Monday, February 27, 2017

Amanuensis Monday -- 1761 Probate Records of Thomas Dill (1708-1761) Estate in Barnstable County, Massachusetts

This week's documents for Amanuensis Monday are the 1761 Barnstable County, Massachusetts probate documents for the Thomas Dill (1708-1761) estate of Eastham, Massachusetts:

1) Probate Index pages:


The probate records index shows these records for Thomas Dill:



This was an intestate estate, so the index proceeds through the Probate Court volumes in approximate date order.  

For this blog post, we will consider the Letter of Administration and the Inventory.

2)  Letter of Administration - Volume 10, page 81 (right hand page of image below):



The transcription of this record is (with italics for handwritten information):

Province of the Massachusetts Bay
By the Hon. Silvanus Bourn Esqr.

Judge of the Probate of Wills, and for granting Letters
of Administration on the Estates of Persons deceased,
having Goods, Chattels, rights or Credits in the County
of Barnstable within the Province aforesaid,

To George Brown of Eastham in the County
of Barnstable yeoman Greeting

Whereas Thomas Dill late of Eastham
in the County of Barnstable yeoman,

Deceased, having while he lived, and at the Time of his Decease,
Goods, Chattels, Rights or Credits in the County aforesaid, lately
Died Intestate, whereby the Power of committing Administration,
and full Disposition of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, Rights and
Credits of the said Deceased; and also the hearing, examining and
allowing the Accompt of such Administration doth appertain unto Me :
Trusting therefore in your Care and Fidelity, I do by these Presents,
commit unto you Full Power to Administer all and singular the Goods,
Chattels, Rights and Credits of the said Deceased ; and well and faith-
fully to dispose of the same according to Law ; and also to Ask, Gather,
Levy, Recover and Receive all and whatsoever Credits of the said Deceased
which to him while he lived, and at the Time of his Death did
appertain, and to pay all Debts in which the said deceased stood bound
so far as his Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits can extend, according
to the Value thereof ; And to make a true and perfect Inventory of all
and singular the Goods, Chattels, rights and Credits ; and to exhibit
the same into the Registry of the Court of Probate for the County
aforesaid, at or before the Seventeenth Day of June
next ensuing ; And to render a plain and true Account of your said
Administration upon Oath, at or before the Seventeenth Day of
March which will be in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand
Seven Hundred and Sixty two. And I do hereby ordain,
constitute and appoint you Administrat or of all and singular the
Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits aforesaid.
In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my Hand, and the Seal of
the said Court of Probate. Dated at Barnstable the Seventeenth
Day of March Annoque Domini, 17 61.
                                                                     Silvanus Bourn

                       Exam. LS Da^d Gorham Reg.

The source citation for this document is:

"Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Probate records, 1686-1894," handwritten, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah (51 rolls of FHL US/CAN Microfilm), citing original Barnstable County Registers, Thomas Dill probate records: Letter of Administration (Volume 10, page 81).

3)  Inventory of Estate (bottom half of the right-hand page on image below:


The transcription of the inventory is:


To the right Honourable the Judge of Probate for the County
of Barnstable &c: Pursuant to your Order in the Prire Warrant
we whose Names are underwritten have taken a True Inventory
of the Estate of Thomas Dill Deceased and is as followeth.

The House and Barn and Land adjoyning it
£27..12.. 0
To the Meadow
16..  5.. 4
To the Stock
07..10.. 4
To a Third of a Schooner
46..16.. 1
To the Best Feather Bed
04..  0.. 0
To 4 Beds and furniture and Linnen
17..10..10
To Wearing Cloathes
10..  9.. 1
To Chirs Tables wheels and other Small Wear
08..12.. 5
To Caps and aprons
01..  4.. 8
To Iron Ware
01..13.. 9
To Puter
02..  1.. 4
To Glassware
1..  7.. 6
The Hou??? Estate both Real and Personal
143..18.. 2

1..  4.. 8
Dated at Eastham the Twentieth fourth
Day of March 1762 Witness
£145.. 2..10

