Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

I loved the family stories this week:
Diamond Cousins Reunited, 100+ Years Later by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Sibling Reunion? by Isreal Pickholtz on All My Foreparents

The Curious Case of Daniel Dill – Part 1 by Karen on Family History

Great Grandpa’s Arrest Record Helps Break Down a Brick Wall by Vera Miller on find Lost Russian and Ukrainian Family

Jack Katz: Pioneer and Entrepreneur AND Jake Katz: Tragedy in the Family, both by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Unexpected Discovery by Wendy Percival on Family History Secrets

My Unexpected DNA Discovery – Part One AND My Unexpected DNA Discovery – Part Two, My Unexpected DNA Discovery – Part Three, My Unexpected DNA Discovery – Part Four, AND My Unexpected DNA Discovery – Part Five, all on The Genealogy Girl

Research Resources

The Congregational Library and Archives: Opening a Window to Early Colonial History by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

NEW Ukraine Genealogy Website Tops List of New Genealogy Records Online by Sunny Morton on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

Unprocessed Records Collections in the Archives by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

New Find A Grave Website Easier to Search, But Technical Glitches Cause Some Grumbling by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

1926 Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States Now Digitized and Accessible on Library of Congress Website by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Tech News

AncestorCloud Rebrands As Trace and Acquires by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

I had never heard of this one. It came up with 70 variations for Stufflebean!:
Alternate Spelling Finder – Tuesday’s Tip by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

July 8th Family Tree Maker 2017 Update by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Although Randy is using RootsMagic, many of his best practices work regardless of the software being used:
My Best Practices for RootsMagic TreeShare and Ancestry WebHints by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Genetic Genealogy

Using Ancestry DNA Hints to Prove and Disprove Ancestors by Miss Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog

DNA and Me The Fourth and Final Part by Ranae on Ranae’s Swedish-Chicago Heritage Blog


It takes a bit of effort, but it is possible to plot out land shapes and determine locations in the metes and bounds land system. Randy has worked through where his ancestor lived in early Massachusetts:
Finding the Place Where Shubael Seaver (1640-1730) Lived in Roxbury, Massachusetts by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Mapping Your Ancestry: A Genealogist’s Quick Guide to Google Earth on Family Sleuther

Boy, is it easy for this to happen:
Trying Not to Let a Backlog Build Up by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Missing Canadian Census Images – A Workaround by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

6 Lessons from an Ancestry Message by Joanne Cowden on Researching Relatives

Quick Tip – Repeat Searches Periodically by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Education Is for Everyone

Last Name Uxor? by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections


4 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Linda, thank you! I’ve been struggling to find time and topics to blog about, so I took a break and just focused on my research. Your recognition definitely gives me a boost!

  2. Thank you for including my post about spelling variations, Linda. I appreciate it. Some of the variations are probably not realistic when searching historic documents but one never knows.

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