Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Peale’s Portrait of an Elderly Black Man on Boston 1775

1919 Influenza Epidemic Through My Grandmother’s Eyes by Anne Young on Anne’s Family History

Samuel Haimowitz and the Missing Immigration Records by Sharon on Branches on Our Haimowitz Family Tree

From Luxembourg to America – The Tempestuous Voyage of the Cornely Family by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Research Resources

Source: Municipal Reports by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Researching Early American Mariners of the Napoleonic Wars – Part 7 AND Part 8, both on The French Genealogy Blog

In the Beginning by Tricia Mitchell on Vita Brevis

Context in Genealogy: Clues from Your Ancestor’s Environment on Lyfelynes Family History

Bohemian Church Registers Online by Hallie Borstel on Vita Brevis

Nova Scotia Archives Launches Online Resource Devoted to African Nova Scotian History by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Tech News

You Need More Than HTTPS to Stay Safe on Public Wifi by David Murphy on Lifehacker

How to Set Up a YouTube Channel by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Genetic Genealogy

Optimizing Your Tree at Ancestry for More Hints and DNA ThruLines by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy


Excellent advice when looking for ancestors anywhere:
Quick Tip – Don’t Stop Looking When They’re Dead by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Beneficial Conference Takeaways You Can Use, Too by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

Thank You for Sharing by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Cracks in an Impossible Brick Wall by Sam Williams on The Orthodox Genealogist

Don’t Let Assumptions Mislead You in Your Genealogy Research by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Education Is for Everyone

Disaster Avoided, Thanks to Old Technology by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

It’s Not All Online! by Donna Moughty on Irish Genealogy

YouTube: Research Your Irish Clan Using DNA and Documentary Records by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Oh, Freddie. . . by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Writing: Can You Self Edit? by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

The Archive Lady: Tips for Researching in Courthouses by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bargains

Keeping Up with the Times

To keep up with all the RootsTech news from various bloggers, be sure to visit Randy Seaver’s compendium:
RootsTech 2020 Salt Lake City Blog Compendium by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

When You Post Something Online by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Combining Genetics with Genealogy to Identify the Dead in Unmarked Graves by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

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