Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

An interesting story – perhaps future online court records will provide the answer:
Mary Durham (1686- c 1746), Scandals and Scoundrels, 52 Ancestors #152 by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

A second interesting story, this time from Amy:
My Crazy Twisted Tree and My Hessian Cousins AND

Another Small World Story, Another Twist in the Family Tree, both by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Colleen hit the jackpot with this obituary:
A Cass Co., Michigan Pioneer by Colleen G. Brown Pasquale on Leaves & Branches

Checking out family lore:
Using Family Stories in Our Research on Kindred Past

Research Resources

James has had a focus on New York lately with great info:
A Guide to New York State Genealogy Resources Online – Part One AND Part Two AND Part Three, all by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

New York Public Library Online – Part Three: Genealogy Resources by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

New York State Archives for Genealogists: Access to the Archives by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

A Lost Village of Freed Slaves by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

How many expressions have you heard? I knew only a handful:
It’s All in How You Say It: Civil War Slang by Cindy Freed on The In-Depth Genealogist

Photogrammar Creates Easy Access to FSA-OWI Photographs from 1935-1945 by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

For Quebec research:
Add This Interactive Map of Montreal to Your Genealogy Research Toolbox by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

I learned something new. Who would have thought the mortcloth would be recorded, but not the burial record for the person?
An In-Depth Look at Scottish Death Records by Christine Woodcock on The In-Depth Genealogist

The New and Improived Find A Grave Shown at #RootsTech by The Ancestry Insider

Tech News

Pixtory Brings Picture Stories Straight to Your Smartphone;s Homescreen by Shubham on TechPP

Most of the suggestions can be applied to genealogical research:
How to Make the Most of Google Maps by Thorin Klosowski on Lifehacker

Evidentia V3.1 – We’re Related APP Input – 1 by Russ Worthington on A Worthington Weblog

For those whose use AncestryDNA, two important articles to read:
Update in AncestryDNA Research Consent by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist AND

AncestryDNA Personal Discoveries Project by The Ancestry Insider

You can never have too many backups:
Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. OneDrive: Which Could Storage Is Best for You? by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter


A Latin Rule You May Not Have Known by Cather Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

6 “Out of the Box” Genealogy Resources by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

Are You a Genealogist or a Family Historian? by Alona Tester on Lonestester HQ Tip/Reminder for Finding Newspaper Dates and Page Numbers on Gone Researching

Why Keep a Genealogy Research Log? by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

I have found the same for Scandinavian records:
Quick Tip – Inventories Are Usually for Both Spouses by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Good tips when deciding on a digital file naming pattern:

EASY Digital Filenaming to Organize Genealogy Files by Denise May Levenick on The Family Curator

Education Is for Everyone

If you don’t follow the EE blog, it’s a great resource for source citations and other genealogical advice:
It’s a Fact. No Discussion Needed. Or Is It? by Elizabeth Shown Mills on Quick Tips

Don’t forget to check for upcoming webinars and meetings:
GeneaWebinars Calendar

Also, check for upcoming conferences and events:
Conference Keeper

Keeping Up with the Times

Ancestry’s TreeSync will be retired and replaced on 31 March 2017:
Software MacKiev Introduces FamilySync and Ancestry Retires TreeSync by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

If you use Google Chrome and would like to help index FamilySearch records:
Index Records with the FamilySearch Pilot Tool by David Taylor on The Family Nexus

Good News Out of Virginia – The Library of Virginia Hours Will Be EXPANDED Starting in July by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

4 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

Leave a Reply