Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

William & Nancy & Mary by Laura Mattingly on The Old Trunk in the Attic

Forever in Our Hearts by Melanie McComb on Vita Brevis

The Fate of William Moroney Jr. by Pam Holland on Vita Brevis

A Virtual Trip in Search of Isaac Kizer by Elizabeth O’Neal on Heart of the Family

Research Resources

Researching Ancestors in Asylums on Amy Johnson Crow

The Revised Help Center by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

3 Great Benefits of Crowdsourcing Family Stories in Photos by Lisa on Are You My Cousin?

Was Your Ancestor a Ship Owner? Ship’s Registries at the LAC by Candice McDonald on Finding Your Canadian Story

Tech News

Heads Up – Great Changes Coming at FamilyTreeDNA by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

A Nice New Feature at by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog

How to Read E-Books for Free Without Pirating Them by Aisha Jordan on Lifehacker

Genetic Genealogy

Revisiting the Robertsons by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

DNA Testing for Deceased or Dying Relatives by Sunny Morton on Your DNA Guide Blog

FamilyTreeDNA Relaunch – New Feature Overview by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy


Who Could Have Thought It – An Unexpected Lead to My 5X Great Grandfather? by Jane Roberts on PastToPresentGenealogy

Ancestors Who Were Blind by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude

Frank B. Riss: From Horse Thief to Justice of the Peace? by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

Mary Parsons – The 1855 New York Census Opened a Brick Wall on Don Taylor Genealogy

Building a Locality Guide: More on Records, Land by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Resource Tip: Read Every Entry on the Page by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

Solve Genealogy Mysteries Step by Step by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Genealogists: Do Your Biographies! by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy

Pickles and Peas by Ann Raymont on DNAsleuth

Education Is for Everyone

10 Big Myths About Copyright by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

About Family Secrets in a Genealogy Collection by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Christian Names, Surnames and Naming Patterns by Jennifer Jones on Tracking Down the Family

They are CLUES, people. Just CLUES:
Quick Tip #22: Don’t Rely on Online Trees by Janice Adams on Organize Your Family History

Understanding the Status of All the Records on the FamilySearch Website by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Recordings of More Than 80 Lectures Delivered at THE Genealogy Show Available to Watch – at Half Price by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Book Review: Our Village Ancestors, A Genealogist’s Guide to Understanding England’s Rural Past – Helen Osborn by Jame Roberts on PastToPresentGenealogy

Your Town’s History – A Treasure Hunt by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

When History Lies in the Future by Meg on A Genealogist’s path to History

Residential Schools: The Death of Families by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

Genealogy – Is There a Point? by Nicola on The Chiddicks Family Tree

Keeping Up with the Times

Young Genealogists: What Can YOU Do to Nurture the Next Generation of Family Historians? by Janet Few on The History Interpreter

A Genealogical Puzzle at the Royal Horticultural Society by Jennifer Dix on California Genealogical Society Blog

A Personal Library Without Books by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

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