Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

NOTE: I am purposely omitting any and all posts about Ancestry’s announcement regarding the demise of Family Tree Maker, which has taken the genealogy world by storm.  Anyone interested in genealogy can easily find literally hundreds of them on their own.


Europeana Keeps Growing by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Remarkable Collection of 6000+ Image of 19th-Century Montreal Available Online by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Loose Marriage Records . . . . What Are They? by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

If you have early Canadian ancestors, check out Gail’s article:
Priceless Map Collection Digitized by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Family Stories

Answers to one mystery:
The Mystery of the Philadelphia Lawyer, Part II by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey.

But other mysteries remain:
Why Persistence Pays in Hunting Records by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

One of my ancestors was fined by the court at just about this time. His crime: harboring Quakers in his house:
Mass Moments: Quakers Outlawed, December 3, 1658 by Gordon Harris on Stories From Ipswich

The Short Life and Tragic Death of Maria (Maggie) Hoekstra (1878-1890) by Miriam J. Robbins on AnceStories


Backing up in the cloud is great, but here is a reminder to not keep all your eggs in one basket:
Dropbox Shutdown Foreshadows Cloud Storage Issues by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Our Days of Future Passed – Part III by Tony Proctor on Parallax View. There are links to Parts I and II within this post.

Methodology, News, Etc.

Heads Up About the 23andMe Meltdown by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained

A reminder to differentiate lore from fact:
Genealogy Tip #9: Writing Family Stories and the Genealogical Proof Standards by Gary Roberts on Backtracking the Common

Searching for the Family History Library by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

My Attempt to Free Anne Frank’s Diary by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Last, but not least:
The 12 Genealogy Days of Christmas by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

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