Silvanus Snow
Samuel Walker
Ebenezer Atwood

Barnstable Ss By the Hon^e Silv^s Bourn Esqr Judge of Probate &c
fors^d County George Brown adm^r presented the foregoing and made
oath that it Contains a true and Perfect Inventory of the Estate of
Thomas Dill late of Eastham dec^d so far as he hath come to his hands
& knowledge & if more hereafter Appear he will cause it to be added
&c he ??????? Apprisers ware sworn as the Law directs. Silvanus Bourn

Sept: 17. 1761        Exam^d Da^d Gorham Reg^r

The source citation for this document is: 

"Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Probate records, 1686-1894," handwritten, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah (51 rolls of FHL US/CAN Microfilm), citing original Barnstable County Registers, Thomas Dill probate records: Inventory (Volume 12, page 221).

Thomas Dill married Mehitable Brown in 1733 in Eastham, and they had eight children between 1734 and about 1755.  Mehitable died before 1758, when Thomas married, secondly, Mary (Higgins) Baker, and they had no children.

George Brown, probably a neighbor or associate of Thomas Dill, and perhaps a cousin or nephew of Mehitable Brown, was named administrator of the estate and charged with obtaining an inventory, keeping an account, and dividing the estate according to the state law.

The inventory, apprised by three men of Eastham, found an estate worth 145 pounds, 2 shillings, and 10 pence.  Of that, about 44 pounds was real property, and the personal property included one third ownership of a schooner worth 46 pounds.

Thomas and Mehitable (Brown) Dill are my fifth great-grandparents, through their son Thomas Dill (1755-1839).  

NOTE:  These records are now online on Ancestry.com in the Barnstable County, Massachusetts Probate Court record volumes.


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NOTE:  Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent  TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday."  John offers this definition for "amanuensis:" 

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

My list of previous Amanuensis Monday posts is at  http://www.geneamusings.com/p/amanuensis-monday-posts.html.  

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Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 19 to 25 February 2017

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 26 February 2017, there were 2,202 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of  2  from last week):


The added or updated collections are:


*  Mexico Baptisms, 1560-1950; 35,314,530 indexed records without record images, Updated 24 Feb 2017

*  Michigan, Eastern District, Naturalization Index, 1907-1995; Browse Images only, no indexed records, ADDED 24 Feb 2017

*  Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988; 1,265,104 indexed records with record images, Updated 24 Feb 2017

*  Costa Rica Civil Registration, 1860-1975; 3,683,881 indexed records with record images, Updated 22 Feb 2017

*  Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records; 5,265,282 indexed records with record images, Updated 21 Feb 2017

*  Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006; 614,468 indexed records with record images, Updated 21 Feb 2017

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

It looks like they added only one new record collection, but the count shows two new collections added.  A miscount?


In order to select a specific collection, go to https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner.

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 19 to 25 February 2017

The following databases were added or updated on Ancestry.com during the period from 19 to 25 February 2017:

The databases added or updated include:

*  Web: Scotland, Rolls of Male Heads of Families, 1834-1842; indexed database without record images, ADDED 2/23/2017

*  Rinteln, Germany, Births, 1874-1904; indexed database with record images, Updated 2/23/2017

*  London, England, London Transport Staff Registers, 1863-1931; indexed database with record images, ADDED 2/23/2017

*  Pennsylvania, County Slave Records 1780-1834; indexed database with record images, ADDED 2/22/2017

*  U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925; indexed database with record images, Updated 2/22/2017

*  Tamaulipas, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1860-1950; indexed database with record images, Updated 2/22/2017

*  New Zealand, The New Zealand Gazette, 1860-1894; indexed database with record images, ADDED 2/22/2017

*  Tamaulipas, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1860-1930; indexed database with record images, Updated 2/22/2017

*  South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1965; indexed database with record images, Updated 2/22/2017

*  Tamaulipas, Mexico, Civil Registration Deaths, 1860-1987; indexed database with record images, Updated 2/22/2017

