Friday finds: Week 5 – 2017

Here are some blogs that I have read this week

I am starting out with a Norwegian website. It is the presentation of Ingemar Seth’s family database.  According to the introduction the database contains over 35 000 individuals and 12 000 families. It looks like the majority of the people in the base are situated in Møre og Romsdal county.  The website is in Norwegian, but you should be able to take advantage of Ingemar’s information by using some sort of online translation.

This week Olive Tree Genealogy
by Lorine McGinnis Schulze celebrated its 21st birthday.

Happy 21st Birthday to Olive Tree Genealogy!

This week I published an overview of Norwegian farm and family books. In her blog Kitty Cooper gives you some advice about using these Norwegian sources in her article  Translating Farm Books Using a Norwegian OCR program

I am a bit concerned about the use of online genealogy databases both for privacy and for accuracy reasons. James Tanner in the Genealogy Star blog talks about this in his article Is Genealogy Public or Private or Both?

I “accidentally” sceduled two posts to be published at the same time on Tuesday. Due to this my article on Evernote got somewhat in the background. As I think Evernote can be of great use to us genealigsts I give this article a little boost. 

Kimberley Fowler is a writer and editor dedicated to improving seniors’ lives. At the website aPlaceforMom she writes about Genealogy and Seniors. She writes “It turns out that genealogy websites are now the second most-visited category of websites on the internet, and it’s not surprising that the field is so popular amongst seniors.”

In  Genealogy Tip of the Day with Michael John Neill says that “Never assume that your ancestors lived for generations in the same place in the old country.” In this short tip of the day he reminds us on a very important fact that is also true for Norwegian emigrants. In his series of tips he also points at “Event knowledge.”  i. e. “An understanding of contemporary causes of migration.”

As you have noticed, I like to look at photos. I often visit Maureen Taylor’s blog  The Photo Detective. This time I read an article called A Mystery Photo from the Big Easy.

The Ancestry Insider talks about how you can be a part of the upcoming RootsTech 2017, even though you are not able to be present in Salt Lake City. Check out #RootsTech Free Online, Onsite Research Consultation and More

I hope you found something of interest here. If you have favourite websites that you would like to share with your fellow genealogists, don’t hesitate to send the link to me. I can include that link in a “Friday finds” article or you could have the entire Friday column and share several links. Go to the contact page and send me a word!

Have a great weekend!

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