Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Charles Bloch Redux: A Lesson in French Genealogy Research AND Part II, both by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Voyages Abroad by Gaia Cloutier on Vita Brevis

Signed, Your Father in a Nazi Prison: An Extraordinary Collection of Letters by Esther on MyHeritage Blog

Little Old Cemetery on Our Place on Family Sleuther

Research Resources

Slavery in New France in the 17th & 18th Centuries by Jacques Gagné on Genealogy Ensemble

Best Genealogy Sites for Irish Research: National Library of Ireland by Donna Moughty on Irish Genealogy

Did Your Ancestor Make Medical History? by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family

Researching the Negro Baseball Leagues by Elizabeth Peay on Vita Brevis

Using Newspapers: The Gossip Column by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

World War II IDPF Records by Nancy Loe on Sassy Jane Genealogy

Irish Ancestors? Short Attention Span? PRONI’s Short How-to YouTube Videos Fit the Bill by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

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

Tech News

Blackstone to Acquire for $4.7 Billion – My Comments by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

AncestryDNA Updates DNA Match Schedule and Genetic Communities by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

The MyHeritage Search Engine for Historical Records Just Got Better by Esther on MyHeritage Blog

Genetic Genealogy

My Thoughts on the Changes at Ancestry by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog


My Father Is My Sister-in-Law’s Husband. . .Say What? by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots

The Importance of Exploring Other Repositories by Teresa on Writing My Past

Searching for Sarah Ann Jones – My Great Grandmother by ScotSue on Family History Fun

Amy Johnson Crow’s WANDER Method for Genealogy by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

“Was William Shulver a First Cousin of His Wife? Did the Marriage Certificate from England Support My Research?” by Sharn White on Family History 4U

Education Is for Everyone

Did Your Ancestors Have Arranged Marriages? by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

1 Thing You Should Fix Now on Your Ancestry Family Tree by  Elizabeth O’Neal on Heart of the Family

Free Individual Genealogical Training and Support by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Lessons from an 1879 Plat Map by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Conspiracy Theories in Colonial America by Gordon Harris on Historic Ipswich

How to Tackle Your First Big Photo Scanning Project – My Collection of 5 Blogs About Scanning by Linda Yip on Past Presence

IGHR Debrief by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie’s History and Genealogy Hub

Copyright, Plagiarism, Fair Use, and the Public Domain by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Keeping Up with the Times


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