Recommended Reads

Here are my favorite posts for the week:

Are Your Ancestors the Average of 5 Records? by Amy Johnson Crow on No Story Too Small

Awaiting Untold Stories From Recently Opened Ukrainian Secret Service’s Archives by Lost Russian Family on Find Lost Russian and Ukrainian Family

Thank You, Grandpa, for the Gift of My New Cousins by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

The Hammer by Susan Messler on Genealogycorner

Genealogy and Special Keyboard Characters by Pat Burns on Pat Burns

Where Did Your Ancestors Live? An Introduction to City Directories by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Start

Smash and Grab Genealogy, or Deciding Whether to Post an Online Tree by Debbie Mieszala on The Advancing Genealogist

Did the Entire Family Disappear? by Joanne Cowden on Researching Relatives

Read How a Family History Fib Spread in 1889, and is Still Spreading Today by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

Score Another One for Genetic Genealogy by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

20 Rules for Genealogy by Melissa Wiseheart on A Wise Heart’s Journey

This one is just plain fun. Some families have some strong genes:

Seeing Double: Family Photos by Emma on MyHeritage

Because it is almost time for FGS-RootsTech 2015, Paula Stuart-Warren has suggested a great packing list. There are three items on it that I also pack, but I always hear others wishing they had them – business cards to share contact information (even if you don’t have a business!), pre-printed address labels with email and phone number for door prizes and a water bottle that doesn’t leak. Read her other suggestions here:

All Packed for the Combined FGS and RootsTech Conferences? by Paula Stuart-Warren on Genealogy by Paula




9 thoughts on “Recommended Reads”

  1. Thank you for including my blog post on your list! I really appreciate it.

    I know it’s confusing given the name of my blog, but my name is actually not Brotman—that was my great-grandparents’ name. My surname is Cohen. I named the blog for the first family I researched, not knowing it would morph into a much bigger project. Then it just was too hard to change it!

    Thanks again for honoring me on your list!!

  2. Thank you for including my post! And I love reading your favorite posts for the week. It leads me to other great blogs. Ironically, my co-worker sent me the link to Smash and Grab Genealogy this morning. 😀

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