Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

That Eureka Moment by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Look for Obscure Sources, Too: How I Found a Written Mention of Shlomo Diment by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Tracking Down Elizabeth Jones by Anne Young on Anne’s Family HIstory

Battle of the Coral Sea: Memories of Donald Wilson, Aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-5) on Joy Neal Kidney

Research Resources

Ohio History and Genealogy: Henry Howe Collection by Amie Bowser Tennant on The Genealogy Reporter

More Than 1 Million Records Added to the Largest WWII Soldier Database of the Former USSR by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

BYU Family History Library Subject Guides by Bob Taylor on the Family History Guide Blog

NYC Vital Records Are Online Now in New York: A Guide by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Tech News

Ancestry Releases an Early Version of the [Indexed] 1950 U.S. Census by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

You Can Finally Get Your Personal Information Off Google by Jonathan van Halem on Lifehacker

Your Passwords Are Worse Than You Think (and the Easiest Ways to Fix Them) by Jake Peterson on Lifehacker

New Tool Lets You Search for Books Set in Your Hometown by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Working Through 3,000 Matches at MyHeritage by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy

The Easy Secret for DNA Success by Jennifer on The Occasional Genealogist

Who’s Your Daddy, Harold Alfred Thompson? by Ellen Thompson-Jennings on Hound on the Hunt


Tips for Archive Visits by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

Quick Tip: Research Living People First by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Maps: Visualizing Your Ancestors by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Extrapolating from a Collateral Line. . .Part 1 by Teresa on Writing My Past

Education Is for Everyone

Historic English Dialect Recordings Archive Digitised for the Public by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Clandestine Marriages by Kimberly Mannisto on Vita Brevis

Decoding Occupations in 1950 US Census by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Keeping Up with the Times

End of the Tooth Fairy? by Wayne Shepheard on Discover Genealogy

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