*  U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2016; indexed database without record images, Updated 2/21/2017

*  New York and Vicinity, United Methodist Church Records, 1775-1949; indexed database with record images, ADDED 2/21/2017

*  U.S., Passenger and Crew Lists for U.S.-Bound Vessels Arriving in Canada, 1912-1939 and 1953-1962; indexed database with record images, Updated 2/21/2017

*  Netherlands, Baptism Index, 1569-1907; indexed database without record images, Updated 2/21/2017

*  New South Wales, Australia, Sheriff's Papers, 1841-1850; indexed database with record images, ADDED 2/21/2017

*  Netherlands, Civil Marriage Index, 1795-1950; indexed database without record images, Updated 2/21/2017

The recently added and updated page on Ancestry.com is at http://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections.

The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at  http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx. 
 

By my count, there were  6 NEW databases ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,836 databases available as of 26 February, an increase of only 1 from last week.  What are the 5 databases taken from the list?



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Disclosure:  I have a fully paid Ancestry.com subscription.  Ancestry.com has reimbursed me for travel expenses to meetings and has hosted meals in Salt Lake City in past years.

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Best of the Genea-Blogs - 19 to 25 February 2017

Hundreds of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.


My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or arepoignant. I don't list posts destined for daily blog prompts or meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.

Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:


*  Presidents' Day Genealogy Trivia by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.  Who knew?

*  RootsTech 2017 Session Videos Now Available by Thomas MacEntee on the GeneaBloggers blog.  You can watch these at your leisure.

*  DNA Testing: Seven Guidelines for Adoptees by Richard Hill guest-blogging on the MyHeritage Blog.   Good advice from someone who has done it.

*  Revolutionary Privateering by Nancy Bernard on the Vita Brevis blog.  Nancy reviews this topic from the Revolutionary War time.

*  Passionate Genealogist is Core - Tim Sullivan at #RootsTech by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  This is a blueprint for the near future of Ancestry.com.

*  DMF — How Did The Congress Get So Far Off Track? by Fred Moss on the Records Preservation and Access blog.  Good analysis and commentary.

*  RootsFinder - a New Online Family Tree by David Taylor on The Family Nexus blog.  David reviews this new online family tree program.

*  The Biological Father of My Foundling Ancestor? by Tree Jensen on the Resurrecting Roots blog.  This is a fascinating study and detective work.

*  Doleri or Doten? Why It Is So Important That We View Actual Records and Not Just Transcripts by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.  Diane persevered and found the answer.

*  Endogamy and DNA by guest blogger Paul Woodbury on Kitty Cooper's Blog.  Paul explains it.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday Fossicking 24th February 2017 by Crissouli on the That Moment In Time blog.


*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Brsnches on the Family Tree blog.

*  Friday Finds: Week 8 - 2017 by Martin Roe on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

  Friday Finds 24 Feb 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- February 25, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog. 

*  Saturday Serendipity (February 25, 2017) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another RSS feed, or email if you like what you read. Please make a comment to them also - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.

Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I am currently reading posts from over 1600 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.


Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.




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Saturday, February 25, 2017

RootsTech 2017 Blog Compendium -- UPDATED

This is a blog compendium for RootsTech 2017 related blog posts.  I am trying to capture all of the blog posts about RootsTech 2017 here. I am not including press release blog posts of a general interest nature.


