Friday finds week 45 – 2019

After a long break from blogging, I am back

Due to other commitments, I had to shift my focus from blogging this summer and fall. Things have quieted down and I am now able to focus on genealogy again. I am starting by sharing some websites I have visited.


DiAnn Iamarino at the blog Fortify Your Family Tree is sharing with us how to use timelines in your genealogy search. I have used this technique myself in cases where there is a lot of information to keep track of. Read How a Research Timeline Helps You Spot Gaps and Problems

John D Reid at Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections reports that will be free (with registration) from midday GMT (7 am ET) on Friday, 8 November to noon midday GMT on Monday, 11 November.  Check out “Be prepared: free access weekend”

Sharing genealogy information is a great way to make new connections. There are many ways to do it. At Genea-Musings Randy Seaver shares a post from his reader Don who explains how he set up a genealogy website using The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding (TNG) software. Don Created a Wonderful Genealogy Website on TNG


“On 6 November 1865, one of the more remarkable sagas of the Civil War came to an end when the Confederate warship Shenandoah pulled into Liverpool, England, and Captain James Waddell surrendered the ship”  Read the interesting story about the surrender of Shenandoah in the GenealogyBank’s article by Tony Pettinato: After Firing Last Shot of the Civil War, Warship ‘Shenandoah’ Finally Surrendered

If you are new to genealogy, you might find something in this article from MyHeritage blog Genealogy Basics Chapter 3: Discovering Historical Records

Many of us are fortunate and can trace our ancestry several hundreds of years back in time. Not so for Karen Galatz writing for The New York Jewish Week.  Read her article A fledgling family genealogist

Genealogy on stage! “When a hip hop lovin’ uncle obsessed with starts digging into the past, an interracial couple finds that they have a lot more (and a lot less) in common than they thought. Filled with comedy, wit, and dance, this singular American story is about learning to live and love in a present that’s overpopulated with ghosts.” This is the setting for the show Redwood playing at the Armory in Portland, Oregon. If you are in the vicinity you still have a chance to see this show before closing night November 17th. It looks fun and interesting and I wish I could be there.  Redwood By Brittany K. Allen Directed by Chip Miller

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

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6 thoughts on “Friday finds week 45 – 2019

  • November 8, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Welcome back! I hope all is well with you. I am excited for the free weekend at Find My Past.

    • November 8, 2019 at 1:15 pm

      Hello Becky

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I am fine and I hope you are too.

      We have been doing a big renovation project at our cabin. As we did all the work ourselves it took all my spare time and I had to put the genealogy aside.

  • November 8, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Welcome back. I look forward to your posts.

    • November 13, 2019 at 11:12 am

      Thank you so much Randall. While my time away from genealogy was spent on positive things for my family, I now look forward to getting back to genealogy.

  • November 10, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Welcome back Martin. I look forward to you up coming blogs & with the holidays fast approaching it will be fun to compare holiday traditions between Norway & the US & see how they have changed thru the generations.

  • November 27, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Martine, Glad to have you and your observations back on line. I wonder if you know what a hud of land is in terms of size. It translates to hide however it is commonly used in the bygdebok for the size of the farm. 2 hud or 4 hud etc.
    Mange Tusen Takk
    Ruth fra Seattle


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