Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

An Overlooked Record Opens a Door to Finding Long Lost Family from WWII by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian and Ukrainian Family

Cynthia Black’s Application for Widow’s Pension by Karen on Family History

Exhausting Research: An Examination of Everything and the Kitchen Sink on Family Sleuther

I love hearing about family lore and how the story turns out:
Jesse James and the Wrights by Margie Tolsdorf on Cousins

Research Resources

Genealogy Indexer – Do NOT Let Its Simplicity Fool You! by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

For Researchers of Huguenots – FamilySearch Adds Scans from the SHPF by Anne Morddel on The French Genealogy Blog

A Different U.S. Census Record Set by Peggy Lauritzen on Anxiously Engaged

Surprising Church Records Part 2 – Historical Clues Revealed by Igrandy on Atlantic Loyalist Connections

If you have Canadian ancestors, LAC is a great resource:
Did You Know Library and Archives Canada Has a Podcast? by Tracey Arial on Genealogy Ensemble

Cook County Records of Foreign Wills by Cynthia on ChicagoGenealogy: ResearchInsights from Study and Serendipity

On the legal trail:
Federal Legislative Petitions, Introduction, Part 1, AND Part 2 AND Part 3 by Nancy Maxwell on Empty Branches on the Family Tree

Tech News

Fly to Your Ancestral Home on the Newly Updated Google Earth by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star


Concepts – Percentages of Ancestors’ DNA by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

You’re Searching. But Are You Researching? by Alona Tester on Lonetester HQ

Tuesday’s Tip – Locate Newspapers in Other Towns by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie’s Genealogy & History Hub

Six Simple Steps for Bloggers When Someone Plagiarizes Your Research by Janice Brown on Cow Hampshire

Education Is for Everyone

Which DNA Test Is Best? by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Keeping Up with the Times

Preservation Week 2017 by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

4 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Thank you for sharing my post on my exhausting patrilineal research. I appreciate the service you provide of culling these posts and drawing our attention to those we may have overlooked.

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