Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

An inspiring, must-read story from Roberta Estes:
Almost Dying Changes You by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

John Simonik by Nancy Casey on Leaves on the Tree

The Missing Sister by Eilene Lyon on Myricopia

Tree Begone by Jan Doerr on Vita Brevis

My Great-Great Grandmother Voted – How I Discovered That and Her Birth Year by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

My Cousins on the SS St Louis: The Shameful Conduct of the US Government by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Favorite Photo That Led to a Breakthrough by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

My Childhood Vaccination Record on Abt UNK

The Women Who Served in Rhode Island (1943-1945): Let’s Say Their Names! by John Tew on Filiopietism Prism

This is the most adorable photo:
Charles Edward Byers (1915-2012) – Favorite Photograph on GeneaJournals

Research Resources

Invaluable Scanned Records from Russian and Ukrainian Archives Posted Online by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Big News from Archives of Ontario about Online Access to Wills and Estate Files by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

PERSI Tips: What Kind of Index Is It? by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Seeking City Directories for Your 1950 US Census Prep? by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Tech News

How to Make the Best of the New Antenati Website by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Possibly the Best (?) Document Scanner for Home and Office Use by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

How to Find Downloadable Books on Google Books by Dan Russell on SearchReSearch

Genetic Genealogy

Debbie Parker Wayne, R.I.P. by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

What Article Topics Would You Like in 2022? by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

A DNA Whyne by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

I’m Doing the Happy Dance (almost) by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots

Identifying John Wilson’s Irish Origins, Part 2: Autosomal DNA Analysis by Rick T. Wilson on Family Locket

Find a Birth Father: Paternity Test v. DNA Test by Sunny Morton on Your DNA Guide Blog


Census, Parish and One-Place Study Resources by Julie Goucher on Anglers Rest

Direct, Indirect and Negative Evidence by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Mapping the Ancestors by Judy G. Russell on the Legal Genealogist

Obituary Misdirection by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Annie Leontine Chipman and a Census Mystery by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots

Can We Ever Really Know Our Ancestors? by Dorothy Nixon on Genealogy Ensemble

Education Is for Everyone

One of my biggest pet peeves. I totally agree with Judy:
Reprise: TNSTAAFL by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Don’t Forget the Brigham Young University Family History Library YouTube Channel by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Workshops on County Wicklow Family History Webinars 2022 on Ancestor Network

Tombstone Tuesday – Curtain Symbol by Karen Miller Bennett on Karen’s Chatt

Introduction to Genealogy A New Online Course from MyHeritage by Esther on MyHeritage Blog

Banning the Marriage by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Genealogy on by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Keeping Up with the Times

A 1929 Video Interview with an 87-Year-Old Man by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

Some Thoughts about Genealogical Conferences for All#GenealogyforAll by Janet Few on The History Interpreter

Getting a Chance to Give Back by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Terry Teachout (1956-2022) Has Died – A Famous Blogger Extraordinaire by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

What Motivates Family Historians? Survey Results by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections

Project Management Tips for Everything in Life by Jamie Martin on Organizing Photos

4 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Linda, thank you for the shout-out on my childhood vaccinations post! And thanks also for the link to Dick Eastman’s post on Debbie Parker Wayne – her passing was such a shock.

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