The best Family History Finds this week:
Can you help out Laura?
Trying to Match Faces to Names by Laura Mattingly on The Old Truck in the Attic
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
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
Last, but not least, a way to give back to the genealogy community:
The Transcription Challenge by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart