Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Calling All (documented) Faures by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Finding (or not) a Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestor. Part 2. The Case of Sarah Ostrander’s Father, Thomas by Susan Ellerbee on Posting Family Roots

Finding Homes for Two Orphan Photographs by Melanie Frick on Homestead Genealogical Research

Lizzie Rutt by Lisa Buckner on Forgotten Faces Project

Philip Jacob Miller (1723/1727-1799) The Reluctant Patriot, 52 Ancestors #202 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

An update on Luann’s mystery photo:
Mystery Man Not Solved! by Luanne on Entering the Pale

An End to Hope by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Research Resources

Are You Aware of the Veridian Newspaper Collections? by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Digital Toronto and Ontario City Directories by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Quebec Online Historical Photos Research by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Where Are You Looking? by Susi on Susi’s Chatty Performances on Genealogy

For U.K. and Irish researchers:
Surnames Resource by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

I’d love to visit this library:
Genealogy Research at the Phillips Library by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

Tech News

Digipulse Sends Access Information About Your Digital Assets After You Die by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Genetic Genealogy

Going Beyond Ethnicity Estimates in DNA Testing by Terri O’Connell on The In-Depth Genealogist

New Found Family: A DNA, Ancestry, Facebook Success Story by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

What Dutch DNA Looks Like – 2018 Edition by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Genealogy Explained: “Do Siblings Have the Same DNA?” Graphic by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings


The Case for the Legitimate Birth of Marianna Panek by Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz on From Shepherds and Shoemakers

Is It Worth It? by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Returning to the Challenges of Francis Cooke by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Rewriting the Biography: Sarah Sims in the U.S. Federal Census by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Using old maps and land deeds are actually a lot of fun. This technique helped with a Miller brick wall in Virginia in my husband’s family:
Sorting Out the Henry A. White Deeds in Killingly, Connecticut by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

7 Timelines to Relieve Your Research Overwhelm by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist

Trying Not to Be Too Hard on Myself by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

Education Is for Everyone

FamilySearch Campaigns by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

How to Make Your Genealogy Research More Complete by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Why I Need Your Research Notes by Old Myrt on Myrt’s Musings

What Are Special Collections? by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Genealogical Education – RootsTech by Don Taylor on Don Taylor Genealogy

Keeping Up with the Times

Land of the Lost: Digital Projects and Longevity by Andrea Eidinger on Unwritten Histories

Indiana Residents Adopted Prior to Jan. 1, 1994 Can Now Access Their Birth Records by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog

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