Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

A Branch That Survived! by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

William Henry Theodore Durrant: Murderer by Gwen Kubberness on Criminal Genealogy

Depositions from Two Prisoners of War by J.L. Bell on Boston 1775

Jacques Archambault, Ville-Marie’s First Well Digger by Claire Lindell on Genealogy Ensemble

Pollywogs Become Shellbacks on Joy Neal Kidney

Research Resources

Free Database on WWII Soldiers Grows by More Than 5 Million Records by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Old New York City Photos by Matthew Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

Quick Tip – Use the Dutch Genealogy Search Function by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Quebec Archives to Allow Free Use of More Than 100,000 Digitized Historical Documents by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Tech News

Save Those Shoebox Photos by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Digital Drama, Part 1: How to Recover Permanently Deleted Photos from the Recycle Bin and Digital Drama, Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos from iCloud, both by Selin Tagmat on Organizing Photos

Genetic Genealogy

Finding John Costello – A DNA Journey: Isadore Fried & Sarah Esther Salzman Data Analysis on The Genealogy Girl

Free From Diahan Southard by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Mitochondrial DNA: Part 1 – Overview by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy


A French Stumbling Block on Your GPS Road on The French Genealogy Blog

It’s Not All on the Internet and Genealogy Methodology by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

How Far Did Your Ancestors Commute to Work? by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

How to Find & Use Google Books for Genealogy Research by Lisa on Are You My Cousin?

Education Is for Everyone

There are tons of well-done family histories not available online because of copyright laws. Take some time and search for them!:
The Professor Wrote My Family History on The Family Sleuther

Getting the Rest of the Gold Out of the Google Goldmine for Genealogists Part One by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Podcast on Quebecers’ Migration to the US in the 1840s by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

The Archive Lady: There’s an Archival Box for That! by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bargains

Keeping Up with the Times

Copyright, Contracts, Commitments and Human Decency by Michael Lacopo on Hoosier Daddy?

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