Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 20 March 2018

Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last four days include:

1)  News Articles:

A Million Children Didn’t Show Up In The 2010 Census. How Many Will Be Missing In 2020?

Intermountain Healthcare to Build Global DNA Registry with 23andMe, MyHeritage, and AncestryDNA Data

New FHISO Draft Standards Released

2)  Record Databases:

Added or Updated Ancestry.com Collections - Week of 11 to 17 March 2018

 Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 11 to 17 March 2018

3)  Genealogy Education:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar

FamilySearch Classes Presented at RootsTech 2018 Now Online

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 20 March, 5 p.m. PDT:  From Baltimore to Burlington: Hazen P. Day's Neighbors Bring Him Home, by Catherine B. Wiest Desmarais

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 21 March, 11 a.m. PDT: Hands-On With MyHeritage DNA, by Geoff Rasmussen

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinars - Friday, 23 March, 11 a.m. PDT:  Introduction to DNA Testing in Genealogy and Family History, by Mike Mansfield

Genealogy Gold Podcast:  #170 - Who’s Who in the American Revolution: John Hancock

*  Genealogy Gems Podcast:  Episode 215

*  The Genealogy Guys Podcast:   #340 - 2018 March 16

*  Extreme Genes Podcast:  Episode 162 REWIND – “The Legal Genealogist” On Divorce in the 19th Century

*  MyHeritage YouTube Channel:  Behind the Tribal Quest Pro Bono Project

*  NextGen Genealogy Network YouTube Channel:  Faces of NextGen Live - James Morgan III

*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel:  Tips for How to Organize Your Online Life for Genealogy with Lisa Louise Cooke

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube Channel:  Which record is CORRECT?

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel:  What is X-DNA?

*  Genetic Genealogy Ireland YouTube Channel:  Origins of the Irish (Prof James P Mallory)

*  Ancestry.com YouTube Channel:  Organization: Scanning and Uploading Family Photos

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday, March 20,  2018

5)  Neat Stuff:

Two Sisters From Across the World Reunited Through MyHeritage DNA

*  I used DNA to track down my dad

*  Baseball legend Jim Palmer discovers he was adopted from Irish parents

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 16 March 2018?


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The Rest of the George W. Seaver Story - Part VIII: More Family Information

Returning to the George W. Seaver research quest, my research was interrupted by the week at RootsTech and my sickness since then.  When I left for RootsTech, Barry Sheldon continued finding records about the family.  

In this post, I want to show how Barry found more supportive information about George W. Seaver, his parents, Heman Seaver and Lauraetta Pease, his grandparents Warren and Fannie Pease, his aunt, Lucinda R. (Pease) Fields, and his sister, Anna (Seaver) (Sargent) Senter.

When we left the story on 26 February 2018, Barry and I had figured out the identity of George W. Seaver's father.  There are more records that help fill out the timelines for all of these persons.  I will discuss these in chronological order:

1)  The 1845 marriage of Heman Seaver and Laurette Pease:

Heman Seaver wasted no time, marrying Miss Laurette Pease in Cavendish, Vermont on 20 April 1845, as his second wife.  The divorce with Eliza Boynton was effective on 24 December 1844.  As we know, Heman and Lauraetta (Pease) Seaver went to Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin in about 1848 and had two children, George W. Seaver in about 1848 and Anna Seaver in about 1851.  We also know that Heman and Lauraetta Seaver divorced in 1851 in Watertown according to a newspaper record.  We also know that Lauraetta (Pease) Seaver married Gates Ford Frye in 1859 in Lawrence, Mass.  

2)  1850 U.S. Census record for Warren Pease (Rase) household in Watertown, Jefferson county, Wisconsin:

The Pease surname was indexed as "Rase" in this record.  There are the parents and four sisters of Lauretta (Pease) Seaver in the same place that she resided (but was not enumerated) in 1850.

3)  Marriage of Mary A. Pease and Samuel Sargent in 1851 in Boston, Mass.:

Mary A. Pease (age 26, born in Weston, Vt., daughter of Warren Pease) married Samuel Sargent (age 32, a provisioner, born in Bradford N.H., son of Benjamin Sargent) in Boston, Mass. on 24 July 1851.

