Here are a few websites I have been visiting this week
In the Family Sleuther blog, Michael Dyer talks about Probate Records Hint At Family Heartbreak. Probate records can be a treasure trove of information about family relations. I plan to write a little something about Norwegian probate records.
Naturalization records can be of great importance in finding the link to Norway. In the article County Naturalization Records Online at FamilySearch Amie Bowser Tennant, hostess of the The Genealogy Reporter blog, uses the state of Ohio as an example, but I believe the process can be reproduced with any of the US states.
Photo by Bain News Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
We’ve all been there. No matter if it’s genealogy or some other thing in our lives, we all have been a “newbie”. As we attempt something new, we will make mistakes. On the website ThoughtCo. we find Top 10 Genealogy Mistakes to Avoid
Marriage records are perhaps the most valuable vital records due to their wealth of genealogical content, but American marriage records are tricky because of the uneven development of municipalities in the United States. Frederick Wertz discusses this matter in What every genealogist needs to know about American marriage records found in the find my past blog.
If your ancestor, after naturalization, went to the old country to visit, he or she would need a passport. Melanie Mayo, editor of Family History Daily tell you how These Old Passport Applications May Hold the Missing Genealogy Info You Need
In the The Ancestry Insider blog we find an about an Elusive Bug in Ancestry Search. I find this interesting as we need to be reminded that online search applications have it’s limitations and occasional bugs. If we end up empty handed after searches, it does not neccesarily mean that the information is not to be found. We just might to look in a different direction.
In her blog Genealogy Gems, Lisa Louise Cooke writes that it is important to invest time getting to know the things we work with–whether they’re genealogy databases or a new piece of technology. Read about it in How to Save Time and Actually FIND the Ancestors You’re Looking For. Lisa’s view is related to the point I tried to make in my article I am totally stuck.
Here are some other blogs that presents links under the “finds” meme:
- Copper Leaf Genealogy
- Julie’s Genealogy & History Hub
- Jana’s Genealogy ahnd Family History Blog
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