Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Bachelors in Braintree AND The Last Years of Parson Wibird, both by J.L. Bell on Boston 1775

Betty Schnadig Cohen’s Heartbreaking Story, Part 1 AND The Tragedy of Bennie Cohen, Betty Schnadig Cohen’s Grandson, both by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

My Grandma Was Superstitious – Tales from the Dark Side by Valerie on Genealogy with Valerie

If you have colonial ties to Ipswich, MA, you might find an ancestor’s home:
High-Posted Capes by Gordon Harris on Historic Ipswich

Grimmelshausen and Christman Brandstetter by Matt Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

A Declaration About a Dead American Flying-Lieutenant on Joy Neal Kidney

Ancestors Across the Heartland – A Family History Road Trip: Part 1 on Family Sleuther

Bridal Wreath: A Book for the Bride by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

Kirsch House Facelift, and a Brick – 52 Ancestors #310 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

James C. Griffin: One Early Death Becomes Two by Nancy on Nancy H. Vest, Writer

William Peter Walters aka Broncho Bill???? by Gwen Kubberness on Criminal Genealogy

Research Resources

Researching African American Ancestors in Government Documents Part 4: Southern Claims Commission by Diana Elder on Family Locket

HathiTrust is a great resource:
David A. Gilland, Mayor via HathiTrust by Deb Ruth on Deb’s Adventures in Genealogy

Family Inventor – Google Patents by Deb Ruth on Deb’s Adventures in Genealogy

Beyond 2022 by Donna Moughty on Irish Genealogy

Elephind Update – October 2020 by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Finding Slave Marriages: Tips to Missouri – – – (Saline County) on a3genealogy

Parish Records for All of Wales Launched by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Where to Find Public Records Online by Wendy Boswell and Joel Cunningham on Lifehacker

Tech News

Current price is US $289:
Genealogist’s Review of the CZUR Aura Pro Scanner for Documents by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Genetic Genealogy

Surprising Discoveries with mtDNA by Janice Brown on Cow Hampshire

23andMe: Worse and Worse by History Chick on Genealogical Musings


An English Village – How to Find Out About a Place by Judith Betchelor on Genealogy Jude

Revisiting The Issue of Tense in Writing About Ancestors by John Tew on Filiopietism Prism

Discovering a Family Health History by Janice Sellers on Ancestral Discoveries

Sorting Through the Sinkins – Part 4 . . . Deductive Reasoning and the 1841 Census by Teresa on Writing My Past

Sister Ehme and What’s Germane by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Education Is for Everyone

Dear Randy: What Genealogy YouTube Channels Do You Watch? by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

5 Steps to Preserving a Scrapbook by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Ancestry’s Keyword Search  . . An Occasional Trick by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Make Your Genealogy Documents Speak Volumes by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Create Better Stories by Storyboarding Your Photo Books by Leanne Lobe on Organizing Photos

How to Use Proper Genealogy Style by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Why Was the Information Removed from Online? by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

How to Build a Research Plan – Seeing the Wood for the Trees on The Chiddicks Family Tree

“This province is your country”: Understanding the Acadian Deportation by Patrick Lacroix on Query the Past

Who Actually Owns Your Content When You Post It to the Web? by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Keeping Up with the Times

Washington State Issues Notice of Changes to Ordering Birth and Death Certificates by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Reclaim the Records Takes on the US National Archives for Billions of Records by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

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