4)  1860 U.S. Census record for Samuel Sargent and Warren Pease (indexed as Pesa) in Boston, Mass.:

There are two families here:  Samuel and Mary A. (Pease) Sergent with 10-year old daughter Ann, and Warren Pease (indexed as "Pesa") with wife "Hanny R." (Fannie) and daughter Laimda (Lucinda?).  Ann Sargent is probably Ann Seaver, daughter of Heman and Lauraetta (Pease) Seaver.  

5)  1860 U.S. Census for Gates Frye in Troy, Waldo County, Maine:

This record, on two pages, shows the Gates F. Frye household with the Charles Hall household in Troy, Maine.  The Frye household includes Laurett Frye (age 32, born Maine, this is certainly Lauraetta (Pease) (Seaver) Frye), with Miner Frye (age 14, born Maine), and Geo. W. Frye (age 12, born Maine).  Miner Frye is the son of Gates Frye and his first wife.  Since Lauraetta (Pease) Seaver married Gates Frye in 1859, I think that Geo. W. Frye above is really George W. Seaver, son of Heman and Lauretta (Pease) Seaver.

6)  1865 Massachusetts State Census for Gates F. Frye in Lawrence, Mass.

In 1865, the Gates F. Frye (age 55, born Mass., a mason) household was enumerated in the Massachusetts State Census in Lawrence, Mass.  The household included Laurietta F. Frye (age 37, born Vt.), Miner Frye (age 19, born Mass.), and George W. Seaver (age 17, born Wisconsin, indexed as Leaver). 

7)  The 1892 death notice for Anna (Sargent) Senter provides additional information about her:

This death notice indicates that Anna (Sargent) Seaver was the adopted daughter of Samuel Sargent.  Who were her parents?  In Part VII, I highlighted the death record of  Anna (Sargent) Senter that said her parents were Heman and Lauretta Pease.   These two records support the hypothesis that Anna (Seaver) (Sargent) Senter was the daughter of Heman and Lauretta (Pease) Seaver, born in Watertown, Wisconsin in 1849.  She was probably adopted by Samuel and Mary Ann (Pease) Sargent after their marriage in 1851. 

8)  The obituary of Lucinda R. Fields in Honolulu, Hawaii provides additional information about Lucinda R. (Pease) Fields, the aunt of George W. Seaver:

9)  A death record for Lucinda R. Fields was found in Hawaii Death and Burials records:

The death record has the wrong father's name (Charles, instead of Warren, Lucinda had a brother named Charles!) and the wrong mother's name (Tannie Bell instead of Fannie B.).  But this is definitely Lucinda R. (Pease) Fields, widow of Rev. Alexander N. Fields.  Note from the obituary that she had a daughter, Fannie B. (Fields) West.

10)  I have a few more records from Barry, but the above are the ones that impact the family of George W. Seaver and the search for his parents.

11)  Again, Barry Sheldon has played an integral part in this research.  He has different methods and access to other record collections than I have.  Bouncing ideas and hypotheses and conclusions off each other via email has gotten us this far.  I think that Barry and I have solved all of the puzzles related to George W. Seaver and his parents by working together.  Thank you, Barry!

12)  I'm not done yet.  I want to update the timeline for George W. Seaver, his wife, his mother and his father.  I need to add all of the available data to the profiles for these people in my RootsMagic family tree, my Ancestry Member Tree and the FamilySearch Family Tree. I smell a case study presentation coming on, also!


* Seavers in the News -- George W. Seaver Disappears in 1899 about a man disappearing from his home in Santa Monica, California (posted 1 February 2018)

The Rest of the George W. Seaver Story - Part I: Newspaper Articles about George's disappearance (posted 5 February 2018)

The Rest of the George W. Seaver Story - Part II: More Newspaper Articles about George and his wife, Lida J. Crocker (posted 7 February 2018)

* The Rest of the George W. Seaver Story - Part III: Census Entries with census records(posted 8 February 2018)

* Seavers in the News - Vice President George W. Seaver Drives a Horse Car with a story and photo of George in Santa Monica in 1904 (posted 8 February 2018)

The Rest of the George W. Seaver Story - Part IV: Military Records with military and personal information from Disabled Volunteer Soldiers home records (posted 9 February 2018)

 The Rest of the George W. Seaver Story - Part V: Timeline for his Life provides information about George's life in chronological order (posted 15 February 2018).

