Friday finds: Week 7 – 2017

Here are this weeks collection of articles that I have read.

In his article Working With My MyHeritage Photo Discoveries Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings looks at the new feature from MyHeritage called “Photo Discoveries”. It looks like an interesting feature, but it depends on the photos being correctly labeled in the first place. This is not always the case, as I experienced just recently.

In the article Giving Thanks for Overlooked Ancestor Resources Jeanne Rollberg in the ancestorcloud Blog. She shares some lesser-used or overlooked resources that can help in our quest of understanding the context of our ancestors lives and values.

Michael John Neill at Rootdig,com asks Are There Really Genealogy Brick Walls? He claims that what matters is how you approach your research when you think you are at a brickwall. He goes on to give us some interesting viewpoints on how to scale the metaphorical brickwalls.

I have touched on this topic before, but it can very well be repeated. In the Deseret News I found an interesting article; Preserve, digitize and share, but don’t hoard family history, experts say at RootsTech

Family tree magazine is a great source for tips and tricks of the genealogy trade. Here is a recent article from this website written by David A. Fryxell18 Genealogy Hacks That Will Save You Time And Money

At Genealogy Gophers you can look for mentioning of your ancestors in 80 000 digital genealogy books for free. Nothing beats free! I made a search for “Hans Olson” and got 184 hits. You just might find something about your ancestor.

I have a good friend in Salt Lake City Utah, so I sure would like to go there and visit some day. If I do, I want to visit the Family History Library to see their new interactive discovery experience.

I live in Norway and Salt Lake City is quite far away.  As I did not have the opportunity to take part in the recent RootsTech conference, I think it was interesting to read Tahitia’s RootsTech Conference Diary.

Here are some other blogs that presents links under the “finds” meme:

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Have a great weekend!

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