Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads


Top 5 Sources for Images to Illustrate Your Dutch Family Tree by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Autosomal DNA Testing 101 – What Now? by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained. Here is a great lay explanation of basic DNA testing.

Find Living Family from the Former USSR with Little Effort by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Find French Birth Records by Joanne Cowden on Researching Relatives

Shoah Research – Getting Started by Mark Rabideau on Many Roads

Family Stories

Mary Harrold (c1750-1826) “Fly Me Back to Sweet Old Ireland,” 52 Ancestors #84 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained. Roberta did a great job methodically piecing together the family.

52 Ancestors #32: Anna Maria Aussem by Beth Gatlin on So Many Ancestors! This serves as a reminder to confirm family lore.

DNA – An Integral Part of My Genealogical Research AND DNA for Genealogical Research Can Turn You Upside Down and Inside Out, both by Helen Holhouser on Heart of a Southern Woman

The Court Case Regarding the Slaves of Mary (Mitchell) Beard by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees. Here is another example of the holdings of the fabulous Virgina Memory Chancery Court Records.

Down a Sidetrack: Frederick John Cockrem by Linda Stack-Hawkley on I Thought I Was a Smith. Remembering and honoring those who otherwise would be forgotten.

In Dogged Pursuit by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees.

Treasure Chest Thursday: Hidden Photos by Colleen G. Brown Pasquale on Leaves & Branches. A great hint – I, myself, have found photos hidden behind others in picture frames more than once.


How to Add Text to a Web Clipping in Evernote by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

Why Google Matters to Genealogy by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

7 Reasons to Start a Family History Blog by Lisa Louise Cook on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems. If you aren’t already a blogger, it’s easy and here are some good reasons why you should consider writing one.

Pedigreeable – A New FamilySearch Certified Program by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Methodology, News, Etc.

A Fresh Look at Organizing Genealogy Files – Part 1, Part Two and Part Three: The Notebook Illusion,  Part Four: The Paper Challenge, AND

Libraries, Books, Genealogists and the State Library of Arizona, all by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

These next two go hand-in-hand:

Internet Genealogy – Is This Progress? by Janet Few on Worldwide Genealogy – An International Collaboration

Yes, Janet, Internet Genealogy Is Progress! by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Goodbye for Now, by Mary Foxworthy on Roots & Stuff

In the Future. . . We Might Be Able to Reconstruct What Our Ancestors Looked Like by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Quick Tip – Not All Religions Baptized Infants by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy. I love Yvette’s tips because they often apply to ethnic groups other than Dutch.

Tell Your Story and Upload It to the Library of Congress by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog

Inmates Indexing Genealogy Records by Megan Smolenyak on The Huff Post

Being a retired teacher, I loved this:

Teachers Rule by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

One thought on “Recommended Reads”

  1. Linda, thank you for including my post about French birth records. I must admit that finding time to write this summer has been challenging, but making your list is great motivation to continue!

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