Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Butterflies at the Safari Park in April 2014 -- Post 504 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here are some family photos from April of 2014 -- we took the grandgirls to the San Diego Safari Park, east of Escondido, and visited the butterfly exhibit:


1)  Here's a large butterfly on the tip of Audrey's finger:


2)  Another butterfly on Lauren's hand:


3)  Linda has a butterfly on her elbow and Lauren still has hers on her hand:


4)  My hand got in this picture somehow, with two butterflies holding on:

The girls and Linda wore brightly colored and flowery blouses, which helped attract the butterflies.  

More Seaver family photos next week!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 20 February 2018


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

1)  News Articles:


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JoyFlips Giving Away $80,000 Worth of FamilyArchive™ Kits at RootsTech

*  Announcing our Book Launch! Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide

*  Family Tree Maker 2017 News - Free Update is Here!

*  New SCGS Conference and Library Policies

 Follow-up: Turkey Shuts Down Genealogy Service after Overload of Inquiries

2)  Record Databases:


*    Free access to Ancestry's UK and Irish records

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

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

3)  Genealogy Education:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar

*   Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 20 February, 5 p.m. PST: "Using Swedish Taxation Records to Solve Tough Genealogical Problems," by Jill Morelli

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 21 February, 11 a.m. PST: "Tribal Quest: A special project to document the family histories of tribal people" by Golan Levi

*  Upcoming SCGS Webinar - Wednesday, 21 February, 6 p.m. PST:  "Navigating the Seven C's of Genealogy," by Thomas MacEntee

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 23 February, 11 a.m. PST:  "Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 2): Adding an Online Document," by Geoff Rasmussen

Genealogy Gold Podcast:  #166 DNA: The Future of Unlocking Your True Family History

*  Extreme Genes Radio Show/Podcast:  Episode 225 – Got A Witch In Your Background? Here’s How To Research Her (or Him!) / The Archive Lady Returns With More Amazing Finds And Tips For Your Visit

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube Channel:  Genealogy Game Night - 17 Feb 2018


*  DearMYRTLE YouTube Channel:  Mondays with Myrt - 19 Feb 2018

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube Channel:  Albion's Seed Study Group - Friends Migration

*  Cousin Russ YouTube Channel:  How I manage a file that is not mine

*  Cousin Russ YouTube Channel:  Routine - Data Error Report

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel:  How do pass on your DNA test results to your heirs?

*  MyHeritage YouTube Channel:  MyHeritage on BBC World News

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday, February 20,  2018


*  Bundle of Three Popular Pennsylvania Research Books – 60% Off Thru Friday, Feb 23

5)  Neat Stuff:


   A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence survived the Civil War hidden behind wallpaper

*  Lock of Washington’s Hair Found in 18th-Century Almanac

*  30 Dialects of the English language in the UK

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


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MyHeritage RootsTech After Party (Friday, 2 March) Ticket Contest

Linda and I are looking forward to the genea-world famous FREE Friday night MyHeritage RootsTech After Party on Friday night, 2 March 2018 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown at City Creek hotel ( 75 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101). 


Here is the MyHeritage description of the party:

Dust off your dancing shoes anfish out your fedoras!  MyHeritage invites you to travel back in time to the Jazz age — The Roaring Twenties — for our exclusive RootsTech After-Party 2018.
1920s costumes are welcome but optional. Don't worry, we'll have plenty of loot (pearls and rhinestones) to adorn yourselves with at the event.  Light food and drink will be served. All guests will receive tickets for the prize raffle.

This party is by invitation only, but MyHeritage has offered me five tickets for my "reader friends" (each ticket holder can bring one more person to the party).  I need to give these five FREE tickets to the party away in some sort of contest.

So here's the deal:  Email me at randy.seaver@gmail.com and tell me you want a ticket for yourself and your friend, give me your name, and give me your very best genealogy research tip.  

Please enter ONLY if you are attending the RootsTech 2018 conference and can come to the MyHeritage party on Friday night.

