Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads


11 Myths About Dutch Genealogy by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy. Tips for checking other sources apply to everywhere, even though this post was written about Dutch records.

Here are three new Irish resources:

Irish Famine Migration to Canada in 1847-1848 AND

July 8 Confirmed as Date NLI Catholic Records Go Online, both by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

This is also a great week for those with Nova Scotia connections:

Nova Scotia Archives adds 26, 625 Birth, Marriage and Death Records by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte.

FamilySearch Adds Nova Scotia Vitals by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

It’s Not Just Loyalists! (A Misleading Title on Ancestry) by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy

Probate Inventories by Anne Morddel on The French Genealogy Blog. Anne is writing about information found in French probate inventories, but the contents of these inventories are similar everywhere. If you haven’t searched for estate administrations created when no will was left, you may be missing a fabulous discovery!

Family Stories

Sepia Saturday: Caught by Word and Deed by Wendy on Jollett, Etc. Could postcards have been part of the proof needed for a divorce?

Faulty Memories by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

My “Maury Povich Moment” with DNA by Melvin J. Collier on Roots Revealed

The stories of two murders:

James Burton Evans – A Murder Story Halfway Told – 52 Ancestors 2015 #26 by Cheryl Biermann Hartley on My Search for the Past

The Hanging of Bathsheba Spooner by Gordon Harris on Stories from Ipswich

Defining a Patriot by John Newmark on Transylvania Dutch

Issues, How-To, Methodology and Commentary

 Back to the Radical Change in the Blogs and Social Networking by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star. This is a follow up to an earlier post on an observation that personal genealogy blog posts are declining in number.

Finding the Right Man with the Wrong Photo by Robin Mason on Genealogy Ink

The Genealogy of Jesus by LLG70 on Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Let’s Talk About It by Mary Foxworthy on Roots & Stuff

Discovering Birth Records by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Joynealogy by Jill Ball on GeniAus. I commented to Jill that this should be a new word in the dictionary!




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