Friday finds: Week 6 – 2017

I always wish I had more time to read. Anyway, here are some websites I have visited this week.

This week I am starting out with a lenghty article I founds at the Nature communications website. This is an open access journal that publishes high-quality research in biology, physics, chemistry, Earth sciences and all related areas. The article Clustering of 770,000 genomes reveals post-colonial population structure of North America gives a detailed historical portrait of North America after European settlement. In this study, they analyse genome-wide genotype data from over 777, 000 primarily US-born individuals. Among all pairs of individuals, they identify genetic connections defined by sharing a recent common ancestor.

In the FamilySearch blog I found the article 6 Things to Look for in FamilySearch in 2017. Here Jan Mayer tells about exciting developments to look forward to from FamilySearch in 2017. FamilySearch have many new features that will enhance our experience.

At the #ANCESTRYHOUR blog Sylvia Valentine write about how school log books ​ can be a wonderful resource, not only for family historians but also for local history researchers.

In Family History For Millennials, Katherine has written the article The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Census Records. I will come back to Katherine’s blog as her ancestors are from Norway!

Marian B. Wood in the blog Climbing My Family Tree, lets us Meet NERGC Speaker Janeen Bjork, Expert on Newspaper Research NERGC is an accronym for New England regional genealogical consortium. Some of this article focuses on Bjork’s upcoming speach at this conference, but she also tell about her experience as an genealogist.

“Sometimes, it is easy to get so entangled in the little details of the search that we lose sight of the bigger picture.” writes Jacqi Stevens in the article Getting Back to the Source. Jacqi shares her own genealogy research in her blog A family tapestry.

“Have You Future-Proofed Your Genealogy?”  is the question raised by Thomas MacEntee at the GeneaBloggers website. The article presents a free Ebook and Special Offer of MacEntee’s book “After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy”

In the Swedish ArkivDigital blog the article ArkivDigital acquires millions of aerial photographs tell that they are about to lauch a service that makes a huge collection of arial photos from Sweden available online.

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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