I will list the names and randomly draw five winners.  I will notify the five winners by email with a link to register for the event.

My contest will close by Wednesday night, 21 February at 11:59 p.m. PST.  I will notify the winners on Thursday and list the winners, and all of the tips received, in a blog post on Thursday.

This is a really fun get-together.  We have enjoyed this party the last two years at RootsTech.  Here is a photo from last year's party:


I look forward to seeing many of my "reader friends" at this party.  I guarantee you will have a great time.  Be there or be square!

Maybe it won't be raining as hard this year.  I had to push Linda in her wheelchair the two blocks to our hotel last year in the horizontal rain and blustery winds last year.  We got soaked.

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Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1908 Voter Registration for Elijah McKnew in San Francisco, Calif.

This week's Tuesday Treasure is the 1908 Voter Registration record for Elijah P. McKnew in San Francisco, California:



The entry for Elijah P. McKnew is the ninth entry from the bottom:


The extracted information for Elijah McKnew in this record is:

*  No. of Affidavit:  2
*  Name:  McKnew, Elijah P.
*  Age:  71
*  Occupation:  Oyster dealer
*  Party Affiliation: Republican

*  Residence:  4131 19th 
*  Floor:  [blank]
*  Room:  All

The source citation for this record is:

"California Voter Registers, 1900-1968," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 February 2018), San Francisco County > 1908, Roll 007, no page number (image 1022 of 1539), Affidavit No. 3, Elijah P. McKnew entry.

This is the eightth Voter Registration entry (1876, 1880, 1882, 1886, 1892, 1898, 1907 and 1908) for Elijah McKnew in San Francisco.  In the 1908 registration , he was age 71, worked as an oyster dealer, and resided at "4131 19th," and was a Republican.

In this record, his name is not exactly right - it should be Elijah Pickrell McKnew, but the middle name changed almost every registration.  


Elijah McKnew (1836-1912) married Jane Whittle (1847-1921) in 1865 in Tuolumne County, California, and they had 11 children between 1867 and 1892.  Elijah and Jane (Whittle) McKnew are my wife's great-grandparents.



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Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday Genea-Pourri - 19 February 2018

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

1)  I continued searching for the parents of George Washington Seaver without success.  The lead of the aunt, Lucinda M. (Pease) Fields, went nowhere.  I searched the Wisconsin and California probate records on Ancestry (because they are indexed) and found no mention of George, and this process eliminated some of the potential candidates identified earlier.  I wrote up a timeline for George's life from the available data.  Now I need to document Lida J. (Robie?) (Baker) (Crooker)(Seaver) Brown's life.


2)  I moderated the Chula Vista Genealogical Society's Research Group last Wednesday at the Chula Vista library.  I reduced my resolution on the laptop, and my HDMI to VGA dongle still didn't work well.  Gary's dongle worked fine, so he gave it to me, and said he had another.  Gary's a nice guy!  In the group meeting, I highlighted the RootsTech video streaming, how to access the syllabus articles, the FamilySearch Library visit, my Lanfear DNA connection on MyHeritage, and the George W. Seaver saga.  We went around the table and the attendees discussed their genealogy successes and challenges over the past month.

3)  Every week, I add one or two of my AncestryDNA Shared Ancestors line to my RootsMagic database in hopes of solving some of my long-standing research problems.  This week, it is a Richman cousin (4th or 5th cousin) which provided a potential link to my end-of-line 3rd great-grandfather John Richman (1788-1867); the common ancestors are probably my John's grandparents.  
 
4)  I managed to download the RootsTech 2018 syllabus articles for Thursday and Friday to my computer.  I need to do the Saturday articles also.  I save these individual articles in a single file folder, changing the file name to "FirstName LastName - Presentation Title.pdf" so that they are easily findable.  I will copy that to my laptop and my Dropbox file for access at RootsTech.  I've printed off some of the articles that I know I want to save to read at my leisure.