1)  Randy Seaver on the Genea-Musings blog:

*  My 2017 Family History Library To-Do List (8 February 2017)
*  My First Day at #RootsTech 2017 (8 February 2017)
*  Linda's Family is in the Findmypast Brochure at #RootsTech (9 February 2017)
*  Family Tree Maker 2017 Software Announced at #RootsTech (9 February 2017)
*  Photos From Day 2 at #RootsTech 2017 (9 February 2017)
*  Day 2 at #RootsTech 2017 (9 February 2017)
*  Day 3 at RootsTech 2017 Photos (10 February 2017)
*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown (10 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 Cake Competition Photographs (11 February 2017)
*  Day Three (Friday) at #RootsTech 2017 (11 February 2017)
*  Photos From the #RootsTech 2017 MyHeritage Party (11 February 2017)
*  Photos From Day 4 (Saturday) at #RootsTech 2017 (11 February 2017)
*  Day Four (Saturday) at #RootsTech 2017 (13 February 2017)
*  Photos From the DearMYRTLE's Geneabloggers After Party at RootsTech 2017 (14 February 2017)
*  Twelve Takeaways From RootsTech 2017 (15 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 Day Videos Now Online (20 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 MyHeritage Rocking After-Party Video (21 February 2017)

2)  Writers on the FamilySearch blog:

*  A Ready-For-RootsTech Guide to DNA by Lynn Broderick (3 February 2017) *  13 Classes Focused on African Heritage at RootsTech 2017 by Falande Swain (8 February 2017)

3)  James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog:

*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference - #1  (8 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #2 (8 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #3 (8 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #4 (8 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #5 (9 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #6 (9 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #7 (9 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #8 (9 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #9 (9 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #10 (9 February 2017
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #11 (10 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #12 (10 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #14 (11 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #15 (11 February 2017)
*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown (11 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #16 (11 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #17 (11 February 2017)
*   The Cake Boss at #RootsTech 2017 (11 February 2017)
*  Reflections on #RootsTech 2017 (12 February 2017)
*  Goodbye Until Next Year: RootsTech 2017 (13 February 2017)

4)  James Tanner on the Rejoice, and Be Exceeding Glad blog:

*  Report from #RootsTech 2017 (8 February 2017)
*  The Family History Guide at RootsTech 2017 (10 February 2017)
*  Wonderful Video From #RootsTech -- Great Grandma's Soup (12 February 2017)
*  LDS Family History Resources from #RootsTech 2017 (15 February 2017)

5)    Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  RootsTech 2017 -- Day 1 (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 -- Day 2 (9 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 -- Day 3 (10 February 2017)
*   RootsTech 2017 - Final Day (11 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - Vendors Part 1 (13 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - Vendors Part 2 (15 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 Reflections (16 February 2017)

6)  Pat Richley-Erickson on the DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog:

*  ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt *live* from the Family History Library (8 February 2017)
*  VIDEOS: Innovator Summit Semi-Finalists interviews #RootsTech 2017 (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017: Videos and Blog Compendium now available (15 February 2017)

7)  The writer of The Ancestry Insider blog:

*  #RootsTech 2017 Media Dinner (7 February 2017)
*  Welcome, $RootsTech! (8 February 2017)
*  Black History Month (8 February 2017)
*  Family History Enhances Lives - #RootsTech 2017 (8 February 2017)
*  AncestryDNA Kit Available for $49 at #RootsTech (9 February 2017)
*  Watch #RootsTech 2017 Live: Friday Schedule (9 February 2017)
*  Tabernacle Choir Provides Enchanting Evening for #RootsTech (9 February 2017)
*  Watch #RootsTech 2017 Live: Saturday Schedule (10 February 2017)
*  LeVar Burton – The Power of Storytelling - #RootsTech 2017 (10 February 2017)
*  Watch Ancestry.com’s Crista Cowan Live Today at #RootsTech 2017 (11 February 2017)

*  Tim Sullivan Announces AncestryDNA Genetic Communities at #RootsTech 2017 (11 February 2017)
*  The Cake Boss at #RootsTech 2017 (11 February 2017)
*  Steve Rockwood at #RootsTech: Personal Trees, Partners, Provender (13 February 2017)
*  Friday was African Heritage Day at #RootsTech 2017 (15 February 2017)
*  Robert Kehrer's Industry Trends and Outlook -- #RootsTech (16 February 2017)
*  Passionate Genealogist is Core - Tim Sullivan at #RootsTech (21 February 2017)
*  Town Hall Meeting at #RootsTech – Records Edition (22 February 2017)
*  Town Hall Meeting at #RootsTech – Tree Edition (23 February 2017)

