Tag Archives: Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

Resources

Do you need some writing inspiration for 2017? You don’t have to be a blogger. Remember that your own life stories are part of your family’s heritage and the stories will be lost to time if you don’t share them. Here are a few suggestions:
Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2016 by Jill Ball on GeniAus

Jump-start Your Personal History Writing with #52Stories Project by Gail Dever on Genealogy à la Carte

Family Stories

A poignant tribute:
Merry Christmas to My Dad by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Don’t Wait. A Cautionary Tale – Tuesday’s Tip by Nancy Messier on My Ancestors and Me

Marching Toward Solving a WWII Family Mystery with Ancestry DNA by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Technology

Dear Randy: What Are You Doing to Prepare for the RootsMagic Program Sync with Your Ancestry Member Tree? by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Methodology, News, Etc.

10 Things Every Family Historian Should Do Once a Year by Laurence on MyHeritage Blog

Genealogy Education

None!

Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

Resources

Although some of these are Australian/U.K. sites, think outside the box about what type of records she has found and then search for those same kinds of resources in your locations of interest:
40 of My Favourite Genealogy Indexes and Sources by Judy Webster on Genealogy Leftovers

A reminder to check out your state archives collection. James visited a state near and dear to my heart:
Taking a Look at the Maine State Archives by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Family Stories

I love these vintage cards and the Christmas Eve memories:
Sepia Saturday #361: Christmas Eve at Gram’s House on Strait from NJ

Did you know Carolyn Kriebel? If so, Tracy needs your help:
American Bandstand by Tracy Meyers on Family Preserves

I LOVE this story:
Trip Notes by Israel P. on All My Foreparents

It takes persistence, but it can be done, as Dana proves:
How I Discovered the Origins of 6 of My German Immigrant Families by Dana (Stewart) Leeds on The Enthusiastic Genealogist

This is way worse than my quadruple Lakin-Shepley descent:
This Makes Your Research Look Easy! by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Technology

Methodology, News, Etc.

The bane of a researcher’s existence and it always seems to be a site that has that unique, badly wanted piece of info:
Impermanent Links by Tony Proctor on Parallax View

Getting Past Overwhelm by Breaking a Project Down by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Mary is pondering a one universal tree:
FamilySearch Family Tree?  Or Not? by Mary Foxworthy on Roots & Stuff

Have you thought about archiving your work?
Column – Destroyed by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Some Holiday Cheer

Favorite Christmas Carol by John Newmark on TransylvanianDutch

Blog Caroling – “Angels We Have Heard on High” by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

My First Blog Caroling! by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Blog Caroling – “O Holy Night” by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on Nutfield Genealogy

The Sussex Carol – Blog Caroling with footnoteMaven by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me

A Christmas Tree by Jill Ball on GeniAus

Christmas Meme 2012 Updated with Pauleen in Australia and Randy Seaver

2016 GeneaSanta Letters with Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

A Vintage Christmas Carol from Rudolph Friml by Denise Levenick on The Family Curator

Historical Records of an American Santa Claus by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Genealogy Education

Most webinars and hangouts are on hiatus until 2017.

Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

Resources

Free Alternatives to WieWasWie AND

Quick Tip – Create a Town Timeline, both by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy

Google Custom Searches with AncestorSearch AND

New York Heritage Digital Collections, AND

Update on Mountain West Digital Library, all by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

How to Find Your Irish Ancestors Online by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Links to Parts 1 and 2 can be found in Diane’s sidebar:
Holiday Gifts to You – Genealogy Style – 15 Free and (Relatively) New Family History Resources – Part 3 by Diane L. Richard on UpFront with NGS

Do you have 20th century family who immigrated to Canada?:
YouTube: Orders in Council: Meet the Sisters Behind One of Canada’s Greatest Family History Resources by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Missing Friends Database 1831-1921 Online! by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Family Stories

Wartime Christmas:
Sepia Saturday #360: Attention! on Strait from NJ

Technology

RootsTech Innovator Showdown – The Submissions by Jill Ball on Geni-Aus

Methodology, News, Etc.

A geneameme started by Blaine Bettinger for those who’ve DNA tested:
A Genetic Geneameme by Jill Ball on GeniAus

The 1890 Census – How to Research the “Genealogy Black Hole” Part 1 by Lisa Lisson on Are You My Cousin?

Clutter-Free Genealogy Gifts AND

Are You Storing Family Keepsakes Properly?, both by Janine Adams on Organize Your Family History

Local friends and support makes it so much more fun:
Sharing Your Research Process by Hilary Gadsby on Worldwide Genealogy – A Genealogical Collaboration

Three excellent posts from Randy:
Comparison of Database Matches by Record Providers – Seaver Surname AND

Don’t Trust Ancestry.com’s Indexes for Wills and Probate Records, AND

Dear Randy: How Do You Search on FamilySearch for Records for a Person?, all by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Figuring Out Whether an Image Can Be Used Online by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Genealogy Education

2017 Jamboree Extension Series Webinars Announced!

BCG Webinars for 2017 Announced by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings

Don’t forget to check the GeneaWebinars calendar for upcoming webinars and hangouts!