Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

The Kentucky Sheriff Who Sold His Public Office by Michael on Family Sleuther

Remembering Alfred Henry Spong . . . the Rest of the Story . . . by Teresa on Writing My Past

The One-Armed Railwayman by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude

Those Other Franco-Americans: St. Albans Part 2 by Patrick Lacroix on Query the Past

Research Resources

Atlas of Boston History Wins Historic New England Book Prize by J.L. Bell on Boston 1775

Genealogy Gold in Google Books by Deb Ruth on Deb’s Adventures in Genealogy

The State Archives of North Carolina Announces a New Way to Browse Its Digital Collections by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Ontario Township Papers Online by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Tech News

The Best Alternatives to Google Photos AND How to Manage Your Google Photos or Move Them Somewhere Else, both by David Murphy on Lifehacker

Turn Off Gmail’s ‘Smart’ Features to Avoid Tracking by Brendan Hesse on Lifehacker

Genetic Genealogy

How to Evaluate an AncestryDNA Thrulines Hypothesis by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

“We Are Not Related to the Gephardts!” or Are We? by Deb Ruth on Deb’s Adventures in Genealogy

Methodology

Many people have no idea that FamilySearch databases can be browsed and are NOT indexed:
Letz Research: How to Find Luxembourg Civil Birth Records by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Discrepancies Disprove a Genealogy Theory by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Following the Documents from Marriage to Marriage by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

RLP 123: African American Research Part 3 by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

Education Is for Everyone

How to Donate an Item to a Repository by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Family Health History Day by Donna Moughty on Irish Genealogy

Ordering the SS-5 2020 Style AND It’s Just Not As Good, both by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Are those “n’s” made into “u’s” or vice versa? by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Who Were the Irish Presbyterians? by Mary Sutherland on Genealogy Ensemble

Keeping Up with the Times

Deck the Halls: A Family Tree Christmas Tree by Cindi on My Moynihan Genealogy Blog

2020 Genealogy Holiday Gift Guide by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

A Life Estate in “They Were Her Property” by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Looking for Volunteers to Help with the “Stories Behind the Stars” Project by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Much Patience Required When Ordering WWII Service Files from Library and Archives Canada by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

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