Here are my picks of the week:
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.
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
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?
On the Other Hand, both by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry
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
Family History Library Announces Free Webinar Classes for July 2015 by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog