Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Don’t forget to tell your own stories:
This Place We Now Call Home by Marian Bulford on Genealogy Ensemble

UPDATE. . .Have I Finally Smashed My Own Brick Wall – Missing Great Grandmother! by Simon Last on CharnwoodGenealogy

Müller Orphan Train Connection by Matthew Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

Another “Oops” in My Tree, Learn from My Mistake! on Passage to the Past

Research Resources

For U.K. researchers:
Connect with Archives by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

For French researchers:
Unique Collections in Departmental Archives by Anne Morddel on The French Genealogy Blog

For Brunswick, Maine researchers:
Obits, Marriages and Photos in Online Brunswick, Maine Index by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

For Canadian researchers:
Genealogy in Newfoundland and Labrador by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Expanded Access to Ebooks from the Digital Public Library of America by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

The National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans in Development by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Researching Family in Norwegian Records on Genealogy Mom

International Tracing Service (ITS) Has Placed Its ENTIRE Inventory Online!! by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Quick Tip – How to Find Out Which Church Records Survive by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tech News

Two responses to 23andMe Ancestry Timeline:
Calling HOGWASH on 23andMes Ancestry Timeline by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

My 23andMe Ancestry Timeline by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

NEW Chrome Extension Takes You to Wayback Machine for 404 Page Codes!! by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Concepts – Segment Size, Legitimate and False Matches by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy


Why is the information wrong on that document?:
Do You Ear What I Ear? by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Sometimes we need to think outside the box:
Surname Spellings May Require Creative Searches by Joanne Cowden on Researching Relatives

I see this all the time in online trees and it’s even worse when the tree owner shows multiple spouses, but doesn’t take the time to attribute children to the correct parents:
Two (or More) Families in One by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

Education Is for Everyone


Keeping Up with the Times

How to Be Cost Effective When Researching Genealogy by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

Viva Volunteers! A Unique Opportunity for You by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

If you are attending RootsTech, here’s good advice from James Tanner. I love the Expo Hall, as you can learn as much in there as in the sessions:
Planning for #RootsTech 2017: Don’t Forget the Expo Hall by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Start

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