5)  I added a tree to the new RootsFinder online family tree program, imported from FamilySearch Family Tree.  I've been exploring the layout, navigation, and features of the program.

6)  Today's Mondays with Myrt webinar highlighted:  Larry Naukum's In-Depth Genealogist laminated sheet on New York Research, and access to New York resources; the new RootsFinder online family tree program which has unique features; Ancestry added the ability to add alternate information to the SSDI and other indexed-only collections; Cyndi Ingle's Facebook post about attendees photographing or recording in-person or webinar presentations; RootsTech 2018 video stream and keynote talks; the video will be available on YouTube, and the video and the edited chat log will be available on the DearMYRTLE Community Google+ page.

7)  I have 252 Shared Ancestors on my AncestryDNA list (I had 255 last week), 743 4th cousins or closer (up from 728 last week), 639 pages (over 31,900 matches with at least 5 cM) (was 626 pages last week) of  matches.  I have 10 matches that are third cousins or closer, and 85 matches with 34 cM (0.5%) or more (was 84 last week).  My highest match has 779 cM (11.5%), and is one of my first cousins.  I have 14 DNA Circles (no change for weeks). There were no new close matches (3rd cousin or closer).  Very few of the new matches have an Ancestry Member Tree.

8)  I have 2,797 DNA Matches on MyHeritage (up from 2,692 last week) with at least 8 cM (0.1%), with 29 matches with more than 34 cM (0.5%) or more (was 19 last week).  The highest match is 184 cM (2.5%).  Most of my close matches have very small trees with no common ancestors shown.

9)  I have 1,120 DNA Relatives on 23andMe (down from 1,125 last week) who share at least 0.10% with me.  Of these, only 1 shares 1.0% or more, and 61 share 0.50% or more (was 36 last week), with the highest match being 1.54%.  I struggle to find out anything about most of these testers.

10)  I have 2,398 autosomal DNA Matches on FamilyTreeDNA (up from 2,383) 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 1,294 who share at least 0.50% (34 cM) or more (was 1,283 last week) with me.  I have had better luck finding shared ancestors here with a few of these testers.

11) There were almost daily sessions working in RootsMagic to update FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for Seaver families and other ancestral families, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I have matched 22,660 of my persons with FSFT.  I now have 49,674 persons in my RootsMagic file.   I TreeShare almost every night.  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 57,478 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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Family Tree Maker 2017 News - Free Update is Here!

I received this information from Family Tree Maker over the weekend:

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It's been quite a year for us.  The introduction of FTM 2017 made it possible to continue syncing with Ancestry, and brought users color coding, FamilySearch integration, photo repair tools, and the ability to sync multiple FTM trees with a single tree on Ancestry. And now our first printed user guide is shipping and it's time for a free update for FTM 2017 users. So much to tell. Let's get started.

PRINTED USER GUIDE SHIPPING

FTM Companioun GuideOn-screen help is nice, but for many FTM users, there's nothing more civilized than a printed user guide you can hold in your hands and browse through over a cup of tea. That's why we started the presses running in Boston, London and Sydney for the FTM 2017 Companion Guide. It's full color and 50% larger than the previous edition (which means a larger text size). And it's not too late to get your copy at a 25% discount - for just $29.95 (25% off the regular price of $39.95). Click here to learn more.

THE FREE UPDATE IS HERE

The long-awaited free update has arrived. It's officially version 23.1, and after updating you will have a faster Family Tree Maker that is more forgiving of imperfect trees, and syncs even more reliably. You'll find it much less likely to cower when it encounters interruptions, corrupted images, and other rogue elements. In short, this is the zippiest, sturdiest Family Tree Maker edition we've ever made (and we've been making them for nearly a decade now.)

WHAT'S NEW IN THE UPDATE

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While this update is mostly about improving performance and stability, we've managed to squeeze in just a few enhancements. One we think you'll like is the new Sync Weather Report badges we've added to the main window so you won't have to start a sync to know what the sync conditions are like where you live. You'll see the green, orange and red badges right on the Ancestry sync icon all the time. For more about what's in the update, see ABOUT THE FREE UPDATE below.

