Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Beantown Girls: I Know My Dad a Little Better Now on Nancy H. Vest, Writer

Convicted for the Boston Massacre by J.L. Bell on Boston 1775

Guest Post – A Frenchman in Australia – Part 1  AND Part 2, both by Brian Wills-Johnson on The French Genealogy Blog

Happiness in Stitching – My Talented Mother: Sepia Saturday by ScotSue on Family History Fun

Helene Goldschmidt Tedesco and Her Family: Hiding from the Nazis in France by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

New Hampshire Missing Places: Mansion House in Merrimack by Janice Brown on Cow Hampshire

James Lawley . . . an Embarrassment of Riches by Teresa on Writing My Past

Loyalist Borderlands on Campobello Island: The Ordeal of Gillam Butler, Part Two by lgrandy on Atlantic Loyalist Connections

The Not-at-All Wicked Stepmother – Part 3 by Lucy H. Anglin on Genealogy Ensemble

The Churchill Letter by Philip Grover on Vita Brevis

My Gunpowder-Manufacturing Huguenot Forebears by Anne Young on Anne’s Family History

Crossing a Closed Border in 1808, Part II by Patrick Lacroix on Query the Past

Research Resources

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

Have an Enslaved Mystery? This New Online Tool May Help by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

Ontario Land Records Where Are They Online? by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots

Stories of Rhode Island’s Diverse Heritage by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family

Collage: The London Picture Archive by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Scottish Fencible Regiments by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES

Secrets of ScotlandsPeople by Alison Spring on The Frugal Family Historian

PRONI to Re-Open This Friday for Digital Access Appointments by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES

Tech News

Evernote vs Notion: a Detailed Comparison of the Two Top Productivity Apps by Yash Wate on TechPP

Ancestry President & CEO Leaving by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Genetic Genealogy

Before the Next Sale by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

DNA Tidbit #5: What’s Your Goal? by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Jewish DNA? 8 Strategies by Sunny Morton on Your DNA Guide Blog


Quick Tip #11: Process Each Document as You Download It by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors Part 1: Ask the Right Questions by Jessica Morgan on Family Locket

Tracking Ancestors with City Directory Spreadsheet by Deb Ruth on Deb’s Adventures in Genealogy

Quick! Check Again . . Is There an Unusual Middle Name? by Samantha on Lyfelynes Family History

Finding Confirming Information by Pam Holland on Vita Brevis

Quick Tip – Who Was the Previous Owner? by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Finding Ezra J. Starr – One Puzzle Piece at a Time by Deb Ruth on Deb’s Adventures in Genealogy

Education Is for Everyone

A Marriage Find and a Tip When Searching Newspapers by Lisa Gorrell on My Trails into the Past

Sharing Family History Stories on Multiple Sites AND Using WikiTree to Memorialize My Mom and Aunt, both by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

I haven’t ever seen the willow tree symbol:
Tombstone Tuesday – Willow Tree Symbol by Karen Miller Bennett on Karen’s Chatt

The End of an Ancestral Line: A Significant Genealogical Challenge by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Beginning Principles: Important Records by Cari Taplin on GenealogyPants

Christmas in Ireland by Donna Moughty on Irish Genealogy

The Disadvantage of the Benefit of Clergy by J.L. Bell on Boston 1775

Inside My Digital Genealogy Toolbox by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Keeping Up with the Times

Christmas Competition: The Historic Occupations Quiz on the Parchment Rustler

Christmas Lies and Legends by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Amazingly accurate prediction of the future:
A 1953 Prediction About Cellphones by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

A Long Overdue Recognition of Service AND How Your Can Help by John Tew on Filiopietism Prism

The Best Family History Gift Ideas + Free Shopping Guide AND 8 Easy Family History Gifts You Can Make Yourself, both by Elizabeth O’Neal on Heart of the Family

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