Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

The Mystery of the Fleur-de-Lis: Why Would John Shelden/Sheldon Use This Symbol in His Sheep Brand? by Kelly on Wheaton Wood

A Slave in Vermont by Michael Dwyer on Vita Brevis

Research Resources

Tip: Netherlands Genealogy Webinars at FamilySearch by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Join a Genealogy Interest Group by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

The 1939 Register by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots

Gophering for British Surname Origins by Kelly on Wheaton Wood

Beyond the Search Engine: Using Google Databases for Genealogy Research by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Tipperary Studies Launches The Irish Great War Dead Archive by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES

Tech News

17 Tips for Using Google Search for Genealogy by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Conflicting Information in GEDCOM by Louis Kessler on Behold Genelaogy

Genetic Genealogy

How to Join a Project at FamilyTreeDNA – And Why You Want To by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy


They Aren’t Genealogy Rabbit Holes, They Are Gopher Networks by Kelly on Wheaton Wood

Identifying Heirs by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Why a Watermark? The Søren Gregerson Photograph and My Skepticism by The Archivist on Family Photo Reunion

Same Names – Confusing Couples – Which Robert and Margaret Campbell Are Mine? by Sharn White on FamilyHistory4u

Connecting the Genealogical Dots. . . Part 1 by Teresa on Writing My Past

The Conundrum of William Doyle and His Parents, Andrew and Elizabeth (Laws) Doyle by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

Education Is for Everyone

Virtual Genealogical Association Annual Conference Is Saturday, 13 November 2021 by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Dutch Term – Roepnaam by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Prepping for the 1950 US Census: NARA ED Maps by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

The History of Postmortem Photography by Ashawnta Jackson on JSTOR Daily

Your Ancestors’ Home Town on YouTube – Mosbach, Ortenaukreis, Baden, Germany Videos by Matt Miller on Matt’s Genealogy Blog

New PRONI Videos on YouTube by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

My “Incomplete” Tree by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

4 Problems You Can Fix with Family Tree Analyzer by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Keeping Up with the Times

100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: November 11, 2021 by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

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