Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Marking Forgotten Ancestors on Family Sleuther

Solving a Family History Mystery with an Unexpected Clue by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Research Resources

Remember, it is NOT all online. A state archives visit is well worth the time and effort:
California State Archives Trip by Melanie McComb on The Shamrock Genealogist

Local museums and archives should always be contacted!:
A Nice Surprise from the Colchester Historeum Archives by Liz Gauffreau on This Is Us

Genealogy in the Abstract by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Family History Month: Hyper-Local Research on Linkpendium by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Learn About PRONI’s Digitised Church Records, Maps, Photos and Prison Records in Lectures on YouTube by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Rootsweb’s Future? by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

War of 1812 Pensions Online by Liane Jensen on Genealogy Mom

Manuscript Collections in an Archive by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Fantastic Find: The Farber Gravestone Collection by Pat Hartley on Ancestry island

University of New Brunswick Launches Interactive Story Maps for 10 Loyalists by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Quick Tip: Guest Blog Post on FamilySearch by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tech News

New OGS Website (Ontario, Canada Genealogical Society) by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Revisiting Search Engines for Genealogy by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Refine Your Searches with Google Search Operators by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Genetic Genealogy

My Favorite Genealogy Conferences with DNA by Miss Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog

Connecting Your DNA Matches Pt. 2: The Clues by Patricia Greber on My Genealogy Life

Methodology

Preserving an Old Black Paper Photo Album by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

How to Research Your Illegitimate Ancestors by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

Tip: Search Newspaper Sites Using an Address by Dana Leeds on The Enthusiastic Genealogist

AccessGenealogy – An Aggregator Portal and Search Website by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Family History Month: Search Google Books for Places, Not Just Names by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Education Is for Everyone

Genealogy Is Not for the Faint of Heart by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

NARA’s 2017 Virtual Genealogy Fair Is Coming Up by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Keeping Up with the Times

Here is a great opportunity to give back to the genealogy world. You can contribute as much or as little as you want. It’s so easy to register and you can choose the type of records and file size that you would like to index:
FamilySearch 2017 Worldwide Indexing Event (20-22 October 2017) by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Last, but certainly not least, here is your opportunity to vote for your favorite 2017 Rockstar Genealogists in John’s annual contest. Voting closes on Sunday, 22 October 2017:
Rockstar Genealogist(s) 2017 Voting Now Open by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

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