 The Rest of the George W. Seaver Story - Part VI: Searching for "Aunt" Lucinda Fields provides information about Lucinda's family and the link to George's mother.

*  The Rest of the George W. Seaver Story - Part VII: What Was His Father's Name? provides infor
mation about the identity of George's father, Heman Seaver.


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Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1940 Draft Registration Record of Lee Severt Leland in San Francisco

This week's Tuesday's Treasure is the 1940 Draft Registration  record of Lee Severt Leland in San Francisco, California:

The extracted information from this Draft Registration Card is:

*  Serial Number:   1814
*  Name:  Lee Severt Leland
*  Order Number:  1335
*  Address:  1295 15th Ave., #12, San Francisco, California
*  Telephone:  Overland 3985
*  Age in Years:  29, Date of birth: 8-19-1911
*  Birthplace:  Gardner, Montana
*  Country of Citizenship:  U.S.A.
*  Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address:  Edna May Leland
*  Relationship of that Person:  Wife
*  Address of that Person:  1295 15th Ave., San Francisco, Calif.
*  Employer's Name:  Standard Stations, Inc.
*  Place of Employment or Business:  265 Bush St., San Francisco, Calif.
*  I Affirm That I Have Verified Above Answers and That They Are True:  /s/ Lee Severt Leland

*  Race:  White
*  Height:  6 ft
*  Eyes:  Brown
*  Weight:  180
*  Hair:  Black
*  Complexion:  Dark

*  Date of Registration:  Oct. 16, 1940

The source citation for this record is:

"WWII Draft Registration Cards for California, 10/16/1940 - 03/31/1947," indexed database with digital image, Fold3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 19 March 2018), San Francisco County, Draft Board 95, Serial No. 1814, Lee Severt Leland registration, 16 October 1940; citing Records of the Selective Service System, 1926–1975, Record Group 147. National Archives and Records Administration, St Louis, Missouri.

Lee Severt Leland (1911-2002) is my wife's father, who was born in Gardiner, Montana to Severt Oliver and Amelia Anna (Brocke) Leland.  He married Edna May Schaffner (1913-1979) in 1937 in San Francisco.


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Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday Genea-Pourri - 19 March 2018

Here are some of my family history and genealogy related activities over the past two weeks:

Although we have been home from RootsTech for two weeks, Linda and I have been sick ever since, and are still exhausted from coughing and napping.  We think we are better, but still not up to normal. This has significantly reduced my research and writing time so that I have done little but blogging in the past week.  I did attend the CVGS Research Group meeting last Wednesday but it wiped me out and I can't recall much of it!  

2)  We had only seven attendees at the CVGS Research Group meeting on Wednesday, with several of our regulars missing due to illness.  I tried to share what I learned at RootsTech, and showed them how to access the RootsTech keynote and class videos available at www.rootstech.org.

3)  I managed to update the RootsTech 2018 Blog Compendium - Last UPDATED 19 March post every day.  We now have 56 geneabloggers on the list.

4)  I participated in the 17 March Surname Society Conference (www.surname-society.org) as one of five presenters during the day.  My talk was "Using FamilySearch Digital Microfilm to Find Genealogical Records" that described how to access the 77% of digitized records on FamilySearch that are not indexed.  It should be available on FamilyTreeWebinars.com in the future.  I didn't sleep well the night before this talk, and took an hour-long nap in the morning in order to be lucid.  I had my cough medicine at the ready but didn't cough once!  I was exhausted afterwards.  My thanks to Marian Pierre-Louis for the technical expertise and Kirsty Gray and the Surname Society for the opportunity.  I am a member of the Society.