READ THIS BEFORE YOU UPDATE

Two things to know: First, this is not a required update. While we recommend it for all users, if you are happy with the build you have and want to stay with it, you absolutely can. And second, you will be running an updater not an installer. That means when you download and double click it, the updater will look for the first edition released back in July 2017 (build 343, version 23.0) and convert it to version 23.1. So you will not have a new separate build on your computer. The build you already have will be updated from 23.0 to 23.1. Ready? Click here to go to the Update Center.

Hope you all enjoy the free update. And stay tuned. The best is yet to come.
Jack Minsky's Signature
Jack Minsky
President
Software MacKiev
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ABOUT THE FREE UPDATE

NEW FEATURES
Click here for a list of new features and fixes in the free update.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Click here for support articles and answers to questions you might have in mind.

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Disclosure:  I have paid for a Family Tree Maker 2017 software program, but have accepted material considerations in the past from Software MacKiev.

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Amanuensis Monday - Will of Nathaniel Wade (1648-1707) of Medford, Mass.

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is the 1707 Will of Nathaniel Wade (1648-1707) of Medford Middlesex County, Massachusetts:

a)  Probate Packet 23,417, image 2:




The transcription of the will is:


Medford June: 12: 1707 In the name of god, Amen.
I Nathanael Wade of Medford in the county of Middlesex in
New England being sensible of my approaching death & being yet in my perfect
understanding, & enjoying my senses, do ordain this as my last wil & testament
committing my soul to god, & my body to y^e earth by a decent burial.

1 I do constitute my loving wife Mercy Wade my sole Executrix of this
my last wil & testament, & do give to her during her natural life my whole
estate (& do immediately upon my death put it into her hands) real & personal.

2 I do ordre that al my just debts be paid, & do impower her my Executrix
to sel what lands are needful for that end.

3 My wil is that my daughter Anne Wade shal have at my decease as much
in land, or otherwise, as the eighteen Acres of land given already to her sister
Dorothy Willis is valued at.

4 I do order, & my wil is, that after y^t death & buryal of my loving wife Mercy
Wade the Executrix, the remaining part of my Estate be thus divided amongst
my sic children. That my son Nathanael Wade shall have the value of five
pounds only, he having had his portion already, & given acquittance for it.
That y^e rest of my Estate remaining be thus divided, one third part to my three
daugtters Mercy Bradstreet, Anne Wade & Dorothy Willis, equally every one their
equal share, & that the other two thirds be divided betwixt my two sons Jonathan
Wade & Samuel Wade after this manner viz that my son Samuel shal have
three parts, to my son Jonathan two parts. And it is to be understood that what
these my sons, or daughters have, already received of their portions, as Also what
my daughter Anne Wade is to receive at my decease, shal be computed as
so much of their share, & every ones part to be made up proportionably according
to the above stated rule of division. And that my son Jonathan Wade &
Samuel Wade, shal freely (at this time & from my decease, til the time of
division shal come) enjoy & possesse the brickyard & ???? ground adjacent,
proportionably to the shares given them in the abovesaid dividend, without any
allowance for y^e use of it. And this I signe & seal & declare to be
my last wil & testament, respecting the whole estate & goods that god
hath gratiously given me.
                                                                         Nat^h Wade {seal}
Witnesses: Benj. Woodbridge
                  Thomas Taft
                  Sam^ll Woodbridge 

The source citation for this will is:

Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case files, Nathaniel Wade Case File 23,417, 1707, Medford, 15 images; "Middlesex County, Mass. Probate File Papers, 1648-1871," digital images, American Ancestors (http://www.americanancestors.org: accessed 3 August 2017); original papers on file at Suffolk County Probate Court, Boston, Mass.

