Category Archives: Friday’s Family History Finds

Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Who Was Adelaide Springett? by Paul Chiddicks on The Chiddicks Family Tree

Francois “dit Lavaranne” Girouard (1616/1621-1686/1690) Guns, Farms & Dikes: Pioneering Acadia by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Suicide or Murder? The Death of Michael Shelly by Doris Kenney on A Tree With No Name

The Bagg Family Dispute, Part 2 by Janice Hamilton on Genealogy Ensemble

I Grew Up Without a Bathtub on Joy Neal Kidney

Six Degrees from Carlos Marcello by Justin Cascio on Mafia Genealogy

Research Resources

3,190 United States Institutional Records Collections by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Free Access to Marriage Records on MyHeritage Includes A Collection Unique to Quebec by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Tech News

Write What You Know: Research What You Don’t & Beware of Artificial Intelligence Generated Answers by Kelly on Wheaton Wood

Genetic Genealogy

What to Say If a DNA Match Contacts You by Mercedes on Who Are You Made Of?

Methodology

One Document, Three New Questions by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Discovering the Home Town of Johan Anton Hork by Lisa S. Gorrell on My Trails into the Past

Doubting Thomas by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

These Tips Find Missing Maiden Names by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Back to the Father Marrin Mystery by Nancy Gilbride Casey on Leaves on the Tree

Education Is for Everyone

BCG Scholarship Applications Due March 15, 2024 by Jean Atkinson Andrews on BCG Blog

Jude’s Gen – February 2024 EDitorial by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude

Transnational Tales of the Civil War, Part II by Patrick Lacroix on Query the Past

Worth remembering about any immigrant ancestor:
Quick Tip – Were They the Only Immigrants in the Family? by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Keeping Up with the Times

Introducing G(r)eek Talk: The Premier Vidcast for Greek Genealogy Enthusiasts! by Carol Kostakos Petranek on Spartan Roots

Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Frederick Douglas James Fought for Freedom by Doris Kenney on A Tree With No Name

Discovering the Records for the Rev. Nils Malkom Nilsen by Lisa S. Gorrell on My Trails into the Past

Research Resources

Cost Savings Tip: Accessible Archives and the Conococheague Institute by Doris Kenney on A Tree With No Name

Source – Royal Decree by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

WWI Draft by Design by Eileen Lyon on Myricopia

Dutch Genealogy News for February 2024 by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tech News

Creepy Genealogy AI – An Update by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

Privatizing GEDCOMS: When and Why It Matters by Doris Kenney on A Tree With No Name

Can Artificial Intelligence Read Russian Handwriting? by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy

What Are the Odds v3 Sneak Peek by Jonny Perl on DNA Painter Blog

Antley Method by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Methodology

Finding Catherine Ryan’s Parents: Did I Succeed? by Nancy Gilbride Casey on Leaves on the Tree

The Deaths of George, Benjamin, and Samuel Ferdinando by Teresa on Writing My Past

Education Is for Everyone

Unlocking the Mysteries of Scandinavian Feast Day Calendars by Torhild Shirley on Family Locket

Comparing Bite-Sized Family History Photo Books by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Knowing How to Find the Key at Ancestry.com leads to Original Records by Diana Bryan Quinn on Moments in Time, A Genealogy Blog

Dutch Term – Doopboek by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Palaeography: Deciphering Old Handwriting by Doris Kenney on A Tree With No Name

5 Cleanup Projects to Fortify Your Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino Ohama on Fortify Your Family Tree

Keeping Up with the Times

Ancestry’s ThruLines and Shared Matches Now Require a Subscription by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Is 23andMe in Serious Financial Trouble? by Christ Paton on Scottish GENES

Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

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Research Resources

Cyndi’s List: Links for Everything Genealogy by Doris Kenney on A Tree With No Name

Variety of Ukrainian Archive Records Awaiting Online to Kickoff 2024 Research by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

QuickLinks: Guides, Card Catalogs, and Searches by Marie Cooke Beckman on MarieB’s Genealogy Blog

Upper Canada Land Books by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots

Probate for England and Wales by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections

Placing Out Children: riders of the Orphan Trains Part 1 by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Tech News

Why Everyone Should Still Use an RSS Reader in 2024 by David Nield on Lifehacker

Photography falls under the category of Art:
Use These Apps to Stop AI from Stealing Your Art by Brendan Hesse on LifeHacker

Exploring the Future of Genealogy by Coach Carole on Essential Genealogist

Ulster Historical Foundation Website Has a Sleek New Look by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES

Using ChatGPT Plus to Create a Surname Word Cloud by Doris Kenney on A Tree With No Name

Genetic Genealogy

Now You See Them. . . by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Cladogram by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

A Second Chance at Suttons by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Pedigree Collapse and DNA – Plus an Easy-Peasy Shortcut by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Methodology

Town-Focused Searches – New Research Pathways by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Finding John Isaac in 1891 by Teresa on Writing My Past

Education Is for Everyone

GRIP Genealogy Institute Summer 2024 Pricing by Paula Stuart-Warren on Genealogy by Paula

Uncovering Unusual and Eccentric Wills by Maddy on Family Wise

5 Top Uses for the Free Family Tree Analyzer by DiAnn Iamarino Ohama on Fortify Your Family Tree

“First Ancestor” Chart in FamilySearch Family Tree by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Keeping Up with the Times

Big Win on USCIS Fees by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist