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Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Another Remarkable Yearbook Find by April on Digging Up the Dirt on My Dead People

Her Parents Left Her on a Bench to Save Her from the Nazis. At 80, She Reunited with a Long-Lost Cousin by Daniella on MyHeritage Blog

For all Robert Wheaton descendants, including me!:
The Mystery of Robert Wheaton’s First Mention in America Solved! by Kelly Wheaton on Wheaton Wood

When a Marriage Certificate Contradicts Its Own Self by Ellie on Ellie’s ancestors

Research Resources

Best U.S. Genealogy Archives by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

A Prologue in Genealogy Terms Is Not Always in the Beginning of a Book or Musical Piece by Paula Stuart-Warren on Genealogy by Paula

Illinois State Archives Says Death Certificates Database Updated to 1971 by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Clues in a Summons?, What Other Records? and No One has It All, all by Michael John Neill on Genealogy Tip of the Day

Polish State Archives Website Is Back Online by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

National Archives Genealogy and Archival Databases by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Chicago Black Genealogy Resources AND Free Chicago City Directories Online, both by Nancy Loe on Sassy Jane Genealogy

Irish Marriage Surname Mapping by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections

Tech News

The Open Secret of Google Search by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

How to Check IMEI Number on iPhone and Android [2023] by Praful Rawal on TechPP

A Major Family Tree Change to Fix an Ongoing Problem by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Don’t Trust Chatbots by Anne Young on Anne’s Family History

Genetic Genealogy

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Methodology

The Plot Thickens by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

The 3 Genealogy Mistakes You Have to Tame to Improve Your Skills by Jennifer on The Occasional Genealogist

Making Progress in the RLP Mini-Challenge by Nancy Casey on Leaves on the Tree

A Family for Elizabeth Westbrook Lawson by Teresa on Writing My Past

Tips to Tracing a Slave Ship by Kathleen Brandt on a3Genealogy

Education Is for Everyone

Checklists by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Ethical Dilemmas and How to Approach Them by Paul Chiddicks on The CHiddicks Family Tree AND a related post Family History or Family Fiction? by Kelly Wheaton on Wheaton Wood

4 Benefits and Pitfalls of Writing Your Family History with Others by Prudence on The Creative Family Historian

Five Ways to Identify Old Place Names in the Netherlands by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Keeping Up with the Times

I think definitely yes:
Are Hybrid Meetings the Future for Genealogical Societies Trying to Retain and Increase Membership? by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Efforts to Digitize and Post Records Online Going Strong at Ukrainian Archives by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Another Genealogy Mystery Solved! by Lori on Genealogy at Heart

What Sort of House Did You Say That Was? by Ellie on Ellie’s Ancestors

Lieutenant Ruhama Andrews and the 1775 Battle of Quebec by Gordon Harris on Historic Ipswich

Canadian Soldier of WWI Identified by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Canada to California: Defying Distance in the Mid-Nineteenth Century by Patrick Lacroix on Query the Past

Cornstalk Militia by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Research Resources

Best Free Genealogy Websites by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

County Historical Societies Hold Great Wealth for Genealogy Research by Paula Stuart-Warren on Genealogy by Paula

County Histories: More on the FAN Club by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants

WikiTree FamilySearch Link by Marcia Crawford Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy

Library of Congress Images Add Context to Family History by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

Tech News

GEDmatch Sold Again by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

8 Best Malware Removal Tools for Windows 11 [2023 Edition] by Anoop Varghese on TechPP

Pluck the Stragglers Out of Your Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

New: Photo Tagger Enhancements by Daniella on MyHeritage Blog

Genetic Genealogy

Sneak Preview: Introducing the FamilyTreeDNA Group Time Tree by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained: Genetic Genealogy

Methodology

Blast from the Past – Papers, Images, Indexes and Searches by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

New Year, New Goals! by Janice Heppenstall on English Ancestors

Level Up Challenge – 2023 Report by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

A Plan to Break Down Your Brick Wall by Donna Moughty on Irish Genealogy

Review Your Research, Break Down a Brick Wall by Julie Tarr on Genealogy in Action

Education Is for Everyone

The Difference Between Genealogy and Family History? by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree

More YouTube Videos from the Allen County Public Library by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte

Fashion through History by Maddy Bullock on Family Wise Ltd.

Releasing the Land by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

The Majority of Books Published Before 1964 Are Free of Copyrights by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Quick Tip – Read Between the Lines by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Understanding Our Ancestors: Tuberculosis and Influenza by Marie Cooke Beckman on MarieB’s Genealogy Blog

Keeping Up with the Times

USU COVID-19 Oral History Digital Collection Now Live by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Family History Centers All Become FamilySearch Centers and More by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Friday’s Family History Finds

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

The Brief Life of NEHGS’ Youngest Founding Member by Jonathan Hill on Vita Brevis

A Boshter and Other Postcards from Bob Whiteman to Jack Young by Anne Young on Anne’s Family History

Research Resources

Now There Is a Photo for Each Name on the Vietnam Wall by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

The EETAA Website: Nuggets of Important Information by Carol Kostakos Petranek on Spartan Roots

Newly Discovered civil War Photos of My Great Great Grandfather by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

Hidden Genealogy Clues by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

MyHeritage Publishes Exclusive Huge Collection of Israel Immigration Records by Talya on MyHeritage Blog

Tech News

GEDmatch Owners Verogen Bought by Qiagen for US $150 Million by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES

Estimating Age by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections

Genetic Genealogy

My Big DNA Breakthrough by Judith Batchelor on Genealogy Jude

Methodology

The Roop Boy Who Died Twice by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls

How to Tell If a Hint Is Any Good by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

Education Is for Everyone

My Top 10 Genealogy Tips by Paul Chiddicks on The Chiddicks Family Tree

Quick Tip #39: Gather Up Your Learning Resources by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Keeping Up with the Times

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