Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Dorothea Catharina Wolflin (1755-?) Despair in the Abyss of the High Sea by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Stranger makes Dream of Seeing Grandpa’s Home Come True After 8 years by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Lovisa Charlotta Majholm – Born in and Died in the Poorhouse by Ranae Kallman Feick on Ranae’s Swedish-Chicago Heritage

Prickly Fall: Edward Stewart’s House by Midge Frazel on The Highly Caffeinated Genealogist

Edward Morley: Fenian Brotherhood by Gwen Kubberness on Criminal Genealogy

Myrtle Moved – and Other Mentions of Middle Names by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Research Resources

Arkansas: State Archives: Wonderful Resources for Genealogical Research by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Ask Yvette – How Far Can You Go Back? by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Arnold’s Rhode Island Vital Records of Rhode Island – All Volumes by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family

Tech News

Dallas Public Library Teams with Family Search to Digitize Genealogy Collections by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Good News and Bad News on Ancestry Member Tree Searches by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Shared Ancestral Places Added to MyHeritage DNA Matches by Esther on MyHeritage Blog

Organize Your Photos with This Windows App by David Murphy on Lifehacker

Product Review: DeedMapper 4.2An Essential Tool to Bring Land Purchases/Sales into Your Family History Research on An American Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy

Finding New Rudeen Cousins by Kathy on Family History

Not Always a Happy Ending by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s blog

Lecture about DNA Painter on Genetic Genealogy Ireland’s YouTube Channel by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Jean Baptiste Jerrain – Part One, Brick Wall in The Genealogy Girl


Strategies for Researching Colonial Genealogy Records by Lisa on Are You My Cousin?

It’s Crunch time for Your 2018 Genealogy Goals by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Education Is for Everyone

5 Steps to Writing Your Ancestor’s Life Story by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

RLP 18: How to Create a Locality Guide by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

Keeping Up with the Times

How Do You Feel About Your DNA Being Used by the Police? – The Results of a Survey by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connection

MyHeritage DNA: The Perfect Holiday Gift at the Perfect Price by Talya on MyHeritage Blog

Veterans Records the Target of Reclaim the Records FOI Lawsuit by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

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