Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

A Letter from Grandmother by Ellen Anderson on Andersonology

A New Home for Christmas by Jamie Gates on Applegate Genealogy

Declassified Records Reveal Details of a Family Secret by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Letter from Bergen Belsen by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

The Conscience of a Loyalist by Gordon Harris on Historic Ipswich

What to Do About Raymond by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

A Hand Gives Grandpa a Hand with the Mail Route in Ft. Huachuca by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

 A Flair for the Dramatic by James Heffernan on Vita Brevis

Rescued: Family Records from Elizabeth Nigh’s Family Bible by Elizabeth O’Neal on My Descendant’s Ancestors

Research Resources

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

Maryland State Archives: Wonderful Local Sources for Genealogical Research by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Godfrey Memorial Library – updated website

Quick Tip – Van der Aa’s Gazetteer by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tech News

Google Maps with Complete County Lines and ZIP Codes; Now Also Search Using Your Current Location by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Genetic Genealogy

DNA Expert Diahann Southard Talks About Uploading DNA Results to Other Sites, Health Reports by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Finding Mary Younger’s Mitochondrial DNA by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Another Trick in the GedMatch Toolkit by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

A Few Suggestions When You Paint on DNA Painter by Michael John Neill on Rootdig


3 Ways to Prove Your Family Tree Is Correct by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Comma On: Valentine’s Not Stated As Being Her Father by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Organising Digital Resources by Tony Proctor on Parallax View

Family Historian: Reach Out for Photo Identification! by Marian B. Wood on Climbing the Family Tree

Challenging Modern Records by Christopher C. Child on Vita Brevis

Education Is for Everyone

Understanding the Border Crossings Canada-USA by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

A Tip on Photo Dating by History Chick on Genealogical Musings

Everyone, but everyone, should have a New Year’s resolution for continuing genealogical education. These webinars are all free when viewed live:
Announcing the 2019 Jamboree Webinar Extension Series by Kathy Holland on Genealogy Jamboree Blog

Context Is Key: Know the Law! on Kindred Past

Keeping Up with the Times


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