Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Photo taken by Nichelle Barra, July 2012

Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Photo taken by Nichelle Barra, July 2012

Articles/Blog Posts

  • Amy Johnson Crow posted this article: “Genealogy and Elitism: It Isn’t What You Say, It’s How You Say It.” For those of us who have been doing genealogy for quite some time, it’s important to remember how we sound to others and to remember what it was like to first start a new hobby. It’s a great read!
  • Did you get to attend the Global Family Reunion on June 6th? If not, Upfront with NGS posted an article that links to select sessions that were recorded and are available to watch here.
  • PRONI’s (The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland) family history lectures are now on YouTube! Blog post is found here and a link to the channel is in the webinar/video section.
  • The blog Organize Your Family History by Janine Adams posted a good reminder to back up your genealogy! Also, if you use a service like Carbonite or Backblaze (which is what I use), be sure your Dropbox account is included in the backup! After reading this, I double checked to be sure it was. 🙂
  • It was International Archives day on June 9th! Upfront with NGS posted this about the day; check it out!
  • Olive Tree Genealogy posted this wonderful how-to: “Access Canadian WW2 Military Service Files in a Few Easy Steps.
  • EOGN posted this great article: “1500 Turn-Of-The-Century Pictures from Hungary Made Public” If you have any ancestors from Hungary (or just love old photos) check out the article to read more about it and get a link to the pictures.
  • EOGN posted a book review recently: “Book Review: How to Do Everything: Genealogy” Check it out if you’ve seen this book and thought about buying it!
  • Ever wonder why so many records from Prussia, Poland, and Germany are missing? Check out this article by the ManyRoads blog, written by Mark Rabideau: “Why Are So Many Records Missing?
  • AncestryDNA is now available in Canada! This is very exciting for me as a LOT of my grandmother’s family is came through there! I am hoping this will give me some new connections 🙂
  • From Crista Cowan on Ancestry’s blog: “The New Facts View: Make Sure You Are Climbing YOUR Family Tree and Not Someone Else’s
  • The Library and Archives Canada Blog announced that they are now allowing visitors to take digital images with a camera or smartphone (rights and restrictions permitting). To read more about what this allows check out their blog here.


  • US National Archives posted this: “Civil War Medicine and Surgery” – it’s an hour long video that will discuss medical procedures and case studies. This is great for anyone who had an injured/hospitalized Civil War ancestor!
  • PRONI now has their own YouTube channel! Check out the channel here to see their many videos! This is an awesome resource for those with Northern Irish ancestry!


  • Have Virginia Ancestors? Colonial Roots posted this about the number of vital records that are now available online. Check it out for a listing of what is available and where!
  • FindMyPast posted their new Friday records: Surrey, Southwark, St Savior Poor Relief 1818-1821; Hue & Cry Index 1797-1810; Staffordshire, Parish Registers Browse, 1538-1900; Kent Marriages; Kent Banns; and Persi monthly update. Check out the list with links here!
  • EOGN posted about the new MacFamilyTree for the Mac Users out there. Check out the article here.
  • Have you heard of ZoomPast? EOGN discusses using this tool to display/share your family tree, especially with the non-genealogists who tend to get lost in all the connections. Read the article here: “Fly Around Your Family Tree with ZoomPast.” It looks really interesting!
  • If you are researching West/East Prussia and other former Eastern German Provinces, ManyRoads’s Mark Rabideau added quite a number of address books on the website. Check it out here!

Have a great weekend!

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