Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Did My Family Not Hug Because of the Spanish Flu? by Ellen Thompson-Jennings on Hound on the Hunt

The Tale of the Mathematical Instrument Maker – Part 2 on Genealogy Jude

The Murder of Ellen Chute – Inquest by Jennifer Jones on Tracking Down the Family

Preschool Pal Leads to Genealogical Find by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Granny Cohea of Effingham, Illinois by Jennifer Bigham on Ella Jane Anne

Johannes “Koss” Haag (1604-1678), Survived the Thirty Years’ War – 52 Ancestors #286 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

The Name’s the Same by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis

“The more things change . . .” by Jan Doerr on Vita Brevis

Research Resources

Southern California 1890 Project – Come See What Is New by Megan Lee on Genealogy Jamboree Blog

The Genealogy Quebec Forum on by Francois Desjardins on Genealogie et Historie du Quebec

Dutch Genealogy News for May 2020 by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tech News

A Major Update to “What Are the Odds?” on The DNA Geek

Introducing Cross-Language Record Matches by Esther on MyHeritage Blog

Checking Out the WikiTree “Ancestor Listmaker” App by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

News from Genetic Affairs: Ancestry Demands They Stop Collecting DNA Match Data by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Genetic Genealogy

Y DNA: Step-by-Step Big Y Analysis by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

The 23andme Family Tree Built from DNA by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog


Some of the Perils of Online Databases – 2 on Discover Genealogy

Add Value to Your Family Tree Documents by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

The Dreaded Missing Image. . . and Methods for Working Around It by Teresa on Writing My Past

How I Found Laura Johnson (abt. 1864-1927) and Who She Married by Toni on IAAM Center for Family History

Peeling Back the Layers: Online Source Citations Part 1 AND Part 2, both by Diana Elder on Family Locket

Education Is for Everyone

Virtual Genealogical Association Announces November Conference Program by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Genealogy Education: Read by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie’s Genealogy & History Hub

Genealogical Education by Donna Moughty on Irish Genealogy

4 Easy Steps to Download Your Ancestry Family Tree by Elizabeth O’Neal on Heart of the Family

My Secret Weapons for Finding Relatives by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

How to Tie Up Loose Ends in Your Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Putting Your Ancestor into Historical Context by Zach Matthews on The Family History Guide Blog

Keeping Up with the Times

Family Tree Magazine’s “Best Genealogy Websites of 2020” by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

5 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Thanks for the mention 🙂 So many good links this week! Hard to get ready for work when I just want to dive in and read everything!!

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