Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

“Ye Olde Pandemic Life” by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis

From China to Canada: A Story of Modern Day Migration by Taryn Kildare on Past Presence

The Expatriation of Ancilla on Family Sleuther

My Family Darwin Award Recipient – Don’t Drink and Snake on Lyfelynes Family History

The Courtship and Marriage of William Durkee and Martha Cross by Gordon Harris on Historic Ipswich

The Story of Orphan Frederick Markham by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Death and Suicide in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, 1784-1850 by LGrandy on Atlantic Loyalist Connections

Suffragist, Club Woman, Lecturer, Musician and Poet: Maude (Gordon) Roby of Bristol, New Hampshire (1868-1927) by Janice Brown on Cow Hampshire

The Unsung Hero: Part 1 by Lucy H. Anglin on Genealogy Ensemble

Research Resources

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

Yearbook Photos – How Many Have You Located? Here Are Some of Mine. by Diane Gould Hall on Michigan Family Trails

Quick Tip – Van der Aa’s Biographical Dictionary by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Supplemental Passport Files – A Rich Resource by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

The WPA Guide to 1930s IOWA on Joy Neal Kidney

Tech News


Genetic Genealogy

Small cM DNA Matches by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

23andMe Genetic Tree Provides Critical Clue to Solve 137-Year-Old Disappearance Mystery by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

DNA Joy! by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Privatizing DNA Research Reports for Publication by Robin Worthlin on Family Locket


Alternate Names by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

3 Types of Timelines for Genealogical Research on Genealogy in Action

Quick Tip #5: Start Your Digital File Name with a Year by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Organize Your Genealogy Closet: A Challenge by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Sorting the Sinkins Part 3. . . Mindmapping Elizabeth Sinkins by Teresa on Writing My Past

Be Careful in Adding People to Your Tree by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

Education Is for Everyone

Who Tells Your Story? Choosing to be Family Historian by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Don’t Miss Out on Your Ancestors’ Culture by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

The Value of Case Studies in Family History by Bob Taylor on The Family History Guide Blog

Touring 1910 Chicago by Nancy Loe on Sassy Jane Genealogy

Blinded by a Pedigree Chart by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Handwriting: One of the Challenges of Census Research by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Calling Cards by Jennifer Jones on Tracking Down the Family

The Horse We Borrowed in Amherst County, Virginia, in 1799 by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Keeping Up with the Times

Pandemic Journal: Chaos by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

4 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Linda, thank you so much for listing my “who tells your story” post in your week of finds! And I’m enjoying some of the posts by other people that you highlighted and I missed. Take care.

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