5)  I participated in the 19 March edition of the Mondays With Myrt webinar.  In today's webinar, we discussed the website OldMapsOnline.org, which has an overlay capability of older maps with current maps.  Pat Kuhn received an Ancestry message that she has the wrong photo attached to her relative Austin Van Billiard, who died on the Titanic in 1912.  We discussed this for quite awhile, trying to figure out if the message was real or right.  We still don't know.  Dave Robison was asked how he promotes his local society, and Pat wrote them down on a whiteboard.  Others with local society experience chimed in too.  Hillary Gadsby described the Surname Society annual conference, and I summarized what I presented as did Pat Richley-Erickson.  Pat then highlighted several of the recent news items, especially the GDPR law.

6)  I had two new AncestryDNA close matches last week - they are both first cousins twice removed.  I corresponded with their father several times.  Their mother's father was adopted, and the hope is that the DNA test would locate siblings or relatives of the birth parents of the mother's father.  This is the closest I've come to helping with an adoption and birth parent discovery in my own family.

7)  I have 265 Shared Ancestors on my AncestryDNA list (I had 264 last week), 784 4th cousins or closer (up from 783 last week), and 691 pages (over 34,500 matches with at least 5 cM) (was 681 pages last week) of  matches.  I have 12 matches that are third cousins or closer, and 90 matches with 34 cM (0.5%) or more (was 90 last week).  My highest match has 779 cM (11.5%), and is one of my first cousins.  I have 18 DNA Circles (up from 15 two weeks ago). There were no new close matches (both first cousins twice removed).  Very few of the new matches have an Ancestry Member Tree.

8)  I have 3,249 DNA Matches on MyHeritage (up from 3,101 last week) with at least 8 cM (0.1%), with 26 matches with more than 34 cM (0.5%) or more (was 25 last week).  I have two close relatives, both first cousins twice removed.  The highest match is 293 cM (4.0%).  Most of my  matches have very small trees with no common ancestors shown.

9)  I have 1,097 DNA Relatives on 23andMe (I had 1,097 last week) who share at least 0.10% with me.  Of these, only 1 shares 1.0% or more, and 38 share 0.50% or more (was 38 last week), with the highest match being 1.54%.  I struggle to find out anything about most of these testers.

10)  I have 2,475 autosomal DNA Matches on FamilyTreeDNA (up from 2,464 last week) who share 0.25% (18 cM) or more, with the highest match being 96 cM (1.42%).  I have 12 who share at least 1.0% (68 cM) with me, and 1,335 who share at least 0.50% (34 cM) or more (was 1,332 last  week) with me.  I have had better luck finding shared ancestors here with a few of these testers.

11) There were occasional sessions working in RootsMagic to update FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for Seaver families and other database families, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I have matched 22,971 of my persons with FSFT.  I now have 49,740 persons in my RootsMagic file.   I TreeShared several times during the last week.  There were also several sessions in Ancestry Hints to add content and source citations for the new RootsMagic profile additions.   I've fallen behind on the Record Hints with 58,914 waiting to be resolved, but I'm working on them.  Every time I add something to RootsMagic and TreeShare, the Hints multiply.  


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Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records for Estate of John Plimpton (1680-1730) of Medfield, Mass. - Part 1

This week's documents for Amanuensis Monday are from the Suffolk County, Massachusetts Probate Court records for John Plimpton (1680-1730) of Medfield, Massachusetts:

a)  Volume 27, pages 540-541:

The transcription of the Letter of Administration and Inventory of John Plimpton is:

[page 540]

