Friday finds – Week 17 – 2017

Here are some websites I have visited the last week

At Family History Daily, editor Melanie Mayo writes “Because it is so easy for someone to simply grab our information and run with it, we must be extra cautious about the data we place online”  In her article Are You Sure They’re Your Ancestors? This Genealogy Blunder is More Common Than Ever, she discusses the caution we most observe both when sharing genealogical information and when we grab it off the internet.

Two Harvard researchers have found only the second known parchment manuscript of America’s formative text in a West Sussex archive.  This article is from the newspaper The Guardian Rare parchment manuscript of US Declaration of Independence found in England.


In the Genealogy Tip of the Day article Names are Clues–Not Proof by Themselves,  Michael John Neill writes that similar names might suggest a relationship, but never prove it. I couldn’t agree more and this is what I wanted to convey in my article Norwegian renaming traditions.


The OnGenealogy blog gives you an introduction to the Norwegian Historical Data center (Registreringssentralen for historiske data) that along with Digitalarkivet, is the most important sources for genealogical data in Norway. Read about it in the article Norwegian Historical Data

The GENES blog reports that genealogist Gill Blanchard  will be repeating Module One of his E-Course in Writing Your Family History in May 2017. If you think this might be something to consider, take a look at the details at Writing Your Family History course


Have you considered blogging? It’s a great way to express yourself and also a fantastic way to share information with others. A lot of Norwegians would be thrilled to learn what became of their relatives who emigrated. The article How To Start a Blog – Beginner’s Guide for 2017 at BLOGGING BASIC 101, gives you  the information you need. However, if your incentive for considering blogging is their statement “You can make money doing it”, you should pick a topic other than Norwegian genealogy 🙂 . My main reason for blogging is that I get to “meet” a lot of great people.

Would you like to do some Norwegian cooking for the weekend? Check out Norwegian recipes and Norwegian food and invite you family and friends over for a Norwegian themed party.


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 17 – 2017

  • April 28, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Excellent selections.


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