Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads


Don’t Overlook Academic/Scholarly Publications As You Research Your Family by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Finding Eastern European Records, Part 3 (Yizkor Books and KehilaLinks) by Lara on Lara’s Genealogy Blog

Resources for Learning About Genealogical Research by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star. Here is a great list of reference books on family history research.

How to Access the Historical Lloyd’s Register of Ships AND

Preserving Your Digital Memories, both by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

U.S. Marine Casualty Card Databases by Diane L. Richard on Upfront with NGS

For those with modern Canadian roots:

British Home Child Group International Launches New Website by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Family Stories

A New Idea About George! by Linda Stack-Hawkley on I Thought I Was a Smith. Inspiration may come from unexpected places.

Elsie’s Exams – An Indiana 8th Grade Reading Assessment from 105 Years Ago AND More of Elsie’s Exams – An Indian 1910 End of Course Assessment, both by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart. What a wonderful piece of family history to own.

DNA Results Help Uncover the Unusual, but Sad, Life of George W. Ravell by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

Happy Trails by Gary Roberts on Backtracking the Common. This probably is more common than we realize, but what fun to discover in our own families.

Things You Should Know about the New Probate Records at by History Chick on Genealogical Musings



Methodology, News, Etc.

For those with County Limerick roots:

The Sinister Amsterdam Orphan Trade by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy. One of the most interesting historical posts that I’ve read for quite a while.

If you have British ancestors who fought in World War I, check out this upcoming webinar:

First World War British Military Ancestors by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Public Records Access: One Genealogist Can Make a Difference! by Jan Meisels Allen on Avotaynu Online

State Library, FamilySearch Partner to Make Genealogy Records Accessible on FamilySearch blog. Nice to see a happy ending to the Arizona State Library situation.

Searching Smarter by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family

Last, but not least:

Voting is open until Sunday, September 13:

Rockstar Genealogist(s) Voting Now Open by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

One thought on “Recommended Reads”

  1. Thanks for mentioning my cousin Charlie Wilkinson’s guest post on my blog! He’ll be excited to know he made your list this week!

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