Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

A Toe in Different Sand by Alicia Crane Williams on Vita Brevis

52 Ancestors – Orval Jerrain Maffit, A Short Life with a Tragic End on The Genealogy Girl

Saving My Dad’s Canvas Paint Apron from the Estate Sale by Jana Iverson Last on Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog

The Mysterious David Mahler by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

My Uncle the Criminal? If the Shoe Fits. . . by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Research Resources Family History Wiki Lands on by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

How Far Back Can You Research Your Ancestry in Quebec? by Institut Drouin on Genealogie Quebec

ICYMI: Boston Transcript Column Now Online by Molly Rogers on Vita Brevis

Tech News

With the latest fee increase to $120, I’m starting to wonder about keeping my Prime membership:
I’m Starting to Have Serious Doubts About Amazon Prime by Adam Clark Estes on Lifehacker

New Filtering System for DNA Matches by Talya on MyHeritage Blog

Genetic Genealogy

Getting Started with GEDmatch by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog


The Problems with Transcriptions by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

The Thrill of the Hunt is Gone. . . Or Is It? by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Navigating old records on FamilySearch Family Tree:
Click Your Way to Genealogical Success – Part Six by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Boost Your Genealogy Productivity with Google Keep by Diana Elder on Family Locket

Education Is for Everyone

It’s Not for Us to Choose by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

How to Create a Photo and Video Slideshow with Shotcut by Selin Tagmat on Organizing Photos

Keeping Up with the Times

Privacy, What Privacy? by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Does the Future of Genealogy Rely on a More Inclusive History? by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Cart

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