Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Family History Month: Start Writing About Ancestors Now! by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Jacob Lentz Speaks: Rescue from the Death Ship – 52 Ancestors #211 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

WWI New Hampshire Military: A Mystery Recruit Nülo Mahonen by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

The Silver Matchbox That Saved a Life by Esther on MyHeritage Blog

Tommy “Bug” Kuznicki: Nothing Short of Sensational by Jamie Gates on Applegate Genealogy

Research Resources

Finding Photographs in an Archive by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Old Address Books Help Fill in Amazing Details for Journey Out of Poverty by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Finding Family Histories in the Archives by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Your First Repository Visit by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family

Did You Know That St. Philip’s Parish in Charleston, SC Registered African-Americans Before 1823? by Robin Foster on IAAM Center for Family History Blog

Tech News

Ancestry Ghost Hints on Genealogy at Heart

Genetic Genealogy

Dropped Off in the Caribbean: DNA and the Middle Passage by Melvin J. Collier on Roots Revealed

Family Tree DNA’s Mitochondrial Haplotree by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

How Do You Feel About the Use of Your DNA for Non-Genealogical Purposes? by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections


Locating an 18th Century Farm Using Colonial Wayfinding Descriptions on Family Sleuther

Using FamilySearch to Find Images Referenced on Ancestry (screencast) by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

3 Housekeeping Tasks for a Professional-Quality Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Not All Is on Find A Grave. See What Else You Can Find. by Barbara Poole on Life from the Roots

What I love about Yvette’s tips is that many of them apply to records that can be found anywhere, not just the Netherlands:
Quick Tips – Unexpected Nicknames by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

How to Research Around the 1890 Census Record Loss – Part 7: Land Records by Lisa on Are You My Cousin?

Education Is for Everyone

Genealogical Proof Standard Flow Chart by Jennifer Dix on California Genealogical Society and Library Blog

Preserving Your Ancestor’s Textiles by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

RLP 13: Education by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

School of Irish Studies Podcast Series by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Keeping Up with the Times

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

Dutch Genealogy News for September 2018 by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

A Call to Action – Access to Public Records in Indiana by Bethany (Jensen) Maddox on Roots Stalker Genealogy

4 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

    1. Linda, thank you for reading my blog, and on occasion find something worthy of sharing with others through your popular weekly list, Friday’s Family History Finds.
      A little update, this week and a few weeks ago, my blog title was in error, the correct title is Life From The Roots, not the nifty title, Life in the Past Lane. Many thanks.

  1. Thank you for including my post at Family Sleuther, Linda. I appreciate it! I also appreciate the tip on using Deed Mapper. It’s made the platting process so much easier.

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