Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Do you have any unique given names in your family? I’ve come across several in my own research:
“Mapsatilla” Was Probably “Mapsey Lilla” by Christine Manczuk on Ancestry Island

Research Resources

For those researching Canadian roots:
First Nations and Local Courts of New Brunswick: Negotiated Relationships by Leah Grandy on The Loyalist Collection

Library and Archives Canada in 90 Seconds AND UBC Archives’ Website Redesign Makes an Online Visit Worthwhile, both by Gail Dever on Genealogy á la Carte

Databases of Soviet Army Soldiers as POWs Provide Wealth of Information by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

The depth of records to be found is truly amazing, but good news:
Some Surprising Records on by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Tech News

Jill Ball posted a link to this on Facebook, but it isn’t a blog post. It’s a search engine for Creative Commons, which will locate images on its site. I never realized that Creative Commons had a search engine. Thanks, Jill!


Which Ethnicity Test Is Best? by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained: Genetic Genealogy

Good advice from Amy:
Before You Visit a Cemetery, Read This Post by Amy Cohen on BrotmanBlog: A Family Journey

Great tip! Always check records at least 50 years later than you might expect. I’ve found info 40 years after a death:
Years After Leaving – An Estate Settlement by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Education Is for Everyone

Buffered vs. Unbuffered, What Is the Difference? by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Free Webinars from APG on Washington, DC, Research AND Dear Randy: How Do I Create a GEDCOM From My MyHeritage Tree?, both by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Keeping Up with the Times

For those using MyHeritage:
Analyze Your Family Tree for FREE with This Easy Tool by Sunny on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

Looks Like There Is Family Tree Maker 2017 Progress by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

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