Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

A Rehabilitated Marriage by Michael Dwyer on Vita Brevis

Ancestor Photos Can Make You Sad by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

A DNA-Inspired Family Reunion – Part 1 AND Part 2, both by Sam Williams on Ancestral Anamnesis

A Case of Mistaken Identity: Maria Stevens of Manchester, New Hampshire by Janice Brown on Cow Hampshire

Michael McDowell Jr. (c1747-c1840), Revolutionary War Veteran, Spy, Miller and Apparently, Rabble Rouser, 52 Ancestors #258 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Research Resources Quietly Adds Incredible WWII Database by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Antique Dealer Donates More Historic Photos to UBC by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

American Medals and Decorations by Joy on Joy Neal Kidney

Origin and Meaning of Place Names in Canada by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

The Best Online Library of Sources for Irish History I’ve Ever Seen by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Tech News

Ancestry to Discontinue We’re Related Mobile App by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Ancestry on the Record – Member Tree Profiles Add All Parent Relationships by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Genetic Genealogy

RLP 54 – Three Ways to Chart Your DNA Matches by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

DNA Update: A Cousin Tangle by History Explorer on A Genealogist’s Path to History

How I Solved It: From DNA to Nellie Drag by Jamie Gates on Applegate Genealogy


Family History and Getting Things Done by Diana Elder on Family Locket

It Should Have Been Easy: Finding an Ancestor in the 1870 Census by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Genealogy Cleaning Hints by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

Cleaning Up Duplicates in Your Genealogy Software by Amie Bowser Tennant on The Genealogy Reporter

10 Tips for Doing Onsite Research in the Netherlands by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Education Is for Everyone

Virtual Genealogical Association 2019 Conference Announced by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Pedigree Triangulation: What Is It and How Can It Solve Brick Walls? by Diana Elder on Family Locket

Randy shares his thought process to determine the validity of ThruLines hints:
Thinking Critically About My Elizabeth Duck “Potential Ancestor”  AncestryDNA ThruLine by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Where Did Your Last Name Come From? by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Quick Reminder: Watch Jamboree Sessions by July 31! by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

What I Learned at GRIP to Help Me Solve My Samuel Johnston Challenge by Lisa Gorrell on Mam-ma’s Southern Family

RLP 66: Tax Records Part 2 – Types of Tax Records by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

Keeping Up with the Times

Cost to Order English and Welsh Wills Drops from £10 to £1.50 by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Update on the Slave Memorial at Faneuil Hall on Boston 1775

Missouri Actively Resists Public Disclosure Laws : All Genealogists Need to Read This by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Genealogists Face Traumatic Decisions from DNA Test Results by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

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