Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

My Grandfather Belonged to Thomas Jefferson by Gordon Harris on Historic Ipswich

UPDATE – “Chin-Chin” – Regina Theatre – Regina, SK – January 15-17, 1920 on Don Taylor Genealogy

Clues and Surprises in a Military Record by History Explorer on A Genealogist’s Path to History

1874-1910: The Sparkling Lure of Dolgeville, N.Y. by Molly on Molly’s Canopy

How the Nazis Destroyed My Cousin Moritz Oppenheimer by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Michael Horan: St. Mary of the Angels War Memorial, Batley on Past to Present Genealogy

John Slatter Reinvents Himself in Cleveland, Ohio by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Fire and Ice by Scott C. Steward on Vita Brevis

Research Resources

New: Online Book Links by Bob Taylor on The Family History Guide Blog

TNA to Reopen 21 July by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Best Genealogy Sites for Irish Research: by Donna Moughty on Irish Genealogy

Maine Historical Society Opens Bicentennial Exhibit and Hosts Conversation About Acadian History on YouTube by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Dutch Genealogical Abbreviations by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tech News


Genetic Genealogy

Use Clusters! by Jim on Segment-ology

How to Sharpen Your DNA Detective Skills by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

ThruLines Does Part of the Work by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

“Earliest Known Ancestors” at Family Tree DNA in 3 Easy Steps by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy


How to Build a Research Plan by Phil Isherwood on Seeing the Wood for the Trees

There’s More Than “Cradle to Grave” by Teresa on Writing My Past

Genealogy Brick Walls – Never Give Up! on Lyfelynes Family History

Quick Tip – Unusual Name or Transcription Error? by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

4 Things to Evaluate in Your Genealogy on Amy Johnson Crow

Education Is for Everyone

Virtual Genealogical Association Webinars for Rest of 2020 by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

8 Steps to Creating an Adventure Travel Photo Book Using Canva by Seema Sharma on Organizing Photos

Witnessing History Through Parish Registers: Smallpox in the Colonial Era by Francois Desjardins on Genealogie et Histoiredu Quebec

The Problem of Family Not Wanting Your Genealogy Research by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Some of the Perils of Online Databases 4 by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

Dear Randy: How Many Details Do You Add to a Family Tree Profile? by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Keeping Up with the Times

There Once Was a Man from Virginia on Boston 1775

Pandemic Journal: Rise Up by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

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