Category Archives: Friday’s Family History Finds

Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

A Serendipitous Conversation by Michael Dwyer on Vita Brevis

One Line in a Police File Leads to a Great Grandfather’s Russian Mine Purchase by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Finding Max Blumenfeld and His Family: A Postscript by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

“Identity” – Great Grandpa Almond Desjardins or Albert Gardner by April on Digging Up the Dirt on My Dead People

Research Resources

Pope Orders Online Release of WWII-Era Pius XII Jewish Files by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

How to Use the United States Federal Non-Population Census Schedules by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Scandinavian and Baltic States Families of Quebec, 18th, 19th & 20th Centuries by Jacques Gagné on Genealogy Ensemble

1777 Chester County Property Atlas by Kimberly Mannisto on Vita Brevis

Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury Launches by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES

Chronicling America Announces New Interactive Map and Timeline Visualization by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Maps: Visualizing Your Ancestors – Land Descriptions by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Ask Yvette – Where to Find Dutch Records After 1811? by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tech News

Google Engineer Identifies Anonymous Faces in WWII Photos with AI Facial Recognition by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

FamilyTreeDNA DISCOVER Launches – Including Y DNA Haplogroup Ages by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy

Not Through with ThruLines by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

FTDNA Discover – SNPs by Ann Raymont on DNA Sleuth

Methodology

Never Give Up! My Great Aunt Nellie Breakthrough by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Proving or Disproving a Family Story: Follow the Records by George Stryker Keilman on Spartan Roots

Education Is for Everyone

My Lost Infant Card from the 1950 US Census by Molly on Molly’s Canopy

Bringing Home the Bacon (Part 3) by Dr. Sophie Kay on The Parchment Rustler

Tombstone Tuesday – I H S Symbol by Karen Miller Bennett on Karen’s Chatt

Researching Your Ancestors’ Vacations by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

How to Master the Unrelated People in Your Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

4 Reasons to Catalog Educational Materials by Julie Cahill Tarr on Genealogy in Action

Keeping Up with the Times

The Courage of Their Convictions by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Reflections: My Life As a Chinese Canadian Genealogist by Linda Yip on Past Presence

Why I Blog About My Family History Research by Diana Bryan Quinn on Moments in Time

The Genealogy World of 26 Years Ago by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

A Letter to Paul by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis

The Battle of Nantwich by Paul Chiddicks on The Chiddicks Family Tree

Bewitched by David Allen Lambert on Vita Brevis

The Gift of an Autobiography: Junior High Friendships and Sports by Brenda Leyndyke on Journey to the Past

Clint Knee, Notable Perry Lawman, Part of Bonnie and Clyde Posse on Joy Neal Kidney

Research Resources

University of Michigan Black Student Database Through 1970 Is Now Public by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Maps: Visualizing Your Ancestors – Types of Maps – Bird’s Eye View by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

500 Free Library of Congress Digital Collections by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Tech News

These G Suite Alternatives Are Cheaper or Free by Pranay Parab on Lifehacker

8 Zoom Alternatives to Make a Free Conference Call by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Genetic Genealogy

Find More Ancestors with Autosomal DNA by Increasing Coverage by Nicole Dyer on Family Locket

McGill University Studies Negative Impact of DNA Test Results by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Methodology

Finding Max Blumenfeld, Part III: Finding His Grandsons by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Seven Sure Steps to Discovering Your Ancestors by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Quick Tip: Old Does Not Mean Original by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tracing Emma’s Locations. . .  by Teresa on Writing My Past

Education Is for Everyone

Free One-Day conference on Vital Records by Legacy Family Tree Webinars by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Genealogical Research Institute of Philadelphia (GRIP) Free Zoom Presentations by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections

5 Top Tips for Using eBay for Family History by Elizabeth O’Neal on Heart of the Family

How Do You Say Goodbye to Your Genealogy Research? This Is What I Did. by Barbara Poole on Life from the Roots

Journaling As a Way to Preserve Family History on Treemily

Quick Tip #36: Do It Now! by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

How to Fix Bad or Missing Source Citations by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

New Genealogy Videos on Allen County Public Library’s YouTube Channel Include Probate Records, Writing Family Stories, Scanning, Searching Newspapers.com and DNA by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Keeping Up with the Times

Genealogy Blogs: Read, Comment, Repeat by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

New Film Tells Story of an African American Family That Embarked on a Journey of Discovery After a Letter from a Formerly Enslaved Ancestor Is Unearthed by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

True Crime, the Wing Sang Co., and Police Records: A Trip to the City of Vancouver Archives by Linda Yip on Past Presence

Not All Is Changed by Amy Whorf McGuiggan on Vita Brevis

Edna Estes Miller (1920-1990), Sister: Once Found, Twice Lost by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Meet Eric by Anne Young on Anne’s Family History

The Search for Max Blumenfeld, Part II: Finding His Daughter Edith by Amy Cohen on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

The Mystery of Lavinia Patterson by Mary Sutherland on Genealogy Ensemble

One Signature Changed My View of an Immigrant Ancestor by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Writing Family Wedding Stories by Laura Hedgecock on Treasure Chest of Memories

Research Resources

Scottish Quebecers of the 18th & 19th Centuries by Jacques Gagné on Genealogy Ensemble

This Is Why I Did This – Fort Leonard Wood Yearbooks on Auntie Jen’s Family Trees

et al Deed by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Tech News

Adobe Plans to Make Photoshop on the Web Free to Everyone by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Guest Post: Old Stone Tag: Preserving History and Securing Memories by Korie on Genea-Musings

Genetic Genealogy

Things That Scream DNA! by Christopher C. Child on Vita Brevis

The DNA Testing Plan Every Genealogist Needs to Know by Amie Bowser Tennant on The Genealogy Reporter

Converting Base Pairs to Centimorgans AND Building a Base Pair to Centimorgans Map, both by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy

What’s Coming Up by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots

Avoiding a DNA Conclusion Jump by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

Methodology

1950 US Census Offers Sad Clue to John’s Life by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Time to Dismantle ‘Accepted Wisdoms’ – Frances Scully or McHugh? by Samantha on Lyfelynes Family History

7 Days to a Better Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

The Rewriting process. . . Updating the Story of Emma Spong by Teresa on Writing My Past

Case Study: Incorrectly Recorded Burial of Maria Elissen by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Education Is for Everyone

An Overlooked Part of the 1950 Census: The Notes on Amy Johnson Crow

1950 US Census: 9V Income Code by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Pay Attention by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

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

Maps: Visualizing Your Ancestors – Types of Maps – Migration by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Caring for Your Family Heritage: 5 Best Ways to Preserve Your Family Memories on Treemily

Keeping Up with the Times

Your Eye Color Confirms Your Ancestry by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Syracuse University Becomes First Library to Preserve U.S. Government Collections As They Are Published by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Californians Can Pursue Action Over Yearbook Photos Republished Without Permission by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter