Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Waiting on Tables and Love in the Town Cafe on Family Sleuther

The Extinction of the Preisen Family Name by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

A Pest of an Ancestor by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

Conclusions About the Maiden Name and Family Relationships of Mary, Wife of Michael Dyer and John Cox by Beth Gatlin on So Many Ancestors!

My “Kunta Kinte”: Part 2 of “The Search for Our African Ancestor’s Birthplace by Melvin J. Collier on Roots Revealed

The Biological Father of My Foundling Ancestor?  on Resurrecting Roots

Sorting Fact from Fiction in Andy Warhol’s Family History by Kristine Britanik

Research Resources

State Historical Society of Iowa to Digitally Preserve More Than 12 Million Pages of Newspapers, Some As Old As the 1830s AND

Families Torn Apart by Slavery Sought Lost Loved Ones in Newly Archived Ads, both by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Presidential Libraries by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

The “Veterans History Project” at the Library of Congress, and Great Questions to Use in a Veteran Interview on Genealogy Mom

Library of Congress Launches Comprehensive WWI Holdings Portal by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Tech News

The Floodgates Open! by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist Settles Lawsuit with Ora-Sure Technologies Over DNA Testing by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog

Discoveries Pages from MyHeritage by Amie on Lisa Louise Sooke’s Genealogy Gems

RootsFinder –  A New Online Family Tree by David Taylor on The Family Nexus


Use of Data Concerning Living Persons by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

(Tip: Look at the Front Pages of FHL Microfilms!) Finding My 3X Great Grandfather’s German Baptismal Record by Dana (Stewart) Leeds on The Enthusiastic Genealogist

My Generational Haplogroup Assignments by True Lewis on NoTeS To MySeLf

DNA Testing: Seven Guidelines for Adoptees by Richard Hill on MyHeritage Blog

How to Find Where Your Ancestors Are Buried by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors – Part One by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Education Is for Everyone

RootsTech 2017 Session Videos Now Available! by Thomas MacEntee on GeneaBloggers

What does “Interlined” Mean? By Dana (Stewart) Leeds on The Enthusiastic Genealogist

Keeping Up with the Times

I’ve been privileged to be on the invitation list both years. It’s a fabulous party and great opportunity to meet and socialize with long-distance friends:
The Rocking MyHeritage RootsTech After-Party by Esther on MyHeritage Blog

An excellent, quick summary of all that happened:

RootsTech 2017 Wrap-Up by David Taylor on The Family Nexus

RootsTech 2017 – An Overview by Alona Tester on Lonetester HQ

Crowd Funding Needed for Suriname Slave Registers by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

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