Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Genealogy News Bytes - 23 May 2017


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

*  Momondo has published another YouTube video about DNA and ethnicity - fascinating!



*  Scott Fisher has posted Episode 192 of the Extreme Genes podcast - listen to Episode 192 – Perfectly Preserved 19th Century Child Found in Back Yard, Identified and Reburied With Dignity.

*  This week's Legacy Family Tree webinar is WikiTree: Free for all Without a Free-for-All with Eowyn Langhoff.  You need to register to see it live.

*  The Southern California Genealogical Society Genealogy Jamboree 2017 has announced 14 FREE livestreamed sessions on June 9 to 11. See https://genealogyjamboree.blogspot.com/2017/05/jamboree-2017-registration-open-for.html.  Viewers need to register to watch them any time before July 10.

*  GenealogyBank Added New Content for 302 Titles from 31 States and the District of Columbia!  See  https://blog.genealogybank.com/may-update-genealogybank-just-added-new-content-for-302-titles-from-31-states-and-the-district-of-columbia.html.

*  Ancestry.com's YouTube channel has a new Crista Cowan video on Is an Online Family Tree a Source or a Clue?

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How Many Persons With My Key Surnames are in Online Family Trees?

I wondered the other day "how many persons with my key surnames are in online family trees?"  In other words, how many Seaver, Carringer, Richmond, and Auble (my four grandparents' surnames) persons are in trees?

I did this by differentiating between shared family trees (where historical persons should have just one profile) and isolated family trees (where many different trees may have the same person).

Here are my results (by exact surname, and then by tree site):

1)  SEAVER surname (only this spelling):

Shared Trees:

**  FamilySearch Family Tree:  > 2,500 (they only show this many)
**  Geni.com ($$):  1,592
**  WikiTree:  592

Isolated Trees:

**  Ancestry Member Trees ($$):  87,523
**  MyHeritage ($$):  43,468
**  RootsWeb WorldConnect:  16,374
** My RootsMagic Tree:  5,283

2)  CARRINGER surname (only this spelling):

Shared Trees:

**  FamilySearch Family Tree:  527
**  Geni.com ($$):  279
**  WikiTree:  126

Isolated Trees:

**  Ancestry Member Trees ($$):  13,536
**  MyHeritage ($$):  5,168
**  RootsWeb WorldConnect:  3,683
** My RootsMagic Tree:  212

3)  RICHMOND surname (only this spelling):

Shared Trees:

**  FamilySearch Family Tree:  > 2,500 (they only show this many)
**  Geni.com ($$):  > 5,000 (they only show this many)
**  WikiTree:  1,899

Isolated Trees:

**  Ancestry Member Trees ($$):  1,324,622
**  MyHeritage ($$):  437,134
**  RootsWeb WorldConnect:  147,559
** My RootsMagic Tree:  115

4)  AUBLE surname (only this spelling):

Shared Trees:

**  FamilySearch Family Tree:  1,152
**  Geni.com ($$):  437
**  WikiTree:  25

Isolated Trees:

**  Ancestry Member Trees ($$):  16,030
**  MyHeritage ($$):  6,392
**  RootsWeb WorldConnect: 2,428
** My RootsMagic Tree:  270

The major conclusions I draw from the above are that:

*  FamilySearch Family Tree is probably the best Shared Tree site to search for persons with my surnames
*  Ancestry Member Trees ($$) is probably the best Isolated Tree site to search for persons with my surnames
*  RootsWeb WorldConnect is the largest FREE Isolated tree site available

What do your results look like?


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23andMe Modified Their mtDNA Report

One of the real benefits of tasking a 23andMe DNA test is that they provide not only autosomal ethnicity and match results with a chromosome browser, but also they tell you your mitochondrial DNA (myDNA) haplogroup and, if you are a male, your Y-chromosome haplogroup.  No other DNA test company provides all of that information for one price by taking one test.

23andMe recently modified their mitochondrial DNA report and I thought my readers might be interested in seeing it.

From the 23andMe home page, the user can select Ancestry Reports:


The Ancestry Report page tells me my maternal (mtDNA) haplogroup (K1b2b), my paternal haplogroup (R-P311), my largest ethnicity percentage (47.9% British and Irish) that I have 1,229 DNA Relatives, and that I have more Neanderthal ancestry than 98% of their customers.

