Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Was Eleanor of Aquitaine My Ancestor? Generation 20 – Jan vanWijfliet by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

The Story of Julius Seligmann, Scorned for Not Being Jewish and for Being Jewish by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

We Might As Well Die Here by Jamie Gates on Applegate Genealogy

Lost Faces of WWI: More Gold Star Nurses by Janice Brown on Cow Hampshire

Medical Pioneers: Peter Huggerford and the Horrors of 18th Century Surgery by lgrandy on Atlantic Loyalist Connections

The Family Jewels and Other Treasures by Lucy H. Anglin on Genealogy Ensemble

African American Genealogy: Finding Out a Little More About the Enslaver, Part 3 by Robin Foster on IAAM Center for Family History

Research Resources

British Columbia Sessional Papers Collection Online by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Mugbooks are terrific places to find clues:
Little Clue by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Use ArchiveGrid to Find Old Documents & Family Records by Lisa on Are You My Cousin?

Town Finding Aid Created for Novohrad-Volynskyi District Revision Lists on Krakovsky Website by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Quick Tip – Was That Lost Record Transcribed or Indexed? by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tech News

Putting Trello to Work by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Creating a GEDCOM from a Text File by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog

PictureEcho: Another Way to Deduplicate Your Photo Collection by Caroline Guntur on Organizing Photos

Genetic Genealogy

Finding Jeanie’s Father with DNA Part 4: Combining Traditional Research with DNA Analysis by Hazel Scullin on Family Locket

Genealogy Abbreviations and Terms for Beginners by maltsoda on Jennealogie

23andMe Connects Up with FamilySearch by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Methodology

3 Ways to Find Double Ancestors in Your Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Find Your Palatine Ancestors by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Who Was Mary Hart Who Knew the Natural Children of James Orrey? by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Indexing Problems by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

A ton of clues in one short news article:
A Bride, A Divorce, A Lawsuit, and a War Baby by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Another ton of clues, this time in a letter:
Clues from a Letter by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Family History & Getting Things Done Part 2: Clarify by Diana Elder on Family Locket

Education Is for Everyone

Don’t Miss the Code – Read/Photocopy the Preface by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

The Archive Lady: Preserving the Family Quilt by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bargains

Keeping Up with the Times

Researcher to Researcher Connections by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

The Shallow Well Cemetery Project by Nancy on Nancy H. Vest, Writer

Gnashing of the Ancestry.com Teeth by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

AND, a related post by Randy:
“The Pending Reinvention of Ancestry.com” Article on Counting Chromosomes by Randy Seaver on GeneaMusings

Top 10 Back to School Supplies for Genealogists by Amie Bowser Tennant on The Genealogy Reporter

Visiting Dead Relatives on Google Street View by Jenny Schiewe on OK Whatever

Last, but not least, the big FGS/NGS news this week:

What the FGS/NGS Merger Could Mean for Societies by Amy on Amy Johnson Crow

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