8)  Writers on the RootsTech Blog:

*  Learning Rookie Smarts from Liz Wiseman by Linda Clyde (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Day in Review: The Innovator Summit by Lizz Miller (8 February 2017)

9)  Writers on the Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog:

*  RootsTech 2017: Come Celebrate 10 Years with Us! by Amie Tennant (8 February 2017)

10)  Christine Woodcock on the Scottish Genealogy Tips and Tidbits blog:

*  RootsTech Is Off To A Great Start (8 February 2017)
*  The Week That Was (15 February 2017)
*  A Conversation With Findmypast (18 February 2017)
*  MyHertiage After Party at RootsTech (19 February 2017)

11)  Renee Zamora on Renee's Genealogy Blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 Day One Activities (7 February 2017)
*  What Happened Today at the RootsTech 2017 Innovator Summit (8 February 2017)
*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown (10 February 2017)

12)  Laura Hedgecock on the Treasure Chest of Memories blog:

*  #RootsTech 2017: Excitement is in the Air (7 February 2017)
*  Exciting New Apps for Family Storytellers (10 February 2017)
*  What LeVar Burton Taught Us About Storytelling Made Us Cry (21 February 2017)

13)  Devon Noel Lee on the A Patient Genealogist blog:

*  What will Liz Say at RootsTech? (8 February 2017)
*  Interview with RootsTech winner Bill Nelson of OldNewsUSA (11 February 2017)
*  Capturing Personal History with Emberall (15 February 2017)
*  International Exhibitors Increase Presence at RootsTech (15 February 2017)
*  Cosplay at RootsTech (24 February 2017)
*  RootsTech: And Emotional Landing (25 February 2017)
*  Using My Privilege For You -- RootsTech (26 February 2017)
*  RT: Thank Goodness for the Media Hub (27 February 2017)
*  RT: Covering a Conference With a Hearing Problem (27 February 2017)

14)  Lynn Broderick on the The Single Leaf blog:

*  RootsTech Begins Today with the Innovator Summit (8 February 2017)
*  Kunta is at the Palace for RootsTech 2017! (10 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 is Headed Towards the End Zone for a Celebration (11 February 2017)

15)  Travis LeMaster on the TJL Genes - Preserving Our Family History blog

*  At My First RootsTech (8 February 2017)
*  My Day at RootsTech -- Thursday (9 February 2017)
*  My Day at RootsTech -- Friday (10 February 2017)
* My Day at RootsTech - Saturday (11 February 2017)

16)  Writers on the National  Institute for Genealogical Studies blog:

*  Join Us at RootsTech 2017 (8 February 2017)

17)  Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog:

*  Keynotes at RootsTech (8 February 2017)
*  Innovator Showdown Semi-Finals (8 February 2017)
*  No Matches (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Day 1 (10 February 2017)
*  Interview Overload (10 February 2017)
*  Innovator Showdown Winners (11 February 2017)
*  Hoarse and Happy (12 February 2017)
*  A New Genea Lovesong for Valentine's Day (13 February 2017)

18)  Jenny Joyce on the Jennyology blog:

*  The New Family Discovery Experience (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Innovator Summit (10 February 2017)
*  LeVar Burton's session brings us all to tears (10 February 2017)
*  Our Genealogy is Coming Alive Through Our DNA (11 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Expo Hall (12 February 2017)

19)  Ruby Baird on the Ruby's Genealogy Ramblings blog:

*  RootsTech Day 1: Innovators Summit (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Days 2-3 (10 February 2017)

20)  Miles Meyer on Miles' Genealogy Tips blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 - Day 1 (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - Day 2 (10 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - Day 3 (11 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - Day 4 (11 February 2017)

21)  Writers on the In-Depth Genealogy blog:

*  Win Awesome Prizes at RootsTech (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 Exhibit Hall Wanderings by Michelle Goodrum (22 February 2017)

