Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Nana Was the Fun Grandmother by Lisa S. Gorrell on My Trails into the Past

NICHOLAS BROME & the Three Murders: Part Four AND Part 5, both by Kelly on Wheaton Wood

A Photo of Mary Munroe Sanderson (1748-1852) Who Witnessed the Battle of Lexington, Massachusetts by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

Arye Katzenstein by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

The Work of Her Hands by Nancy Casey on Leaves on the Tree

“I’ve got no feathers to fly with. . . “ by Teresa on Writing My Past

Research Resources

Major Update Adds 5.7 Million Records to the Largest WWII Soldier Database of the Former USSR by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

17 Things You Can Find in Criminal Records by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

BanQ and the Loyalists 1783 by Jacques Gagné on Genealogy Ensemble [Note: Most resources are in French.]

National Library of Ireland Launches Redesigned Website by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES

Out with the Old and in with the . . . Different by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots

Kudos to NCHRO! by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Dutch Genealogy News for February 2023 by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tech News

Replacing My Photo Management/Organizing Tools by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy

Cite Builder: A Genealogy Source Citation Generator by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

How to Recover from a Browser Hijacking Attack by Khamosh Pathak on Lifehacker

Follow-Up on Last Week’s Post About Retiring My Family Tree on RootsWeb by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

Genetic Genealogy

This Spreadsheet Sorts DNA Matches by Branch by DiAnn Iamarino Ohama on Fortify Your Family Tree


The Search for My Irish Connection, Part 1 by History Explorer on a Genealogist’s Path to History

Translating Facts and Artifacts into Family History by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Piecing Together Marriage Records by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Quick Tip #40: Always Look for the Document Image by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Finding Clues in Unexpected Places by Angela Napolitano on vita Brrevis

Education Is for Everyone

Never Trust an Index by April on Digging Up the Dirt on My Dead People

Dating the Census by Michael John Neill on Genealogy Tip of the Day

Goodreads: Meet Your Next Favorite Book on Joy Neal Kidney

Consider the Source: Original, Derivative, or Copy by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Keeping Up with the Times

Submit your comments:
Deadline Monday for USCIS Fee Hike Comments! by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

A number of announcements were made last week at the live RootsTech 2023 conference: Announces New Features: Storymaker Studio and DNA Compare by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Introducing cM Explainer to Predict Relationships Between DNA Matches with Greater Accuracy by MyHeritage

Introducing Color Coding for Family Trees by MyHeritage

MyHeritage Announces Third Installment of DNA Quest Initiative

Innovators, Unite! RootsTech 2023 Recap, Day 1 on FamilySearch Blog

In honor of Women’s History Month:
5 Women Inventors Whose Innovations Changed the World by Daniella on MyHeritage Blog

4 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Thanks for listing my blog post about the 1840s photograph of the elderly relative who had witnessed the Battle of Lexington. I’ve received a lot of email and social media messages about this photo and the story behind it!

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