Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Family Drama by Alicia Crane Williams on Vita Brevis

Two Boxes of History by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Atypical ancestors are the best for records!
Moe Lifshitz aka Joseph Schiffman by nwpaintedlady on Branches on Our Haimowitz Family Tree

Richard and Ursula Scott Kimball of Rattlesden, Who Settled in Ipswich by Gordon Harris on Historic Ipswich

“Carting the Feather’d Informer Thro the Principal Streets in Town” on Boston 1775

Research Resources

Source: Emigrants to New Netherland (1650-1664) by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

A 1901 Pre-Marital Contract Detailed in the Newspaper by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Early Women of San Quentin Prison by Gwen Kubberness on Criminal Genealogy

Top 10 Published Resources Continued by Tricia Mitchell on Vita Brevis

Using JSTOR, an Overlooked Genealogy Resource by Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Vertical Files in the Archives – A Valuable Genealogy Resource by Lisa on Are You My Cousin?

Scandinavian church registers also often have moving in/moving out registers:
Quick Tip – Use Past and Next Places in Population Registers by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Was Your Ancestor One of Freedom’s Lawmakers? by Robin Foster on IAAM Center for Family History

Tech News

Rename Multiple Files at Once with This Windows 10 PowerToy by David Murphy on Lifehacker

Genetic Genealogy

“Ethnicity” DNA: Beware of Inheritance from Daughter to Mother by Anne Young on Anne’s Family History

DNA Research Reports – The Ultimate Finish by Robin Wirthlin on Family Locket

Interview with Dana Leeds About the Leeds Method and the RLP Study Group by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

The Woman Scholar Who Foresaw the Dangers of DNA Testing by Farah Mohammed on JSTOR

Automation to Find the Common Ancestors in the Trees of Your DNA Matches by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog


Is a Family History Mistake Holding You Back? by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

When Was Josias Inch and Jane Hoskin Married? 1763 or 1764? by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots

Looking for Ideas on How to Write Your Family’s History? Take Inspiration from These Three Bloggers by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Beware of Automated Computer Indexing of Newspaper Articles by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

How to Mangle History by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Education Is for Everyone

7 Traits That Make a Good Genealogist by Alona Tester on LonetesterHQ

The Archive Lady: Removing Rusty Paper Clips by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bargains

Presentation – Sources for Finding Addresses by Don Taylor on Don Taylor Genealogy

Writing a Research Report on a DNA Research Project by Diana Elder on Family Locket

Keeping Up with the Times

A Volunteer Opportunity from Your Arm Chair on Genealogy at Heart

An 1873 New Hampshire Halloween by Janice Brown on Cow Hampshire

Oh, the Costumes We Created! by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

Vintage Halloween Postcards for Your Treat Today on Nancy H. Vest Writer

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