Saturday, May 30, 2015

NoteWorthy Reads #15


For me, Noteworthy Reads are articles, websites, or blog posts 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 & blog posts will be written that week – just that I found them that week. When I can, 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.

Note: 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.


New Almshouse Records Online from the Olive Tree Genealogy blog – new almshouse records online for New Brunswick at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick


Parent-Child Non-Matching Autosomal DNA Segments from the DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy blog – I almost understand this. I’m going to keep reading it until I do understand it.  I think it will be useful to know as I just talked my parents into getting their DNA tested along with mine.

DNA-Treadway of Vermont, New York, Connecticut of the Massachusetts Backwards blog – discusses finding “cousins” though there is no DNA match, and the use of, which I’ve not heard of before, and I’m still trying to understand all this DNA stuff.

Why GEDmatch? from – Explains what GEDmatch is and why it is useful to our genealogy search to upload our DNA raw data to the website

Circling the Shews from  The Legal Genealogist blog -  DNA by itself doesn't solve family mysteries; a very good explanation. There is a difference between being "related to" and being "descended from".


Smile Geneapalooza: Missing Links from the As They Were blog – been there!


W69: A Family Killed by a V2 Rocket  From The Branches of My Tree blog – a necessarily said story, but well researched and well written.

My Canadian Branches – Loyalist David Blakeney’s Military Career from the Digging Down East blog – interesting, well researched, and well written. (I'm intrigued by the Loyalist heritage in Canada as one of my lines may be going there.) 


George Washington’s “Baker-Master” from the Journal of the American Revolution - never really thought about who and how the troops were fed before, but it's a fascinating story, with an admirable man at the center of it!



Genealogy Saturday: Evidence or Coincidence? from the Black Raven Genealogy blog  – as genealogists we look for patterns, but as humans we sometimes see patterns where they aren’t.


Irish Newspaper Archives – loads of lovely historical newspapers but bloggers beware, the FAQs state that you cannot reuse any of the articles without permission and give a contact address along with requirements for the request.

Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers from – looks like it will be a fascinating resource.


CANMORE  – the online catalog of the Royal Commission on the Interest and Historical Monuments of Scotland contains information on archaeology, buildings, industrial, and maritime heritage. Great info to give context to your ancestors' lives.



Did Your Ancestor Disappear from the Records? from the Olive Tree Genealogy blog -- contains links to assorted online databases for almshouses, orphan records, and passenger lists for the poor, mainly for New York.


  1. Thanks, Jo, for listing As They Were..have to love Esto Frigus's capture of so many of those moments we all face..

    1. and I do! And I appreciate you posting them, so I can find them!

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    1. You're welcome! Your lessons will help me find more newspaper articles on my ancestors -- and I love newspaper articles-- so I love your helpful tips!


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