Friday’s Family History Finds

NOTE: After today, Friday’s Family History Finds will be on hiatus for a bit, as we again head to regions with limited internet connections.

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Not one, but two, reminders that it is worthwhile to review past research:
Finding Uncle Leibish by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

In Plain Sight! by Tracy Meyers on Family Preserves

An interesting multi-part story (links on the right side of her blog) about a Civil War pension investigation:
The Stolen Identity by Karen on Family History

It’s a small world:
Genealogy Connection at the Car Dealership by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

The Gift of Patience Becomes a Gift of Knowledge Five Years Later by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Check out the Family Sleuther’s list of ancestors who might have been photographed? Do you recognize any of them?
Ancestor Photograph Hunt: Have You Seen Us? on the Family Sleuther

I envy Israel’s visits to meet so many distant cousins. Those have to be the best trips ever:
Nuremberg and Prague by Israel Pickholtz on All My Foreparents

It’s only money, isn’t it? But well worth the cost:
My 7-second, $450 Miracle on The Genealogy Girl

Research Resources

Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub by Liane Jensen on Genealogy Mom

Can You Find Family Histories in the Archives? Yes You Can! by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Tech News

The Best Tools to Archive Web Pages by Thorin Klosowski on Lifehacker


So often, few records remain. In the U.S., we have the 1880 census, but after that, it takes a lot of digging:
Researching Relatives with Disabilities by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Along the same line of thinking:
One Place You Don’t Want to Find a Relative by Ellie on Ellie’s Ancestors

SSDI Search – How to Find Hard to Find Ancestors by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louis Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

I wish I had a pension record with this much detail:
17/18 Disabled in 1893 by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Education Is for Everyone

Strategy: Conference Session Selections by Jill Morelli on Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal

If you are interested in going for certification, Jill has an opportunity for you:
Certification Discussion Groups 2 & 3 by Jill Morelli on Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal


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