Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

If your family lived in ED 144 in Homestead, PA in 1920 and you can’t find them, here is the incredible likely reason why:
And About That Census. . . by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Black Market Baby by Janice Hamilton on Genealogy Ensemble

MMR, Measles, and Milktoast on Joy Neal Kidney

The Tragic Wartime Tale of Fred Glover by Chris Glover on Family History Fun

Research Resources

Part 7: Pennsylvania Germans: Church Records  by Alice Childs on Family Locket

Part 8: Pennsylvania Germans: Additional Record Types by Alice Childs on Family Locket

Researching Your Pennsylvania German Ancestors on Alice Childs

Many Paths to Sources: Newspapers, Part 3B by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Thousands of Aerial Images of England Online for First Time by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Tech News

Changes to More Than Cosmetic by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

SVG Family-Tree Generator (v6.3) by Tony Proctor on Parallax View

Source Template Editor: Family Historian 7 vs. RootsMagic 8 by Teresa on Writing My Past

Overlay Enumeration District Maps onto Modern Street Maps to Find Relatives in Census by Place by J. Stephen Little Jr. on Ashe Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy

Finding the Parents of Frederick Harold Plowright by Anne Young on Anne’s Family HIstory

X-DNA Inheritance and Recombination by Robin Wirthlin on Family Locket


Learning How to Look for My Irish Ancestor’s Townland by Diana on Moments in Times

Researching Colonial Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

European Ancestors – Understanding France  by Julie Goucher on Anglers Rest: Part 1 (Census), Part 2 (Paris), Part 3 (Births) and Part 4 (Baptisms)

Lessons Learned from On-Site Research by Teresa on Writing My Past

Education Is for Everyone

Catching Up by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Free Irish Genealogy Conference on Saturday by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Pinpointing Tenant Farmer Ancestors in the USA by Cameron Azimi on The Hidden Branch

The Genealogy Show: Spring and More by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections

None of your information about your family on FamilySearch Family Tree disappears when you die by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Beware of Misleading, Inaccurate Records by Charlie Purvis on Carolina Family Roots

Catch & Release, Word Fishing: Writing Challenge by Kelly on Wheaton Wood

New Videos Every Week on the BYU Family History Library YouTube Channel by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Keeping Up with the Times

How to Leave Your Photos to Someone When You Die by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

1950 US Census Prep: Check for Special EDs on the Maps by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Volunteers Rally to Archive Ukrainian Web Sites by Cara Lee Adams on Internet Archives Blogs

The 1950 Census – Who Cares? by Christopher C. Child on Vita Brevis

1950 Census: Spreadsheet Research Log on Auntie Jen’s Family Trees

Exploring the 1950 U.S. Census ED Finder Tool on – Updated by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

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