Josiah Willard Esq Commissioned by his Excellency William Burnet
Esq Capt General and Governour in Chief in and over his Majestys Province
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England deceased & Continued by the Hon^ble
William Dumoner Esq Commander in Chief of the same by and with the
advice and Consent of the Council to be Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for
Granting Letters of Administration on the Estates of persons deceased
having Goods Chattels Rights or Credits in the County of Suffolk in the Province
aforesaid. To Susannah Plimpton Widow and John Plimpton Hysbandman
both of Medfield in the County aforesaid Greeting. Whereas John Plimpton
late of Medfield aforesaid Husbandman deceased having while he Lived &
at the time of his decease Goods Chattels Rights or Credits in the County
aforesaid lately dyed Intestate, whereby the power of Committing Admi-
nistration and full disposition of all & singular the Goods Chattels Rights
& Credits of the said deceased, and also the hearing Examining and allowing
the accompt of such Administration doth apperatain unto me Trusting
therefore in your care & fidelity, I do by these presents committ unto you
full power to administer all and singular the Goods, Chattels, Rights & Credits
of the said deceased. And well and faithfully to Dispose of the same according
to Law, and also to Gather levy Recover and Receive all and whatsoever
Credits of the said deceased which to him while he Lived and att 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 & Credits can Extend According to
the value Thereof, And to make a true and perfect Inventory of all and
singular the Goods Chattels Rights & Credits, And to Exhibit the same into
the Registry of the Court of Probate for the County aforesaid at or before
the seventh day of July next Ensuing, and to Render a plain & true

[page 541]

Accompt of your said Administration upon Oath at or before the seventh
day of April which will be in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred
& Thirty one, And I do hereby ordain Constitute and appoint you Admin^rs of all
and singular the Goods Chattels Rights & Credits aforesaid. In Testimony
whereas I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of the said Court of Probate
Dated at Boston the seventh day of April Anno Domini 1730.
John Boydell Reg^r                                            J. Willard

A True Inventory of the Estate of John Plimpton late of Medfield deced
as I was apprized by the subscribers hereunto March 10^th 1730.

To money and Bills of Credit & Bonds 45 – 16 - 11
To Cloathing Books and armes & several Book Debts 45 – 09 - 10
To Beds & Bedding sheets and Linnen and wool 44 - 2 -
To Pewter Earthen Brass & Iron & wooden ware in the house 30 -
To Provision Corn and Meat a stock of Leather and shoemakers tools 47 – 19 -
To a Cart and plow Chains Axes & other Husbandry Tools 21 - 6 -
To the stock oxen Horses Cows Sheep and swine 87 -
To the Buildings & homelot of both sides the way 190 -
To 12 acres of Pine swampy Meadow by Stop River 80 -
To 5 acres of Meadow lying in three pcells 85 -
To 25 acres of wood Land lying on the south side of Stop River 77 -
To 8 acres of swamp and Upland near Wheelers Bottom 25 -
To that pcell of plow Land near Lieut Plimptons
& also 2 acres of Cedar swamp 1 Acre more of swamp
34 -
To 7 acres & a half of Upland in 3 pcells & also 5 acres of Devident Land 26 -
To the Common Rights in Wrentham some laid out some not 13 - 10
To the fiftieth part of the Rights in New Medfield so called 25 -             
                                        Samuel Smith
                                        Ebenezer Mason
                                        Henry Harding
£879 – 3 - 9

Suffolk Ss. By the Hon^ble Josiah Willard Esq Judge of pro:&c

Susannah Plimpton & John Plimpton, Adm^rs presented the foregoing and
made Oath that it Contains a true and perfect Inventory of the Estate of
John Plimpton late of Medfield Husbandman deceased so far as hath come
to their Knowledge and that if more hereafter appear they will Cause it
to be added. The Three subscribing Apprizers were at the same time sworn as
the Law Directs.
Boston April 7th 1730       Exam^d: Ss John Boydell Reg^r         J. Willard

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991," indexed database with digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com, : accessed 5 November 2017); Suffolk County, "Probate Records, V. 27-28, 1729-1731," Volume 27, pages 540-541 (image 281 of 586), John Plimpton, 1730, letter of administration and inventory; Original images in Suffolk County [Mass.] Probate Court.

John Plimpton (1680-1730) died intestate on 19 Janaury 1730 with a significant estate in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.  He left a widow, Susannah (Draper) Plimpton, and four children, two of them over age 21 and two under age 10.  The Letter of Administration appointed the widow, Susannah Plimpton and the oldest son, John Plimpton as Administrators of the estate.  An inventory of the estate was taken on 10 March 1730, and totals £879-3-9, of which £567-10 is real estate.  The Letter of Administration is dated 7 April 1730.

This is the first of several transcriptions from this estate.  

