Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Violating My Own Rule? – Mina’s Parents by Israel Pickholtz on All My Foreparents

So much can be learned about an ancestor’s life from a probate record – often more than from a will in terms of daily life:
Thomas Dodson’s Estate Inventory,  A Tallow Sort of Fellow 52 Ancestors #153 by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Incest? on The Genealogy Girl

Research Resources

Fantastic Find: Lowcountry Africana by Pat Hartley on Ancestor Island

New York State Archives for Genealogists – Part Two AND Part Three by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

The Beyond Kin Project by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Two posts this week about ancestors’ jobs:
Pictures of Places of Employment on Ebay by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Your Ancestor’s Employer May Give a Glimpse of Her Fan Club by Joanne Cowden on Researching Relatives

A newly found newspaper resource:
Small Town Newspapers – a Hidden Gem! by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

For Alaskan roots:
Alaska Genealogy and an Important Milestone by Amie on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

A Sense of Place by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family

Tech News

How to Make a Shutterfly Book from a PowerPoint Presentation by Genealogy Mom

Genetic Communities AND More on Genetic Communities and Display Problem Hints, both by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

More Answers About TreeShare in RootsMagic by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings


1 Name. 61 Variants by Alona Tester on Lonetester HQ

Be sure to create copies of all your linked files before you begin to rename them:
Getting Digitally Organized? Be Cautious with Files Linked in Your Genealogy Programs by Gone Researching

My Digital Workflow by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Another Copyright Issue by Alona Tester on Lonetester HQ

Who the Heck Is in That Old Photo? by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

Education Is for Everyone

A Season for Learning by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

At-Home Learning Opportunities for 2017 on the Pima County Genealogy Society Blog

GeneaWebinars Calendar

FREE 5-Day Western European Family History Conference – Both Online and On-Site in Salt Lake City by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog

Take a Lesson from a Professional Genealogist for Less Than a Cup of Coffee by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist

Keeping Up with the Times

Just for fun:
Identifying a Possible Ancestor Via Art?! by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

Privacy issues in the news this week:
What Is and What Is Not Private for Genealogists? by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star AND

Why Is Everyone Talking About VPNs? by Thorin Klosowski on Lifehacker

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