Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

“The Secret of Better Health and Happiness Is Keeping Busy” by Laura Mattingly on The Old Trunk in the Attic

Prison, Conversion and Reprimanded Rabbis! by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

1950s Date by Gary Knox on Joy Neal Kidney

Romanus Emerson’s Self Written Eulogy 1852 by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

Finding My 3rd Great-Grandparents Home in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

Our Ancestors and the Four Seasons by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Research Resources

A new type of record I’ve never come across:
1911 Ditch Notice to Jacob Miller by Karen on Karen’s Chatt

Genealogy on the Internet Archive by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Week 7: Unusual Source – Autograph Book Tells of Life Before Marriage (Joseph Norman Gorrell) by Lisa Gorrell on My Trails into the Past

British History Online Content Is Free Until End of April by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

George Black’s Surnames of Scotland Book Is Online by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES

The Wonder of Maps – Virtual Family History Travel by Jane Roberts on Past to Present Genealogy

Internet Archive Genealogy Collection – Who’s There? By Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Tech News


Genetic Genealogy

How to Use mtDNA Haplogroup Information in Your Family History Research by Robin Wirthlin on Family Locket

Contacting DNA Matches: IT WORKED! by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide Blog

How Accurate Are DNA Ethnicity Estimates? by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star


I am loving this series and Yvette has only 3 (!) generations to go:
Was Eleanor of Aquitaine My Ancestor? Generation 25 – Guy of Dampierre by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

What Is the Name of Ann (–?–) Seaver (1807 – ????) ? – Part 1 AND Part 2, both by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Re-read Everything . . . by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots

Leaving no stone unturned:
More Information About My Seefried Ancestors by Matt Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

Education Is for Everyone

How to Participate in RootsTech Connect 2021: A Survivor’s Guide by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Quick Tip: Dutch Topics at RootsTech Connect by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Customize Your RootsTech Conference: 96 DNA Sessions to Choose From! by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Chameleon Ancestors – Part 2 by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude

More Tips and Tricks from FamilySearch . . . by Teresa on Writing My Past

Haven’t Made a Photo Book in Years? We’ve Got Ideas to Kick the Mom Guilt! by Leanne Lobe on Organizing Photos

Where the Bodies Are Buried, Part 1 by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Tombstone Tuesday – Hand Pointing Up Symbol by Karen on Karen’s Chatt

Contract, not Copyright by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Pondering by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Keeping Up with the Times

Love Tokens on Valentine’s Day by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

Book Review: Sharing Your Family History Online: A Guide for Family Historians by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

More Cautiously Good News by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Library and Archives Canada to Resume Some Services Next Week by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

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