Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

A Serendipitous Conversation by Michael Dwyer on Vita Brevis

One Line in a Police File Leads to a Great Grandfather’s Russian Mine Purchase by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Finding Max Blumenfeld and His Family: A Postscript by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

“Identity” – Great Grandpa Almond Desjardins or Albert Gardner by April on Digging Up the Dirt on My Dead People

Research Resources

Pope Orders Online Release of WWII-Era Pius XII Jewish Files by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

How to Use the United States Federal Non-Population Census Schedules by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Scandinavian and Baltic States Families of Quebec, 18th, 19th & 20th Centuries by Jacques Gagné on Genealogy Ensemble

1777 Chester County Property Atlas by Kimberly Mannisto on Vita Brevis

Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury Launches by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES

Chronicling America Announces New Interactive Map and Timeline Visualization by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Maps: Visualizing Your Ancestors – Land Descriptions by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Ask Yvette – Where to Find Dutch Records After 1811? by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tech News

Google Engineer Identifies Anonymous Faces in WWII Photos with AI Facial Recognition by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

FamilyTreeDNA DISCOVER Launches – Including Y DNA Haplogroup Ages by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy

Not Through with ThruLines by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

FTDNA Discover – SNPs by Ann Raymont on DNA Sleuth


Never Give Up! My Great Aunt Nellie Breakthrough by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Proving or Disproving a Family Story: Follow the Records by George Stryker Keilman on Spartan Roots

Education Is for Everyone

My Lost Infant Card from the 1950 US Census by Molly on Molly’s Canopy

Bringing Home the Bacon (Part 3) by Dr. Sophie Kay on The Parchment Rustler

Tombstone Tuesday – I H S Symbol by Karen Miller Bennett on Karen’s Chatt

Researching Your Ancestors’ Vacations by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

How to Master the Unrelated People in Your Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

4 Reasons to Catalog Educational Materials by Julie Cahill Tarr on Genealogy in Action

Keeping Up with the Times

The Courage of Their Convictions by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Reflections: My Life As a Chinese Canadian Genealogist by Linda Yip on Past Presence

Why I Blog About My Family History Research by Diana Bryan Quinn on Moments in Time

The Genealogy World of 26 Years Ago by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

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