Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads


New Canadian Way to Search Find A Grave by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Amish Genealogy Revealed by Amie on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

If you have seafaring ancestors from Ipswich, MA:
The Shipwrecks at Ipswich Bar by Gordon Harris on Stories from Ipswich

Our Ancestors’ Daily Lives and What We Can Find in the Archive by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

A Second Way to Search for Canadian Burials and Cemeteries on Find-A-Grave! by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

A true digital bonanza for North Carolina researchers:
Our 200th Partner Institution, the Rourk Branch Library, Now Has Materials Online on Digital North Carolina Blog

School’s back in session for many in the U.S.:
School Yourself: 10 Ways to find School Records for Genealogy by Lisa on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

Genealogy Searches on the Expanded Google Patents by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Family Stories

How a Surname Had Me Spiraling Down a Rabbit Hole by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

She isn’t Schalene’s ancestor, but what an interesting story:
History Everywhere! Finding a Confederate Spy by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees


Introducing genealogyDOTcoach AND

Interconnected Vizel Descendants, both by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy. Brad Lyon’s tool, which Lara talks about, looks like fun. I will have to try it out.

Randy has been running an experiment on Ancestry’s member trees and how often the index is updated:
Good News: Ancestry Member Trees Indexes Were Updated by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Beta Test to Earn Free Year Subscription to Twile by the Ancestry Insider

Methodology, News, Etc.

Randy is keeping track of the blog posts from the FGS Conference this week. Wish I were there!:
2016 FGS Conference Blog Compendium by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

For those with Australian, Canadian and English ties:
Please Help with Research on Family History Research and Its Impact? by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

The Family History Guide Looking for Sponsorships by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Digital Estate Planning Laws – Relevant to Preserving “Your” Digital Genealogy Assets by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

It’s time again for the Rockstar Genealogists:
Rockstar Genealogist Nominations Are Open by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Genealogy Education

With the Labor Day holiday weekend and the winding down of summer, this week’s webinar education list is very short. Click on the links to register and determine local times:

Discover Family History in Historical Newspapers Online and Off by J. H. Fonkert, Saturday, 3 September 2016 with Southern California Genealogical Society

FamilySearch: Encontrando Nuestros Primos, Saturday, 3 September 2016

Family Search: Ask Your United States Research Question, Tuesday, 6 September 2016

FamilySearch: British Case Study, Tuesday, 6 September 2016

7 Ways to Use the Cloud for Your Genealogy Research by Jennifer Alford, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 with the Minnesota Genealogical Society

FamilySearch U.S. Research: Midwest Region, Thursday, 8 September 2016

FamilySearch Genetic Genealogy: An Introduction to DNA, Thursday, 8 September 2016

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