Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Gold Star Mother’s Day on Joy Neal Kidney

Discovering the First Life of My Second-Great-Grandfather by Hallie Borstel on Vita Brevis

History, Genealogy and a Festival, Oh My! by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

How a Family Heirloom Lives On by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

AFS Messenger Bertie James Frederick Harris by Paul Chiddicks on Old Palace School Bombing

Mineral Wells, Texas Mystery Solved – with Pictures by John Newmark on TransylvaniaDutch

This is really quite a story:
Why Was Old Man Jacob Dobkins’ Will Fraudulently Secreted, Concealed and Destroyed? by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Research Resources

Researching Military Ancestors in the Netherlands – Before 1795 by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

New to Me: History Hub by A Pearl on GeneaJournals

Introducing Historic New York City, Ordinances, Codes, Resolutions, and Extras! by Debbie Mieszala on The Advancing Genealogist

Quick Tip – 400 Years of Dutch-American Stories by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

How to Stock Your Genealogy Toolbox for Success by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

New Website Helps Preserve Kansans’ Life Stories by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Tech News


Genetic Genealogy

Autosomal DNA Coverage Calculator by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

How Multiple Relationships Affect DNA Match Analysis by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

Eurogenes K13 Charts and Maps by History Chick on Genealogical Musings


The Death of Rilah Smith by Charlie Purvis on Carolina Family Roots

Rabbit Holes with Randy – Where Was the Martin Carringer (1758-1835) Farm? by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Correlating the Evidence for John Morris and Eliza Davey. . . by Teresa on Writing My Past

Finding on the Ground: An Urban Address by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots

The Genealogy Research Process: Improve Your Family History Research by Jennifer on The Occasional Genealogist

Education Is for Everyone

Tombstone Tuesday – 2 Railroad Acronyms by Karen Miller Bennett on Karen’s Chatt

Share Your Family History in a Fun New Way by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

RootsTech 2023 – Both In-Person and Virtually by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

WikiTree Announces Free Genealogy Symposium and “WikiTree Day” Party by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy newsletter

Keeping Up with the Times Wins Class Action Lawsuit Over Its Use of Yearbook Photos by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

3 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. What a treasure your website is, Linda! Thank you so much for including Gold Star Mother’s Day among those compelling family stories. I especially enjoy stories behind family heirlooms.

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