Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Building Wooden Ships by Gordon Harris on Historic Ipswich

Finding the Story Behind the Story: Why Is There a School Room at Wing Sang? by Linda Yip on Past Presence

In the Box by Carol Petranek on Spartan Roots

New Horizons: Going Off to College – Freshman Year by Lisa S. Gorrell on My Trails into the Past

Saving Grace by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis

Family History on Our Family Calendar by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Fur Trading in Northern Canada – Part 1 by Claire Lindell on Genealogy Ensemble

Inside an Historic Lowell Cotton Mill by Nancy Casey on Leaves on the Tree

My Mother’s Coveted Caramels on Joy Neal Kidney

Research Resources

History Hub – A Crowdsourced History and Genealogy Research Platform by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

United States Genealogical and Historical Societies by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Two Seventeenth Century Atlases Digitised and Online in England by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Ethnic, National and International Genealogy Societies by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Worldwide Holocaust Memorial Monuments Digital Database Is Launched by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

FindMyPast. . . Definitely Not Rubbish by Teresa on Writing My Past

Introducing Mems Dead by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

County Histories: Clues in Other Records, Land (Part 2) by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Georgia Announces Digitized African American Funeral Programs, 1960-2022 by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

That New U.S. National Archives Catalog Details by Paula Stuart-Warren on Genealogy by Paula

Tech News

10 Best Screen Sharing Tools for Windows in 2023 [FREE] by Anoop Varghese on TechPP

All the Ways to Convert Images on iPhone and iPad by Yash Wate on TechPP

How to Quickly convert Images on iPhone and iPad Using the Files App by Yash Wate on TechPP

Genetic Genealogy

Concepts: Your Matches on the Same Segments Are NOT Necessarily Related to Each Other by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Coincidence by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy


Don’t Get Over-Ambitious with Your Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Solving Two 44-Year Brick Walls Part 1 by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

Comments on the Limitations of Online Genealogical Research by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Tracing Our Saloon Men, Boodlers, and Prostitutes by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Identifying a Louisiana Marriage Bondsman by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

Education Is for Everyone

Back to the Basics with Marriage Records Part 1: Marriage Bonds by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

Goals Provide the Thrust by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Tombstone Tuesday – Lighthouse Symbol by Karen Miller Bennett on Karen’s Chatt

Legal Alphabet Soup by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

8 Steps to Organize & Preserve Your Photo Prints by Caroline Guntur on Organizing Photos

Keeping Up with the Times

What to Give the Genealogist on Your List by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

The One Word Challenge Accepted: Aspiring to a Year of Balance by Elizabeth O’Neal on heart of the Family

5 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Linda, thank you for including my mother’s caramels in your list of fascinating stories. I enjoyed the one about the school at Wing Sang, and the documents in the old box. But oh, “Saving Grace” is so compelling! Bless you for sharing all of these.

  2. Quite a large and varied crop of “finds” this week. TY so much for including my post! Have a good weekend.

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