

37 Millions Online Obituaries Available from FamilySearch!, both by Kenneth D. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Race, Slavery and Free Blacks. . .Petitions to Courts 1775-1867 – A Finding Aid NOT to Be Missed! by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

4 Ways to Find More on FamilySearch by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family

Tech News

Living DNA Results by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

February DNA Sales by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Twile Is Now Completely Free for Everyone by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Family Tree Maker 2017 Software Announced at RootsTech by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

New: Online Family Tree Consistency Checker by Esther on MyHeritage Blog


What Sources You should Be Looking at in 15th-17th Century English Research on Family Tree Tips

Education Is for Everyone

Jamboree Registration Navigation Tips on Genealogy Jamboree Blog

Keeping Up with the Times

Randy Seaver has a compendium of blog posts written this week about RootsTech 2017:
RootsTech 2017 Blog Compendium on Genea-Musings

Photos from Day 1 at #RootsTech 2017, also by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Celebrate Genealogy Gems’ 10th Anniversary and Lisa’s 200th episode:
Episode 200 by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

3 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Thanks so much for including my post. It was a hard story to tell, but knowing my father knew her and her children made it an important and special one for me.

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