Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

A Work in Progress by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis

Unraveling the Mystery of George W. Dempsey, Son of Seaton Y. Dempsey and Clementine Gowing (Part 2) by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Henry Danson’s Tragic Death by Scot Sue on Family History Fun

“A Very Convincing Lie” by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

The Obituary of Jemima (Burnham) Emerson, 1868 – The Christian Wife of an Infidel by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

The Family Christening Gown by Alicia Crane Williams on Vita Brevis

Road Trip by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Ancestor Project Honors Lives of Enslaved People at Evergreen Plantation in Louisiana by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Research Resources

Week 7: Unusual Source: The Postmaster by Rebecca Walbecq on Genealogist on a Journey

Amanuensis Monday – Affidavit of a Nickname – Belle Sissie Newmark by John on Transylvania Dutch

Research on Free and Enslaved African American Lives by Nancy Loe on Sassy Jane Genealogy

The Royal Irish Constabulary by Donna Moughty on Irish Genealogy

“Female Ancestors Are Hard to Find,” They Say, But Not If They Were French, We Assure You on The French Genealogy Blog

New Google Map to Search for Indigenous Heritage Collections by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Genealogy – Abstinence & Temperance Society Records by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Tech News

MyHeritage Has Been Acquired or Is to Be Acquired by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

GEDCOM 7.0 by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy AND Website Online: Information  for Those Who Want to Know About the Current GEDCOM Standard 7.0 Release Candidate by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Using a GEDCOM File to Add to FamilySearch by Louis Kessler on Behond Genealogy

Which Family Tree Software by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

New: Animate the Faces in Your Family Photos by Esther on MyHeritage Blog

Genetic Genealogy

A Really Basic Approach to Using GEDmatch by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper’s Blog

Investigating a New DNA Match by Jonny Perl on DNA Painter Blog

Double Match Triangulator 4.0 by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy


Getting a Marriage Record from Ukrainian Archives Gives a Surprising Eye- Opening View by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Researching Step Sibs Unveils a Treasure Trove by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

The Dash by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

What Is the Maiden Name of Ann (–?–) Seaver (1807-????) – Part 3 by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Save Family History for More Than One Generation by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Education Is for Everyone

Where the Bodies Are Buried, Part 2 AND Part 3 AND Part 4 (Finale), all by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Creating a Virtual Graveyard by Dara on Black Raven Genealogy

Free to attend:
More on the Scottish Indexes Conference on March 20th by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES

Level 2 Checklist – Vital Statistics by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Thorson on “Stone Walls on Minute Man” by J.L. Bell on Boston 1775

Slavery in a Free State: The Case of California by Matthew Wills on JSTOR Daily

Finding Missing Census Records by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

RLP 137: Irish Research Part 2 by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

Keeping Up with the Times

Add Your Photo to the RootsTech Connect 20 21 Mosaic by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

You can check out the official conference website on Wednesday, 24 February 2021:
“Relatives at RootsTech” App at RootsTech Connect 2021 Now Online by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

4 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Thanks Linda! It’s always an honor. Hope you are safe and doing well. I sure appreciate all the good work you gather for all of us to explore!
    Best always,
    Jeff Record

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