Nathaniel Wade (1648-1707) died 28 November 1707.  He married Mercy Bradstreet (1647-1715) in 1672 in Andover, Massachusetts.  They had six children living at the time Nathaniel Wade wrote his will on 12 June 1707.  All six children are named as heirs in the will.

There are no records of a probate by the executor, Mercy (Bradstreet) Wade, who died in 1715.  Son Samuel Wade was appointed administrator in 1714, the will was proved on 3 November 1714, but the estate was not settled until 1724.  By that time, son Jonathan Wade was deceased.  The probate case file has a number of receipts for debts owed by Nathaniel Wade, several accounts filed by Samuel Wade, but no inventory.  The accounts are very difficult to read.

Nathaniel Wade (1648-1707) is my 8th great-grandfather.  I descend through his son Jonathan Wade (1683-1720), who married Mary Dolberry in about 1701.

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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."

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

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

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

The collections added or updated since last week include:

U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/15/2018

UK, Registers of Employees of the East India Company and the India Office, 1746-1939; indexed records with digital images, ADDED 2/15/2018

Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/15/2018

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1947; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/15/2018

New Zealand, Police Gazettes, 1878-1945; indexed records with digital images, ADDED 2/15/2018

South Carolina, Naturalization Records, 1868-1991; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/15/2018

Berlin, Germany, Deaths, 1874-1920; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/15/2018

Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/15/2018

Berlin, Germany, Births, 1874-1899; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/15/2018

Web: Isabella County, Michigan, Obituary Index, 1875-2005; indexed records without digital images, Updated 2/15/2018

London, England, City Directories, 1736-1943; indexed records with digital images, ADDED 2/14/2018

Ireland, Sustainability Loan Fund, 1812-1868; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/14/2018

Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/14/2018

Canada, Selected School Yearbooks, 1901-2010; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/14/2018

England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/14/2018

Idaho, Divorce Records, 1947-1966; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/14/2018

Web: North Brabant, Netherlands, Markiezenhof Baptism Index, 1597-1810; indexed records without digital images, Updated 2/13/2018

U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2018; indexed records without digital images, Updated 2/13/2018

U.S., Homestead Records, 1863-1908; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/12/2018

Nevada, Death Certificates, 1911-1965; indexed records with digital images, Updated 2/12/2018

U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2018; indexed records without digital images, Updated 2/12/2018

UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920; indexed records without digital images, Updated 2/12/2018

Web: Jersey, Hospital and Poor House Admissions, 1879-1916; indexed records without digital images, ADDED 2/12/2018

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

By my count, there were 4 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,852 collections available as of 17 February, an increase of  4 from last week.  

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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 February 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:


A Matter of Relation by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.

*  Ten Genealogy Mistakes to Avoid When Working on Your Family Tree  by Melody Lassalle on the Genealogy Research Journal blog.

*  33 Different Things You Can Find About Your Ancestors By Searching Old Newspapers by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.

How to Find Ancestors in Upper Canada (Ontario) Land Records by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog. 

Is French Probate Genealogy on the Skids*? by Anne Morddel on The French Genealogy Blog.

*  How They Do It: Donna Cox Baker, The Golden Egg Genealogist by Janine Adams on the Organize Your Family History blog.

*  A Newbies Experience at SLIG – the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy by Diana Elder on the Family Locket blog.

*   What's Her Name? by Christopher C. Child on the Vita Brevis blog.

*  Oh Say Can You “C”? Navigating the Seven Cs of Genealogy by Thomas MacEntee on the Abundant Genealogy blog.

Finally Understanding an Administrator by Michael John Neill on the Rootdig blog.

*  My Top 4 Things I Can't Live Without at #RootsTech by Jenny Hawran on the Like Herding Cats blog.

*   Dear Dave: Meet Your Family -- 52 Ancestors #185 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 Feb 2018 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

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

*  Friday Finds:  Week 7 - 2018 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

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

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This Week's Creme de la Creme -- February 17, 2018 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte 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 900 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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