Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads


Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the Netherlands by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy. Yvette always has excellent tips for researchers and you don’t even have to have Dutch ancestry!

Was Great Grandpa’s Name Changed at Ellis Island? By Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy. Dispelling a commonly held belief about family surname changes.

Online Index to French Canadian Revolution War Patriots AND

Drouin Institute’s Free Online Database Now Holds More Than 1.6 Million Canadian Obits, both by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Military Monday: Revolutionary War in NC and SC by Colleen G. Brown Pasquale on Leaves and Branches

Irish Catholic Church Records – NOW ONLINE AND FREE! By Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist

Family Stories

Mystery Photo: One More Try AND

And the Suitcase Just Keeps on Giving!, both by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog. Help Amy out and leave a comment. We’ve all had the same question when viewing old family photos. I am going to make it a practice to leave a comment if the author asks for an opinion. It’s a nice feeling knowing someone took the time to read the whole post and comment, too.

Who’s the Daddy? (Part 2) by Melvin J. Collier on Roots Revealed

A Title Conferred – The Legend of the PL by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart. Lori’s efforts to try to prove that a title of nobility was bestowed on an ancestor.

Chapter 13: A Developing Story: Fred Fawkner Makes Pictures by J.H. Fonkert on Four Generations Genealogy


Another Story Published by Mary Foxworthy on Roots & Stuff. Mary has used to create a snapshot of the life of one of her ancestral families. I might have to look into StoryPress myself.

How to Digitize Family History Cassette Tapes by Mary Ann on Collecting Cousins

Issues, How-To, Methodology and More

Research Plans: A Reprise by Jill Morelli on Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal. Learn how to formulate or improve research focus questions and plans.

Find Your Family with School Records by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Discovering Dentistry Degrees by Joanne Cowden on Researching Relatives

Tuesday Tip: The Wonders of Voter Registration Books by Wendy on Jollett Etc.

Do You Have a Defective Ancestor? by Amy Johnson Crow on Amy Johnson Crow

David Kirby (1740-1832) Went Missing on WikiTree! by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings. Read about the pluses and minuses of posting on one shared tree.

Last, but not least, consider joining and helping out:

I Have No Known People of Color in My Tree by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMYRTLE. Can you help out with the indexing of the Freedmen’s Bureau records?

3 thoughts on “Recommended Reads”

  1. Thank you for selecting my posts—and especially for encouraging people to comment! Getting feedback is so valuable. And maybe one of your readers will help me solve some of those mystery photos!!

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