Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Finds and Follows: 30 January 2015

Articles and posts that caught my eye:

The odd couple by Judy G. Russell at The Legal Genealogist - have you ever wondered why certain ancestors got together, or what they saw in each other?

A New and Exciting Cousin Connection by Jana Last at Jana's Genealogy and Family History - Jana describes finding a new cousin from a line she didn't know existed

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Mapping the Kentuc Trail by Larry Cebula at Northwest History - Larry has a great tutorial on making a custom Google Map using historic maps and Google Earth

The Value of a Compass Pt 1, Pt 2, and Pt 3 by Bill West of West in New England - family stories getting reprinted in newspapers are some of the most valuable treasures. I like how Bill's ancestor decided to rely on animal instinct, which saved the lives of himself and his companions.

Just the Snow Plow - by Midge Frazel at Granite in My Blood - a great family story with a humorous ending

Census Assumptions: A Tale of a Genealogy Near-Mistake by Diane Haddad at Genealogy Insider - a not-so-little reminder to be careful when looking at census--or any--records

His Little Green Book Was So Organized, Why Can't I Be? by Barbara Poole at Life From The Roots - all genealogists have regrets. Barbara shares hers while highlighting her grandfather's organization of his travel memories

Check Marks the Source by Valerie Craft at Begin with 'Craft' - I really liked this method Valerie uses to check her sources. Simple, yet effective.

Genealogy and Algebra: Finding the unknown by Daniel Klein at The Jersey Journal - a great analogy between two fields!

When Genealogy Meets Geology Or Why I Won't Be At RootsTech This Year by Gena Philibert Ortega at Gena's Genealogy - sometimes people get the words "genealogy" and "geology" confused. Gena explains how she combining the two.

Dear Randy: Why Do You Write About Your Personal Research? by Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings - confroted by an uninterested reader, Randy gives his reasons. I especially agree with Number 5.

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