Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

A Channel Islands Legacy by Meg on A Genealogist’s Path to History

How the Jean Majerus Brick Wall Crumbled – The Keys and Doors Which Made It Happen by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Hannah, the Airedale Who Loved Me by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

“A Mother’s Love . . .or Something Else?” by Peter E. Small: Part II AND Part III, both on Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings

A Little Family History Book from Spain by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

The Mystery of Hilda’s Foot by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Shared Birthdays by Tricia Mitchell on Vita Brevis

Research Resources

City Directories – 2019 Update by Don Taylor on Don Taylor Genealogy

Links to the first six posts are found at the bottom of the current post:
Getting the Rest of the Gold Out of the Google Goldmine for Genealogists- Part Seven by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Dave Obee’s Genealogy Jamboree Talk about Treasures on Is Must Viewing by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

The Revision Books at PRONI AND Irish Census Substitutes, both by Donna Moughty on Irish Genealogy

D-Day Top-Secret Maps by Nancy Loe on Sassy Jane Genealogy

American Legion Adds 7,500 Pages of Newsletters to Its Digital Archive by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Tech News

Genographic Project Prepares to Shut Down Consumer Data Base by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Ancestry Brings Back RootsWeb WorldConnect, Sort of by Matthew Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

Genetic Genealogy



This method would work with Scandinavian families using patronymics, too:
Ask Yvette – How to Organize Family Files for Dutch Ancestors by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

How to Make Your Sources Clear and Accurate by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Following Women to Find Hints by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Education Is for Everyone

Mitochondrial DNA: Part 3 – Haplogroups Unraveled by Roberta Estes on DNAeXpalined – Genetic Genealogy

Keeping Up with the Times

After our recent cruise and completing all my spring cleaning, I need to get back to renaming and reattaching all my images. I’m in for a 30 x 30 challenge. How about you?:
Impromptu 30 x 30 Challenge! by Janine Adams on organize Your Family History

One thought on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Thanks for the mention, Linda.

    Re: the Slave Schedules
    I’m glad to see they’ve added the fields for the slave owners’ first/middle and surname. This makes it much easier than using the keyword field to search for a name. I would have preferred seeing it at the top and not at the bottom. I nearly missed it.

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