Friday finds: Week 7 – 2019

Here are some websites I have visited this last week

DNA testing is getting very popular. Choosing what test to take can be difficult. Robin Wirthlin, guestblogger on the Family Locket blog have some suggestions that will help us get the most for our money and help us get the answers that we are looking for. Read his article Which DNA Test Should I Take?

While we are talking about DNA, Lynn Serafinn at Trentino Genealogy explains why DNA tests alone cannot tell us everything about our ancestry.  Why DNA Tests Are NO Substitute for Genealogical Research.

Cheri Hundson Passey at Carolina Girl Genealogy tells us how to be able to resolve conflicting evidence. Read her article Methodology Monday~Resolving Conflicts

Did you know that there are millions of pages of records digitized online at places like that don’t show up when we conduct a general search? Answers to those brick wall problems often lie in records that are scanned, but not indexed. This holds true for the Norwegian Digital Archives too.  Katy at LegacyTree Genealogists writes Hidden in Plain Sight: A Guide to Image-Only Record Collections.

You got to check out the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) website. I have only scratched the surface, but this is an amazing site. Discover 33,368,685 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States. You find it at Digital Public Library of America 

I don’t use the Rootsmagic software, but if you do, or you are considering getting a genealogy software, this article by Marian B. Wood at Climbing My Family Tree is an interesting read. Why I Use Genealogy Software (It’s Not Why You Think) 

Jacqi Stevens at A Family Tapestry gives us a very good advice: It Pays to read the footnotes



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

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One thought on “Friday finds: Week 7 – 2019

  • February 15, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Martin, glad you liked my footnote article. It’s amazing what leads can be uncovered, just by paying attention to those footnotes! Thanks for the shout out.


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