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!
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.
Veteran ‘Dumbfounded ‘over War Photo found at CNN.com – volunteers identifying people in over 100 photos taken by the Department of Defense of service people and civilians in the Korean War (plus link within article to website displaying all of the photos)
Old Dogs, New Tricks from the blog, Parallax View – He discusses the relationship between evidence, inference, and conjecture. His physics research background informs his genealogical research, and now, his experience with genealogical research is informing his physics research. Very interesting piece.
Irish Famine Archive on Migration to Canada Launched Online from Irishcentral.com – “The Digital Irish Famine Archive shares the stories of the Grey Nuns in Montréal cared for the Irish arrivals, the sick and the dying, and kept annals and correspondence of their experience. The records have since been translated from the original French, digitized and made available in an online archive.”
Black sheep Ancestors Database – “Free genealogical prison and convict records, historical court records, executions, insane asylum records and biographies of famous outlaws, criminals & pirates in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.”