I clicked on the "Maternal Haplogroup" link and saw (three screens)




This tells me that my maternal haplogroup K1b2b is relatively rare (less than 0.1% of all persons have it), originated in Africa and moved to the Caucasus about 27,000 years ago, and some of the people in the K1 haplogroup migrated into Western Europe about 15,000 years ago, and mutations have occurred to create K1b2b about 6,500 years ago.

Most genealogists know that the mitochondrial DNA is passed from mother to child, so I share it with my brothers, my mother, her mother, her mother, on back for over 200 generations.

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Disclosure:  I paid for my 23andMe DNA test several years ago, and have received no compensation or gifts from the company.


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Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1794 Birth of Ole Olsen in Voss, Norway

 This week's Tuesday treasure is the 1794 birth record for Ole Olsen in Voss, Norway:

The birth record is on the left-hand page, the fourth one from the top of the page:

The information gleaned from this record includes (since I cannot make out every word due to the handwriting and my lack of Norwegian):

*  Date:  2 January 1794 [I'm not sure how I got this, perhaps from the Vossaboki book?]
*  Father:  Ole Nielsen
*  Mother:  Brita Tormodsdtr of Midtun

*  Child's name:  Ole 
*  Sex:  Male (1 in the male column)
*  Sponsors or witnesses:  Isack Tormodsen Gielle, Lars Siursen Bauthus, Anders Iversen Dagestad, Helga Monsdtr Midtun, and Anna Tormodsdtr Gielle.

The source citation for this record is:

Voss (Vangen) Parish Church (Voss, Norway), digital images, Arkivverket DigitalArkivet, Scanned Church Records (http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read), Voss: 1780-1810, Ministerialbok A9, Births and Baptisms, Page 125, Ole Olsen of Midtun (accessed 12 December 2013).

 I captured this record and wrote about the process in Finding Norwegian Church Parish Records in DigitalArkivet Website (dated 12 December 2013).  I also crafted some source citations then too - the process and result is in A Source Citation for Anna's Death Record in Voss, Norway (posted 13 December 2013).

Ole Olsen was the son of Ole Nielsen (17637-1818) and Brita Tormodsdtr (1751-1848), and was born 2 January 1794 on Midtun farm in Voss parish.  He is my wife's third great-grandfather, who married Ingeborg Botolfsdtr  in 1818 in Voss, through their daughter Brithe Olsdtr.



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Monday, May 22, 2017

Registration Now Open For Live Streaming of FREE Jamboree 2017 Sessions

I received this information from the Southern California Genealogical Society Genealogy Jamboree conference today:

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Registration Now Open For 
Live Streaming of FREE Jamboree 2017 Sessions

Registration is NOW OPEN for 
live streaming of 14 Jamboree sessions!



We are very grateful to our Diamond Sponsor, Ancestry, for underwriting Genealogy Jamboree Live Stream. With their generous support, SCGS is once again able to bring you 14 hours of high-quality family history education free of charge. 

The live streamed sessions from Jamboree are listed below. Session descriptions, speaker bios, suggested experience levels and schedule details are available on the Jamboree website.

The Jamboree streaming video is FREE, but you will need to register to view the broadcasts. We encourage you to register in advance so there is no delay when you want to view the sessions.



The live-streamed sessions from Jamboree are listed below. Session descriptions, speaker bios, suggested experience levels and schedule details are available on the Jamboree website.

Friday, June 9

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.             
FR009 Facebook: A Tool for Genealogy Research
Presented by Thomas MacEntee

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.             
FR018 Genealogical Proof for the Novice Genealogist
Presented by Annette Burke Lyttle

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.             
FR027 Treasures in Township Records 
Presented by Peggy Clements Lauritzen, AG®

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.             
FR035 From Famine to Plenty - Finding My Immigrant Ancestors' Stories
Presented by Tessa Keough

Saturday, June 10

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.         
SA009 Descendancy Research: Another Pathway to Genealogy
Presented by Michael L. Strauss, AG®

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.         
SA018 Wives, Girlfriends, Widows, Exes and Mistresses: Documenting Women 
Presented by Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
SA027 Sources of Genealogical Research for Armenians in the Caucasus
Presented by Camille Andrus

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.              
SA036 Your Ancestor's FAN Club: Using Cluster Research
Presented by Drew Smith, MLS

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.              
SA045 Technology Resources for Deciphering Foreign Language Records
Presented by Randy Whited

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.              
SA052 DNA vs. Irish Annals
Presented by Brad Larkin, MBS, MCSE

Sunday, June 11

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.          
SU009 Researching Your Irish Ancestors Online
Presented by Donna M. Moughty

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.          
SU018 Underused Databases for Scottish Genealogy
Presented by Christine Woodcock

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.            
SU027 What's New in Eastern European Genealogy?
Presented by Lisa Alzo, MFA

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.              
SU036 Using the Bureau of Land Management Tract Books
Michael John Neill

Not able to watch live? No Problem!

