Saturday, June 13, 2015

NoteWorthy Reads #17

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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.


Canadian Resources I Use from the Life from the Roots blog - gathered over the course of her 19 years of research in the Eastern Townships in Quebec

Baptist Churches in Qu├ębec 1794-1967 from the Genealogy Ensemble blog - this will be helpful for me.


DNA Research Links Irish and Scots to Northwestern Spain from Celt-Iberia Traders blog – well, that would most likely explain how the Iberian Peninsula got into my DNA

The Wonders of DNA from The Huffington Post  (Now, I understand What those DNA Circles are meant to be used for)




Ghosts of a Colonial Past  from Borders Ancestry blog – a great story built from "junk room" treasures.



Find: War Dogs of World War II  at the blog - I can't imagine voluntarily sending my pet to war


Resources for Free Images from the blog - resources other than Pixabay


Teaching Your Genealogical Dog a New Trick: Research Plans from The Advancing Genealogist blog – a fun analogy and good explanation of why and how

Chasing That Probate from The Legal Genealogist’s blog – the best records may not always be where you expect them to be.

Mystery Monday – Beware of Those Bible Pages!  from The Sum of All My Research blog – oh what a twisted trail that led her on!
Why You Should Consider Applying to a Lineage Society from – it’s not elitism, it’s research, Mom.

And here are four variations on a necessary theme.  All worth the read.

             Genealogy & Cooking – What Do They Have in Common?  from the blog for the National Genealogical Society, Upfront with NGS

            On Certainty in Genealogy from

             Bullying and Elitism from the blog, Parallax View

[By the way, if/when I ever do hire a genealogist to help me when I'm stuck, or just too far away to get to the sources, it will be someone who is nice to beginners.]


Potential Problems with Records from – points out the potential problems associated with various sorts of records that we must keep in mind when evaluating the information therein

Genealogy 101: Genealogical Assumptions from – some incorrect genealogical assumptions to beware of.

How to Decode a World War II US Army Serial Number from - ah, this will be helpful!


Using a Semantic Engine for Better Understanding from – he explains it better than I can, just read it



New York Heritage Digital Collections from an absolutely amazing list of links to a wide variety of digitized historical collections for New York State, from libraries, from museums, from businesses, from law schools, from colleges, historical societies, hospitals, etc.

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