Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads is back, although this week’s list is a bit short, due to my return-home date and perhaps the hubbub of Election Day. I didn’t see quite as many posts up.


How Were Our Ancestors Entertained? by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Family Stories

An Attempt to Map “Jewish Geography” by Madeleine Isenberg on Avotaynu Online

Genealogy and Medical History: Happy Cancerversary to Me! by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Some great reads are in Heather’s list:
Ten Genealogy Road Trips I Read About on Blogs This Year by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

This is not as rare as you might think. I found a book on marriages of Botetourt County, VA, hoping to find a Miller marriage which was not listed. A letter to the same county clerk produced a marriage record. Errors happen in books and in courthouses.
Right Under Your Nose or, at Least, Your Fingertips! by Vonda Heverly on Genealogist by Night


None this week.

Methodology, News, Etc.

Not just for Veterans Day:
Ten Essential Tasks for Genealogists on Veterans Day by Janice A Brown on Cow Hampshire

Fletcher v. Flanary, Virginia Supreme Court 1946: Rights of Adopted Child to Inherit by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Footnotes! Footnotes! Footnotes! by Jill Morelli on Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal

Genealogy Education

This section of Recommended Reads will begin winding down. It was never my intent to duplicate Geneawebinars’ calendar and it appears that most organizations presenting genealogically oriented webinars are now submitting air dates directly to the calendar.

I do feel that many family historians either don’t know about these webinars, which are free at least when viewed live, or else they overlooking excellent resources for research skill and knowledge building.

For a while, I will leave a link to Geneawebinars with just a teaser about some of the upcoming topics. This week, DNA testing, dating old photos, research for adoptees, tools to publish your family history and Danish census records are just a FEW of the subjects coming up.

Visit Geneawebinars to view the full weekly schedule.

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