Friday finds: Week 33 – 2018

After a summer break I am back with some websites I have visited this week

Lauren Jonik is a journalist and media Professional. In her blog The refresh, she shares some thoughts about how her experience helps her in her quest for ancestors. Read her article GENEALOGY RESEARCH: TIPS FOR TACKLING OLD RECORDS


“How would you like a tool that shows you exactly which census forms you haven’t found for each person in your family tree?” asks DiAnn Iamarino in her blog Fortify Your family tree. In this article she looks at the free software Family Tree Analyzer. This is a program that, according to their website, lets you “investigate your family tree in new and interesting ways, see where your ancestors lived and moved over time on the new maps feature. Find errors in your tree eg: childrens birthdates before parent was born. See lists of who is missing from census searches then click their name to automatically search on Ancestry, Find My Past, Familysearch etc.” Read DiAnn’s article This Genealogy Report Shows You What’s Missing

As we know that quite a lot of Norwegian emigrants travelled through England, this overview from the blog UK to Canada genealogy might be of interest Genealogy Reference – Passenger Lists

While we are looking at passenger lists, we’ll note that FamilySearch this week aqnnounces Expanded Ellis Island Immigrant Records 1820-1957 Online

Feedspot gives us Top 100 Genealogy Blogs and Websites in 2018 for Genealogists and Family History Researchers They seem to have forgotten this blog 🙂

Nothing is sadder than to put in lots of work, only to discover that we have been looking at the wrong person. This is the problem Nicole Dyer, in the Family Locket blog discusses in her article Am I Researching the Wrong Person? Research Objectives Can Help Nicole Dyer and Diana Elder are to authors of the book Research like a pro.


This interesting artice by Wayne Shepheard in the blog Discover Genealogy reminds us that names of the same person may have been spelled diffrently in different records. A New Cousin: And a reminder lesson on surname spelling

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

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8 thoughts on “Friday finds: Week 33 – 2018

  • August 17, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Good to have you back! The video about the Lofoten Islands was so good! I was there for a short visit in 2014 and enjoyed the Atlantic Highway ride plus the Viking Long House dinner and the yummy Mead!

  • August 18, 2018 at 5:43 am

    I have read almost all of the articles I have received from you. I have enjoyed them. I have them so much I reread them over and over because I keep thinking they may reveal more information. in my research here (census reports) they indicate my grandparents emigrated in either 1891 or 1893. Is it possible to find all ports that were active for the purpose of emigrating to North America.

    • August 24, 2018 at 11:46 am

      Hello John

      Thanks for visiting and for your kind words. About the ports used for emigrating to the US, would it be ok if I look into this and writes a blogpost about it? I can imagine that his might be of interest for other genealogist too.

  • August 22, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Hello Martin, Thank you for your interest in my article Genealogy Reference – Passenger Lists. I appreciate your support!


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