Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Grandpa and the Aviator by Eilene Lyon on Myricopia

Elizabeth Laws, Place Names, and Accents/Dialects by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

Outside the Lines by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis

Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Public Records: An Update on Albert Kaufmann by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Just Curious: Did My Immigrant Ancestors Know English? by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

It Started with a Shoebox – My Genealogy Journey by ScotSue on Family History Fun

The Search for Mercy by Michael Dwyer on Vita Brevis

Research Resources

The 1921 Census in the News by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude

Find-A-Grave Memorial Changes – A How-to Guide by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

FamilySearch + LAC = 1851 Census of Canada Success by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots

1699 Venetian Document of Agios Ioannis by Carol Kostakos Petranek on Spartan Roots

Compiled Service Records by Lisa on The Shy Genealogist

Using the Internet Archive for Genealogy Research by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Digitalized Holland Amerika Line Passenger Lists Reveal Famous Names by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Navigating the Unique Texas Land Grant System: Spanish colonial Era 1703-1821 by Diana Elder on Family Locket

Three Keys to Using Michiganology by Brenda Leyndyke on Journey to the Past

Records of Enslaved and Free Black People in Colonial Louisiana Being Digitized by Leland Meitzler on GenealogyBlog

Tech News

Genealogical Software by Tony Proctor on Parallax View

Free, Unlimited Access to MyHeritage’s Improved Colour Restoration Tool Until February 5 by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Crystal Balls by Tony Proctor on Parallax View

Genetic Genealogy

Identifying John Wilson’s Irish Origins, Part 3: Documentary Evidence and Conclusions by Rick T. Wilson on Family Locket

An Adage for DNA Too by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

My New Puppy’s DNA Says She Is Mainly Heeler by Kitty on Kitty Cooper’s Blog

Crawford yDNA by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Rabbit Holes with Randy – Updating My DNA Match Lists by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings


Level Up Challenge – 2022 Progress by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

EVERYTHING Is a Working Theory: Beware of Sacred Cows by Kelly on Wheaton Wood

Family Tree Research Takes Time to Bear Fruit by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

PERSI: Search Tips Part 1 by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Thinking Outside the Genealogy Box by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Education Is for Everyone

You Can’t Take It With You by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Canadian Genealogy Research Institute Cancelled by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Legacy Family Tree Offering Free One-Day Genealogy Conference on Saturday by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

When All You Need Is a Little ‘Prompt’ by Paul Chiddicks on The Chiddicks Family Tree

Using Archived Records to Fill in Your Ancestor’s Timeline by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Keeping Up with the Times

Information about 1950 U.S. Census Indexing Efforts by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

The Amanda Pape Collection at the Texas Archive of the Moving Image by Amanda on ABT UNK

What I See in My Crystal Ball: The Future of Genealogy Research by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

3 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Thanks so much for including my post! I was very happy to see some segments of my family’s digitized films (from 1963, 1964, 1998, and 2000) on my state’s motion pictures archives!

  2. Thank you for including my post this week (and several previous times, too), Linda. It always comes as a surprise to be included with bloggers I hold in such high esteem and who seem to know so much more than I do.

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