If you can't watch a session in real-time as it is being live streamed, you will be able to watch it at your convenience before midnight, July 10, 2017, on the Jamboree Registration & Viewing Portal (not to be confused with the SCGS website and the Extension Series Webinar archives available for SCGS members).

Registration for the Genetic Genealogy pay-per-view and free Jamboree sessions will remain open through July 10, 2017. 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • You do not have to be a member of SCGS, nor do you need your SCGS membership number, to view any of the streaming videos.
  • Streaming videos will not be shown on the SCGS website and are not the same as Jamboree Extension Series Webinars.
  • Genetic Genealogy/DNA Day pay-per-view live streaming is separate from Jamboree Free live streaming and is accessed via a separate web page.
  • Each registration will generate a confirmation email that will contain your username (email) and automatically generated password.
  • Passwords: If you sign up for both live streamed opportunities (pay-per-view and free), you will generate 2 separate passwords. Please keep track.
  • If you forget your password or have any technical difficulties, click "Contact Support" on the live streaming web page.
  • The Jamboree App is not involved in live streaming.

Jamboree live streaming is FREE and available to the public, but viewers need to register. We highly encourage you to register in advance.

Jamboree Live Streaming: 
http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/jamboree/

DNA Pay-per-view Streaming:
http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/scgs/

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Disclosure:  I have paid for my registration at the 2017 Jamboree, and am a current SCGS member.  I have received free registration in past years for speaking at Jamboree.

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Amanuensis Monday -- Probate Records of Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) of Chelmsford, Mass. -- Part 2

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is from the Middlesex County, Massachusetts probate documents for Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.  

Middlesex County [Mass.] Probate Packet #7,920:


c)  Widow's petition (paper 4 of the packet):




The transcription of this paper is:


To the Hon^ll Franes Foxcroft Esquire Judge of Probate
for the County of Midle^x

These are to niforme niforme your hon^r that it
is about two months since my hysband Samuel
fletcher deceased and Generaly ever since my
Condition has been very uneasy and troblesome by
Reason that U have had the whole Care of the stock
my self, and Living in a hous allone which is no
wayes Conveniat for a person of my years & Circumstances.
I therefore Desire that your hon^r would apoint Admi-
nistration upon the Estate of the Deceased and that the
Thirds may be sett out for me or else I am afraid
the Estate will be Exposed to Loss and Likewise Desire
that I may have some frinde allowed to Administer
in my behalf. And in so Doing your honr will
obleige your frinde & Servant
Chelmsford Decemr 18, 1723                her
Joseph Parker                           Elizabeth P fletcher

Josiah Richardson                                 mark

d)  Notice to heirs (paper 6 of the packet):



The transcription of this paper is:


Middlesex To all the Heirs at Law of Samuel Fletcher
late of Chelmsford in the county of Middlesex
deced and all concerned in said deced's will

I Notifie you that Munday which will ^be the twentieth day
of June Currant is appointed for the Probate of the last Will and
Testament of the abovesaid deced you are therefore hereby
Cited to give your attendance at my house in Cambridge
the day abovesaid at two of the clock in the afternoon
ODF said day to render your objections (if any you have)
against the Proof of sd Will.
Sealed at Cambridge the Seventh day of June 1726
                                                     Fra. Foxcroft Jun Reg^r
                                                      by order of the Judge

To William Fletcher of Chelmsford to Serve his
Citation on the Parties his so doing to be endor-
sed by some Freeholders an Inhabitant of the
places where the Parties respectively dwell
and this Citation to be returned into the Office
at or before said day.
                                                   Fra. Foxcroft Jun. Reg^r.
                                                           Order aforsd

And for as much as but one of them vizt Jon^a Barret heard him ^upon oath^ declare unto

him to be of Sound & disposing mind I refused the probate thereof

e)  Decision to invalidate will (paper 7 of the packet):



The transcription of this paper is:


