Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Parallel Patricks by Michael Dwyer on Vita Brevis

An Edwardian World of Work by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude

Isabella Keiskamma Frend – A Challenging Life by India Office Records on Untold Lives

A Unique Genealogical Find on Christmas Night by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

GAR Encampment by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Research Resources

Catholic Parish Registers of Paris and Ile de France by Jacques Gagné on Genealogy Ensemble

They Had Names: Researching the Southern Claims Commission Part 1 by Diana Elder on Family Locket

Don’t Let Those Precious Notes Get Thrown Away! by Joy Neal Kidney

Tech News

Register at DNA Painter: Every Step AND Painting a Match: Every Step AND Recent Updates: Most Distant Common Ancestors and More, all by Jonny Perl on DNA Painter Blog

Genetic Genealogy

Find Living Relatives – Google Your DNA Matches by Sunny Morton on Your DNA Guide Blog


Family Legends by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

My 5th Great Grandfather’s Signature – and How I Found It by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Mildred Rebecca Manning Prothro Bryan AND a Question About My Last Post by Diana on Moments in Time

Plumbing the Depths of the FamilySearch Catalogue . . . by Teresa on Writing My Past

Research Strategies for 2021 by Scott S. Steward on Vita Brevis

Establishing Death by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Search the Treetops to Focus Your Genealogy Research by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Education Is for Everyone

PRONI to Hold Virtual Series of Talks and Workshop by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Tuesday’s Education Tip: Check Out the FREE FamilySearch/RootsTech Video Archive (2015-2020) by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

African American Genealogy Day Hosted by Georgia Archives Planned for Next Month by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

The Mystery of Falk Goldschmidt’s Wife: A Lesson in German Vital Records by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey AND Teaching a Friend to Find Records on FamilySearch by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Migration Museum by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

No Heirs for Your Family History? Recap by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

How I Became a History Fan (Not in School) on Joy Neal Kidney

Beginning Concepts: The Research Plan Part 2 by Cari Taplin n Genealogy Pants

Keeping Up with the Times

Canadian Genealogical Virtual Research Institute Releases Five-Day Program by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Tuesday 2nd February: Put It in Your Diary! by Alison Spring on The Frugal Family Historian

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