Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

There are a lot of good reads this week!


One Website Could Become the Russian Version of Find A Grave by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family. Eastern European family information isn’t always easy to find, if it even exists. An equivalent of Find A Grave would be a tremendous help to family historians.

Can You Believe Google Earth Is Ten Years Old? Are You Using Google Earth for Genealogy Yet? by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems. Google Earth is a great way to map out family history and Lisa Louise Cooke is a frequent speaker on how to maximize its capabilities.

Look for Your Ancestors in a Directory by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star. City directories are wonderful historical references. I found the death date of my 3x great grandmother in a directory for a small town where official death records didn’t begin until much later.

Let’s Look at U.S. Census Records by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star. Can’t find an ancestor in one census database? Here are other sources to check for a second look.

The Top 10 Genealogy Influencers You Should Follow on Twitter by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy

Tuesday Tip: Access 28 Genealogy Periodical Collections on by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings. American Ancestors is a subscription site, but if you have New England roots, it has a ton of resources online.

African American Research by relatively curious on Relatively Curious

Early Church Records of Rhode Island by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family

Papers of the War Department by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Quick Tip – The Last Name May Not Have Come from the Father by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy. This tip also holds true for Scandinavia.

LAC Digitizes an Additional 9,201 WWI Service Files by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Family Stories

No Brick Walls in Google’s Library by Family Sleuther on Family Sleuther

Military Monday: Following the Trail of a Spy, John Howard by Mary Perkinson Nelson on Celebrating Family Stories. Mary shares the story of a 15 year old spy in the American Revolution.

Illegitimate by Marian Bulford on Genealogy Ensemble

The Case of the Disappearing Twin: Edith and Lucie Cain by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Vintage Testimonial Ad Featuring Margaret Parrish by Joanne Cowden on Researching Relatives

Barnabe Bruneau, Why a Protestant? by Mary Sutherland on Genealogy Ensemble


Two posts about using Evernote for genealogy:

Evernote To Do List Update by Shannon Thomas on Our Life Picture by Picture. How to use Task Clone with Evernote.

Here’s What Evernote Can and Can’t Do for Family History by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

This USB Hub Includes Your Too-Thin Laptop’s Missing Ethernet Port by Shep McAllister on Lifehacker. One of my few picks about purchasing a product, but this looks like a winner if you have a Mac or thin laptop.

 Was This My Ancestor’s Neighborhood? Using Google Earth for Genealogy by Sunny on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

Methodology & More

10 Steps to Searching the Irish Catholic Parish Records When You Only Know a County of Origin by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy

A Calendar for Your Date – Part 1 by Tony Proctor on Parallax View. I love learning new things and had no idea there were so many different ways to keep calendar time.

Thomas MacEntee on Extreme Genes Family History Radio by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

10 Important Characteristics of a Good Genealogist by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy

Can you help out? This is a great opportunity to help make many more digitized records available.

Fuel the Find – Worldwide Indexing Event (7-14 Aug 2015) by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS


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