Camb. June 7, 1726
The within written was read to Jon^a Wheeler (who married Mary a
daughter of the within named decd) and to Jon^a Barret and Joshua
Fletcher (two of the witnesses to the within mentioned Will
By me Fra Foxcroft Jun Reg^r
as also to Eben^r Wright Sira Butterfield Sarah Fletcher
Peletiah Adams Joseph Chamberlain Jona Wheeler
Isaac Fletcher
In presence of            his
                        Sam^ll r Fletcher
                                  mark

June 21 1726 William Fletcher ???? Samuell
Fletcher Ebenr Wright Jon^a Wheeler P. Adams
J. Chamberlain J. Fletcher and the three witnesses thereto

The witnesses appeared and
Having given to them the General Oath

Jon^a Barret made Oath ^declard that he did not see the Testat set to his hand in the presence and that he declared it
to be his last Will and he declard it to be his last will in his presence and he coudn't think but that
he was then of sound and disposing Mind and fit to do such a thing. But forasmuch as the
other two declard upon their Oath & shall they thought him not of sound & disposing
Mind – I refused the Probate of sd will.

Joshua Fletcher ^that he heard him^ declare his hand & seal - last Will – set to his hand
in presence of the Testator – but thot him uncapable of making his will.

Joseph Fletcher – declare to be his last will – set to his made his mark in the
Terstators presence – but tho't him mnot of sound & disposing mind.


They all thought notwithstanding he managed his affairs with Discretion.

The source citation for this probate packet is:

"Middlesex County, MA: Probate Papers, 1648-1871," digital image, American Ancestors (http://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed 3 May 2017), Probate Packet #7,920, Samuel Fletcher of Chelmsford, 1723.

The will of Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) was written on 18 March 1713, and he died before December 1723 when his widow complained that she was alone and unable to manage the estate (see paper 5 above).  Why did she sign with a mark "p"?  I think it's because her maiden surname was Proctor.

In the will, Samuel Fletcher named his current (third) wife, Elizabeth, and three sons Samuel, Isaac and William Fletcher; and six daughters Mary Wheeler, Sarah Fletcher, Susana Fletcher, Hannah Wright, Elisabeth Butterfield, and Lydia Adams.  

The will was not probated because two of the three witnesses would not make an oath that Samuel Fletcher was of a sound disposing mind when they saw him sign the will.  This was on 20 June 1726, 13 years after Samuel Fletcher wrote the will and two years after he died (papers 6 and 7 above).  Jonathan Barret did think Samuel Fletcher was of sound and disposing mind, but the other two witnesses, Joseph Fletcher and Joshua Fletcher, did not think that was the case.  Joseph and Joshua Fletcher were probably uncles, cousins or nephews of Samuel Fletcher.  The Judge decided that the will was not valid because two of the three thought he was not of sound and disposing mind (the text on these papers is written by the Judge or a clerk, rather than the witnesses).   

There are three more papers in the probate packet, and I will transcribe them in Part 3 of this series.

Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) and his first wife, Hannah Wheeler (1649-1697), are my 7th great-grandparents, through their son Samuel Fletcher (1684-1749) who married Hannah --?-- in about 1712, and had nine children.

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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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Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 14 to 20 May 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 20 May 2017, there were 2,222 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 1  from last week):


The added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Added   ---


*  Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Ahnenpäße (Ancestor Passports)(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2455254); Index only, no images, ADDED 18 May 2017

--- Collections Updated ---


*  Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804888); 1,317,764 indexed records with 1,302,310 record images (was 1,317,764 records with 1,302,310 images), Updated 19 May 2017


*  Peru, Moquegua, Civil Registration, 1850-1996   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2515814
); 1,554 indexed records with 23,535 record images (was 1,554 records with 23,535 images), Updated 18 May 2017


*  Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2291514); 92,337 indexed records with 94,722 record images (was 90,478 records with 94,722 images), Updated 16 May 2017


*  Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999173); 68,565 indexed records with 254,406 record images (was 67,418 records with 254,406 images), Updated 17 May 2017


*  Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1390750); 99,172 indexed records with 124,525 record images (was 66,461 records with 124,525 images), Updated 17 May 2017


*  Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674849); Index only (1,493,817 records), no images (was 1,493,817 records with 0 images), Updated 19 May 2017


*  Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1880     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2142779); 10,443 indexed records with 48,947 record images (was 0 records with 48,947 images), Updated 18 May 2017


*  New Hampshire, Civil War Service and Pension Records, 1861-1866 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2127318); 250,441 indexed records with 69,064 record images (was 225,395 records with 69,064 images), Updated 16 May 2017


