Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

Resources

Rhode Island Shipwrecks – An Amazing New Online Database by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog

4 Fabulous Ways to Use the Library of Congress for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

Where Are the State-By-State Resources for Genealogy? by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star. This is a concise synopsis of where to find records for each of the U.S. states.

Google Earth for Genealogists by Pat Richley-Erickson on Worldwide Genealogy – A Genealogical Collaboratio

An Example of Digging into Records – The Georgia Land Lotteries
by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

AGO Launches Digital Archive of More Than 4,000 Holocaust Images by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

52 Ancestors #35 – Yearbooks for Personality by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees. Have you looked online for old school yearbooks? Schalene shares a great tip for adding life details to your more recent family.

Genealogical Journals and PERSI by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star – I have written about PERSI several times. I think this is an extremely underused potentially terrific resource, but because many journals are not digitized and online, researchers overlook them.

Finding Eastern European Records, Part 1 (LDS Microfilms) and Finding Eastern European Records, Part 2 (Jewish Gen), both by  Lara on Lara’s Family Search. FamilySearch has a number of digitized Eastern European records, but others are on microfilm. If you have Eastern European roots, you might find your family in the films.

Family Stories

Treasure Chest Thursday: That Old Red Notebook by Mary Perkinson Nelson on Celebrating Family Stories

Some Broken Brick Walls: Thank You, Cousin Bob! by Amy Cohen on BrotmanBlog: A Family Journey

Letter Seeking Relatives of Early 20th Century Immigrants Lands into Federal Agents’ Hands by Vera Miller on Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family. I can’t say I’ve ever had this happen to me, have you?

Jacob Schwerin – Lost Son Found by Lara on Lara’s Family Search. Lara turned to newspapers in search of documentation of Jacob’s parentage.

Discovery of Scots Prisoners of War at Durham Cathedral in England! How Is This Important to New England Genealogical Research? by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

One New Database, A Whole Lot of Answers: The Social Security Claims and Applications Index by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey. I wish I had had Amy’s luck. This database seems to be somewhat spotty and I couldn’t find my family members in it. I’m hoping it is updated with further information.

Technology

Compare Look-Alikes in Your Famly with Free Facial Recognition Tool by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

How to Use Google Photos for Genealogy by Dan Bodenheimer on The Cousin Detective

Methodology, News, Etc.

Finding Your Ancestor’s Grave (Or Not) by Ursula C. Krause on Worldwide Genealogy – A Genealogical Collaboration

A Copyright Casualty – Part I and A Copyright Casualty – Part II, both by Tony Proctor on Parallax View

Joseph Drouin – Pioneer of Genealogy as a Commercial Enterprise by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte. If you have Quebec roots and are curious as to how the Drouin collection came to be, read Gail’s post.

Postscript: The Road to the Ijams’ Place by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Quick Tip – Dutch Genealogy Webinar by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy. If you have Dutch roots, mark your calendars for September 16 when Yvette is presenting a free webinar on Legacy Family Tree.

To Pin or Not to Pin by Jill Ball on Worldwide Genealogy – A Genealogical Collaboration. A new look at honoring copyrights. Jill included a link to a 2013 Judy G. Russell post on The Legal Genealogist. It is well worth the time to read not only Jill’s post, but Judy’s post AND the comments added to it.

Artifact Citations by The AncestryInsider on The Ancestry Insider

Bits and Pieces* – A Proof Box by Mary Perkinson Nelson on Celebrating Family Stories

Last, but not least:

Rockstar Genealogist 2015 Nominations Now Open by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections. Vote for your favorite rockstar genealogists beginning next week.

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