Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

A Genealogy Surprise from Spain by Heather Wilkinson-Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

Seaman Cooke Beale: A London Wharfinger by Suzi on Family Mystery

Unknown Immigrant Database Completes Family Story of Escape from WWII by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

“Of Police Court Fame” by Danielle Cournoyer on Vita Brevis

Update on the Jeweler and the Suffragette: Some Answers, Some Photos by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

A Horse Tale: Pankey v. Jennings by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees

Research Resources

FamilySearch Says They’ve Found Your Ancestor’s Obituary, But Have They? by Amie Bowser Tennant on The Genealogy Reporter

For Australian researchers, but interesting reading, even if you have no ancestral connections there:
21 Facts About the First Fleet by Alona Tester on LonetesterHQ

A Genealogist’s Quick Guide to Finding County Histories on Family Sleuther

Lists of Emigrants Extracted from the Ordnance Survey Memoirs for Counties Londonderry and Antrim by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

What Was the Weather Like for an Event in Your UK Family History? by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

The 1921 Census by Dawsr on The Genealogy Corner

Genealogy Tools – Prince Edward Island by Leanne Cooper on Leanne Cooper Genealogy

Boston Athenaeum: What Was in It for Me? by Barbara Poole on Life from the Roots

Archived Records Tell the Story of Our Ancestors’ Daily Lives by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Tech News

Family Tree Maker 2017 Review Follow-Up by Keith Riggle on Genealogy Tools

When my computer died, I didn’t worry because I back up in more than one place. If you don’t backup regularly, here’s why you should:
Why Do You Need to Make Frequent Backups? Well, I Found Out Yesterday! by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

12 Genealogy-Related Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2018 by Elizabeth O’Neal on My Descendant’s Ancestors

Five Free Scrivener Resources to Help You Share Your Stories by Lisa Alzo on The Accidental Genealogist

DNAGedcom Client by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

10 Actually Cool Uses for a USB Drive by David Nield on Lifehacker

Genetic Genealogy

There are links to the earlier parts of this series at the top of the concluding post:
Using mtDNA for Genealogy: A Case Study – Conclusion by Leanne Cooper on Leanne Cooper Genealogy


Gretna Green Weddings by browncarriem on Dusty Roots and Forgotten Treasures

Yvette is documenting her possible ancestral line to Eleanor of Aquitaine:
Was Eleanor of Aquitaine My Ancestor? Generation 2: Els Marijnissen by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Leapfrogging: Should We Believe Our Elders? – 52 Ancestors: #180 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Quick Tips – Emigrants in the 1800s Came from Poor Areas by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

How to Find a Missing Webpage: Quick and Easy Video Tutorial by Lisa on Lisa Louise Cooke

Education Is for Everyone

This isn’t a blog, but if you are looking for a forum to ask U.K.-related questions, check out:
RootsChat Free Family History Forum

A week away is actually tomorrow. First virtual conference on research in Scotland. Cost is $79.99 CAD, but participants also receive 24 credits to Scotland’s People:
Just a Week Away! by Christine Woodcock on GeneaWebinars

Short Forms Redux by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Sepia Saturday: Grave Expressions by Wendy Mathias on Jollett Etc.

U of Strathclyde Brings Back Free 6-Week Online Genealogy Course by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Keeping Up with the Times

Family History Challenge 2018 Begins February 1 by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

When It’s Time to Pass It On by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

The Newberry Library Is Looking for Crowdsourcing Volunteers to Transcribe Continental Army Paperwork by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Crowdsourcing the Transcription of Anti-Slavery Manuscripts at the Boston Public Library by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

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