Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads


For those with Canadian roots:

Quebec City Directories on Genealogy Ensemble

Nova Scotia Archives Redesigns Website by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Drouin Institute Adds More Than 150,000 Obituaries to Its Extensive Collection by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Family Stories

If you don’t already follow Cathy Meder-Dempsey’s Opening Doors in Brick Walls, you should. She has just started some posts with a focus on telling the stories of family heirlooms and even includes links to others who have told some of their own stories. An heirloom almost takes on a life of its own sometimes and the stories are fascinating. Be sure to check them out:

Tuesday’s Child’s Family Heirlooms: Bomi’s Spéngelskrich Amulette by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

I would love to find detailed history about my Slovak villages – I will have to start digging:

Researching a Village’s Past by ScotSue on Worldwide Genealogy – A Genealogical Collaboration

Lori has some interesting examples of genealogical “offerings” made to her:

Beware of Genealogy Bullies and Record Thieves by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

Also, if you are considering the path to certification, Lori has begun her own journey and is sharing her experiences:

The Genealogical Clock Timer Has Been Set by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

I love mysteries with good endings and I’ve found a great new blog to follow:

Mystery Monday – Mystery Solved by Cheryl Cayemberg on Have You Seen My Roots?

Thanks to Randy for a chuckle: Tells Me I’m Related to Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan and Lady Godiva by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings


Roberta’s website is packed full of information on DNA testing and interpretation of results:

DNAeXplained Archives – Educational Opportunities by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Methodology, News, Etc.

More digitized microfilm records are now available at the FHL:

Big News! Digitized Microfilm Records Newly Available on by James Tanner on Rejoice, and Be Exceedingly Glad

If you have Italian heritage:

7 Reasons to LOVE Italian Records by Almost Home on Almost Home

Or maybe you have New York Irish immigrant ancestry:

Emigrant City: Help Transcribe 19th and 20th Century Documents by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Thanksgiving is almost here so Heather shares Mayflower research tips:

Ten Things to Know About Researching a Pilgrim in Your Family Tree by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

My question about this revolves around records containing Social Security numbers because death records do. Does that mean death records won’t be accessible for 100 years?:

Success!! NC Updates Public Records Act: Confidentiality Expires One Hundred Years After Record Creation by Diane L. Richard on Upfront with NGS

Do you follow any Canadian bloggers? Lorine would like to feature some of them on her own blog:

Update on Where Are the Canadian Genealogists Hiding? By Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Oliver Tree Genealogy Blog


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