Friday finds: Week 18 – 2019

Here are some websites I have visited this week

This week I have been busy trying to get my email list working through a new provider. This should give me more possibilities to tweak it to give you a better experience. Also, I will be able to troubleshoot it if something doesn’t work properly. Some of you got two notifications about the same update yesterday. I hope I have fixed this.

I was also notified about a fairly substantial rise in the server rent, so I have also spent some time figuring out how to deal with that.

Nevertheless, I have still had time to do a bit of surfing on the internet and this is what I found.

“Volunteers are helping others find their roots and revolutionizing the young science of genetic genealogy” Read the article in the newspaper The Guardian DNA search angels: the Facebook ‘detectives’ who help reunite families.


“When you are working on researching your family history, you can easily get sidetracked by failing to focus on the fundamentals of historical research” James Tanner in the blog Genealogy’s Star shows us some simple steps to get you back on the right track. 5 Steps to Improving Your Family History Experience.

I have written about the note-taking software Evernote. Nicole Dyer at the blog Family Locket talks about this software in her podcast RLP 42: Evernote for Research.

Are you aware that you can read news from Norway in English? Try out the free service NEWS in 

At the blog Genea-Musings, Randy Seaver answers a question from one of his readers: Dear Randy: How Do You Explain This 1940 U.S. Census Entry?

“Certain events in history had a big impact on present-day family history research as they created the very records that we genealogists use” Linda Kush at Family History Daily writes Have American Ancestors? 15 Historic Events and Related Record Sets You Need to Know

Captain Blaze A. Clearpath at Family History are catering to all of us who are planning to do a bit of traveling this summer. Read his article How to Locate the Local Historian in an Ancestral Town


Here are some other blogs that present links under the “finds” meme:

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