Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

There is a LOT to share this week.


Herby is still around to help Polish researchers:
Finding Herby by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

If you aren’t already using Chronicling America, you should be:
History of the Rest of Us: Newspapers – Part One AND Part Two, both by Mary Foxworthy on Roots & Stuff

For those with NYC roots, this might be $40 well spent:
New York City Municipal Archives: An Authorized Guide for Family Historians by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog

Family Stories

Two posts this week “by the numbers”:

As a retired teacher, I can relate to this. #6, 8 and 12 are my favorites on Margie’s list:
That Time of Year by Margie Tolsdorf on Cousins

Adding them Up and Keeping Them Straight by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen on Anxiously Engaged

The Only Family in the Entire Country by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Sepia Saturday #342: Bea’s School Portrait on Strait from NJ

Elizabeth needs your input:
(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Is This Eliza May Wells? by Elizabeth Handler on From Maine to Kentucky

The End of the Line by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

Hiding behind a surname from Jill:
A Little Bit of Majick by Jill Ball on GeniAus

Is There an Olympian in Your Family Tree? by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy


Ancestry Member Trees Indexing Update by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Have you used Google Translate to help with research? I find sometimes it is right on and, other times, I can’t for the life of me figure out what it means in English:
Google Translate Now with Over 100 Languages by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

How I’m Using Evernote for Genealogy by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Two Techniques for Healing Broken Links on The Ancestry Insider

If you are a Chrome user, Lisa has a tip for you:
How to Use Google Chrome to Identify Old Photos for Genealogy AND

How to Use Google Image Search to Identify Old Photos on Smartphones and Tablets – Free Video, both by Lisa on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

Food for thought:
Dawning of the New Genealogical Information Age: Part Four – It’s in My DNA by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

One More Reason You Should be Writing with Scrivener by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist

Methodology, News, Etc.

If only all censuses contained this information:
The Australian Census: 1828 and 2016 Comparing the Questions by Alona Tester on Lonetester HQ

Was Your Scottish Highland Ancestor on the Hector to Nova Scotia in 1773? by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

For Elvis fans with some spare cash:
1935 Elvis & Jesse Presley Birth Record Booklet from Delivering Physician Dr. Robert Hunt Is Up for Auction by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog

Friday’s Photo: Thanks to Facebook, A Confederate Soldier Is Identified by Diana on Moments in Time

Ten Things to Try When You Hit a Genealogical Brickwall by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

RootsWeb Update as of 6 August 2016 on The Ancestry Insider

Why It’s Important to Visit a Library in Your Ancestral Location by guest George G. Morgan on MyHeritage Blog

Tuesday’s Tip: Analyzing a Daguerrotype by Elizabeth Handler on From Maine to Kentucky

From Germany to Mexico (and Canada): How America’s Source of Immigrants Has Changed Over 150 Years by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Making the Most of Your Research Trip Part 1 by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

Don’t Lose Your Treasure by Hesitating by Valerie on Genealogy with Valerie

Yvette found a silent movie to illustrate her term. Love it!:
Dutch Term – Oogst by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Best example ever of how the census data ends up the way it is:
The Census Taker Cometh by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Genealogy Education

I don’t push very many products for purchase, but Geoff has been adding tons of subscriber-only webinars this summer. Not only that, but subscribers have access to ALL the past webinars and handouts. Legacy Family Tree Webinars is more than well worth the price. Here is the latest series:
Foundations in DNA by Blaine Bettinger Now Available by Geoff Rasmussen on Legacy Family Tree Webinars

Be sure to check the GeneaWebinars calendar for on-going hangouts and study groups. These webinars are all free if viewed live. Click on the links for local times.

FamilySearch Swedish Research: Moving and Migration, Tuesday, 16 August 2016

FamilySearch Norway: Finding Gyrid Aarsand’s Place of Origin, Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society by Amy Johnson Crow, Wednesday, 17 August 2016, Legacy Family Tree Webinars

Seeking Your Scots-Irish Ancestors by Donna Moughty, Wednesday, 17 August 2016, Georgia Genealogical Society

What’s in a Name? Every Surname Tells a Story by Teresa “Tessa” Keough, Wednesday, 17 August 2016, Southern California Genealogical Society

FamilySearch Norwegian Migration and Immigration, Thursday, 18 August 2016

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