Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Eleanor Hope: An 18th Century Single Mum by Suzi on Family Mystery

Another example of the fabulous finds to be had in the Virginia Memory Chancery Court records:
Discovering Henry Downs, A “New” 4X Great Grandfather by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees

Research Resources

January 2018 Edition of “Facebook for Canadian Genealogy” by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Facebook for Australian Genealogy and History by Alona Tester on Lonetester HQ

MyHeritage Announces Mandatory Citizenship Files Acquisition by Israel Pickholtz on All My Foreparents

Dutch Records That Are Public As of 1 January 2018 by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Vintage Photographs and Letters, and Other Documents from Rockford, Illinois Are Now Available Online by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Church of Ireland Gazette Archive Online by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Hallelujah! Parliament Removes Future Restrictions on Access to Canadian Census by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

New Light in the Show Me State by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Tech News

RootsWeb Is Down: Data Recovery Strategies for the Genealogist by Lisa Cooke on Lisa Louis Cooke

How to Use Firefox’s Killer New Screenshot Tool by Patrick Lucas Austin on Lifehacker

GenSoft Reviews 2017 by Pat Richley-Erickson on GeneaPress

Tamura Jones’s “Genealogy 2017” and “GeneAwards for 2017” by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Genetic Genealogy


It’s Time to Get a Genealogy Buddy! by Shelley Murphy on Family Tree Girl

An Inside Look into an FBI Investigation of a Soviet Immigrant by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

My Genealogy Bullet Journal, One Year Later by Mary Perkinson Nelson on Celebrating Family Stories

Organizing Your Genealogy, Tips from an Archivist by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Education Is for Everyone

From Whence and to Thither – Understanding Migration Patterns: Part Two by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Perceptions of Probability in Genealogy by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

AmericaGen Study Group: Call for Panel Participants by Ol’ Myrt on Myrt’s Musings

Keeping Up with the Times

For Auld Lang Syne: Reaching Back a Couple Years by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

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