Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Time for Baseball by Matthew Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

Parents for Maria Seckel by Karen Bennett on Karen’s Chatt

A Visit to Portpatrick – Ireland’s Gretna Green by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES

A Child’s Rocking Chair, Through the Decades on Joy Neal Kidney

‘Evan Evans with a Candlestick. . .’ by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis

Another Scandalous Tale from the Down Family on Untold Lives Blog

Curtis Lore: White Plague Times Two – 52 Ancestors #329 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Research Resources

More Than 8 Million Records Posted to Massive World War II Soldier Database for the Former USSR AND Database Reveals Details on Citizens, Evacuees, and Soldiers from the Siege of Leningrad, both by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

French Forts and Trading Posts of New France by Jacques Gagné on Genealogy Ensemble

Loyalists A to Z, Part 2 by Leah Grandy on Atlantic Loyalist Connections

Tech News

13 Reasonable Alternatives to Adobe’s Expensive Apps by David Murphy on Lifehacker

Best Private Search Engines to Browser the Web Privately and Anonymously by Yash Wate on TechPP

What Is SVG? Publishing Trees for Free by Tony Proctor on Parallax View

Genetic Genealogy

FTDNA – DNA Day Sale by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

A Triangulation Checklist Born from the Question : “Why NOT Use Close Relatives for Triangulation?” by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

How Do I Figure Out if I Have a Full or Half Relationship with a DNA Match? by Robin Wirthlin on Family Locket


A New Project . . . by Teresa on Writing My Past

Week 13: Brick Wall – Tools to Help Solve Tough Problems by Lisa Gorrell on My Trails into the Past

Bite-Sized Memories of Mary Slatter Wood by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Lessons Learned from Watching the Pros. . . by Teresa on Writing My Past

Free Family History Mini-Class 2021: Lesson 3 by Alison Spring on The Frugal Family Historian

Spring Cleaning for Your Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Belladonna and a Research Rabbit Hole: Avoiding Assumptions in Family History by Jane Roberts on PasttoPresentGenealogy

Education Is for Everyone

Tickets are £30 for a terrific line up and you can attend virtually:
48 Hours of Virtual Presentations at THE Genealogy Show by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Best Deal Ever: 1500 Webinars for Just $25 by Alona Tester on Genealogy & History News

Why Do You Want to Organize Your Research? by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

A Fair Alternative by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

All About Surname, aka One Name Studies by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

Spring Cleaning: Binder Components by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Irish Genealogy Expert John Grenham Continues to Add to His YouTube Channel by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Identifying Ancestor Photos: Cartes de Visite AND Identifying Ancestor Photos: Tintypes, both by Lorin McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Tombstone Tuesday – Broken Flower Bud by Karen Bennett on Karen’s Chatt

Identifying Ancestor Photographs: Ambrotypes by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Keeping Up with the Times

And a New Law on Forensic DNA by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Internet Archive Joins Boston Library Consortium by Chrisfreeland on Internet Archive Blog

4 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Thanks for the mention, Linda. I modified my title after publishing (now “What is SVG? Publishing Trees for Free”) since it sounded too techie before, and techie articles are not that popular.

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