Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

A Singular Sunday, in Which the Mystery of Johanna Gunn Is Finally Solved and a Lost Child Found by Ellie on Ellie’s Ancestors

Ever Hear of a Kissel Kar? on Joy Neal Kidney

1911 Patterson Exams in Mercer and Van Wert Counties by Karen Miller Bennett on Karen’s Chatt

Treasures in the Closet – My Mother’s Childhood Scrapbook and Art Portfolio by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Research Resources

New Unique Database Indexes Lists of Almost 300,000 Funds at Russian Archives by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

175,000 Free Genealogy Books Available Online at the Internet Archive by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Old Land Roll in Lower Canada by Jacques Gagné on Genealogy Ensemble

Free Online Genealogy Website of the Day – Reclaim the Records by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

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

Free Online Genealogy Website of the Day – Google Databases by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Tech News

Be Aware of These Personalized ChatGPT Email Scams by Daniel Oropeza on Lifehacker

10 ChatGPT Prompts Every Genealogist Needs to Know by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections

ChatGPT and GEDCOM Files by Dr. Mac on A Week of Genealogy

Using ChatGPT to Write the First Draft of Your Family History in Less Than 5 Minutes by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections

Genetic Genealogy

WikiTree Connections, King Charles III, and DNA by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Uncovering the True identity of James William Johnson: Part 3 Adding DNA Evidence by Michelle Mickelson on Family Locket


Clues from a Probate Record by Teresa on Writing My Past

The Curious Case of John Dunn by Aidan Walsh on Vita Brevis

Education Is for Everyone

Missing a Male? He May Have Been A Sogamvros on spartan Roots

My Process for Downloaded Documents by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

The Records of the Funeral Home by Michael John Neill on Genealogy Tip of the Day

Add Consistency to Your Source Citations by DiAnn Iamarino Ohama on Fortify Your Family Tree

Keeping Up with the Times

PTP Finally!!! by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Discovering and Writing a Family Secret: Review of Unearthed: A Lost Actress, A Forbidden Book, and A Search for Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust by Diana Elder on Family Locket

Welcome to Number 11! by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

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