Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

Here are my picks of the week:

Research Resources

Was Your Ancestor a Miner? Mining Resources for Genealogists by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

FamilySearch’s New Vermont-Canada Border Crossings Collection Contains Much More Than the Misleading Title Suggests by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

British Goad Fire Insurance Maps by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

52 Ancestors #25: Working with Land Patents and Plat Maps by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees

Freedmen’s Bureau Records – Volunteer Indexing Effort of 4 Million Freed Slave Records Underway by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS. Volunteers got the 1940 U.S. census done in a matter of months. Sign up and help.

Have You Thought About Researching Business Records? AND

Finding Business Records – A Real Challenge, both by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

NARA Article Explains US-Canadian Border Crossings Collection by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Savannah, Georgia Digital Images Now Available Online by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog

Quick Tip – Find Graves on Photos of Churches by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy. This is a great tip that can be used anywhere if your church had burials/gravestones right next to the church building itself.

Ancestry Has Over 700 Free Data Collections by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings


Update on the Livescribe Pen by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Family Stories

John Vincent: War of 1812 Veteran and “Habitual Drunkard” by Dana (Stewart) Leeds on The Enthusiastic Genealogist

Where Do I Come From? by Mark on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy. This is a great read about an adoptee’s path to finding his birth family!

Is There a Cadet Nurse From WWII in Your Family Tree? by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

52 Ancestors: The Old Homestead – She Ain’t What She Used to Be by Wendy on Jollett Etc.

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! by LJacobs63 on No Stone Unturned

Lois McNiel (c1786-1830s), Eloped?, 52 Ancestors #77 by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Oh, Foolish Young Love by Joanne Cowden on Researching Relatives

The Sibling Problem by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees

Grandma’s Hug by Amy Archibald on Revealing Roots and Branches

Issues, Theory, General Info and Methodology

Copyright Infringement or Common Occurance? (sic) by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

Old Dogs, New Tricks by Tony Proctor on Parallax View

Grandma Isn’t Playing Nice. . . on either Side by Tracy Meyers on Family Preserves

A Quick Count: The Revolution in Genealogy Blogs by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star. Are personal genealogy blogs on the decline?

The Scourge of Phthisis (Tuberculosis) by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

Such a Huge Abandoned Cemetery in Pennsylvania by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy

Trying to Find Common Ancestors for Close DNA Matches by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings. Randy has begun a new researching quest.

Why You Can’t Find Great-Grandpa’s Death Registration by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy




4 thoughts on “Recommended Reads”

  1. Hi, Linda. Thanks so much for highlighting my post. (And for also pointing out the misspelling. Embarrassing to have made it but thankful that you found it. It’s fixed now.) Thanks, too, for highlighting all the other posts, some of which I wouldn’t have known about.

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