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Sunday, June 21, 2015
NoteWorthy Reads #18
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. At the end of each trimester 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.
A GOOD THING
New: DiscoverFreedmen from the blog of The Legal Genealogist – discusses the amazing records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands [the Freedmen’s Bureau] and encourages us to join the project to index those records to make it easier for other family historians and genealogists to find their family.
Access Canadian World War II Military Service Files in A Few Easy Steps from the Olive Tree Genealogy blog
FamilySearch’s New Vermont-Canadian Border Crossings Collection Contains More Than Misleading Title Suggests from the Genealogy À La Carte blog
X-DNA’s Helpful Inheritance Patterns from the Genie1 blog - explains it very well. I want to keep this around to refer back to.
WHAT KILLED GREAT GRANDDAD… A Curious Mystery Solved on TROVE… Part One from the Family History 4 U blog – a fun account of tracking down whether a family story was accurate.
A Son Finds His Father on Guadalcanal from The Daily Beast - long, but worth it & very moving (I just finished an excellent audio course - WWII: A Military and Social History, that I got from my local library, which likely enhanced the impact this story had on me, but it really is worth reading.)
How the Dutch Actually Bought Manhattan (The Long Version) from UntappedCities.com – not that long and quite interesting
Leiden Gunpowder Disaster Memorial from Atlas Obscura – if you’re of Dutch extraction, this could be why your ancestor disappeared from records as of 1807.
Surprising information Found in the Index to Court Order Books from Lisa Lisson’s Are You My Cousin? blog.
Canadian Maritime Provinces and New England: Differences in Record-Keeping, I and New England and Canada’s Maritime Provinces: Differences in Record-Keeping, II from the In Search of Our Common Heritage blog
Planning a Cemetery Visit? Important Do’s and Don’ts to Read before You Go from FamilyHistoryDaily.com
Faith of Our Fathers: Using Religious Records in Genealogical Research from the blog at Legacy Tree Genealogists
The New Facts View Make Sure You Are Climbing YOUR Family Tree and Not Someone Else’s from the Ancestry.com blog
Evernote for Genealogy: Research Logs and Note Links and Evernote for Genealogy: Creating a Linked Research Blog Index from Colleengreene.com – read the comments too. [Posting this is aspirational and inspirational; I don't - yet - use Evernote as I should.]
Legacy Family Tree Announcement from the Ancestoring blog – I’ve joined. It looks to be very helpful!