Friday’s Family History Finds

NOTE: With Christmas falling on Friday next week, the Family History Finds will post on Saturday.

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

A Genealogy Story for Hanukkah: Looking for Light in the Darkness by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Doris and Darlene Visit France and Belgium and England on Joy Neal Kidney

Finding Ma by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis

Singing Must Be in the Blood by ScotSue on Family History Fun

A Berkshire Boyhood by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude

Struggle with a Vixen by Michael Dwyer on Vita Brevis

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

Body Unknown by Danielle Cournoyer on Vita Brevis

Research Resources

Mail-Order Catalogues Can Help You with Family History Research by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors Part 2: American Resources by Jessica Morgan on Family Locket

If you have New Brunswick, Canada family, be sure to check out this list:
New Brunswick Birth, Marriage, and Death (BMD) Record Links by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Baby Books by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

Take a look at these less common (mostly UK) websites:
Ten Free Family History Websites by Alison Spring on The Frugal Family Historian

Almost 10,000 Library and Archives Canada Photos on Flickr by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

European Church Records at Matricula Online by Matthew Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

Tech News

ALERT – Bug in the GEDmatch Are Your Parents Related Tool by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog

Using Civil War Photo Sleuth by Nancy Loe on Sassy Jane Genealogy

Website Developer for More Than 160 Genealogy Societies to Shut Down in Six Months by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Genetic Genealogy

DNA Painter Year in Review 2020 by Jonny Perl on DNA Painter Blog

Triangulation Resources in One Place by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy


How to Break Through to New Generations by DiAnn Iamarino on fortify Your Family Tree

A Land Records Challenge by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots

The Man in the Top Hat by Janice Hamilton on Genealogy Ensemble

Education Is for Everyone

A must read:
TNSTAAFL by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Quick Research Basics Videos from The Family History Guide by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

The (UK) National Archives Online Events by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Quick Tip – “De” Names Do Not Mean Huguenot by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Counting Down to 1925 in the Public Domain by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Keeping Up with the Times

Lessons Learned from a Past Pandemic by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

Now More Than Ever by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Take Library and Archives Canada’s Challenge to Transcribe Immigration Records from CN’s Archives by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

12 Ways to Share Family Holiday Traditions by Laura Hedgecock on Treasure Chest of Memories

One thought on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Hi Linda! You are always so kind to include a mention of my VB posts here at your site. I appreciate you thinking of me. I would have written sooner, but oh my it has been a crazy couple of weeks! I hope you and yours are safe and well. I wish you a wonderful Christmas and an even better New Year. If I can ever return a favor your way or collaborate on any project please do let me know!
    All the best wishes,

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