Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads


45 Million Plus Obituaries Now Available on AND

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps at Yale University, both by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

James also has a series going titled Jumpstart Your Family History in Ten Steps, with step 6 currently the most recent article. There are links to the previous five posts embedded here, too:
Jumpstart Your Family History in Ten Steps: Step Six – Organize Your Work Flow

U.S. House of Representatives Launches Records Search by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Yankee Dictionary: a Compendium of Useful and Entertaining Expressions Indigenous to New England by Helen Breen on Stories from Ipswich

Organisation, Company and Society Histories by Barbara J. Starmans on Out of My Tree Genealogy News

Toronto Public Library’s Digital Archives Reaches 100,000 Special Collections Objects by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog

Family Stories

I can’t wait for RootsTech – I need my dose of the FHL!:
Ten Hours in the Family History Library Uncovers a New Daughter by the Family Sleuther

The Curious Case of Bastiana van Breugel by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

I love this story, but I have a hard and fast blanket rule – if it lives in water, I don’t eat it!:
Something’s Fishy. . .by Karen on Ancestor Soup

When Did My Grandparents Vote in Their First U.S. Presidential Election? by Jana Last on Jana’s Genealogy and Family History


Asana’s New Boards Visualize Your To-Dos as Trello-Like Columns by Thorin Klosowski on Lifehacker

Concepts – Undocumented Adoptions vs. Untested Y Lines by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Embedding Google Drive Documents into Your Blog or Website by John Newmark on Transylvanian Dutch

Family Tree Maker Software News Update by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Introducing Google Photoscan with Google Images by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Methodology, News, Etc.

Drouin Genealogical Institute Renames Its English Website by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

FAN Principles Unfolded by Tony Proctor on Parallax View

Footnotes! Footnotes! Footnotes! Part 2 by Jill Morelli on Genealogy Certification: My Person Journey

RootsWeb Update As of 17 November 2016 on The Ancestry Insider

Helpful Hints to Write Anything by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

How to Research Ancestors in a Location You Cannot Visit by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

The Family History Guide Publishes Updated Website by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Genealogy Education

Teasers from upcoming webinars this week (short with Thanksgiving almost upon us) include how to use digital libraries and multimedia story telling. Check out the GeneaWebinars calendar, which also includes regular on-going hangouts on air for all things genealogy.

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