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 recently which are fascinating, interesting and/or helpful, and occasionally “wacky” or “wonderful” will likely sneak in as well. When I have the time I review the posts to determine which entries should be put in my Resource pages; the rest will remain 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 England Planters from the Vita Brevis blog - "...before the Loyalists fled to Canada after the American Revolution, another important group settled Maritime Canada: the New England Planters. This often overlooked group of New Englanders (and others) left a cultural and political impact on Canadian history."
The Pages from the Ancestry Binders blog has been running a nine part series entitled Dad’s War Letters in which she’s been printing transcriptions of excerpts of several letters from when her father was in World War II. They are wonderful letters. So far she has posted six parts. Here is the link to Dad's War Letters, Part One of Nine, go read ALL of them.
Warrantee Township Maps – the Pennsylvania State archives holds warrantee Township maps which show all original land purchases from the Proprietors or the Commonwealth made inside the boundaries of present-day townships [includes name of warrantee, name of patentee, number of acres, name of tract, and dates of warrant, survey and patent].
OFF TOPIC - but since family historians care about family heirlooms…
A personal warning. If you want to move or ship a piece of furniture or family heirloom that you truly care about and want it to arrive intact, I strongly recommend that you do NOT use a company named Minimoves, even if directly referred by larger moving companies. [I am not linking to them. The website inspires a trust that would be seriously misplaced.]