Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

When One Detail Proves a Search Is Worthwhile by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Research Resources

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society or AAHGS by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Holocaust Deaths – Registered Post-War by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Seeking a Sailor in the French Navy in World War II by The FGB on The French Genealogy Blog

Tech News

Ancestry Frustrates Subscribers by Removing “Birth” Search Field in Quebec Drouin Collection by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

MyHeritage’s New Theory of Family Relativity by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Ancestry’s New DNA Feature: ThruLines by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog

Ancestry’s Disappearing ThruLines: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Roberta makes a number of excellent points. Her article should be read carefully to take them all in:
Ancestry ThruLines Dissected: How to Use and Not Get Bit by the ‘Gators by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy

Some Green Irish DNA! by Ellie on Ellie’s Ancestors


How One Clue After Another Broke Down My Brick Wall by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Sometimes deeds are the only source that names heirs, confirms a death or marriage and sometimes (not often) even gives a date of death:
Deeds and Heirs by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Don’t Give Up When Your DNA Match Has a Puny Little Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Quick Tip – Browse the Whole Book by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Finding Your Ancestor’s Occupation by Ann Lawthers on Vita Brevis

Solving the Mystery of the Missing Ancestor by Leland Meitzler on Genealogy Blog

Education Is for Everyone

RootsTech 2019 Conference Syllabi Free Online by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

A General’s Reprimand: Hospital Mismanagement in Halifax, 1778 by lgrandy on Atlantic Loyalist Connections

Keeping Up with the Times

Things That Need to Be Said: Victims, Murder, and Judgement by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

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