Friday’s Family History Finds

With the start of both 2017 and almost, in ten more days, the start of my 4th year as a blogger, I’ve made a few updates to the site. Recommended Reads is now Friday’s Family History Finds. Hope you like the new look.

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Winning the Italian Ancestor Lottery on Family Sleuther

The Miracles of DNA: Our Family Reunion in Ghana, Africa by Melvin J. Collier on Roots Revealed

Can You Believe 6 Generations All Alive? by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Research Resources

GoogleEarth is a great genealogy friend. I’ve done this, too:
Locations in Old Photos by Matthew Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

Tech News

I LOVE Adobe Spark by Mary Foxworthy on Roots & Stuff

If you haven’t before, now is the time. As my mother used to say, “Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.”:
Backup Nag by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections


For those whose resolution is to become more organized in 2017, there are several articles/project to get you going:
Divide & Conquer, Part 1: Breaking Down a Big Organizing Project by Caroline on Organizing Photos

What You Need To Know to Organize Your Genealogy by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

Crying Wolf: The Ultimate Genealogical Challenge by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Besides the fact that I love the vintage gift tags, Strait from NJ mentioned a 52 Weeks writing prompt that I do believe I will be trying out myself:
Sepia Saturday #363: Tag! You’re It! on Strait from NJ

More 2017 inspiration:
Join Me in This Genealogy Photo Challenge by Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman on Genealogical Gems

Education Is for Everyone

I don’t know that I’ve mentioned Then Genealogy Guys (Drew Smith and George G. Morgan) before, but their podcasts are great:
The Genealogy Guys Podcast #320 – 2017 January 1

Keeping Up with the Times

2016 Genetic Genealogy Retrospective by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

I totally agree with James:
How Much Does It Cost to Practice Genealogy? by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

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