Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Piecing together clues indirectly with many pieces of evidence:
Dorothy Durham’s Parents and the Mysterious William Smoot, 52 Ancestors #165 by Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained

Brick Wall: BUSTED! The Maiden Name of Pharaba Moore Is. . .  by Vonda Lee Heverly on Genealogist by Night

Schopfloch: A Lesson in Gravestone Symbols by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

It’s not an exact split:
How Much DNA I Share with Each of My Grandparents by Liane Jensen on Genealogy Mom

Research Resources

Anyone else wish that this was standard operating procedure everywhere? Yes, I know it costs money, but wouldn’t it be great?:
Dutch Archives that Provide Free Scanning on Demand by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

New York State Death Index Online for the First Time! by Sunny on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

NARA Materials on – What’s Free and What’s Not by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Tech News

It looks like a full release is very close – possibly by 15 July:
Family Tree Maker 2017 Update – 25 June 2017 by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings


Ancestral DNA Percentages – How Much of Them Is in You? By Roberta J. Estes on DNAeXplained

Explaining Likely, Probable and Possible Identifications to My Cousins by Anna Matthews on Tripping Over My Roots

What tools do you use?
Tools of the Trade. . . on Writing My Past

Thoughts on Private Trees by Lori Thornton on Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Education Is for Everyone

Summer is a great time to catch up on webinars at Legacy Family Tree, by subscription, but one month of unlimited views is only $9.95. It’s well worth the money.

If you are using RootsMagic, Randy has begun a series of posts on using the new features:
GREAT NEWS: RootsMagic Now Has Ancestry TreeShare and WebHints Activated AND Using RootsMagic TreeShare – Adding Facts, Media and Sources to My RootsMagic Tree, both by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Keeping Up with the Times

The Family History Library will no longer accept loaned microfilm orders after 31 August 2017. No, it’s not the end of the world:
No More FHL Microfilm? Myrt’s Take by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMyrtle’s Blog

What’s a Family History Center Affiliate? by Amie Bowser Tennant on The Genealogy Reporter

Sadly, I am sharing this news. Ruth was a friend of mine, too. She was a top notch researcher, teacher and person. She is missed.:
Ruth Ellen Maness A.G. Passes – R.I.P. My Dear Friend by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog AND

A Tribute to a Genealogical Giant: Ruth Ellen Maness by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

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