Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Finds and Follows: 17 April 2015

Articles and posts that caught my eye:

Huguenot Genealogy - Finding Protestants in Notarial Records by Anne Morddel at The French Genealogy Blog - If you have French ancestors, you should be reading this blog. For a heavily Catholic country, it's nice to know there are Protestant records to be found there. Anne explains where to find them.

My Blog Book is Here! by Jana Last at Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog - I've been enjoying the journey Jana has been taking in turning her blog posts into a book. This is the final product.

One Document, Four Database Providers, and Four Different Source Citations (or not) by Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings - Randy shows how one document appears at four genealogy websites, and details the differences between the source citations listed on each site. Which site gives the best citation? Read to find out!

Are There Any Absolutes in Genetic Genealogy? by Blaine Bettinger at The Genetic Genealogist - DNA results are science, right? They should provide cut and dried answers. Or do they?

Genealogy Do-Over: The Value of a BSO by Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers - Why would following a Bright and Shiny Object (distraction) while doing genealogy be valuable? Thomas provides answers.

New Digital Collection: Colville National Forest by Evan at Between the Lines (Washington State Library Blog) - This describes the newest project from Washington Rural Heritage that just went live. If you have ancestors from rural areas in Washington State, you will definitely appreciate the various statewide projects available.

A Record Here ... A Record There ... Wow! A Match! by Elizabeth Shown Mills at QuickTips: The Blog @ Evidence Explained - This post could also be titled "Jumping to Conclusions." What you should be doing when your family from one location seems to magically appear in another.

Guest Blogger: Beginning Your Tennessee Research by Amie Tennant, guest blogger at Lisa Lisson's Are You My Cousin? blog - I clicked on this post because my kids have Tennessee ancestors. Not only did I find the post interesting and helpful to read, I discovered that Lisa has posts on research in many of the states where my children's paternal ancestors lived: Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Virginia. So of course, I added her feed to my Feedly.

Is Your Site Mobile Friendly? Google Starts Penalizing After April 21 by Nicole Larrauri at Awesomely Techie - Do you have a genealogy website or blog? You may wish to read this article if you want to continue to have your blog or website be included in Google's top results when others search for it or any of the ancestors you have mentioned in it.

Dropbox Adds Office Online Integration by Walter Glenn at Lifehacker - So a cousin sends you family tree info in a Word or .pdf document with family photos in it. Here's how to extract those images.

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Jana Iverson Last said...

Thank you for including my post about my blog book in your list Miriam. I really appreciate it.

Miriam Robbins said...

You are most welcome!