Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Finds and Follows: 10 April 2015

We've got two weeks of Finds and Follows to catch up on! Surgery went well and I'm recovering during my Spring Break, anticipating being able to return to work on time.

Articles and posts that caught my eye:

The Day the Earth Moved, March 27, 1964 by Terri Hatch Politi at Unearthing My Family Roots - having been born and grown up in Alaska, I heard lots of stories about the great earthquake and tsunami that occurred three years before my birth. Terri gives her personal perspective on this event.

A Marriage Record Is a Marriage Record Is a Marriage Record—Not! by Elizabeth Shown Mills at QuickTips: The Blog @ Evidence Explained - Elizabeth describes a plethora of marriage record types.

Redux: per capita, per stirpes by Judy G. Russell at The Legal Genealogist - if you're poking around at an 18th or 19th century will, and trying to figure out who is getting what, you'll appreciate this explanation and accompanying table.

Why Researching Your Ancestor’s FAN Club is Important by Elyse Doerflinger at Elyse's Genealogy Blog - you definitely need this strategy to break down your brick walls!

Unofficial Record Keepers & Reasonably Exhaustive Research by Elizabeth Shown Mills at QuickTips: The Blog @ Evidence Explained - here's another way to break down brick walls. Elizabeth explains who the unofficial record keepers were and why they were (and are!) important.

Things I Learned By Participating in the Genealogy Do-Over and The Genealogy Do-Over: The Best Thing I Did for my Genealogy by Dawn Kogutkiewicz at Dawning Genealogy - Dawn shares her wisdom and experience from Cycle One of the Genealogy Do-Over. (P.S. Cycle Two has begun if you'd like to join.)

New Jersey to Allow Access to Birth Records for People Adopted in the State by Dick Eastman at Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter - good news for New Jersey adoptees

Was Great-Grandpa Don Draper? by Donna Pointkouski at What's Past is Prologue - I admit, as a recent addict spending my surgery recovery/Spring Break on a Mad Men marathon, the title of this post was definitely eye-catching! Donna studies the correlation between her ancestor Joseph Zawodny and Don Draper. Beyond their hidden pasts, even their photographs look similar!

Still waiting for the Holy Grail by Judy G. Russell at The Legal Genealogist - Judy separates hype from hypothesis in her examination of AncestryDNA's New Ancestor Discoveries.

Do you love courthouses? As a genealogist, you should! Our ancestors' lives are recorded in them, and they visited those buildings for a variety of reasons. Want to see some great old picture postcards of your ancestors' county courthouses? Check out

The Civil War–How Our Country Dealt with the Aftermath by Diane Gould Hall at Michigan Family Trails - Did you ever wonder what we did with 620,000 dead bodies?

Roll in hay in 1830s adds a big gap to the family tree by Vera Miller at Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family - sometimes a family line will always remain incomplete

The Tax Payers Lists of 1791 by Anne Morddel at The French Genealogy Blog - you don't have to have French heritage to appreciate that tax lists in any country provide a wonderful census substitute. A very timely post for those of us in the United States attempting to make the April 15th deadline.

The Future of Genealogy – 6 Predictions by Louis Kessler at Behold Genealogy - Louis polishes his crystal ball. What do you think of his predictions?

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Michigan Girl said...

Thank you for the mention Miriam. I really appreciate it.

Miriam J. Robbins said...

You are most welcome, Diane!