Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Finds and Follows: 14 November 2014

Articles and posts that caught my eye:

South Hill attic held doctor's century-old papers by Doug Clark at The Spokesman Review

50 Gifts for Genealogists - 2014 by Diane Boumenot at One Rhode Island Family - on my wish list? Numbers 2, 8 (the NGS membership), 11, 12, 16, 27 (both books), 29 (all except the Courthouse book, which I already own), and 33 (a Y-DNA test for my dad or brother; I've done FTDNA's mtDNA and atDNA tests already).

Are You in the “Space of I Don’t Know”? My Success in Confirming Family Stories by Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers

A Life in War and Peace by Bob Garrett at the Archives of Michigan Blog - the post recounts the life of John Widdicomb of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who founded the Widdicomb Brothers and Richards Furniture Company, where my great-grandfather, William James Valk, worked for most of his life.

Honoring Those Who Have Served by Juliana Szucs at the Ancestry Blog - this lists links to a series of articles on the Ancestry Blog on various conflicts in American history. Each post lists the collections that Ancestry has for each of these time periods. It's good to revisit the descriptions of these collections, even though I'm a long-time Ancestry subscriber, because it's easy to forget some of the smaller databases that are great military records resources.

Fold3 Offers Free Access to the World War II Collection Until November 30 by Dick Eastman at Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

Welcome to the Advancing Genealogist! by Debbie Mieszala at the Advancing Genealogist - this new blog corresponds to a new website where, Debbie explains, she hopes to build a resource library: "A place where things are stored in a more permanent way than a mention in a fleeting blog post that you need to hunt around for later. My resource library will focus on topics in line with my specialties, but it will expand beyond those topics over time."

How to Find a Revolutionary War Patriot by Dick Eastman at Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

Index to the Oakland County Michigan Probate Calendar V. I – 1822-1856 by Leland Meitzler at Genealogy Blog

Copyright On The Internet And Why You Should Care by Dave LeClair at MakeUseOf

A Northwest Pronunciation Guide - not a blog post or article, but a great resource if you have ancestors from Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Oregon or British Columbia - like most regions, we have some pretty unusual place names!

My New Genealogy Follows at Twitter:

@KateRoemer36, @JimKimpton, @editor1130, @CLPendleton, @HISPAGEN, @Red_Antepasados, @HojasdeBoj, @IASKnetwork, @livehistoryapp, @familytreeres, @AmethystMandy, @theTimeSleuths, @thePaulCarter, @ancestryhour

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