Friday finds: Week 7 – 2018

Here are some websites I have visited this week

This week the whole family has been down with the flu. A lot of time to reade, but not all that much energy to do so. Nevertheless, I have done some surfing.

Many families have skeletons in the closet. Megan, in the blog Walking the genes, tells about her great-great-grandfather, Charles Newman. I find her story fascinating. Visit her blog and read her story. Be sure to follow the links at the bottom of the page to read the two related articles. Walking the genes – The lie.

There are many interesting and useful bits of genealogy information you can find on a death certificate. Just remember that the information is only as accurate as the person who supplied the information for it. At Ancestral I found the article  Death Certificates: Your Doorway to Your Ancestor’s Life


I find it very interesting to move out of my normal field of research and look at other histories. This story presented on the History channel blog is truly fascinating Meet Stagecoach Mary, the Daring Black Pioneer Who Protected Wild West Stagecoaches


The Ontario Genealogical Society publishes the OGS eWeekly Update every Saturday, and it is available by email to anyone who signs up — members and non-members. All 38 quarterly issues of Canadian Genealogist, published from 1979 to 1988, can be downloaded for free. Read Gail Dever in the Genealogy à la carte blog’s article Past issues of ‘Canadian Genealogist’ available on OGS website.

“Don’t think you have any projects?  Chances are you do!  I promise this is relevant to genealogy!” This is how Natalie Pithers, in her blog Genealogy stories teases us into reading an interesting article about how to organise our genealogy research. Focus On: Project Management

In her blog Organize your family history’s  article series How they do it, Janine Adams interviews genealogists to learn from their experience. The latest installment is How They Do It: Donna Cox Baker, The Golden Egg Genealogist


In her blog Anglers rest, Julie Goucher emphasise the importance of sharing our genealogy research with others‏. She urges us to take time to consider how we might publish & preserve our work. Read The Three P’s ~ Publicise, Publishing and Preserving

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

You can subscribe to this blog by leaving your email address in the subscription field on the front page. If you enjoy my reflections on genealogy, be sure to follow me on twitter. I am also on Instagram where I share pictures from Norway, often with a genealogy theme. Click here to reach me.

I am also grateful if you share my blog with fellow genealogists.

Have a great weekend!
If you shop on Amazon, you can support this blog by entering through any of my Amazon ads. Then search for your desired product.

4 thoughts on “Friday finds: Week 7 – 2018

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. Cookies are only used for traffic measuring. No single user can be identified from these cookies.