Friday finds: Week 46 -2017

Here are this weeks Friday finds


If you have been doing genealogy for a while, you will no doubt have come across the work of other genealogists. I have mixed feelings about the many online genealogical databases. Will Moneymaker at the Ancestral Findings blog adresses this question in his article Things You Should Know Before Using Someone Else’s Research. 

Anyone who has been into genealogy for a while knows the great work that is done by Mormon church in Salt Lake city Utah. James Tanner in the Genealogy Star blog has taken a look at the  Brigham Young University (BYU) YouTube Channel. At the time of this writing the channels has 330 videos on various topics relating to family history. Read Playlists on YouTube for the BYU Family History Library

In a time where more and more information is easily available to us, it gets increaslingly important to analyse this information and separate the wheat from the chaff. The Board for Certification of Genealogists has published a book titled Genealogy Standards. In her blog The Genealogy Reporter, Amie Bowser Tennant writes about this standard. Read Analyze Genealogy Records Like a Pro: For the Beginner.

The family group sheet is a familiar form that we often use to gather or present genealogical data. Cheri Daniels in the blog Genealogy Literacy looks at this form in her article Evaluating the Family Group Sheet.


By the year 1900, 25% of the Norwegians in the US, lived in Wisconsin. In his blog The Ancestor Hunt,  Kenneth R Marks has put together a comprehensive list of newspapers published throughout the state of Wisconsin. These are newspapers that are accessible online. Visit Wisconsin Online Historical Newspapers Summary.

DNA tests has added a new dimension to genealogy. A lot of people are surprised when their test results are back. Here is an interesting article from in Atlanta. Suddenly Black: White people discover their African ancestry Suddenly black: White people discover their African ancestry.


“If you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones” is the claim of a The New York Times article that looks at how developing a strong family narrative can be the single most important thing you can do for your family. Read The Stories That Bind Us 

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 46 -2017

  • November 18, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Thank you Martin! What a wonderful blog.


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