Category Archives: Friday’s Family History Finds

Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Ella’s Kids by Eilene Lyon on Myricopia

Wrong Side of the Law: Finding Those Surprising Reports in Newspapers by Lisa S. Gorrell on My Trails into the Past

An Unexpected Holiday Family History Link by Jane Roberts on PastToPresent Genealogy

Heirlooms and Heritage – Treasures and Things by Janet Few on The History Interpreter

African-American Revolutionary War Soldiers from Ipswich by Gordon Harris on Historic Ipswich

Research Resources

Old LAC Site Via the Wayback Machine by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots

JewishGen’s Newly-Indexed Ukraine Records – Strategies to Increase Found Family by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Parish Chest Records – A Rich Resource by Teresa on Writing My Past

36,146,750 Completely Searchable and Readable Books, Archive.org by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

County Histories: Clues to Other Records, Newspapers by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

U.S. equivalent – bonds, licenses and marriage certificates:
Quick Tip – Check Marriage Supplements of Children by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Tech News

Ancestry U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index – App vs Website by John Newmark on TransylvanianDutch

The Best Privacy-Focused Browsers You’ve Never Heard Of by Pranay Parab on Lifehacker

FTAnalyzer and Lost Cousins – When Great Genealogy Tools Collide! by Samantha on Lyfelynes Family History

The Spooky Quest to Build a Google Maps for Graveyards by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

12 Best Free PDF Readers for Windows and Mac in 2023 by Praful Rawal on Lifehacker

Genetic Genealogy

Irish Ties Between New Zealand Purvis and Chesterfield County, SC Purvis Families by Charlie Purvis on Carolina Family Roots

Toronto Police Solve Two 39-Year-Old Murders Using Genetic Genealogy by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Chromosomes and Genealogy by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Methodology

What’s Your Question About Your Ancestor? by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Holiday Memories by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots

Education Is for Everyone

How Do I Start Going Digital? by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

American Indian Heritage Day: How to Research My Native American Heritage on Treemily

Immigration: The Greatest Genealogical Challenge, Part One: The Larger Picture and Part Two: Understanding the Objective, both by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Just Say NO to Favorites! Writing Challenge by Kelly on Wheaton Wood

How to Export and Delete Branches from Your Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Partnering with Cousins to Tell Our Story by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Keeping Up with the Times

‘Tis the Season:
Genealogy Holiday Gift Guide by Lori Samuelson on Genealogy at Heart

Gifts of Genealogy and Love by Alison Spring on The Frugal Family Historian

Friday’s Family History finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Our New Refrigerator – 1948 by Kristin on Finding Eliza

AFS Fireman Frederick George Parcell by Paul Chiddicks on The Old Palace School Bombing

Booties from Chief BlackHawk by Michael Dwyer on Vita Brevis

From Daguerreotype to Digital in 4 Generations by Dorothy Nixon on Genealogy Ensemble

James Dean: Of Winslows and Wishful Thinking by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis

Sullivan’s Corner by Tom Clasby on Historic Ipswich

Oh, Henry! What a Mess! by Marie Cooke Beckman on MarieB’s Genealogy Blog

Research Resources

Tombstones: May Reveal Place of Origin by Lisa S. Gorrell on My Trails into the Past

Ancestry’s Concentration Camp Collections – Town Searches by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Teresa’s Genealogy Essentials. . . by Teresa on Writing My Past

5 Underutilized Native American Research Resources by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Message Boards by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Tech News

How to Create a Web Archive with Archivebox by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

New Census Search Tool Designed to Make It Easier to Find Family Roots in Canada by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Migrate from Evernote to Zoho Notebook? by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Using Transkribus to Decipher the Death Certificate of Gustav Grust 1839-1901 by Anne Young on Anne’s Family History

Designing with LibreOffice by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Your Gmail Account Has Unlimited Addresses by Jake Peterson on Lifehacker

Best Evernote Tips and Tricks to Use It Like a Pro by Yash Wate on TechPP

Genetic Genealogy

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Methodology

Using the FAN Methodology to Find a Female’s Father: Part 3 – Research Logging and Report Writing by Diana Elder on Family Locket

When Is a Genealogy Harvest Too Big? by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Quick Tip – Get the Birth Records of All Children by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Education Is for Everyone

Math and Geography Are Important Parts of Genealogy Research by Paula Stuart-Warren on Genealogy by Paula

Tombstone Tuesday – Hands by Karen Miller Bennett on Karen’s Chatt

The Birthplace of American Independence, 1687 by Gordon Harris on Historic Ipswich

Keeping Up with the Times

Traditional American Thanksgiving in Art and Song by Helen Breen on Historic Ipswich

Happy Family Health History Day by Donna Moughty on Irish Family Roots

Library and Archives Canada New Beta Census Search by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots

U.S. National Archives New Catalog Has Launched by Paula Stuart-Warren on Genealogy by Paula

Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

A Letter, A Notice, A Deed: What Happened to Michael Gilbride? by Nancy Casey on Leaves on the Tree

Bertie – Tracing a First World War Soldier by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude

Reconnecting with Long Lost Family by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

Remembering George Keal Spong by Teresa on Writing My Past

Purebreds and Conscientious Objectors by Kristin on Finding Eliza

Thomas Speake of Zachia (c1700-1755): Life and Death in Zachia Swamp by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

AFS Fireman Albert Victor Kite by Paul Chiddicks on Old Palace School Bombing

Dead Reckoning: How Genealogy Brings Memory Back to Life by Wiliam Fahey on Vita Brevis

The Wilsons’ 1942 Plymouth, One of the Last New Cars Until After WWII and The Rest of the Story of the 1942 Plymouth, both on Joy Neal Kidney

Research Resources

Found a Way by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

This Is the First List of Japanese Americans Incarcerated in Internment Camps in WWII by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

County Histories: Looking at Census Leads by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

Tech News

MyHeritage Releases AI Time Machine to Enable Anyone to Transform Themselves into Historical Figures Using Everyday Photos by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Use a VPN for Your Own Protection by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Fixing Consistency Issues by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy

How to Convert Scanned Files into Searchable and Editable PDFs with PDFelement on TechPP

Genetic Genealogy

Some DMT Dialog, with Questions and Answers by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy

Y DNA Genealogy Case Study: SNPs, STRs & Autosomal; Why the Big Y-700 Rocks! by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Methodology

Continuing Cousin Collaboration by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Records for Women Serving in WWI by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Education Is for Everyone

Two Dozen New Genealogy Videos on Allen County Public Library’s YouTube Channel by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

How to Improve Your Digital Genealogy Documents by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Keeping Up with the Times

Thoughts on 3-Ring binders, Plastic Paper Protectors, and Rolling Briefcases by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

$90 Million Facebook Privacy Settlement Approved by Judge by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Bending Spoons to Acquire Evernote by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter