Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

The Diaries of a Young Boy: An Update on the Family of Arthur Rapp by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Myrtle Alvina Hetrick: Escape by Gwen Kubberness on Criminal Genealogy

The Whittall St Explosion – The Demise of Martha Groocock by Samantha on Lyfelynes Family History

Honor Quilts for Veterans by Joy Neal Kidney

Which Story Is True? by Janice M. Sellers on Ancestral Discoveries

The Legend of Gypsy Blood: Tea Leaves, Burning Vardos and DNA by Samantha on Lyfelynes Family History

Fake or Real? by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Tracking Ebenezer Dumaresque by J. L. Bell on Boston 1775

The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

Not a Gangster in the Bunch by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis

Bibee Zuhoorun: Women’s Voices in the Indian Indenture Trade on Untold Lives

The Loss of a Cousin Stirs Up Memories by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Research Resources

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

U.K. Records:
Books, Boxes and Boats: Maritime Resources by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Facebook Find by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

A great tip for searching anywhere, not just the Netherlands:
Quick Tip – Check Websites of Local Archives by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Locating Ancestor’s Commonplace Book by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Finding Your Ancestors in Private Sources by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Using Freedmen’s Pension Bill to Uncover Slave Ancestor by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Catholic Parish Registers in Normandy (France) of the 17th & 18th Centuries by Jacques Gagné on Genealogy Ensemble

Finding Ancestors in Register of USA Passports 1834-1843 by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Hawaii State Archives Is Going Digital by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Cadastre: Overview Maps and Minute Maps by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

The Problematic 1831 Census by Anne Morddel on The French Genealogy Blog

Find Rhode Island Probate TODAY by Diane Boumenot on One Rhode Island Family

8 Tips – Researching Midwest German Ancestors by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Tech News

Small But Significant Changes at by History Chick on Genealogical Musings

Trust by Dr. Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek

Exploring the New “Ancestor Discovery Pages” on FamilySearch by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Genetic Genealogy

Evaluating DNA Matches: Part One AND Part TWO, both by Christopher C. Child on Vita Brevis

DNA Cultivates a New Branch of the Family Tree by Dara on Black Raven Genealogy

Can Y DNA Solve and Unknown Parentage Case? by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog


Wish List: Cousin Connections by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Using WWI Muster Rolls to Discover When Jack C. Sullivan Was Promoted by Lisa S. Gorrell on My Trails into the Past

A Lost Child – Henrietta Warrener by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots

The Will of Leonard Ziegelmüller by Matthew Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

Dempsey Research Question Crafted During the Research Planning Magic Challenge by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

The Nuts and Bolts of Abstracting the Will of George Mustin Sinkins by Teresa on Writing My Past

Repurposing Ancestor Stories to Share More Widely by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

What Our Ancestors’ Friends Can Tell Us by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Education Is for Everyone

Teaching a Friend to Find Records on FamilySearch by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

We are Open! The 51st Jamboree Conference by Megan Lee on Genealogy jamboree Blog

Public or Private Family Tree? by Jane Roberts on PastToPresent Genealogy

Last Thoughts: Planning a Genealogy Legacy by Linda Yip on Past Presence

Beginning Concepts: The Research Plan by Cari Taplin on GenealogyPants

Keeping Up with the Times

Promises to Your Ancestors: Making (and Keeping) Your Genealogy Goals by Dr. Sophie Kay on The Parchment Rustler

Genealogist Awarded Order of the British Empire for Helping Jews Trace Their Ancestry by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

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