Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads


This week, many bloggers posted news about lesser known or new resources available on line.

Here are several posts by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star on lesser used resources:

Genealogists and The National Union Catalog

Plumbing the Depths of the Library of Congress for Genealogy

Plumbing the Depths of the U.S. National Archives

Revisiting the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Here are some other new resources around the world:

Old Bailey Online by Nicol Warren on The Family Ancestry Detective

Historic Counties of the U.K. by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Ukrainian Immigrants 1891-1930 New Database Online by Lorine McGinnis Schulze  on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Soft Launch of the New by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connection

Diane L. Richard wrote about several new collections this week:

Eye & Ear Candy: Harvard + Yale x2 + Stanford + UC Santa Barbara Reveal New Neat Collections

Did You Know That the Library of Congress Has an Extensive Manuscript Collection?

Family Stories

Autosomal and Mitrochondrial DNA Together Solve a Family Riddle by Israel Pickholtz on Avotaynu Online

Missing Great Uncle Rex in the 1939 Register. . . a Puzzle Solved by Sharn White on FamilyHistory4U

The Family Secret by Marian Bulford on Genealogy Ensemble


Using Twitter for Genealogy by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Methodology, News, Etc.

Being Thankful for Genealogy Goodness by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

Signed, Sealed, & Undelivered: Amazing Collection of 17th Century Letters Rediscovered by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Preserving the Fabric of Your Ancestors’ Lives by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

4 Facebook Strategies for Your Genealogy by Lisa Lisson on Lisa Lisson

In 2017 NJ Adult Adoptee Can Request Non-Certified Copy of Birth Certificate by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Last, but not least:

Twenty-Six Portents of Death by Bone Orchards on The Dead Bell

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