By Lubomír Havrda (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

By Lubomír Havrda (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Articles/Blog Posts

  • I am really enjoying D. Joshua Taylor’s new series on JSTOR Daily. This week’s is “The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and Your Ancestors” Check it out!
  • There’s been a LOT of talk on social media about Ancestry supposedly just giving away DNA information to police that led to a wild goose chase. Judy G. Russell addressed the facts about this and I highly encourage everyone to read her blog post “Facts Matter!” if you are at all concerned about what happened with Ancestry.
  • Genealogy Lady is starting a wonderful series about identifying ancestors in photographs. Her first post is up and I highly recommend checking it out here: “Identifying Everyday Clues in Photographs Part 1
  • Along with that theme of family photos, Geneabloggers posted a book review on How to Archive Family Photos – check out that blog post here!
  • Interested in seeing historical map collections? Well it got a bit easier to do! Check out this article from Wired about the US Geological Survey’s new online map viewer!
  • Have you ever just wanted to search one website for something specific but there was no search function? Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter posted a very helpful article on how to do with Google! Check it out here.


  • I posted this on Facebook yesterday and wanted to post it here for those who don’t use Facebook. It’s a rare video of post-WWII Berlin in color. Amazing video! I wouldn’t even know where to start if that was my own city… it’s astonishing. Check out the video here.
  • I have not used FlipPal before but saw this video on easily scanning a long newspaper article and stitching it together from three scans. I’ll have to check out this device! Any of you use this?
  • Do you use Google Earth with genealogy? This awesome video shows you how to find your ancestor’s land by using a website called Earth Point. So neat!


  • New FamilySearch records! Includes Canada, Czech Republic, Indonesia, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, New Hampshire, and New York records. Check out the list here!
  • FindMyPast Friday’s posted their new records for this week: Britain County Apprentices, England, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Scotland BillionGraves Index, Victoria Parliamentary Papers, England Society of Friends records, and Surrey Southwark St. George the Martyr Workhouse Records. Check them out here!
  • Fold3 Offers Free Access to the World War II Collection from May 1st to the 15th! Check out more information here!
  • The National Library of Ireland announced that they would make available online the collection of Catholic parish register mircofilms. Go here for more information!
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