Sunday, February 26, 2017

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)

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)

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)

 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.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Who is Your "Bad Behavior" Relative?

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!



Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music):

1)  Who is one of your relatives (ancestor or not) who behaved poorly during his or her life?   It can be any time period.


2)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a comment on Facebook or Google+.

Here's one of mine:

Charles Auble (1849-1916) was my great-grandfather, husband of Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952) and father to my maternal grandmother, Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977).  


Great-grandpa Charlie apparently lied to Georgianna throughout their courting in Chicago and marriage in Milwaukee,. Wisconsin.  He said he was born in October 1864 (age 35) in the 1900 U.S. Census, was age 54 in the 1910 U.S. Census, and his date of birth is listed as 31 October 1854 on his death certificate.

By family accounts, Charlie was fond of strong drink.  So much so that he fell down the stairs in the house at 767 F Street in San Diego and ruptured his gall bladder, then lingered bed-ridden for  three months before he died, leaving a wife and 15 year old daughter to remember him not so fondly.  Charlie is buried in an unmarked plot in Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego.  

Charlie was a painter and interior decorator - I think it was probably painting houses and fences and things, rather than art, because he was a member of the Painter's Union in Chicago and San Diego.  I can't find any newspaper items about Charlie in the San Diego newspapers on GenealogyBank about him, other than an obituary and several listings as an election official in April 1916 (but he died 23 March 1916).  


I have a very recognizable memento from great-grandpa Charlie - my hairline!

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Surname Saturday -- SOULE (England to colonial New England)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  

I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #1527, who is Susanna SOULE  (1642-1684) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through two generations of this SOULE family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver (1943-????)

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)


10.  Thomas Richmond (1848-1917)
11.  Julia E. White (1848-1913)

22.  Henry Arnold White (1824-1885)
23.  Amy Frances Oatley (1826-1864)

46.  Jonathan Oatley (1790-1872)
47.  Amy Champlin (1798-1865)

94.  Joseph Champlin (1758-1850)
95.  Nancy Kenyon (1765-????)

190.  John Kenyon (1742-1831)
191.  Ann --?-- (1742-1824)

380.  Sylvester Kenyon (1710-1800)
381.  Anna Barber (1717-????)

762.  Moses Barber (1652-1733)
763.  Susanna West (1666-1756)


1526.  Francis West, born about 1640 in probably Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States; died 02 January 1692 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.  He married before 1660 in probably Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.
1527.  Susanna Soule, born about 1642 in probably Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States; died after 1684 in Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

Children of Francis West and Susanna Soule are:
*  Francis West (1660-1724), married 1699 Sarah Meakins (1672-????).
*  Richard West (1661-1727), married 1693 Mary Samson (1670-1706).
*  Susanna West (1666-1756), married 1692 Moses Barber (1652-1733).
*  Peter West (1668-????).
*  John West (1672-????).
*  Martha West (1675-1764), married (1) 1703 James Card (1650-1706); (2) 1710 Jeremiah Fones (1664-1747).
*  William West (1681-1773), married (1) 1709 Abiah Sprague (1689-????); (2) 1710 Jane Tanner (1695-????).
*  Thomas West (1684-????), married 1716 Dorcas Rathbone (1684-1751).
*  Clement West (1684-????), married 1725 Sarah LNU (1700-????).

3054.  George Soule, born about 1593 in England; died before 22 January 1680 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.  He married before 1626 in probably Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.
3055.  Mary Bucket, born about 1603 in England; died December 1676 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of George Soule and Mary Bucket are:
*  Zachariah Soule (1627-1663), married 1663 Margaret LNU (1637-1684).
*  John Soule (1632-1707), married (1) 1654 Rebecca Simmons (1638-1675); (2) 1678 Esther Nash (1640-1735).
*  Nathaniel Soule (1637-1699), married 1681 Rose Thorn (1645-1708).
*  George Soule (1639-1704), married 1671 Deborah LNU (1648-1710).
*  Susanna Soule (1642-1684), married 1660 Francis West (1640-1692).
*  Mary Soule (1644-1720), married 1666 John Peterson (1636-1720).
*  Elizabeth Soule (1645-1700), married 1668 Francis Walker (1637-1702).
*  Patience Soule (1648-1706), married 1666 John Haskell (1648-1706).
*  Benjamin Soule (1651-1676).

Information about the Soule family was obtained from:

*  Anne Borden Harding (editor), Mayflower families Through Five Generations : Volume 3: George Soule (Plymouth, MA : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1980).

*  Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volume III, pages 1704-1708 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)

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