*  New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2250090); 28,555 indexed records with 13,902 record images (was 28,555 records with 13,902 images), Updated 17 May 2017


*  France, Dordogne, Censuses, 1856     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2718581); 530,703 indexed records with 10,969 record images (was 530,703 records with 10,969 images), Updated 16 May 2017


*  Russia, Simbirsk Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782-1858    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2120713); Browse 114,324 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 114,324 images), Updated 17 May 2017


*  Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1430936); 1,967,704 indexed records with 3,505,112 record images (was 1,967,704 records with 3,505,112 images), Updated 18 May 2017


*  Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2060211); Browse 5,337,178 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 5,337,178 images), Updated 16 May 2017
In order to select a specific record collection, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner.

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!

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, May 21, 2017

Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 14 to 20 May 2017

The following databases were Added or Updated on Ancestry.com during the period from 14 to 20 May 2017

The databases added or updated include:


*  South Dakota, Birth Index, 1856-1917; indexed database without record images, Updated 5/19/2017

*  U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2017; indexed database without record images, Updated 5/18/2017

*  Odessa, Ukraine, Holocaust Records from Romanian Occupation, 1941-1944 (USHMM); indexed database without record images, Updated 5/18/2017

*  U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2017; indexed database without record images, Updated 5/18/2017

*  Wiltshire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1916; indexed database with record images, ADDED 5/17/2017

*  Wiltshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916; indexed database with record images, ADDED 5/17/2017

*  Saarland, Germany, Marriages, 1876-1923; indexed database with record images, Updated 5/17/2017

*  U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1743-1971; indexed database with record images, Updated 5/17/2017

*  Wiltshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1916; indexed database with record images, ADDED 5/17/2017

*  Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812; indexed database with record images, ADDED 5/17/2017

*  Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-1995; indexed database without record images, Updated 5/17/2017

*  UK, Naturalisation Certificates and Declarations, 1870-1916; indexed database with record images, Updated 5/17/2017

*  Saarland, Germany, Deaths, 1876-1933; indexed database with record images, ADDED 5/17/2017

*  Sweden, Indexed Marriage Records, 1860-1943; indexed database with record images, ADDED 5/16/2017

*  Saarland, Germany, Births, 1876-1903; indexed database with record images, Updated 5/16/2017

*  Ireland, Courts Martial Files, 1916-1922; indexed database with record images, Updated 5/15/2017

*  Web: Jersey, Alien Registration Cards, 1920-1953; indexed database with record images, ADDED 5/15/2017

*  Ireland, Royal Irish Constabulary Pensions, 1873-1925; indexed database with record images, Updated 5/15/2017

*  Appletons' Cyclopedia of American Biography, 1600-1889; indexed database with record images, ADDED 5/15/2017

*  U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; indexed database with record images, Updated 5/15/2017

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

By my count, there were  7 NEW databases ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,872 databases available as of 20 May, an increase of  8 from last week.  


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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 - 14 to 20 May 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:


*  Beginner's Guide to Tracing British Ancestry by Kate on the Legacy Tree Genealogists blog

*  Timelines: An Essential Tool for both Genealogists & Historians by Kassie Nelson on The Rogue Genealogist blog.

*  How to Fit Writing a Family History Into Your Life by Lynn Palermo on The Family History Writing Studio blog.

*  Newtown Sawmill: An Unexpected Genealogical Discovery by Jean Taeuffer on the California Genealogical Society and Library blog.

*  Concepts -- Why Genetic Genealogy and Triangulation? by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained -- Genetic Genealogy blog.

*  Reprise;- What's in a Name? by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.

*  Ancestry Shaking Leaf vs. Genealogy Brick Wall by Nancy Loe on the Sassy Jane Genealogy blog.

*  Lost Polly Now Found: Brick Wall Tumbling Down; Grandchildren of William Love and Mary (Polly) Williams, Washington Co., VA, Part 1 and Part 2 by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  A Fond Farewell by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Oh no!

*  Organize Your Digital Files: Tips From Genealogy Guy Drew Smith by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.

*  Robin Hood in new Findmypast Nottinghamshire Index Records by John D. Reid on the Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections blog.  

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking 19th May, 2017 by Crissouli on the That Moment In Time blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 19 May 2017 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

*  High Fives - May 19, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Jana's Genealogy Fab Finds for May 19, 2017 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

Friday Finds 19 May 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- May 20, 2017 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 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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