NOTE: As with Christmas this year, New Year’s Day also falls on a Friday. Recommended Reads will again publish on Saturday, January 2.
Read This and You’ll Wish Your Ancestors Came From County Clare by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte
Videos, Webinars, Classes and Books by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star
“Social History Resources” Lists Websites for Family History Writers by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte
Remember, that very little of a historical society’s holdings are digitized, but they can be a treasure trove of information:
The Tiniest Level of Research – A Local Historical Society by Peggy Lauritzen on Anxiously Engaged
Roberta has written a loving tribute to a recently deceased cousin, who contributed so much to her family research:
Roy Estes – A Shining Example by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained
Sepia Saturday: Vintage Christmas Cards by Wendy Mathias on Jollett Etc.
Disappearing Daughters and an Estranged Son? The Children of Julius Schoenthal, Part II by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey
Another brick wall falls by taking a second look at overlooked clues:
52 Ancestors: #51 Nice How I Opened the Door in Cousin Joe’s Brick Wall by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls
A great read on the life of the Holy Roman Emperor:
Charlemagne (742/748-814), Holy Roman Emperor, 52 Ancestors #103 by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained
A special gift from one blogger to another:
My Grandfather’s Notebook: A Post-Script and a Merry Christmas to All Who Celebrate! by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey
I told Tony that this is a great idea, but way over my non-techy head:
Organising Photographs by Tony Proctor on Parallax View
Replacing Family Tree Maker, Part 1: How to Scrub Your Data by Keith Riggle on GenealogyTools.com
Methodology, News, Etc.
Case Study – Working with Farm Names by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy
Geography Matters by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star
Milestones Reached in Freedmen’s Bureau Record Indexing Project by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS
Quick Tip: Emigrants Often Used Agents by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy