Friday finds: Week 10 -2017

Here are some blogs I have read this week

I came across a blog that I haven’t visited before. It is the HomeFolks Tales by Darlene Steffens. From her blog I understand that she has Norwegian ancestry and I read the story  Tosten A. Brekke’s Pictorial Memories of Norway I will definitely spend more time With Darlene’s interesting blog.

Picture by: By Tomoyoshi NOGUCHI from OSLO, NORWAY (Flåm) [CC BY 2.0 ] via Wikimedia Commons

I am neither experienced nor knowledgeable about searching for ancestors in the USA. However, I imagine that knowing a bit about the development of administrative units may be of importance when you search for sources. This ATLAS OF HISTORICAL COUNTY BOUNDARIES from the Newberry Library looks like a treasure trove of information.

Last week, scientists using data from and each unveiled papers analyzing the genealogies for patterns like migrations, lifespan, and when people stopped marrying family members. With that, they could march backwards in time to see how those ancestors migrated across the U.S.Read the interesting article What Can You Do With the World’s Largest Family Tree?

Solid research strategies are essential for every genealogist’s toolkit, and a vital means of breaking down brick walls. The Society of Genealogists’ Else Churchill takes you through everything you need to know in the article Who? What? Where? When? Why? Developing research strategies From the “Findmypast blog”

Another interesting article from Else Churchill where she explains the Genealogical Proof Standard, the cure to every family history researcher’s frustration. How to Adhere to the Genealogical Proof Standard

Genealogist Amy Johnson Crow talks with professional organizer and genealogist Janine Adams for her suggestions on how to tackle all of those piles of documents.  Organize Your Genealogy: Tips from a Professional Organizer


Opening screen at the Norwegian Digital Archives

In this Genealogy Gems Podcast with Lisa Louise Cooke, she talks with Yngve Nedrebø, the Chief archivist at Riksarkivet (National Archives of Norway). The segment with Nedrebø starts about 24 minutes into the Podcast.It is very interesting to hear Nedrebø tell about how the Digital Archives started. It seems like this interview was recorded in 2013, so some of the “up-coming changes” Nedrebø talks about has already taken place. Episode 161 – Taking Risks, and Norwegian Research




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

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Have a great weekend!

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