Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Can you help out Laura?
Trying to Match Faces to Names by Laura Mattingly on The Old Truck in the Attic

Research Resources

If you have Dutch ancestry, be sure to visit Yvette’s site:
Dutch Genealogy News for May 2017 by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

For those with British ancestors:
DustyDocs – Links to Free British Parish Records by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

And a tip for those with Soviet family:
Another Gem for Researching Relatives Who Served in the Soviet Army During WWII by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian and Ukrainian Family

Tech News

Beware – LivingDNA Requires Customer to Indemnify Company to Download Raw Data by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained

Comparing Ethnicity Estimates at Ancestry, FamilyTree DNA and My Heritage: Case Study by Liane Jensen on Genealogy Mom

My AncestryDNA Results Are In and I’m Surprised by Michael John Neill on Rootdig


Untangling a Place Name: A Genealogical Nightmare by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Quick Tip: There’s Nothing Wrong with Speculation by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Have you scanned yours yet? I am proud to say mine were all finished in 2015:
Scanning Photos by Matthew K. Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

Formal Citations: Do It for Those Who Follow by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Native Organizing, Part 3: Tagging Photos with Key Words in Windows by Caroline on Organizing Photos by the Swedish Organizer. Links to the first two posts in this series are at the bottom of this post.

This can especially help if the place where you thought your ancestors lived doesn’t exist anymore:
Tip: Go Back and Check Any Locations You Added to People on Ancestry by Christine Manczuk on Ancestry Island

Education Is for Everyone

Fee-based, but Thomas’s boot camps are terrific, as I’ve attended more than one!
Hack Genealogy Announces Five-Part Online DNA Boot Camp by Thomas MacEntee on Hack Genealogy

I just haven’t had time to create my own list since we’ve been back home, but I hope to get to it by this weekend:
Five Faves Geneameme – The Responses by Jill Ball on GeniAus

Along the same lines as Five Faves, but a much longer list – Which 50 books would you choose?
50 Essential books for My Home Genealogy Library by Lori Thornton on Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Keeping Up with the Times

SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2017 Blog Compendium by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

On the topic of blogging and its demise:
Genealogy Blogging Like It’s My Birthday on Family Sleuther

PLUS two from Jacqi:
Doubting Thomas AND About Yesterday’s Rant, both by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Last, but not least, a way to give back to the genealogy community:
The Transcription Challenge by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

One thought on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Thank you for including mine, Linda! I always check your Friday Finds, but I’ve just caught this today. Totally surprised to see my post listed! Thanks!

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