Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads


Native American Museums in Michigan by Brenda Leyndyke on Journey to the Past

The Genealogical Research Files of Dr. Barbara Long Posted by the Tennessee State Library and Archives by Leland Meitzler on Genealogy Blog

Celebrate! Le Havre Departing Passenger Lists Are Online! by The French Genealogy Blog

Genealogy on Facebook List –  Update, August 2016  by Katherine R. Willson on Social Media Genealogy

University libraries often have unique treasures, overlooked by many because they often require in-person visits:
Researching at Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan by Brenda Leyndyke on Journey to the Past

Family Stories

Personal Journeys: The Legacy of Lucian Skotnicki by S. Nadja Zajdman on Avotaynu Online

The Day I Got Paddled by Michelle Ganus Taggart on A Southern Sleuth

Cathy has created an interesting experiment, complete with a family tree and contacts with descendants:
Slave Name Roll Project: RELEASING Amy, Addison, Henry and His Enslaved Family by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

A Box of Peaches AND A Box of Peaches” Picture Book, both by Tony Proctor on Parallax View

Family History Emerges from the Ashes by Family Sleuther

Old Photos Saved from Trash Can – #66 Cousin Bait Success Story by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Matching Up the Minnesota Tidballs in the English Census by Jay Fonkert on Four Generations Genealogy


Historical Maps Created by Minecraft Gamers Help Us Envision London and the Fire of 1666 by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Methodology, News, Etc.

New Jersey Adoptees May Apply for Birth Certificates as Part of New Adoption Law by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog

Board for Certification of Genealogists and Legacy Family Tree Webinars Form Webinar Partnership by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Tuesday’s Tip: Use to Find the Nearest Repository for a Book by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Joanne shares a good tip here, as I’ve noticed the same thing about Ancestry’s passport database. If you aren’t aware, it is easy to make this mistake:
Another Tale of Online Tree Errors: Wrong Photo by Joanne Cowden on Researching Relatives

200 Years of Scottish Jewry: A Demographic and Genealogical Profile by Kenneth Collins, Neville Lamdan and Michael Tobias on Avotaynu Online

Yvette’s tips hold true for those of us who work on different branches of our families when they live in or came from vastly different places:
How Taking Clients Made Me A Better Genealogist by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Where to Look When There’s Been a Significant Record Loss by Amie on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

Research Tips by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

How to Search for Free Digitized Historic Images on Google Books – Fast by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Headright Grants by Bryan Mulcahy on Leland Meitzler’s GenealogyBlog

Quick Tip: Apply Lessons Learned to Old Problems by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Genealogy Education

Free Video: Google Books Image Search for Genealogy and Family History by Amie on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

Be sure to check the GeneaWebinars calendar for on-going hangouts and study groups.

Five Reasons the Records Aren’t in the Courthouse by George G. Morgan, on Saturday, 6 August 2016,  Southern California Genealogical Society

FamilySearch: Hispanic Online Resources, Saturday, 6 August 2016

FamilySearch: Pennsylvania Research Overview, Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Misbegotten Children: Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, Tuesday, 9 August 2016, Illinois Genealogical Society

The Battle for Bounty Land – War of 1812 and Mexican American Wars, by Beth Foulk, Wednesday, 10 August 2016, Legacy Family Tree Webinars

FamilySearch U.S. Research: Great Plains Region, Thursday, 11 August 2016

Homestead Act of 1862: Following the Witnesses, by Bernice Alexander Bennett, Friday, 12 August 2016, Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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