Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

How many of you are going cemetery visiting this summer? I’ve done a bit of it, but would like to do much more:
Mapping Ancestor Burials: Hitting the Road and Paying Respects on Family Sleuther

Regina Bauer’s Chromosome 21 by Israel Pickholtz on All My Foreparents

Was My Ancestor a Deserter? by Miriam J. Robbins on AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors

I had not heard of this before. Interesting story:
Border Raiding Ruffians by Dorothy Nixon on Genealogy Ensemble

To Be Free, FPOC Discovery in My Family Tree by Karen Galloway on Our Ancestors Revealed

I wish John Stufflebean’s medical file from the Civil War had contained this card:
A Medical Descriptive List Documents End Time for Civil War Veteran John Ehmen by Michael John Neill

What recommendations would you make to Lorine?
Another Rescued Piece of Someone’s Life by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Johann Jacob Gossart and Maria Louise Saar: Evidence and Handwriting Lead to Immigration and Potential Parents by Bill Barrett on The Times of Their Lives

Research Resources

Archion – The German Ecclesiastical Record Website by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Canadian Gravemarker Gallery to Close, But Photos Will Be Preserved by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

New Additions to ScotlandsPeople by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

JSTOR – Incredible Resource – Are You Taking Advantage? by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Guide to Rhode Island Genealogy Research by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family

Hooray for Newspapers! by Janice Sellers on Ancestral Discoveries

Books, books and more books, which is a very good thing:
Internet Archive + HathiTrust + GoogleBooks = Digital Book-apalooza! by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS AND

The Digital Race for Genealogy Books and Records by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star AND

Tech News

The new RootsMagic Tree Share is out and Randy is busy creating tutorials, which I love:
Using RootsMagic /Ancestry WebHints – Part 1 AND Using RottsMagic/Ancestry WebHints – Part 2, both by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

PD Index for Jewish Ancestry – Some Wrinkles by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy


Untangling two men with similar names:
Nikifor Kazakoff or Nick Kazakoff – Who’s Who? by Yvonne Demoskoff on Yvonne’s Genealogy Blog

Two good articles if you are just starting down the family history trail:
Analyze Genealogy Records Like a Pro: For the Beginner by Amie Bowser Tennant on The Genealogy Reporter AND

Snapshot of 1929 DeKalb County by Eva Anne on The Family Librarian

Dear Randy: How Best to Save Your Genealogy Work by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Education Is for Everyone

Don’t Panic! Review the Written Conclusion Study Group Instead by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog

Subscription is required, but a monthly rate of $9.95 is more than worth it for all you get:
Get Ready for the Subscriber Summer Spectacular for Genealogy on Legacy News

Step by Step Guide to Accessing Browse-Only Collections on FamilySearch by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Keeping Up with the Times

Should You Be Ordering Microfilm Right Away? by Amie Bowser Tennant on The Genealogy Reporter

What Is a Digital Genealogy Work Flow? Part One by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Announcing DearMYRTLE’s New Blog “Myrt’s Musings” by Pat Richley-Erickson

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