In Climbing My Family Tree I share stories of my ancestors as I discover them, so the posts are sporadic. My family history is a work in progress, and I might have to backtrack occasionally if (when) I make mistakes, so if we share a branch or two I encourage you to double check the research sources rather than accepting mine wholesale. I hope you enjoy reading my posts and will visit often to find new posts. I enjoy sharing them with you!
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.
Just because I list an article does not mean I endorse its contents. It just
means I want to be able to find it easily in the future when I may want to
consider the issue in more depth.
Tanner of Genealogy’s Star has been running a series on Understanding Real Property Legal Descriptions For
Genealogists. This week’s entry was on Homesteading. Thus far he has 10 other entries in this series; there
are links to them at the bottom of this post.
IMAGES (for illustration of family story or for blogging)
Flickr: The Commons – List of Participating Institutions [click on each institutions’
icon to get to their collection] hidden treasures from the world's public photography archives, with no known
copyright restrictions. Includes images from Internet Archive Book Images; Museums
from Great Britain, France, Finland, Sweden, Finland, Australia, USA,
Mennonites, Ireland, NASA, Scotland, etc.; the Law Society of Upper Canada (this is not remotely an exhaustive
list – go look!)