22)  Paul and Caroline Brooks on the Twile Blog:

*  Twile at RootsTech 2017! (8 February 2017)
*  Our Five Highlights From RootsTech 2017 (17 February 2017)

23)  Kathryn Lake Hogan on the Looking4Ancestors blog:

*  Looking4Ancestors at Rootsweb 2017with Property Brothers (9 February 2017)

24)  Dave Dowell on the Dr. D. Digs Ancestors blog:

*  The Innovation Showdown Finalists Are.... (9 February 2017)
*  The Winning Innovators for 2017 Are (11 February 2017)

25)  Shannon Combs-Bennett on the Trials and Tribulations of a Self-Taught Family Historian blog:

*  RootsTech keynote gets a renovation with the Property Brothers (9 February 2017)
*  MyHeritage Announcements From RootsTech (11 February 2017)
*  Bill Bennett, VP Marketing from FindMyPast, spoke on Friday morning at RootsTech and unveiled their new project: Catholic Heritage Archive.  (11 February 2017)
*  Meeting My Childhood Reading Friend (11 February 2017)

26)  Kirsty Gray on the Family Wise Ltd. blog:

*  Heading to RootsTech and Day Zero (9 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Day One .... What a Day! (10 February 2017)
*  RootsTech .... The Fun Continues .... (12 February 2017)
*  What We Learnt at RootsTech (18 February 2017)

27)  Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog:

*  Not JUST Streaming! (9 February 2017)
*  Another RootsTech Serendipity (11 February 2017)
*  DNA Doings in 2017 (12 February 2017)

28)  Scott Fisher on the Extreme Genes blog:

*  RootsTech Is Underway In Salt Lake City, Utah! (9 February 2017)

29)  Russ Worthington on the Family Tree Maker Users blog:

*  Family Tree Maker 2017 (10 February 2017)

30)  Alona Tester on the Lone Tester HQ blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 -- Behind the Scenes Set-Up (9 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 -- An Overview (18 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - A Few Words From the Autograph Book (18 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 -- The People You Meet (18 February 2017)

31)  Jamie Mayhew on the Branches of my Family blog:

*  RootsTech Like No Other Conference You've Ever Attended.  (9 February 2017)
*  Friday at RootsTech (11 February 2017)
*  RootsTech -- The Experience (16 February 2017)

32)  Lara Diamond on the Lara's Jewnealogy blog:

*  RootsTech 2017, Part 1 (Tuesday-Wednesday) (10 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017, Part 2 (Thursday) (11 February 2017)
*  Reclaim the Records -- An Interview (12 February 2017)

33)  Writer of the MyCanvas Blog:

*  MyCanvas at RoosTech 2017 (10 February 2017)

34)  Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog:

*  Breaking Genealogy News from the RootsTech Conference (10 February 2017)

35)  Dick Eastman on the Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter blog:

*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown (10 February 2017)
*  A Report from RootsTech2017, with Pictures (13 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 Session videos NOW Available (20 February 2017)
*  MyHeritage's Party at RootsTech (20 February 2017)
*  The EOGN Dinner After RootsTech (20 February 2017)
*  The Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, Findmypast, FamilySearch and MyHeritage (21 February 2017)

36)  Diana Elder and Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog:

*  “Those are my people”: LeVar Burton and African Heritage Day at RootsTech 2017 (10 February 2017)
*  Get Your “Rookie Smarts” On: Liz Wiseman and Buddy Valastro at RootsTech 2017 (16 February 2017)
*  Gathering Strength From the Past – Hank Smith at RootsTech 2017 (17 February 2017)
*  Making Family History in the Kitchen: RootsTech 2017 (20 February 2017)

37)  Leland Meitzler on the GenealogyBlog:

*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown (11 February 2017)

38)  Kitty Cooper on the Kitty Cooper's Blog:

*  My RootsTech Wrap-up (12 February 2017)

