Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, Part 2 by Karen on Karen’s Chatt

Robert Shepherd (1739-1817), Died of the Stone and Gravel – 52 Ancestors #271 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

When Karen Became Carrie by J.L. Starkey on Baugh, Bass, and Beyond

Milton Goldsmith’s Poetry by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Research Resources

Selected Resources for Black History and Black History Month by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

My Patriotic 4th Great Grandfather (and an Incredible Site for Hungarian Historical Research) by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

FamilySearch Groups by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie’s Genealogy & History Hub

Research via Wikimedia Commons by Molly Rogers on Vita Brevis

Scottish Interest? Subscribe to Chris Paton’s Revived Scottish GENES Blog by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Researching Early American Mainers of the Napoleonic Wars – Part 4 by Anne Morddel on The French Genealogy Blog

Tech News

Computer Running Slow with Your Photos? Here Are Some Simple Ways to Speed It Up! by Aaron Smith on Organizing Photos

Genetic Genealogy

Using DNA to Prove Biological Parents by Jennifer Bigham on Ella Jane Anne

DNA Painter: Painting “Bucketed” Family Tree DNA Maternal and Paternal Family Finder Matches in One Fell Swoop by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy


The Art of Linking Genealogical Evidence by Phil Isherwood on Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Think Outside the Box When Looking for a Ship’s Passenger List by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

NYS Archives: My Ancestor Waples Hance in Early Tax Records by Molly on Molly’s Canopy

Browsing for That Elusive Record. . . and Other Tips. . .by Teresa on Writing My Past

Quick Tip – Patronymics Are Often Misindexed by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Gordons on One Side by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Education Is for Everyone

Mayflower Family Traditions by Pam Holland on Vita Brevis

There can be more than one person of the same name even with less common surnames:
Some “Same Name” Fun in  My Koonce Surname Project by Taneya Koonce on Taneya’s Genealogy Blog

More caution with unusual surnames:
Ernest Allan Batchelder, Tilemaker (1875-1957) – A Cautionary Genealogy Tale! by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

Read the Local History by Donna Moughty on Irish Genealogy

My Digital Photo Organization Approach by Taneya Koonce on Taneya’s Genealogy Blog

5 Favorite Tips from My Family Archive by Denise Levenick on The Family Curator

What’s in Your Genealogy Toolbox? by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

1950 Census: Infant Card Innovation by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

The Spanish Flu Epidemic and Your Family History on Lyfelynes Family History

Keeping Up with the Times

Using the Work of Others by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Consumer DNA Tests Likely to Remain Prohibited in France by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte Book Locator by Nancy Loe on Sassy Jane Genealogy

The Great 1770 Quiz – Win Your Own Atlas of Boston History! AND The Great 1770 Quiz, Part 2, both on Boston 1775

10 “Must Do” Genealogy Projects for February on Ancestral Findings

Western Michigan Genealogical Society 2020 Writing Contest by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie’s Genealogy & History Hub

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