Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

“The Notion of Vampyres” in Early America by J. L. Bell on Boston 1775

The Court-Martial of Albert F. Cahn AND Albert Cahn’s Adult Life: More Questions Than Answers, both by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

New Hampshire Tidbits: Exhibiting at Chicago’s World Fair and Columbian Exposition of 1893 by Janice Brown on Cow Hampshire

Arthur T. Bull’s GAR Descriptive Book by Molly C. on Molly’s Canopy

Portraits and Presumptions by J.L. Starkey on Baugh, Bass, and Beyond

Grandma’s Little Black Book on Family Sleuther

Samuel Donaldson, 18th Century Merchant and Property Owner by ScotSue on Family History Fun

Update on the Search for Our Missing Haimowitz Sister – A Possible Lead by Sharon on Branches on Our Haimowitz Family Tree

Six Stubs for Teeth by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Research Resources

The 15 Best Websites for 18th Century UK History by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Newspaper Shipping News for Genealogy by Nancy Loe on Sassy Jane Genealogy

Which Sites for Canadian Censuses? by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Genealogy Toolbox: Links to West Virginia Land Deeds on FamilySearch by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Tech News

Petition to Implement Informed Consent at GEDmatch on The DNA Geek

Genetic Genealogy

Chromosome Mapping – Why Should You do It? on Hound on the Hunt

Upcoming Talks, i4GG, and a Case Solved Using the Latest DNA Tools by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog

Understanding Cluster Matrices by Dana on

DNA Inherited from Grandparents and Great Grandparents by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Nava – A New Match on Chromosome 21, With a Twist by Israel Pickholtz on All My Foreparents


3 Steps to My Ultimate, Priceless Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Expert Guide to Using Google Translate in Russian and Ukrainian Genealogy by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

My “Good Enough” Research Log by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Be sure to note the link to the research hack Randy used, mentioned in the 3rd paragraph of his post. It’s a great tip:
Mining the Connecticut Death Records Index for Ancestry Member Tree Persons by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Movement Between Russian Empire Towns by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Online Trees by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

For anyone trying to decide where to post a family tree, Randy has it covered:
Where Are My Online Family Trees? by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

What to Do When There Are No Documents? by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

An Elegant Resolution by Pam Holland on Vita Brevis

Education Is for Everyone

1950 Census: “Think Like an Enumerator” AND Extra Notations and Details in 1950 US Census, both by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

What Is Evidence? by Phil Isherwood on Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Keeping Up with the Times

ScotlandsPeople Major Outage by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Paris Museums Have Released More Than 150,000 Images Artwork into the Public Domain by Elizabeth Yuko on Lifehacker

Disaster-Proof Your Genealogy Research on Lyfelynes Family History

What Future Genealogists Will Learn from the 2020 US Census by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

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