Friday finds: Week 42 – 2017

Here are some websites I have looked at this week

Kimberly Powell at ThoughtCo. claims that “If you like mysteries, then you have the makings of a good genealogist” Collecting and analysing clues is the core of genealogical thinking. Read her article Think Like a Detective – How to Develop a Genealogy Research Plan.


In a time when we experience a lot of floods and wildfires, this article from the blog Relative Curious ablout Genealogy, caught my eye; disaster-proofing your memories


Ondine Cohane finds emotional solace on some of Norway’s scenic remote roads, in the New York Times article In Norway, the Journey Is the Destination


Being bilingual I clearly see the limitations of automatic translation services. This is the question Katherine Schober, guest blogging at Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems, raise in her article When to Use Google Translate for Genealogy–And Best Translation Websites for When You Don’t.

Among the vital information we want to find about our ancestors is their time of death. At, Amanda writes about 10 Ways to Find Your Ancestor’s Death Information


“We genealogists are much better at dealing with people who have been dead 300 years than we are the living” This is the sad, but in many cases true statement made by Amy Jonson Crow as she presents a conversation with Judy Russell on The Ethics of Genetic Genealogy: Tips from Judy Russell Truly interesting views that should be considered by everyone who are thinking about taking a DNA test or is being asked by someone else to take one.

Even though Summer Garden fresh veggies is hard to come by this time of the year, I am sure that these ingredients can be purchased in any grocery store. Living on the coast of Norway, fish is part of our diet. I came by this recipe and it really made my mouth water. I will try it out. Why don’t you do too. Sheet Pan Norwegian Cod w/ Roasted Summer Garden Veggies 

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

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Have a great weekend!

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