Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

An interesting story – perhaps future online court records will provide the answer:
Mary Durham (1686- c 1746), Scandals and Scoundrels, 52 Ancestors #152 by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

A second interesting story, this time from Amy:
My Crazy Twisted Tree and My Hessian Cousins AND

Another Small World Story, Another Twist in the Family Tree, both by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Colleen hit the jackpot with this obituary:
A Cass Co., Michigan Pioneer by Colleen G. Brown Pasquale on Leaves & Branches

Checking out family lore:
Using Family Stories in Our Research on Kindred Past

Research Resources

James has had a focus on New York lately with great info:
A Guide to New York State Genealogy Resources Online – Part One AND Part Two AND Part Three, all by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

New York Public Library Online – Part Three: Genealogy Resources by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

New York State Archives for Genealogists: Access to the Archives by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

A Lost Village of Freed Slaves by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

For Quebec research:
Add This Interactive Map of Montreal to Your Genealogy Research Toolbox by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Tech News

Most of the suggestions can be applied to genealogical research:
How to Make the Most of Google Maps by Thorin Klosowski on Lifehacker

Evidentia V3.1 – We’re Related APP Input – 1 by Russ Worthington on A Worthington Weblog


A Latin Rule You May Not Have Known by Cather Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

6 “Out of the Box” Genealogy Resources by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

Are You a Genealogist or a Family Historian? by Alona Tester on Lonestester HQ Tip/Reminder for Finding Newspaper Dates and Page Numbers on Gone Researching

Why Keep a Genealogy Research Log? by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

I have found the same for Scandinavian records:
Quick Tip – Inventories Are Usually for Both Spouses by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Good tips when deciding on a digital file naming pattern:

EASY Digital Filenaming to Organize Genealogy Files by Denise May Levenick on The Family Curator

Education Is for Everyone

Don’t forget to check for upcoming webinars and meetings:
GeneaWebinars Calendar

Also, check for upcoming conferences and events:
Conference Keeper

Keeping Up with the Times

Ancestry’s TreeSync will be retired and replaced on 31 March 2017:
Software MacKiev Introduces FamilySync and Ancestry Retires TreeSync by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

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