Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Out for a Drive: Sepia Saturday by ScotSue on Family History Fun

Truth in Oral Histories by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis

The Ancestry of Jalen Hurts by Sarah Dery on Vita Brevis

NICHOLAS BROME & the Three Murders: Part One AND Part Two AND Part Three, all by Kelly on Wheaton Wood

Elvira Harrison’s Bounty Land Warrant File by Marie Cooke Beckman on MarieB’s Genealogy Blog

Unraveling the Story of My So-Called Cousin by DiAnn Iamarino Ohama on Fortify Your Family Tree

Captain Stanley Lindsay by Lucy H. Anglin on Genealogy Ensemble

Research Resources

Remembering Forgotten Resources by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Upper Midwest Jewish Ancestry Archives by Paula Stuart-Warren on Genealogy by Paula

eBay for Genealogists by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Back to the Basics with Marriage Records Part 2: Substitute Marriage Records by Diana Elder on Family Locket

Confederate Hospital Records: Defy the Myths by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Where to Find City Directories Online by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Tech News

5 Things to Do with Relatives at RootsTech (While You Still Can) by Elizabeth O’Neal on Heart of the Family

13 Best iPad Writing Apps [in 2023] by Ramesh Reddy on TechPP

What Happens when You Restrict Someone on Facebook [2023] by Ramesh Reddy on TechPP

Genetic Genealogy

DNA Match Unexpected Find by Lori on Genealogy at Heart


Sometimes, we need to dig for records way past someone’s death. I’ve found a land deed filed 32 years later that identified heirs:
Michael McDowell (1747-1840): Children and Land Dispute Revealed in Chancery Suit 21 Years After His Death by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Finding More Details for a Story in the US by History Explorer on A Genealogist’s Path to History

Relatives Around the World by Alison Spring on The Frugal Family Historian

That Missing 1890 Census! In Which I Discover Mary Ann O’Hora’s Story, Find Two New Cousins And Share Some Free Rochester, NY Databases by Ellie on Ellie’s ancestors

Are There Really Genealogy Brick Walls? by Paula Stuart-Warren on Genealogy By Paula

Education Is for Everyone

Where was Dewitt S. Blackman Born? by Nancy Casey on Leaves on the Tree

How Reliable Is That Birth Date? by Michael John Neill on Genealogy Tip of the Day

Quick Tip – Handbook of Dates by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

GFO to Hold Free Open House Celebrating 77th Anniversary by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Tombstone Tuesday – Knights Templar Symbol by Karen Miller Bennett on Karen’s Chatt AND

Book Report: Understanding Cemetery Symbols by Colleen G. Brown Pasquale on Leaves and Branches

Original, Derivative, Primary and Secondary by Michael John Neill on Genealogy Tip of the Day

5 Strategies You Need to Be a Confident Family History Writer by Prudence on The Creative Family Historian

Keeping Up with the Times

Speak Out on USCIS Fee Hikes! by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

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