Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Fact or Fiction? A Revolutionary War Soldier Talked to a Boy who Became a Civil War Soldier by Kelly on Wheaton Wood

A Family Auction One Hundred Years Ago Today by Pamela Athearn Filbert on Vita Brevis

Military Drummers in the Family on Joy Neal Kidney

Visiting Ann by Jill Ball on GeniAus

Peacocks and Cherubim: My Mysterious Aunt Cecile by Dorothy Nixon on Genealogy Ensemble

Research Resources

Overlooked Website Finds Immigrant Ancestors by DiAnn Iamarino Ohama on fortify Your Family Tree

Dade Registers by Janice Heppenstall on English Ancestors

Source: Estate Inventories by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tech News

What Is USB-C and Why You Should Care by Sachin Bahal on Lifehacker

Genetic Genealogy

Guest Post: What Happened at AncestryDNA This Week? by Marshall Clow on Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings

Different Views in Your Chromosome Map: Did You Know, #5 by Jonny Perl on DNA Painter Blog

Three What Are the Odds (WATO) Improvements by Jonny Perl on DNA Painter Blog


Creating a Prussian Genealogy Cheat Sheet by Nancy Loe on Sassy Jane Genealogy

The Startling Details of a Chinese Case File, pt. 3 – Stories and Tools for Analysis by Linda Yip on Past Presence

The Other John by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Research Plans/Logs – Why? by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Education Is for Everyone

Help with Chronicling America by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Back to School: Genealogy Style by Dr. Mac on A Week of Genealogy

Formerly Late by Michael John Neill on Genealogy Tip of the Day

Connecting the Past to Your Posterity Through Heirlooms by Diana Elder on A Family Tapestry

What Areas Are Included and Extant? by Michael John Neill on Genealogy Tip of the Day

Keeping Up with the Times

Time for a September 30 x 30 Challenge (finally!) by Janice Adams on Organize Your Family History

Accessing Restricted Genealogy Records by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

One thought on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. The first story reminded me a book called “Civil War Fathers” about 8 families whose fathers fought in the Civil War and whose sons and daughters fought in WWII, which evolved from an interview project involving middle school children in Peoria, IL.

    Thank you for including Military Drummers in your delightful Friday’s Family History Finds!

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