Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

Resources & Tips

Five Ways the Eighty Years War Affected Our Ancestors by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Slave Ancestral Research: Unearthing Your Family’s Past Before the 1870 Census by Melvin J. Collier on Roots Revealed

Special Collections Are Special by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

FamilySearch Has Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904 by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Kansas Supreme Court Adopted New Rules Limiting Access to Marriage Records – Effective 1 October 2015 by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Family Stories

Several bloggers have reported fun finds this week:

An Insignificant Connection, But It Still Amazes Me by Becky Jamison on Grace and Glory

A Phenomenal Photo Find: A Picnic in a Chicago Cemetery by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

Joanne is looking for Cowden cousins to help identify old family photos:

Photographs: Cowden Family by Joanne Cowden n Researching Relatives

Melvin Collier has experienced great success with DNA testing:

Trekking the Edwards DNA Trail Back to Madagascar by Melvin J. Collier on Roots Revealed

Beverley reminds us to dig in unexpected placed to find research documents:

A Surprise in Deed! by Beverley Fieg on Knit Genealogist

Don’t give up hope finding those elusive family records:

International Tracing Service Came Through! Paul Diamond’s Displaced Persons Records by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Family Search

Methodology, Education, News, Etc.

If you haven’t ever attended an ISGS webinar, now is the time:

Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces 2016 FREE
Webinar Lineup by Thomas MacEntee on GeneaWebinars

Looking for and Contacting Birth Family Members by Diane Harman-Hoog on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

New Statistics from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Do you have ancestors who entered through Ellis Island. If so, check out the National Park Service’s brand new virtual tour of the south side of Ellis Island, which is the hospital complex:

Virtual Tour Debuts October 15, 2015

Last, but not least, there is still time to enter DearMYRTLE’s contest:

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Share a Memory Contest with RootsTech Admission Giveaway by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog

2 thoughts on “Recommended Reads”

  1. Linda, thank you so much for helping to get the word out about my Cowden photographs. I’ll be posting more on Monday, so hopefully a Cowden cousin will find them and help identify them. I appreciate you taking the time to mention it!

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