Recommended Reads


Mappy Monday: Online Maps of Norway by Beth Gatlin on So Many Ancestors!

Memorial Website Opens Door to Find Living Russian Family by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Some Observations on the Research Wiki by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Unidentified Photographs in the Archives by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

FamilySearch Learning Center Course: “Sections, Ranges and Townships” by Roberta “Bobbi” King posted by Christine Manzuk on Ancestry Island

Family Stories

I love a good mystery. I hope Schalene makes some progress in answering her questions:
The Confusing Life of Elspeth Jennings by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees

I also love Amy’s fascinating stories:
Going Back East: My Schoenthal Great Grandparents and Their Family 1924-1942 by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Be sure to check your documents:
Correcting a Date of Death with Virginia Vital Records by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Walkin’ the Floor by Peggy Lauritzen on Anxiously Engaged

Tuberculosis was the scourge of life as a mill hand in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. I never knew my grandfather or my grandmother’s sister because both died young from TB:
To Save Lucille by Michelle Ganus Taggert on A Southern Sleuth

Jeremy found a great work-around solution to missing family in the 1940 census:
Finding the Neighbors by Jeremy Kidd on This American Mutt

What a fun find!
1906 Postcard Lovers Secret Code! by Simon Last on charnwoodgenealogy


Conference Keeper Re-Launches Under New Management by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Methodology, News, Etc.

Announcing the 2016 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy Conferences by Lise Harding on Genealogy Jamboree Blog

Free Six-Week Online Course on Family History by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

How to Build Your Digital Library by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family

How to Do a One Place Study by Dan Bodenheimer on The Cousin Detective

What did Your Civil War Ancestor Look Like? by Amy Johnson Crow on Amy Johnson Crow

Quick Tip – Check the Records of Neighboring Towns by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

2 thoughts on “Recommended Reads”

  1. Thank you! (I am still trying to find a way to follow you by email since I almost never think to check Feedly. Is there no option to add a Follow by Email function to your blog?)

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