Friday’s Family History Finds

It’s time for the first Finds of 2019. I thought that the list might be a bit short because of the holidays, but I was wrong!

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Thirteen Children by Mary Sutherland on Genealogy Ensemble

The Memory Fades: Why Do Genealogists Remember? by Midge Frazel on The Highly Caffeinated Genealogist

A Reminder of the Importance of Extended Families by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

What or Who Inspired You to Start Your Genealogy by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Research Resources

Book Review: Tracing Your Oxfordshire Ancestry by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Arizona State Archives: Wonderful Local Resources for Genealogy Research by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Looks like a great year for new Canadian records:
What’s in Store for Canadian Genealogy in 2019? by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Dutch Records That Are Public As of 1 January 2019 by Yvette Hoitink on dutch Genealogy

Tech News

The Best Tech 911 Posts of 2018 by David Murphy on Lifehacker

Flickr Updates – Important User Decisions – Stay and Pay OR Move Your Photos? on the Genealogy Girl

The Best Technology Guides of 2018 by David Murphy on Lifehacker

GenSoftReviews User Choice Awards for 2018 Announced by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Genetic Genealogy

This is a great tip!:
Combined DNA Matches + Tree Matches at MyHeritage by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

2018 – The Year of the Segment by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Ethnicity Is Just an Estimate – Yes, Really! by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

More Automated DNA Match Clustering by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog

DNA: Experimenting with Reports from Genetic by Anne Young on Anne’s Family History


It’s Time to Make Your Family Tree Clear and Consistent by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Using the Frequency of Names for Genealogical Research by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Lancaster Family in Rockwall County, Texas: The Importance of Not Just Collecting Deeds but Actually Transcribing Them by Lisa Gorrell on Mam-ma’s Southern Family

A Perfect Example of Why You Should Search for Photos Online by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

New Year, New 30 x 30 Challenge by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Start Writing Your Family History in the 52 Ancestors in “52 Weeks Challenge” by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Education Is for Everyone

Older and Wiser: What I’d Say to My Younger Genealogical Self by Alona Tester on LonetesterHQ

Keeping Up with the Times

If one of your 2019 goals is genealogy organization:
Organizing – Let’s Begin the New Year by Accomplishing One Organizational Task by Diane Gould Hall on Michigan Family Trails AND
Organizing Your Genealogy Files: A Practical Approach by Amy Johnson Crow on Amy Johnson Crow
Organizing Your Genealogy Research, Tips from an Archivist by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

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