Since I found the image of this record first on Ancestry.com, I have cited it.  However, it was not found by a search by the person's name - it was found by searching the Probate Docket Index on Ancestry to find all of the papers for John Plimpton in the probate court clerk volumes.  There were no index entries for this particular John Plimpton.  

The same process can be used on FamilySearch in the digital microfilms - use the Probate Docket Index for the county, note the volumes and page numbers for each record type, and then find the individual pages in the noted volumes.

Since I found these pages, the American Ancestors website has the original probate file papers available in digital format on their website, which can be searched by name.  There are 32 papers in the John Plimpton estate file number 5941.

John Plimpton (1680-1730) is my 7th great-grandfather, through his son John Plimpton (1708-1756).  


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."

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Added or Updated Ancestry.com Collections - Week of 11 to 17 March 2018

The following collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated Collections list on Ancestry.com during the period from 11 to 17 March 2018 

The collections added or updated since last week include:

U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2018; indexed records without record images, Updated 3/15/2018

Ireland, Select Catholic Death and Burial Registers, 1767-1992; indexed records with record images, Updated 3/15/2018

UK and Ireland, Obituary Index, 2004-2017; indexed records without record images, Updated 3/15/2018

Australia and New Zealand, Obituary Index, 2004-2017; indexed records without record images, Updated 3/15/2018

Web: Scotland, Sheriff Court Paternity Decrees, 1792-1922; indexed records without record images, ADDED 3/15/2018

Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1917; indexed records with record images, Updated 3/15/2018

Caribbean, Obituary Index, 2003-2009; indexed records without record images, Updated 3/15/2018

Ireland, Select Catholic Confirmation Registers, 1775-1923; indexed records with record images, Updated 3/15/2018

U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2018; indexed records without record images, Updated 3/15/2018

Canada, Obituary Collection, 1898-2017; indexed records without record images, Updated 3/15/2018

Ireland, Select Catholic Marriage Registers, 1775-1942; indexed records with record images, Updated 3/15/2018

Colorado, Roman Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs Sacramental Records, 1800-1967; indexed records with record images, ADDED 3/15/2018

Massachusetts, Boston Archdiocese Catholic Sacramental Records, 1789-1900; indexed records with record images, Updated 3/14/2018

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

By my count, there were 2 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,769 collections available as of 17 March, a decrease of  55 from two weeks ago.  So they added 2 and removed 57 collections over the last two weeks (32,824 + 2 - 57 = 32,769).  Which collections were removed from the Ancestry collection list?


Disclosure:  I have had a fully paid Ancestry.com subscription since 2000.  Ancestry.com has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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Best of the Genea-Blogs - 11 to 17 March 2018

Dozens 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 are poignant. 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:

*  WHAT A FIND ~ JOHN DOLLER’S REAL NAME WAS JOHANN TOLAROWSKI–My husband’s great grandfather and MY BIG FIND AT THE FHL- Part 2 ~ What else was I able to turn up once I had John Doller’s German name? by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.

Answering Questions About the MyHeritage Tree Sync by James Tanner on the Rejoice, and Be Exceeding Glad... blog.

A Cautionary Tale Of Digital Data Loss by Amberly Beck on The Genealogy Girl blog.

*  Federal Censuses -- Purveyors of Alternative Facts? A Case Study (March 12, 2018) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

Preserving Family Records, Do No Harm by Melissa Barker on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.

The Words and Voices of Our Ancestors by Janet Few on The In-Depth Genealogist blog.

For Those Who Missed the Show by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

Genealogy 101:  Researching Court Records by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the GenealogyBank Blog.

45 Reasons to Research Immigration Records by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.

* Autosomal DNA and Solving Brick Walls by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.

Observations On the Large Online Genealogy Database Websites by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.

GDPR - It's a Train and It's a Comin' by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

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

* Friday Finds for 16 March 2018 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

High Fives -- March 16, 2018 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds, 16 Mar 2018 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Friday Finds:  Week 11 - 2018 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

*  Friday Fossicking - 16th March, 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.'

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- March 17, 2018 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (March 17, 2018) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

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