Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

George W. Dempsey, Son of Seaton Y. Dempsey and Clementine Gowing (Part 1) by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

The Mystery of Anna Amerio by Dawsr on The Genealogy Corner

Good Neighbors by Pamela Athearn Filbert on Vita Brevis

Romanus Emerson’s Boston Obituaries, 1852 by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

“Cousins by Affection” by Geneva Cann on Vita Brevis

Rescue the Spattered and Tattered Recipes by Samantha on Lyfelynes Family History

Research Resources

Persistence and the Dates by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

UK-Canada Treasury by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Researching Railroad Records by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

They Had Names: Researching the Southern Claims Commission Part 2 by Diana Elder on Family Locket

Western Front Association Project ALIAS by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Proving Death by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

How to Find and Use Historical Newspapers in Your Genealogy Research by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

Searching the Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files Database by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots

This includes all city directories, tax lists and other yearly records:
Quick Tip – Find All Population Registers by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Have You Searched State and Local Genealogy and History Sites? by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Tech News

Why Sir Richard Branson Gave 23andMe Millions of Dollars to Go Public by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Genetic Genealogy

DNA Solves Genealogical Problems We Didn’t Know We Had by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

What Is a Genetic Network? by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide Blog


When the “Answer” Just Leads to More Questions by Teresa on Writing My Past

Follow Up – The Rest of the William Beechey Story – A Sad Ending – He and His Wife and Three Children All Killed in a World War I Bombing by Diane Gould Hall on Michigan Family Trails

Creating a Research Plan for John Moag by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots

One Name, Two People by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

How to Weed Out Those Unreliable Sources by DiAnn Iamarino on fortify Your Family Tree

Education Is for Everyone

Genealogy Webinars at Allen County Public Library  – Live and Recorded for YouTube by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Not free, but very inexpensive for 2 days of excellent sessions:
Register for GENE-O-Rama by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Finding the Right City by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

FamilySearch: If You’re Not Using the Catalog, You May Be Missing Out on Genealogy in Action

From Maps to Footsteps by History Explorer on A Genealogist’s Path to History

French Genealogy Education Resrouces:, Part 1: Free FamilySearch Learning Center Courses by Amberly on The Genealogy Girl

Tracking While You Research by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Keeping Up with the Times

Philipp v Germany: An Update by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Cautious Good News by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Just for fun:
“How to Kiss a Girl” Newspaper Advertisement from 1911 by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

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