Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

George Dodson (1702 – after 1756), Disappeared Without a Trace, 52 Ancestors #145 by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Jesson Lesson by Tony Proctor on Parallax View

Using DNA to trace family branches:
The Kaplans AND Six Siblings – Part 1: Origins, both by Israel Pikholz on All My Foreparents

Imagine bequests like blind mules and half a wagon!:
The Interesting Will of Dorothy Kline by Dana (Stewart) Leeds on The Enthusiastic Genealogist

Research Resources

If you aren’t following  A Genealogist in the Archives blog, you should be. Tons of great tips on little known resources:
Archived Records That Are Off the Beaten Path by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Reincarnation in French Genealogy – on The French Genealogy Blog

Virtual Museum about Holocaust and WWII Resistance Movements by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

State, County, Town Histories Online Free by Colleen Pasquale on Leaves & Branches

New Resource for Loyalists from New York by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Unprocessed or Uncatalogued Records, Ask the Archivist! by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Tech News

For RootsMagic Users:
Finding Family Tree “Problems” in RootsMagic 7 by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Revisiting AncestryDNA Matches: Methods and Hints by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy


I’ve run into her a couple of times just in the last two days!:
There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

The Original Structure of the Records by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

For those with more unique surnames in their family trees:
Dear Randy: Tell Me More About Your One-Name Studies by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

I’ve tried to get into bujos, as they are often called. I have a ringed notebook, but I am just not into doodles, artistic stamps, etc. I love the fact that I can move pages around and my genealogy work is in sections. DearMYRTLE had the best suggestion – write on your pages before inserting them into the notebook so the rings don’t get in the way of you writing!:
My Genealogy Bullet Journal, Month 2 by Mary Perkinson Nelson on Celebrating Family Stories

Education Is for Everyone

RootsTech 2017 Live Streaming Schedule by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Keeping Up with the Times

Native American and First Nations DNA Testing – Buyer Beware by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

NARA: Top 10 Citizen Archivists and More by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog

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