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 have the time 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.
This entry is a little longer than my usual because I have decided to put my Noteworthy Reads series on hiatus for six weeks while I deal with some non-genealogical things, so I included everything I had pending in this post rather than holding some for a future post as I sometimes do (so as not to overwhelm). While I have decided to give myself a partial blogging vacation, I am only suspending the Noteworthy Reads posts. I do anticipate putting up 3 or 4 regular blog posts on my family history in this timeframe (and, hopefully, I will find a fantastic find for Crestleaf’s blogging challenge this month). So please check in occasionally to see what is new. Noteworthy Reads will be back in mid-August.
W75: Harold Wareham – Missionary from the Branches of My Tree blog - his ancestor was a missionary to Africa in the early 20th century, and this account is fascinating (I particularly appreciated his argument to the missionary society as to the reasons he thought it would be good to have a woman around the house in Africa -- the missionary society wished him to leave his wife at home. He won.)
The Letters of Dr. William Cullen (1710-1790) from the Historical Medical Miscellany blog – discusses a new resource for those interested in people’s health in the mid-1700s. Dr. Cullen was a fellow at the Royal College of physicians of Edinburg who received thousands of letters from places all around the world from people querying about their health; his letters have been transcribed and digitized, and are searchable.
Many-roads.com – This website has an amazing collection of information on hundreds of original historical documents in genealogical sources, curated lists of links, a library of images and text that they share for free, on the Amish-Mennonite, Quakers, French-Canadians, Prussia (Germany), Jewish, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Wales, the United States. It also has developed and freely shares on this site, mega-search engine portals for the Amish-Mennonite, Jewish (Shoah), Prussian-German, Quebec (French Canada), and the Top 100 Genealogical Sites, a library of over 500 genealogy related links and a plethora of genealogical tips, videos, music, and maps. Go explore!