Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

The Paul Metz Mystery, Part III: George Metz Disappears AND The Paul Metz Story: The Brick Wall Tumbles Down, both by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

The Elusive Pamela Stanley by Janice Hamilton on Writing Up the Ancestors

Aunt Margaret’s Bombshell Letter by Robert Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Finding John Costello: The Timeline of John’s Life, Part One on The Genealogy Girl

Research Resources

Using Newspapers to Uncover an Emigrant’s Journey on Kindred Past

Historic New Brunswick Anglican Church Records to Go Online Early Next Year by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Using the BAnQ’s Pistard to Research Your Ancestor’s Life on Genealogy Ensemble

Rare Footage of Post-Quake 1906 San Francisco by Jennifer Dix on California Genealogical Society and Library Blog

Don’t Forget to Look at Probate Inventories, Accountings and Sales by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Tech News

One Big Step Forward for Find A Grave AND Following Up on PeopleLegacy, both by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist Update: They Still Don’t Understand Copyright Law by Thomas MacEntee on Abundant Genealogy

Collecting Family Trees with Automation by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog

Ancestry Search Quirk – “County and Adjacent Counties” Filter Doesn’t Work by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

A Plan to Store Everything Ever Published in a 1,000-year Archive by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Genetic Genealogy

I’m Hooked on DNA Painter. You Should Be, Too. by Elizabeth O’Neal on My Descendant’s Ancestors

DNA Painter: Painting Leeds Method Matches by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy


How to Find Official Sources for Family Facts You Just Know by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

How to research Around the 1890 Census Record Loss – Part IV: Life Event Records by Lisa on Are You My Cousin?

It’s Not All Online! Using Archives to Find Your Ancestors by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

“To the Entire Exclusion of the Said Lorenzo” by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

20 More Questions About Your Ancestors and Maybe a Few About You on Hound on the Hunt

Family History Month: Top Priority is Captioning Old Photos by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Education Is for Everyone

This is the centennial anniversary of the Pandemic of 1918:
100 Years Ago: The Leviathan – Transport Ship of Death by Janice Brown on Cow Hampshire

Column – Virtual by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

i4GG Conference Coming Up Fast! by Christine Manczuk on Ancestry Island

How to Research Around the 1890 Census Loss – Part 5: Taxes AND How to Research Around the 1890 Census Loss – Part 6: Newspapers, both by Lisa on Are You My Cousin?

How to Pick the Right Photo Management Software by Selin Tagmat on Organizing Photos

Keeping Up with the Times

Who’s Ready for an October 30 x 30 Challenge? by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Announcing the Tony Burroughs Podcast on African American Genealogy by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Our Project to Save a Piece of Racine, Wisconsin History, Part 1 – Getting Started on An American Genealogy

2020 Events for the 400th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Mayflower by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

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