39)  Michelle Goodrum on The Turning of Generations blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 and Innovator Summit - Wednesday Summary (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - A Look Back at Thursday (9 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - Friday's Threes (10 February 2017)
*  Saturday at RootsTech 2017 (12 February 2017)

40)  Jill Ball on the GeneaDictionary blog.:

*  RotsTech (12 February 2017)

41)  Louis Kessler on Louis Kessler's Behold Genealogy blog:

*  What #RootsTech was Like for an #InnovatorShowdown Finalist (13 February 20`17)

42)  Ellen Anderson on the Andersonology blog:

*  Wrapping Up RootsTech 2017 (13 February 2017)

43)  Writers on the GeneaPress blog:

*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown by Thomas MacEntee (13 February 2017)

44)  Amy Lenertz on the Raincross Information Services blog:

*  Family History Library Discovery Center Opens (7 February 2017)
*  Dispatches from the RootsTech Media Dinner (8 February 2017)
*  Dispatches From the RootsTech Expo Hall (9 February 2017)
*  Lost and Found: A RootsTech Success Story (10 February 2017)

45)  Writers on the Legacy Tree Genealogists blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 Rundown (14 February 2017)

46)  Nicka Smith on the Who is Nicka Smith? blog:

* A View From RootsTech 2017 (14 February 2017)

47)  Amie Bowser Tennant on the My Kith N Kin blog:

*  RootsTech: The Great Genealogy Pilgrimage (14 February 2017)

48)  Emily Kowalski Schroeder on the Growing Little Leaves blog:

*  A RootsTech 2017 Review (13 February 2017)

49)  Esther on the MyHeritage Blog:

*  We Had a Great Time at RootsTech 2017 (15 February 2017)
*  The Rocking MyHeritage RootsTech After Party (19 February 2017)

50)  Valerie Elkins on the Family Cherished blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 Keynote Speakers Review (15 February 2017)

51)  Writers on the Findmypast Blog:

*  RootsTech Recap (15 February 2017)

52)  Eowyn Langholf on the WikiTree Blog:

*  The Corbet-40 Family Reunion (Also known as RootsTech) (15 February 2017)

53)  Terri O'Connell on the Finding Our Ancestors blog:

*  Group Interview: Buddy Valastro (16 February 2017)

54)  David Taylor on The Family Nexus blog:

* RootsTech 2017 Wrap-Up (17 February 2017)

55) Diane L. Richard on the Upfront With NGS blog:

*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown (17 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 Session Videos NOW Available! #rootstech (290 February 2017)

56)  Banai Feldstein on The Ginger Jewish Genealogist blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 Wrap-Up (16 February 2017)

57)  Tahitia on the Future Learn blog:

*  Tahitia's RootsTech Conference Diary (15 February 2017)

58)  Becky Jamison on the Grace and Glory blog:

*  Taking time to thank a friend who works behind the scenes at RootsTech 2017 (17 February 2017)
*  The signage at RootsTech were works of art (17 February 2017)
*  Family, Friends and Cousins meet up at RootsTech 2017 (17 February 2017)
*  Memorable Quotes from the RootsTech 2017 Conference (17 February 2017)
*  Our Family Connections to RootsTech Speakers (18 February 2017)

59)  Writer of the Hound on the Hunt blog:

*  News From Roots Tech 2017 & A Free Record Weekend from Ancestry (17 February 2017)

60)  Jennie Fairs on the Family Leaves and Branches blog:

*  Pre-RootsTech and Salt Lake ity (18 February 2017)
*  Day 1 at RootsTech 2017 (24 February 2017)

61)  Jen Thorpe on the Family Tree.com blog:

*  ROOTSTECH 2017 ANNOUNCES INNOVATOR SHOWDOWN SEMIFINALISTS (8 February 2017)
*  WATCH THE WEDNESDAY SESSIONS FROM ROOTSTECH 2017 (19 February 2017)
*  WATCH THE THURSDAY SESSIONS FROM ROOTSTECH 2017 (20 February 2017)
*  WATCH THE FRIDAY SESSIONS FROM ROOTSTECH 2017 (21 February 2017)
*  WATCH THE SATURDAY SESSIONS FROM ROOTSTECH 2017 (22 February 2017)

