Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

1866: Hannah (Hance) Blakeslee’s Divorce Subpoenas by Molly on Molly’s Canopy

Our Old House Was Quirky, in a Good Way by Denise May Levenick on The Family Curator

Part VI: Tying Up the Loose Ends by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Our American Stories on WHO-Radio by Joy on Joy Neal Kidney

The Man, The Myth, The Bohemian Count by J.L. Starkey on Baugh, Bass and Beyond

Dean Long: Wishing You a Good. . . Death – 51 Ancestors #253 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

When Did the Schwartz Twins Start Kindergarten? by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Medical Pioneers: Part 2 Freaky Pharmaceuticals and Quack Cures by lgrandy on Atlantic Loyalist Connections

Research Resources

Counties of Wales by Sarah Dobby on Family History Ramblings

Digital Memorials for All Veterans in U.S. National Cemeteries by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Where to Find FREE Online Historical Maps for Your Genealogy Research by Lisa on Are You My Cousin?

Online Images Boston Pilot Missing Friends by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Top 150 Francophone Genealogy Websites by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Women’s Travel Diaries 1827-1991 by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Tech News

RootsMagic 8 will be here soon!:
A First Look at RootsMagic 8 – Big Changes Ahead by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

The Best Note-taking Apps by Brendan Hesse on Lifehacker

A Russian-American View into 23andMe’s Country Regional Ethnicity Breakdown by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Using the MyHeritage Consistency Checker – My Tree Is Imperfect! by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Genetic Genealogy

This DNA Reference Site Solved a Mystery by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Ashkenazic Shared DNA Survey – September 2019 Update by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Theory About my yDNA Origins by Matthew Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

Genealogy Research Planning with DNA by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

Mitochondrial DNA Resources – Everything You Need to Know by Roberta Estes on DNAeXpalined – Genetic Genealogy


Database and Colors by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Same Name, Which Ancestor Is Which? by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Education Is for Everyone

Lots of fun topics and some even fit into genealogy!:
Check Out These Free Online Courses Starting This September by Meghan Moravcik Walbert on Lifehacker

If you think you might want to try out blogging, here is a great comparison of the two most popular platforms:
WordPress Vs. Blogger – How to Choose Which Is Best for You by Rick Crawshaw on WPMU DEV Blog

Metadata – Why It’s Important and How You Can Use It on Family Tree Magazine

A Cautionary Tale by Teresa on Writing My Past

Lessons in Digital Loss by Amberly on The Genealogy Girl

The Archive Lady: Photo Albums vs. Photo Boxes. . . Which Is More Archival? by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bargains

Keeping Up with the Times

Forthcoming “Genealogy” Books by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Genealogy Scams – What You Need to Know by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

Last, but not least, just for fun!

A Bundling Song by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

5 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Thanks for the mention! I just hope it’s clear to everyone that the site selling certs isn’t doing anything wrong…it’s up to us to be cautious and evaluate every site we visit.

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