Friday finds: Week 9 – 2017

Here are a collection of websites I have looked at this week

The Ancestral Findings blog present a list of , maybe not “musts”, but certainly great suggestions for what you can do this month. 10 “Must-Do” Genealogy Projects for March. We had more snow today so it will be some time before we can visit the cemetery and plant flowers on the graves.

I knew Amie Bowser Tennant  as the “photo detective” in Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems. However, she has her own blog; My Kith N Kin Genealogy. This week she presents an article telling her Four Reasons Why the 1910 Census is My Favorite. Remember; a search for ancestors in Norway, should always start with your family in the country where you live.

An important step on the road to find your Norwegian ancestors may be to find their naturalization records. In the blog by Donna Przecha i find this interesting article going through the process and telling you what you can expect to find.Notes on Naturalization

I suppose many of us are thinking about how to best present our family history. Here are some ideas from RootsTech 2017 for family tree charts and family tree art. This article is by Alyson Mansfield from the OnGenealogy blog Family Tree Charts and Family Tree Art 

In the Resurrecting Roots blog I find an interesting article The biological father of my foundling ancestor? As one of the authors is Threena Jensen, there might be a Norwegian connection?. She co-hosts the blog with Heidi Mason. Heidi and Treena share their discoveries in DNA, adoptions, and other topics as they research their ancestry.

Genealogy Tip of the Day with Michael John Neill points at the fact that it can be smart to record the date when an online source has been accessed or downloaded.


Many of you will be familiar with the “Genealogy Do-Over” meme. While it, in it’s purest form, calls for discarding all your work and starting over, we don’t need to go to that extreme, but rather adapt some of the ideas that have developed from this principle. Some of these ideas can be studied in the article Genealogy Do-Over – Month 3 – March 2017

Letters can be a treasure trove of information about family history. It can also be an emotional roller-coaster. While you prepare to read the letters, be sure to store them properly. In the Ancestry blog this article tells you How to Save Grandma’s Love Letters.

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

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Have a great weekend!

One thought on “Friday finds: Week 9 – 2017

  • March 3, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    These are all interesting and exciting websites. They confirm all the things I have learned over the years, People who are new to genealogy should definitely save or even print the pages for reference as they do their research. Very nice collection, Martin.


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