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”
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!!
I will make a note that you are Amy Cohen. Thank you for letting me know – I enjoy reading your stories.
Thanks for your kind words—I am enjoying your blog as well. And no problem about the name—I created the confusion, and Brotman is, after all, one of my family names. 🙂
Thanks for including my story about the “fake letter” in your weekly list! I’m honored!
I loved this post because one of my pet peeves is seeing how many people accept so much unproven or completely false information without doing any of their own research.
I also want to thank you for including my post on keyboard characters in your weekly list. I feel so honored.
You are welcome. Since I have been mired in Danish and Swedish records, I appreciated your post.
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. 😀
Thank you for including my post about the family who “disappeared” due to a tragic flood in Pittsburgh. I look forward to your list every week!