Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

104 Year Old Mother’s Day Letter from WWI Soldier Returned to Granddaughter Who Never Knew Him by Daniella on MyHeritage Blog

More About That Lost Son of Johanna Gunn by Ellie on Ellie’s Ancestors

Treasures in the Closet – My Grandfather’s Housing Rental Books by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Pollywogs Become Shellbacks on Joy Neal Kidney

Finding Francis Ward Lewis by Kathy Javdani on Vita Brevis

Research Resources

Cork Graveyards Database by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections

US Veterans Administration Payment Cards by Marie Cooke Beckman on MarieB’s Genealogy Blog

Quick Tip – Use Image Banks at Archives by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan Releases New Website by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

How to Find School Yearbooks and Use Them for Genealogical Research on Treemily

Eastern Kentucky University American Slavery Collection by Catherine Halley on JSTOR Daily

Tech News


Genetic Genealogy

4 Awesome Genetic Genealogy Tools I Can’t Live Without by Elizabeth O’Neal on Heart of the Family

Chromosome Data matters: Exploring Ewe Connections from Ghana by Melvin Collier on Roots Revealed

Who Did You Inherit Your Traits From? by DiAnn Iamarino Ohama on Fortify Your Family Tree

Comparing DNA Results – Different Tests at the Same Testing Company by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy


Thompson Theory by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Building a Tree from a Will by Teresa on Writing My past

Education Is for Everyone

FindAGrave Memorial Creator/Maintainer Clues? by Michael John Neill on Genealogy Tip of the Day

Hidden Mothers in Family Photographs by Nancy Loe on Sassy Jane Genealogy

British Acadia: The Beginnings by Patrick Lacroix on Query the Past

What Are ICD Codes on Death Certificates? Can They Be Helpful to You? by Diane Gould Hall on Michigan Family Trails

Old Files and Formats by Michael John Neill on Genealogy Tip of the Day

Keeping Up with the Times


3 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. I’m grateful you’ve included the centuries old crossing-the-equator story of the two older Wilson brothers.

    The family stories you share include such gems. I just sent “Finding Francis Ward Lewis” to inlaws, who’ve lived in Concord, CO for decades. And the one about the WWI Mother’s Day letter is so dear.

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