Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

The Possibilities AND Enter Haystack, Search for Needle, AND Going at This All Backwards, AND The Next Step, all by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Narcissa Cornell and the Wreck of the Barque Elijah Swift on Plough and Anchor Genealogy

Research Resources

Early 20th Century British Railway Accidents by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

The National Archives of France by Jacques Gagné on Genealogy Ensemble

Ipswich Houses That Were Moved by Gordon Harris on Historic Ipswich

Searching for a Barnardo Home Child by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Update on Finding Irish Records by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Tech News

The Big Y Test Increases Again to Big Y-700 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

A Reader’s Take on Problems – Part II – Ancestry Search Engine Problems by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Genetic Genealogy

How to Make the Most of Your AncestryDNA Matches: Part 5 – A Science-free Walk Through xDNA, yDNA and mtDNA on An American Genealogy


FamilySearch Junk A Reminder to Save When You Find by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Genealogy Clues Add Context for Family Photos by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Online Family Trees Revisited by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

When Documents Disagree, Get More Documents by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Education Is for Everyone

Knowing the political history is important:
Philip Jacob Kirsch (1806-1880): Masquerading as. . . French??? – 52 Ancestors #226 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Divorce was a common fact of life in some areas, but highly frowned on and almost impossible to obtain in others. Lara offers an interesting view of the European Jewish community:
Divorces in the Shtetl – Frequency by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

It Can Happen in an Instant by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Keeping Up with the Times

Preserving the Heritage of Upstate New York’s Franco-American Communities by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

#NotatRootsTech by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

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