Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

What Happened to the Parents of Cecelia J. Flynn? Using Part of FAN Principle to Analyze Margaret Loughrey and Thomas Flynn by Bill Barrett on The Times of Their Lives

Schalene shares an interesting mystery:
Secret Wife of John Wilkes Booth, Presidential Assassin? By Schalene Dagutis on Worldwide Genealogy – A Genealogical Collaboration

Research Resources

The Keepers Registry – Who Is Ensuring Long-Term Access to Scholarly and Cultural Content? By Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Searching on ScotlandsPeople Website by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

Hapsburg Empire (Austrian-Hungarian Empire) map source:
Tuesday’s Tip: Mapire by Beth Gatlin on So Many Ancestors!

Thousands of Photos of Canadian Prairie Towns Available Online by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Virginia Reenslavement Petitions: A Little Known Bit of History by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Seven counties so far included:
Exploring the New FamilySearch Collection “Pennsylvania Civil Marriages, 1677-1950” by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Tech News

Heredis Genealogy Software Launches New Version for 2017 by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Expensive Software AND

RansomFree Proactively Protects Your Computer Against Ransomware Attacks, both by Alan Henry on Lifehacker


I’ve got the same kinds of dead ends in my tree and I imagine you do, too:
Types of Dead Ends in a Dutch Tree by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

How Do I Know if This Really Is My Ancestor? by Jessaroni on Do As I’m Doing

Janine would like votes:
Please Weigh in on Your Biggest Organizing Challenges by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Education Is for Everyone

A look at 1911 family history research methodology:
How to Trace a Pedigree by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Keeping Up with the Times

Privacy and the Genealogy Part 1 AND Part 2, both by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

I love James’s analogy of bailing the ocean with a teaspoon. I have to agree, people would have to spend the rest of their lives trying to get themselves removed from all these databases. Not that it’s right posting so much info about living people, but I don’t think it can be stopped:
Alert! Is Your Private Information Online? by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

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