Friday’s Family History Finds

We are back home from a great cruise round trip out of Los Angeles to Hawaii. Since I didn’t pay for 24/7 internet, my access was limited, but I’ve saved some of my favorite links collected for the past two weeks. Enjoy!

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Genealogical Jenga by Jeff Record on The Descendants

The Bagg Family Dispute, Part 1: Stanley Clarke Bagg’s Estate by Janice Hamilton and Justin Bur on Genealogy Ensemble

Research Resources

Quick Tip – Newspapers As Gateway to Other Records by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

A Gem: Southern Claims Commission Case Files by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Great Wagon Road Project Map by Carol on Piedmont Trails

Learning About Ancestors from Eulogies and Obituaries/And Where to Find Them by Annette on AK’s Genealogy Research

LostCousins Is FREE for the Rest of This Year! by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections

The Best Books on Researching World War II Casualties on Joy Neal Kidney

Read and Search Over 800 Genealogy eBooks by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Tech News

Introducing the MyHeritage Wiki : The New, Community-Led Online Encuyclopedia for Genealogy and DNA by Daniella on MyHeritage Blog

Ancestry ProTools Worth the Money? by Doris Kenney on A Tree with No Name AND Introduces ProTools for an Additional Fee by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Trying Ancestry’s Pro Tools Suite: Tree Checker by Marie Cooke Beckman on marieB’s Genealogy blog

Using the AncestryDNA Match Table Spreadsheet on WikiTree by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Wanna Chat with an Ancestor? Try Emulate Me by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Genetic Genealogy

23andMe Amends Terms of Service by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist


A Diamond Cousin? Searching by Address, Steve Morse and More by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

When Records Are Wrong: Why Original Research Is Necessary by Kelly on Wheaton Wood

Body of Evidence: Correcting Peter Schiltz’s Death Location by Nancy Gilbride Casey on Leaves on the Tree

Education Is for Everyone

2024 Peek at Legacy Family Tree Webinar Presenters: Genealogy Galore! by Paula Stuart-Warren on Genealogy by Paula

366 Genealogy Tasks: Your Day-to-Day 2024 Research Plan by Lisa Alzo on Family Tree Magazine

My First-Hand Experience and Top 10 Tips for Researching at NARA by Dana on Dana Leeds

AI and Your Genealogy Notes by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

How to Batch Process Your Genealogy Documents by DiAnn Iamarino Ohama on Fortify Your Family Tree

Genealogical Society of Ireland Webinar on YouTube – Family History in the Records of the Registry of Deeds by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Tombstone Tuesday – Grange Symbol by Karen Miller Bennett on Karen’s Chatt

5 Free, Easy-to-Use Family Tree Charts by DiAnn Iamarino Ohama on Fortify Your Family Tree

Keeping Up with the Times

Calling all bloggers! Please participate – it’s fun!
Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2023 by Jill Ball on GeniAus

Why Is the FamilySearch Tree an an Unmoderated Wiki and Whats Happens Because It Is Not Moderated? by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

3 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Thanks for the links to the Pro Tools articles… I’m appalled by the added cost and would only do it for 1 month a year, given my software does pretty much all of that. I’m curious how well the Tree Checker works.

  2. Wishing you and your family a really lovely Christmas holiday! Glad you were able to get away to Hawaii. Sounds great.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.