Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Jasper Byer Affidavit, 1896 by Karen on Karen’s Chatt

Roberta received a genealogy bonanza:
Barbara Mehlheimer’s Letter: A Daughter Found, Photos, and a Family Reunited – 52 Ancestors #308 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

The Estate Auction – 1886 by Susan Ellerbee on Posting Family Roots

Private Radio Inspector by Tracey Arial on Genealogy Ensemble

Romanus Emerson’s Obituaries, 1852 by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

Research Resources

Grandmother Leaves Behind a Foundation for Uncovering Baltic German Roots by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Ireland Reaching Out by Donna Moughty on Irish Genealogy

Eastern European Church Records to the Rescue by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

If Your Ancestors Lived in Saskatchewan, MemorySask Will Become Your Best Online Archival Resource by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Your Naval Ancestors by Alison Spring on The Frugal Family Historian

10 Places to Search for Free Family History Books Online by Elizabeth O’Neal on The Heart of the Family

Tech News

Ancestry Updates Their Terms and I Have Questions by Dr. Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek

Genetic Genealogy

Ancient Icelandic Viking Settlers Expand the Y DNA Tree by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

A Serendipitous Match by Ann Raymont on DNAsleuth

Quick Tip: Trees, Death Dates and Unintentionally “Private” Ancestors by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy


The Brick Wall Conundrum: Is There or Is There Not a “Brick Wall”? by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Date Confirmed Via Newspaper – Rev. Ruth in Alaska by Deb Ruth on Deb’s Adventures in Genealogy

Be More Thorough with Your Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on fortify Your Family Tree

Same Name, Different Person? by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots

Negative Space: Making Your Genealogy Gaps Work for You (and Your Family Tree) by Dr. Sophie Kay on The Parchment Rustler

Education Is for Everyone

He said. She said by Jan Doerr on Vita Brevis

Who Were the Huguenots? by Zachary Garceau on Vita Brevis

Tuesday’s Tip: Check Out the’s “ Marriage Index 1800-1999” Collection by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Update of a Genie’s Life in Isolation by Jennifer Jones on Tracking Down the Family

I’ve never, ever included one of my own posts on this list. However, my fellow blogger and friend, Marian Wood, requested that I do so:
Extraction, Abstraction, Transcription: What’s the Difference? by Linda on Empty Branches on the Family Tree

Keeping Up with the Times

CBC Documentary Tells Story of World’s Biggest Family – 600 Siblings by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

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