Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Four Mistakes and an Obituary by J.L. Starkey on Baugh, Bass and Beyond

The 1806 Administrator Bond for the Estate of William Johnson Sr. (1755-1805) by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Do you think Lisa has found them?
When Did the Thomas Davey Family Come to America? by Lisa Gorrell on My Trails into the Past

Remembering Alma Rhodes and a Haunting Family Tragedy by Michael Dwyer on Vita Brevis

 A Love Story for the Ages by Ellie on Ellie’s Ancestors

Not Necessarily a Niece AND That Other Sister, both by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Jennifer made a trip to the ancestral home:
Zierenburg, Germany by Jennifer Bigham on Ella Jane Anne

Donna is heading back to Ireland:
Prepping for My Ireland Trip by Donna Moughty on Irish Genealogy

Lost Face of WWI: Canteen Worker Nelle Robertson (1877-1919) of Virginia, Illinois by Janice Brown on Cow Hampshire

Amy shares some wonderful family portraits – as in paintings:
Family Portraits: The Artists Behind the Portraits Discovered by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

My New Siegel Family by Melanie McComb on Vita Brevis

Research Resources

Filae Launches an English Version on The French Genealogy Blog

Counties of England Part 2 by Sarah Dobby on Family History Ramblings

Genealogy and Genealogical Records in India by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Many researchers overlook historical societies:
Following the Paper Trail: Mid-Atlantic by Kyle Hurst on Vita Brevis

Chris Paton Shares Exciting News about Northern Ireland Records from PRONI by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

American Life Histories by Nancy Loe on Sassy Jane Genealogy

Naturalization Papers May Answer Many Genealogy Questions by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

The Chicago FBI Files by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog

Tech News


Genetic Genealogy

The Changing Norms of Genealogy – Dealing with DNA by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

DNA Source Citations by Robin Wirthlin on Family Locket

The History of the Development of Genealogical DNA: Part Thirteen: Privacy and DNA Testing by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Crossovers: Frequency and Inheritance Statistics – Male Versus Female Matters by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Finding Jeanie’s Father with DNA Part 5: Using Multiple Databases by Hazel Scullin on Family Locket


What Constitutes Proof – Revisited by Matt Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

McClure Cousin Bait on Family Search by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Find Alternatives to Vital Records When Birth Records (& Others) Cannot Be Found by Lisa on Are You My Cousin?

5 Easy Steps to Preserving Newspaper Clippings by Esther on MyHeritage Blog

Some Research Suggestions by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Timelines – Cluster Research by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

The Archive Lady: Genealogy in a Burned County by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bargains

Education Is for Everyone

Off the Shelf – Tracing Your Female Ancestors by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Tobacco in Early Colonial New England by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

GenFriends: Beginning Genealogy – What We Wish We Had Known by Cheri Hudson Passey on Carolina Girl Genealogy

Keeping Up with the Times

A Broken Tree – a Must-Read by Steve Anderson on GenealogyBlog by Leland Meitzler

New Genealogy TV Show by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Josh Grayson’s Prague Old Jewish Cemetery Project by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog

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