Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Cousins All Around on The Genealogy Girl

Share your opinion:
Photograph Mysteries by Carrie Brown on Dusty Roots & Forgotten Treasures

Research Resources

Five Places to Find Dutch Trees by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Researching Behind Closed Doors in the “Stacks” by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

The Ohio Genealogical Society – Archive Tour by Peggy Lauritzen on Anxiously Engaged

Virginia Chancery Court records are excellent resources:
52 Ancestors: #18: Matthew McMullin (bef 1765-c1816): Court Cases Tell the Tale by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees

Tech News

You can sign up OR renew at the current rate right now:
Get Amazon Prime Now Before the Price Goes Up $20 by Alicia Adamczyk on Lifehacker

New Feature: Pedigree View for Family Trees by Talya on MyHeritage Blog

Genetic Genealogy

Here are thoughts on this week’s super hot topic of DNA and the Golden State Killer:
The Bull in the DNA China Shop by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

The Golden State Killer and DNA by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

How to Find a Killer Using DNA and Genealogy by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog

DNA Testing: Contrasting the Law and Genealogy by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

GEDMatch, Ysearch and the Golden State Killer by Debbie Kennett on Cruwys News


Building a Reverse Genealogy Case Study with DNA, Land, and Tax Records by Michael on Family Sleuther

Those Land Records Again by Ellie on Ellie’s Ancestors

Dig Out Your Family History by heartsturning on Turning Hearts

An Imperfect Score by Alicia Crane Williams on Vita Brevis

5 Easy Steps to Preserving Newspaper Clippings by Melissa Barker on The In-Depth Genealogist

Education Is for Everyone

WHAT’S NEW? The Virtual Genealogy Society by Ol’ Myrt on Myrt’s Musings

I learned something new today. It never occurred to me that recording fees for land deeds wouldn’t be a flat rate:
Recording Fees for Deeds by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

I had no idea that any current U.S. state borders are in flux today:
Reprise: As the River Flows by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Why I Cancelled My Ancestry Subscription After 12 Years

AND Tips on Handling Ancestry Withdrawal, both by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Keeping Up with the Times

US Law Will Soon Release Previously Copyrighted Works of 1923 to the Public Domain by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

NIH Seeks One Million Volunteers for Medical DNA Database by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Please Volunteer for the Honor Roll Project for Memorial Day 2018 by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

The Alabama Department of Archives and History Asks YOU to Help Transcribe World War I Service Records by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Work Is Underway and NYG&B on a Guide to New York’s State Archives by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

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