Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads


If you have early Dutch New York ancestry, check this out:
New Holland Society by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees

My favorite recent new discovery:
Darned Hat Collection by the Ancestry Insider

The Rhode Island General Court of Trials by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family

Mapping the African American Past (MAAP) Uses Maps (Modern and Historic) by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

The New Hampshire State Papers – You Can’t Do Colonial NH Research Without Them! by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

Important for Irish research:
How to Date Griffith’s Valuation Precisely by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connection

Gaspe Archives Digitizing Archives of Canada’s Second Oldest Retailer by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Genealogical Insight: Locating State and Local Court Records by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Family Stories

My 4th Great Grandfather’s Land – Cadastral Maps by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Three Fantastic Finds Made While Researching 1752 Immigrant Johann Jacob Rupp by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Jenn has one less empty branch on her tree:
{Brick Wall Buster}: The Family of Abigail Cowan Robertson by Jenn on Climbing My Family Tree


Standards Matter! by Sue Adams of Family Folk on Worldwide Genealogy – A Genealogical Collaboration

Methodology, News, Etc.

My favorite library ever:
Visiting the Family History Library in Salt Lake City by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

My ancestors, Benjamin and Sarah Burt were among the survivors:
1704 Deerfield Raid to Be Commemorated This Weekend by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

University of Strathclyde Offers Free MOOC Genealogy Course by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

A Cautionary Tale: Reading Is Fundamental by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on Finding Forgotten Stories

Patronymics are also found in Scandinavia; understanding them is key to finding their records:
Quick Tip: Was That Last Name a Patronymic? by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Please Don’t Throw It Away! by Peggy Lauritzen on Anxiously Engaged

Spring Cleaning: Toolboxes and Tabs for Better Organization by Christine Manczuk on Ancestry Island

Last, but not least, it’s never right to post others’ work on your own site without attribution and permission:

Heads Up! Bloggers Check for Unauthorized Use of Your Content by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog


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