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Saturday, February 21, 2015

NoteWorthy Reads #3

Climbing My Family Tree: Noteworthy Reads #3
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For me, Noteworthy Reads are articles, websites, or blogposts I found this week which are fascinating, interesting and/or helpful, and occasionally “wacky” or “wonderful” will likely sneak in as well. It’s not going to be a “best of” post because I don’t have the knowledge to make that determination. I don’t even promise that the articles & blogposts will be written that week – just that I found them that week. At the end of each quarter I’ll review the posts to determine which entries should be put in my Resource pages; the rest will still be available through the blog's search function.

[I have been trying to post this for hours. Something is wrong with either my Time Warner Cable internet connection or Google Chrome. I wasn't able to test all the links. If any are broken, let me know in the comments, please & I'll fix them as soon as things start working correctly again. Hopefully, this posts this time.]

CANADA – It says it is “A Digital History of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada Including the Cities of Ottawa and Hull / Gatineau 1600 to 2014”. It is one LONG scrolling page chock full of genealogical and historical information, links, maps, tables. I have ancestors that lived in that area, you can bet I’ll be checking this out more thoroughly in the future!

New Canada Directories Online per Olive Tree Genealogy blog


Copyright And the Genealogy Lecture (just because you paid to sit in the lecture doesn't mean you can legally copy and share it) and Credit and Copyright (avoiding plagiarism vs avoiding copyright violation) from The Legal Genealogist blog


Webinar – How To Analyze And Find More Obituaries ($4.99) from The Ancestor Hunt blog

Legacy Webinars - Learn genealogy at your own pace. Live Webinars free. Plus Library of Archived Webinars accessible for reasonable monthly or annual fee which currently contains 210 classes & 862 pages of instructor handouts. Plus videos on how to use Legacy software.


Did you know that Oxford University is older than the Aztecs? That our (USA) 10th President has two living grandchildren? Check this out!


I have been following the unfolding story of the blogger’s attempts to find his mother’s father at "Hoosier Daddy?" for months now, and that man sure knows how to tell a nail-biting serial story! Fabulous writer. You’ll also learn a lot about the doggedness of genealogy and DNA genealogy. When you click through, as much as you want to, don’t read the current post first, go back to the beginning and read the whole blog (it’s just a year long & it’s well worth it). In fact, contrary to my usual practice, I won’t give you the general blog link at this time. Here’s the first post: In The Beginning


  1. Thanks for your recent comments on my blog and for sharing my post here! So far, I've only found the one enumerator, but it's something to pay attention to!

    1. Mine are father - son duo, decades apart, in my Henn line. I'd love to find their applications now that you made me aware that there must have been one.

  2. Thank you so much for including my blog post about the benefits of genealogy blogging! I really appreciate it!


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