Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads


Finding Eastern European Records, Part 4 ( and by Lara on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Anglican Churches of Quebec City and Surrounding Area by Jacques Gagne on Genealogy Ensemble

UK National Archives Webinars – A New Genealogy Resource by Rebel Hand on Worldwide Genealogy – A Genealogical Collaboration

Mappy Monday: The Eight Counties of the State of Franklin by Beth Gatlin on So Many Ancestors!

Census of New York Poorhouses, 1830-1920 by Joanne Cowden on Researching Relatives. Although this is on a paid site, it is (1) a good reason to browse collections and not just search by name on any site and (2) it is a more obscure set of records in New York, which can be a challenge for researchers.

Hearing Aunt Harriet by Debbie Nathan on JSTOR/Daily. Debbie reminds us of the treasures to be found in the WPA interviews from the 1930’s.

More on New York County Probate Records on Ancestry and FamilySearch by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings. Take a minute to read the details about the NY probate digitized records in the Ancestry collection and the differences with those in FamilySearch.

For those with New York roots, you know researching there can be a tough go. Randy Seaver has a great tip:

Tuesday’s Tip: Search for New York Ancestors in the New York State Historical Literature Collection by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Family Stories

Amazing Find: Image of the Murder of My 16th Century Ancestor by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

From Farm Boy to Cult Leader by Susan Messler on Genealogy Corner

Thinking about turning yourself over to a man wielding scissors or a razor? Be sure to read the want ads uncovered by Joanne Cowden.

Wanted: “Sober Barber” by Joanne Cowden on Researching Relatives

This was an interesting story and another reminder to read records thoroughly:

Accidently Solving a Different Puzzle by Linda Stack-Hawkley on I Thought I Was a Smith

A Copyright Casualty – Part III by Tony Proctor on Parallax View


Create (or Download) Genealogy Forms with Transpose by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Methodology, News, Etc.

Darned Records: “Published Errors Are Immortal” by the Ancestry Insider on The Ancestry Insider

If you are planning to attend a genealogy conference, here are two great ideas:

How to Introduce Yourself to Other Genealogists at a Genealogy Conference by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Top 20 Reasons Why I Will Attend A Genealogy Conference This Week by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Last, but not least, the votes are in and counted on John D. Reid’s annual vote on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections. Congratulations to the 2015 Rockstar Genealogists!

Rockstar Genealogists 2015: Silver and Bronze Awards

Superstar Rockstar Genealogists 2015

Canada Top Ten Genealogists 2015

England, Scotland and Wales Top Ten Genealogists 2015

Ireland Top Five Genealogists 2015

Genetic Genealogist Top Ten 2015

USA Top Ten Genealogists 2015


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