Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads


Where to Find Dutch Genealogy Records Online by Yvette Hoitink on The Dutch Genealogist

BC (British Columbia) Historical Newspapers AND

Heritage Calling, both by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

The Dublin Gazette from 1750-1800 Online by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

3 Sparkling Ohio Genealogy Research Gems by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

Family Stories

Old Diaries by Matthew Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog. Yes, Matt, I wish my family left some old diaries!

When Did J.C.W. Ingram Arrive in Texas? And When Was the Town of Ingram, Texas Planted? by Gary Roberts on Backtracking the Common

Education Across State Lines by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

I love a good mystery:

Hunting for Abby (August 19, 2015) – Part 1 of “A Mystery Solved?” by John Tew on Filiopietism Prism

Persistence Definitely Pays Off. . . by Chris on My Genealogical Adventures


Highlight Important Areas of Document Images by Thomas Clough on Great Genealogy

Twile Converts Family Tree Data into Visual Timelines: Post 1 – GEDCOM Upload AND

Twile Converts Family Tree Data into Visual Timelines: Post 2 – Photo and Document Upload, both by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

If you are using Family Tree Maker 2014, be sure to read another of Randy’s posts:

Family Tree Maker 2014 Changes Web Merge Default – Users Beware by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

My First Live Periscope Video! by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Methodology, News, Etc.

My 30 x 30 Challenge by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Family Reunion Ideas: Top Ten Ways to Incorporate Family History by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

Learn to Recognize 5 Types of 19th Century Photographs by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy

If you are looking to sharpen your research skills through a formal program, here is an update from NGS:

NGS Announces a New Course in the American Genealogical Studies Series: Beyond the Basics by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Here are a couple of great Tuesday’s Tips.

Tuesday’s Tip: Enhance Your Genealogy Education with Family Tree Webinars by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings. I love Family Tree Webinars and even recently subscribed. They drew me in with their members-only offerings.

Tuesday’s Tip: Maybe Those Online Trees Aren’t All Bad by Jenny Lanctot on Are My Roots Showing?

One of my pet peeves is finding someone researching a family in my tree, only to e-mail them and to have the message bounce:

For Those Who Change E-Mail Addresses. . . and for Those Who Don’t by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Wordless Wednesday: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees

I’ve Been Building a Genealogy Research Toolbox by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Here is a pretty clear explanation about the reliability of DNA testing to determine your ethnic make up percentages:

Ethnicity Testing and Results by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained

Yes, I do have this disease:

Do You Have Progonoplexia? by Esther on MyHeritage blog

Last, but not least, as always, be careful with emails:

Phishing Scams and Genealogy Online: Do NOT Open This Email!!! by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star. Be careful about any kind of suspicious looking email, even if there is no attachment. My husband got one this week purporting to be from PayPal, congratulating him on a recent genealogical purchase. However, he didn’t purchase anything, I did, and it wasn’t recent, as the company was named. It looked like legitimate advertising from PayPal, but when I submitted it to them, they said it was fraudulent.

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