Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

Resources

County Historians – Are You “Taking Advantage” of Them? by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

The Best Place to Find a German Immigrant’s Hometown by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

Digitizing Maine’s Earliest Images by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Vertical files are an often forgotten resource:
Vertical Files vs. Manuscript Collections: How Are They Different? by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Family Stories

Coming soon!:
The Eighth Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge by Bill West on West in New England

Elbin Lee McDougal, Bigamist by Schalen Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees

Missing: 40-Year Wait for Next of Kin AND

Illegitimacy and the Will of Man both by Faustinlondon on Exploring My Family History

If you’ve never taken the time to read old newspapers online, they are great fun:
Heresay from Yesterday: Watch Out for Madam Rumor by Rebecca Walbecq on Genealogist on a Journey

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness: Northern Liberties Lot Indenture by Schalene Dagutis on Tangles Roots and Trees

A touching story from Pat about adoption – or not:
Monday Is for Mothers: Most of What I Learned from Mother was True by Pat Hartley on Ancestry Island

Technology

New 23andMe Experience – In a Word, Disappointing by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Methodology, News, Etc.

A New Way to Identify Name Variations by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

Dealing with Discouragement in Your Genealogy by Gary Roberts on Backtracking the Common

How I Store My Genealogy Information by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Census “Trick” Works Again by Dana Leeds on The Enthusiastic Genealogist

Lessons from My Magnetic Photo Album Rescue by Anna Matthews on Tripping Over My Roots

Can I Scan that Photo – Legally? Understanding Copyright and Fair Use by Jackie Jade on Organizing Photos

Genealogy Education

Be sure to check the GeneaWebinars calendar for ongoing hangouts and study groups. Click on the links below for local webinar times.

FamilySearch United States Case Study, Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Beginning Polish Genealogy, by Lisa Alzo and Jonathan Shea, Wednesday, 28 September 2016, Legacy Family Tree Webinars

FamilySearch Your British Questions Answered, Thursday, 29 September 2016

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