Friday finds: Week 10 – 2018

Here are some websites I have visited this week.

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In her quest to reunite abandoned photographs with family members,  Jacqi Stevens in the blog A Family Tapestry tell about Baby Fay who is On her way home

Lorine McGinnis Schulze in the blog Olive Tree Genealogy is on a similar quest as she tells us Don’t Miss My New Website Lost Faces!

In his Genealogy Tip of the Day, Michael John Neill reminds us that newspapers can be a valuable source for information about our ancestors. Maybe It Wasn’t the Police Who Wanted Your Ancestor

Chris Patton in The GENES Blog recognizes International Women’s Day

As we this week celebrated March 8th and realize that women can be a bit anonymous in the sources, the blog #Ancestryhour writes about how you can  Free your female ancestors!



Maureen Taylor, – The photo detective writes about A Photo Full of Mystery

Again, in recognition of March 8th, – The international women’s day, an article from Melissa Barker: Female Ancestors and Women’s History Month

In his blog Genea-Musings, Randy Seaver is Checking Out Findmypast’s New Global Tree

James Tanner in the Genealogy Star blog gives us an introduction to the New Digital Public Library of America Website



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

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2 thoughts on “Friday finds: Week 10 – 2018

  • April 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    I’m new to your site but am really enjoying it and am gaining important information. I’d always heard that my family name, Ask, was a farm name. I recently found the farm info I needed and am moving forward. I am wondering about some of the abbreviations and terms in the farm records and wondered if you could help me. I regards to money or values it find: dlr, spd and lp. For crops it made reference to lp. A couple of other terms that I couldn’t find in your dictionary are: markebol, oyrebol (with the line through the o), and the term : with guilt. I would appreciate any help that anyone can give me. Thanks!

    • April 4, 2018 at 10:28 am

      Hello Virginia

      Thanks for visiting and for your kind words. The abbrevations you ask about are dlr. This would be a money value “riksdaler” This article explains it

      The “spd” is “speciedaler” here is an article about it

      The “lp” in relation to money I am not sure about. My best guess is that this is a reference to the wheight unit “Lispund” equaling about 8 kilos.

      Markebol is a volume unit used when the landtaxes was paid in natural goods. One Markebol is about 0,2 kilos and equaled 8 øresbol.

      Hope this helps. Don’t hesitate to get back to me if you need further information


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