Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

1739 Virginia Travelers from Pennsylvania by Carol on Piedmont Trails

Freedom for Jenny Slew by Gordon Harris on The Ipswich Antiquarian

Story of My Life: Introduction by Lisa S. Gorrell on My Trails into the Past

The Revolutionary War Letters of Joseph and Sarah Hodgkins of Ipswich by Gordon Harris on The Ipswich Antiquarian

Research Resources

Beyond Sacramental Records: Find Family in Church Artifacts by Nancy Gilbride Casey on Leaves on the Tree

Historian’s Book on Churches a Classic by James Beidler on Roots and Branches

Little Dixie – Tracing Pre-Civil War Ancestors by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Colonial Roads & Genealogy Research by Carol on Piedmont Trails

Tech News

Lot of reaction to the new MyHeritage AI Tools:
Introducing AI Biographer: Create a Wikipedia-like Biography for Any Ancestor Using AI, Enriched with Historical Context by Erica on MyHeritage Blog

Introducing AI Record Finder, the World’s First AI Chat-Based Search Engine for Historical Records by Erica on MyHeritage Blog

Review of MyHeritage’s New AI Based Search Tool by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES

MyHeritage AI Biographer Feature is Only on Family View by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Testing Out MyHeritage’s New AI Biographer by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy

A Quick Attempt of MyHeritage’s New AI Record Finder by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy

and also to Ancestry’s ProTools:
Trying Ancestry’s Pro Tools Suite: Map View by Marie Cooke Beckman on MarieB’s Genealogy Blog

Unviewed Results Only – Another Ancestry Pro Tool by Doris Kenney on A Tree with No Name

Patience Required for Ancestry’s New Media Item Categories by Doris Kenney on A Tree with No Name

Genetic Genealogy

ThruLines Mystery by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy


The Magic of Old Photos and Modern Technology: Memories of Parkchester by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

How You Can Profit from Daily Research by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Education Is for Everyone

Legacy Family Tree Webinars 2024 Webinar Series Announced!

Continuing Education 2023 by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy

3 Projects Make Your Genealogy Document Images Perfect by DiAnn Iamarino Ohama on fortify Your Family Tree

How Christmas Came to Ipswich by Gordon Harris on the Ipswich Antiquarian

Patterns & Intersections in Genealogy by Kelly on Wheaton Wood

Keeping Up with the Times

The Legal Genealogist’s Christmas & Holiday Wish 2023 by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

News Update on GRIP (GRIP Genealogy Institute) for 2024 by Paula on Paula Stuart-Warren

Who Owns Government Records? Work Product, Ancestry, Reclaim the Records, Freedom of Information Acts, Copyright, and Lots of Other Issues by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

3 thoughts on “Friday’s Family History Finds”

  1. Lots of great “finds” this week! I’m reading through the AI posts with special interest. Happy new year.

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