62)  Thomas MacEntee on the GeneaBloggers blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 Session Videos Now Available! (19 February 2017)

63)  Tony Proctor on the Parallax View blog:

*  Feeding the Trees (15 February 2017)

64)  Cheryl Hudson Passey on the Carolina Girl Genealogy blog:

*  MyHeritage RootsTech After-Party 2017 ~ The Video (19 February 2017)
*  Tuesday Before RootsTech~The Fun Begins! (21 February 2017)
*  Wednesday at Rootstech 2017-Inspiration, Friends and Fun! (22 February 2017)
*  Thursday at RootsTech 2017~Tradition, Connection and Song (23 February 2017)
*  Friday at RootsTech 2017~Laughter, Tears and Smiles (24 February 2017)
*  Saturday at RootsTech-Keynotes, Vendors and Genfriends (25 February 2017)

65)  Lilian Magill on the Lilian's Tree blog:

*  Let's Get This Show on the Road! (9 February 2017)
*  What a Day!!!!! (10 February 2017)
*  Friday at RootsTech (11 February 2017)
*  Saturday at RootsTech (13 February 2017)
*  The People You Meet (13 February 2017)
*  Goodies From RootsTech (23 February 2017)

66)  Janine Adams on the Organize Your Family History blog:

*  Some RootsTech sessions available to watch on demand (21 February 2017)
*  Take Another Look at Your Documents (24 February 2017)

67)  Genealogy Jen on the Repurposed Genealogy blog:

*  My RootsTech Recap and Focus on My Future (15 February 2017)

68)  Rachel J. Trotter on the Evalogue.Life blog:

*  Vai Sikahema Feels the Spirit of Family History, Tells His Story (14 February 2017)
*  The Property Brothers were Born to Work Together (13 February 2017)
*  LeVar Burton Shares Family Stories, Journey to Success (12 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Round Up: Family Discovery Day (12 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Round Up Saturday: What’s your Food DNA? (12 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Roundup Friday: What’s in a Name? (12 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Roundup Thursday: What’s Your DNA? (11 February 2017)
*  Liz Wiseman on Rocking Life like a Rookie (10 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Roundup: Wednesday’s Innovator Summit (10 February 2017)

69)  The writer of the Paper & Roots Genealogy blog:

*  RootsTech Family History Conference – My Experience & Recommendations! (19 February 2017)

70)  Ruth Blair on The Passionate Genealogist blog:

*  My Adventures at RootsTech -- The Preamble (22 February 2017)
*  My Adventures at RootsTech – The Kick-off – Innovator Summit (23 February 2017)
*  My Adventures at RootsTech – The Official Start! (24 February 2017)
*  My Adventures at RootsTech – The Midway Point (27 February 2017)

71)  Alison Taylor on the Pictures and Stories blog:

*  WE ARE ALL CONNECTED: A MULTICULTURAL EXPERIENCE AT ROOTSTECH 2017 (21 February 2017)

72)  Janice M. Sellers on the Ancestral Discoveries blog:

*  RootsTech Ruminations (22 February 2017)

73)  Toni Carrier on the LowCountry Africana blog:

*  RootsTech Wrap Up: Couldn’t Attend? Check Out These Highlights Online (25 February 2017)

74)  Fran Kitto on the Travel Genee blog:

*  RootsTech Speakers and bloggers Meet Up (9 February 2017)

75)  Yvonne Demoskoff on Yvonne's Genealogy Blog:

*  FHL And RootsTech 2017 Report (26 February 2017)

 If I have not included your blog posts, please let me know in Comments to this post and I will be glad to add them.

I will post-date this post so as to keep it at the top of Genea-Musings for a week.

Last Updated:  27 February 2017, 2 p.m. PST


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