Friday’s Family History Finds

I expected this to be a light week, given the Thanksgiving weekend, but not so. There are some great reads.

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Yvette is a certified genealogist (CG) who is beginning a quest to document (to today’s standards) her possible ancestry to Eleanor of Aquitaine. I’m looking forward to following her on her journey:
Was Eleanor of Aquitaine My Ancestor? Discovering the Possible Line by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Has anyone else had this experience?:
Rent to Own: A Land and Tax Record Quandary on Family Sleuther

Research Resources

NEHGS Launches Online Gallery of Pilgrim Descendants by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

The New Find a Grave Website by Russ Worthington on A Worthington Weblog

Find My  Past: Digitizing Catholic Church Records in the US, Britain and Ireland on Relatively Curious

Tech News

GenePlaza Review by History Chick on Genealogical Musings

The Beginner’s Guide to VPNs by Michael Franco on Lifehacker

The 10 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For by Patrick Lucas Austin on Lifehacker

Genetic Genealogy

I learned something new – what a great tip!:
How to Get Your Ancestry Match to Respond by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog

When You don’t Match a Cousin by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Why the Big Y Test? by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Is Genealogically Submitted DNA Discoverable in a Criminal Investigation? by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

My First “False Father” Event by Israel Pickholtz on All My Foreparents


Beyond “Google Your Family Tree” by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Carefully working out the clues and the evidence:
Why John and Mary (Boyd) Mitchell Are Not the Parents of Robert Mitchell (1714-1799) by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees

More clues and evidence analyzed by Randy:
Finding the Right Grandfather Cornelius Feathers by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Education Is for Everyone

A Grave Citation Mistake by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

I learned something new:
Quick Tip – Dutch Immigrants May Not Have Understood Each Other by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Recordings of FamilySearch’s US and Canada Research Classes Now Available by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

The Ninth Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge Posts by Bill West on West in New England

Keeping Up with the Times

Holiday shopping season is upon us :

Mary Ann has suggestions:
Gift Ideas for Genealogists by Mary Ann on Collecting Cousins

As does Lisa:
Etsy Gift Guide for Genealogists by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

Ahead of the Holidays by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

A reminder from Gail for Canadians:
2021 Canadian Census Survey by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

And a request from John for those with Ontario, Canada ancestry:
Ontario Records Online: Survey by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

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