Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

My Grandfather’s Holocaust Story – From a Person He Saved by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

It’s important to remember that photos tell the stories of our lives, too:
The Top 10 Family Photos You Must Snap Every Year by Caroline on Organizing Photos by The Swedish Organizer

One of the Saddest Letters I’ve Ever Seen by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Research Resources

Early Catholic Marriages in Montreal by Jacques Gagné on Genealogy Ensemble

Quick Tip – Beta Version of WieWasWie by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Cohabitation Records – Invaluable to Documenting Marriages of Those Formerly Enslaved #BlackHistoryMonth by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

BillionGraves Adds Family Trees by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

More than 100 New Additions to “Facebook for Canadian Genealogy” by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Tech News

Family Tree Maker 2017 has a big announcement:

Here’s an important fact to know: If you purchased your Family Tree Maker from Software MacKiev, then the March 2017 release will be FREE for you. If you originally purchased your FTM program from Ancestry, even if you have accessed Software MacKiev’s website to update your program since they purchased it from Ancestry, you will have to PURCHASE the new version. Check the Software MacKiev website for an announcement of the 2017 version pricing. Be prepared for some sticker shock if you didn’t buy your FTM from Software MacKiev and weren’t at RootsTech!

If you haven’t tried out Adobe Spark, you need to. It is free and quite easy to use:
Gone Fishin’ – Another Adobe Spark Video by Mary Foxworthy on Roots & Stuff

Working with My MyHeritage Photo Discoveries AND Checking Out the MyHeritage Tree Consistency Checker, both by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Family Tree DNA Now Accepts All Ancestry Autosomal Transfers Plus 23andMe V3 and V4 AND All Matches Now Free at Family Tree DNA for Transfer Kits, both by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained

Methodology

Feeding the Trees by Tony Proctor on Parallax View

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the tools available today and the digital clutter it creates? Check out this article:
How to Cut Back on Digital Clutter and Regain Your Focus by Belle B. Cooper on Lifehacker

Strategic Thinking: A Research Plan by Jill Morelli on Genealogy Certification: A Personal Journey

Is That Brick Wall in Your Head? by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Never forget the FAN club:
Researching the Neighbors Lead to the Discovery of a 1749 Land Warrant Application by Dana (Stewart) Leeds on The Enthusiastic Genealogist

Education Is for Everyone

Be sure to check out the GeneaWebinars’ calendar. February and March are both packed with many terrific free webinars.

Keeping Up with the Times

Amy Cohen is a published novelist. Congratulations, Amy!:
A Review of My Novel, Pacific Street by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

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