Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

‘Not a very tall man’ by David Allen Lambert on Vita Brevis

A Noble Legacy by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude

Where’s George? by Eilene Lyon on Myricopia

Beautiful Jim Key by Sharon Inglis on Vita Brevis

Samuel Symonds’ House by Gordon Harris on Historic Ipswich

Civil War Memories by Christopher C. Child on Vita Brevis

Measles by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

My Grandfather’s Brilliant City Hall Career – in Four Scandals: Part 1 by Dorothy Nixon on Genealogy Ensemble

Research Resources

Dear Randy: What Are the Most Useful Online Record Collections for Your Research? by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Good suggestions for U.K. research:
Free Family History Mini-Class 2021: Lesson 9 by Alison Spring on the Frugal Family Historican

Are You Using These 3 Genealogy Record Types? on Genealogy in Action

Lineage Society Applications: A Hidden Genealogy Resource by Amie Bowser Tennant on The Genealogy Reporter

Dutch Genealogy News for May 2021 by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tech News

Find Potential Y-DNA and mtDNA Testers by Jonny Perl on DNA Painter Blog

Genetic Genealogy

How Each DNA Testing Site Could Be Better by Jonny Perl on DNA Painter Blog

DNA Detective Work and the Story of a Secretive Agent by Janet Few

Building that mtDNA Database by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealoigst

More DNA News and a Virtual Conference by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog


Another Gust Doyle! by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

Building a Locality Guide: Historical Background by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Two Pension Cards, One Cousin George Frederick Ashley. . .Solving a Genealogical Puzzle by Teresa On Writing My Past

Education Is for Everyone

RLP DNA e-course Part 3: Source Citations for DNA and Traditional Sources by Allison Kotter on Family Locket

Tip: Save any record you find online WHEN you find it. It might not be there the next time you look for it:
Why Was the Information Removed from Online? by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Virtual Dutch American Conference by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tombstone Tuesday – GAR Symbol by Karen Bennett on Karen’s Chatt

Keeping Up with the Times

In the Backyard by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Double Murder in Sweden Solved 16 Years Later Using Genealogy Websites by Dick Eastman n Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

National Archives Grant Will Fund Pittsburgh Records Digitization, ‘A Real Boon for Genealogy’ by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Two New Laws Restrict Police Use of DNA Search Method by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

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