Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Who Will Tell Their Stories? by Nancy Vest on My Ancestors and Me

Grandma Ruby’s Cactus on Joy Neal Kidney

The Incredible Disappearing Augustine Hoy and His Namesakes Galore by Samantha on Lyfelynes Family History

George Mustin Sinkins . . . in the News . . . Again by Teresa on Writing My Past

” I humbly ask you not to recruit my own sons, but take the sons of my husband’s brother” by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Falk Goldschmidt’s Daughter Hedwig: How Did She Survive The Holocaust? by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Grandma Minnie Goes to the Ball (Spoiler Alert) by Marian B. Woods on Climbing My Family Tree

The Unwed Moms of the North Yorkshire Moors by Dorothy Nixon on Genealogy Ensemble

Research Resources

Free Scottish Resources: Happy Burns Night! by Alison Spring on The Frugal Family Historian

Genealogy in Greeting Cards: Researching the FAN Club by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors Part 6: The Power of Local History by Jessica Morgan on Family Locket

Lanark County Resources by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Torrey’s New England Marriages by Christopher C. Child on Vita Brevis

The Poor, Insane, & Abandoned (PIA) by Kathlen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Tech News


Genetic Genealogy

A DNA Success Story by Janice Sellers on Ancestral Discoveries

DNA Testing for a Dutch Ancestor: Unexpected Results by Sunny Morton on Your DNA Guide Blog


In Pencil by Scott C. Steward on Vita Brevis

Six Levels of Ancestral Profiles – Level-Up Challenge! by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Quick Tip #13: Create Follow-up Notebooks to Stay Focused by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Analyze and Refine Your Results by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots

How Do We Differentiate Between ‘Fact and Fiction’? on The Chiddicks Family Tree

Education Is for Everyone

So very important for everyone:
Beginning Concepts: Genealogical Education by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Stories in Stone by Ann Lawthers on Vita Brevis

Free Virtual Scottish Indexes Conference This Saturday by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

What Attracted Our Ancestors to the New World by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Evaluating Progress by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Travelling 134 Miles to Naturalize? by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

This applies to all genealogy research, not just genetic genealogy:
DNA Tidbit #6: Search Your Emails by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

My Favourite Migration Books by Jennifer Jones on Tracking Down the Family

Missing Tombstones by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

Cleaning Up Files by Susan Ellerbee on Posting Family Roots

In all genealogy!:
Spelling Is Irrelevant, in Irish Genealogy by Dara on Black Raven Genealogy

Keeping Up with the Times

Canadian Transcription and Indexing Projects at FamilySearch, Library and Archives Canada and Nova Scotia Archives by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

New Hampshire Tidbits: Wow – Palindrome Dates to Notice in 2021 by Janice Brown on Cow Hampshire

12 Fun Family History Activities for Your Family by Talya on MyHeritage Blog

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