Articles/Stories of Interest
- “Baby Mohamed Clendennen: A Lesson in Creative Indexing” from On Granny’s Trail. A funny story and why it’s always important to check the original source before adding new information to our tree!
- “Genealogist, high school classmates team up to find missing woman’s family” – who knew genealogy could provide such a resource? Very neat story.
- “‘Gertie’s Babies,’ Sold at Birth, Use DNA to Unlock Secret Past” – A story about an interesting time in our history and how DNA is helping many people find their biological families.
- Looking for old family photos? Crestleaf gives 7 places where you can find some!
- Live near Chicago? The National Park Service is commemorating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession from D.C. to Springfield. There will be stops along the way besides Chicago! Check out the full article for more information.
- The idea of merging trees on Ancestry.com or other websites has always been met with a bit of healthy skepticism by many. But not all. And that can lead to some interesting results. Check out what one person discovered when researching Hillary Rodham Clinton’s family tree!
- Going to NGS? Check out their mobile app for the conference! I used this last year and LOVED it! It was much easier to use when figuring out where I wanted to go next.
- New Jersey is going to allow adult adopted children request their non-certified original birth record come 2017. Check out more about what that all entails and who specifically can ask by reading about it here.
- Have you ever used Gedmatch for DNA? It’s a great website and free to anyone who has taken a DNA test from any of the major companies. Check out a webinar on some basics of GEDmatch from Angie Bush here.
- Speaking of DNA and Angie Bush, she also did a short video on the FTDNA chromosome browser with Dear Myrtle, which you can find here.
- Ever wondered about why or how you should join a lineage society? AncestralFindings.com posted a short video on just that.
- Legacy Family Tree has a free webinar today, in a few short hours (2pm eastern). It’s called “Hookers, Crooks, and Kooks – Aunt Merle Didn’t Run a Boarding House” by Jana Sloan Broglin. Register here for free!
- FindMyPast has new records! Check out EOGN for last week’s additions and FindMyPast Fridays for this week’s additions (British newspapers, World War I records, wills index for Essex, and New South Wales records!).
- FamilySearch also added a number of records from the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, and the US. Check out a list here.
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