Friday finds: Week 38- 2018

Here are some websites I have visited this week

“Mistakes can easily come from drawing the wrong conclusions from one (or more) sources. In other words, some historical conclusions, assertions, or assumptions may be drawn from what many may feel to be from “obvious” research findings” Read Melvin J. Collier’s interesting article in the blog Roots Revealed Research Tip: Check Your Assumptions


When looking at a death certificate, it’s important to analyze it to better understand what information it’s providing and where we should look next. Gena Philibert-Ortega in the blog GenealogyBank looks at the Anatomy of a Death Certificate

Family lore can be deceiving. “Descendants” of an Irish king now find themselves to be Norse. DNA tests prove Scots clan are Viking, not Irish



“Family collections don’t often come to us with pristine provenance from a single owner. More likely, the photos and keepsakes have been collected over many years and from many different people” Read Denise May Levenick from the Family Curator blog’s article How to Archive Your Ancestors So They Don’t Get Lost I touch on this in my article It’s time to clean out the attic

Amy Johnson Crow’s advice is always interesting to read. In her latest article, she writes about 4 Things You Should Do With Every Genealogy Source This article is also presented as a podcast that you can listen to by clicking the link on the page.

Nothing beats free. The Family History Daily blog presents Here’s How to Find Tens of Thousands of Family History Books for Free You should not though; Things are not always true, just because it’s printed in an old book.

While most of us ponder over the archives, a Google search can reveal interesting genealogical information. At the website ThoughtCo, Kimberly Powell some tips 25 Google Genealogy Style


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

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