Saturday, November 21, 2020

Family History Meanderings ~ Week of Nov 21, 2020

I spend a lot of time reading, blogging and attending webinars. Sharing discoveries from each week. Hope you find something educational and entertaining.


Finding Your Ancestors Using Employment Records by James Tanner on The Family History Guide Blog

How I Discovered My Cousin was a Victim of Stalin's Purges by Jana Iverson Last of Laura's Jewnealogy

Is GEDmatch Accurate and Legit? by Margaret O'Brien of Data Mining DNA

One Hundred Years Ago: The Art of Driving a Motorcycle by Janice Brown of New Hampshire's History Blog

Instead of Indexing, Trying Something New by Jacqi Stevens of A Family Tapestry

Ancestral Traditions: Occupation and Middle Name by Marian B. Wood of Climbing My Family Tree    

Metadata and Family Photos with Christopher Desmond of the Family History Metadata Group on the Photo Detective

Blogs with weekly list

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings - Genealogy News and Educations Bytes - Friday, 20 November 2020 and Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Linda Stufflebean of Empty Branches on the Family Tree - Friday's Family History Finds

John D. Tew of Filopietism Prism: Saturday Serendipity (November 21, 2020)


A majority of my ancestral lines come from the Czech Republic (mainly Bohemia) and Slovakia. I became a member of the Bohemians In America Facebook Group several years ago. This is a very active page, with researchers sharing information, food, customs and much more.

Podcasts and more

Laura Hedgecock: Sharing Stories Big and Small on Stories in Our Roots with Heather Murphy

Upcoming - Mapping Miles from the Antebellum South to Freedom with Tanisha L. Watson on  Blog Talk Radio Genealogy Talk Show with Bernice Bennett - January 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Webinars and Online learning

Ready for the 1950 United States Federal Census? I'm have April 1, 2022 marked in red on my calendar. Until then, Stephen P. Morse has the 1950 Tutorial Quiz: How to Access the 1950 Census in One Step. Great information to prepare. 

Genealogy TV offers a downloadable 16 page eBook called "Trace Your Family Tree for Free!"

Free Education for You: NYG&B's Day of Giving Back from NYG&B - December 1, 2020 - Like NYG&B's Facebook page or sign up for newsletter. They will email a link to watch.

  • Release Your Inner Sherlock! Exploring genealogy for the first time - Presented by Jennifer Baldwin
  • "Deemed a Runaway" - Black Laws of the North - Presented by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
  • That What's New in DNA Update - Presented by Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD
  • Strengthen Your Analysis: Transcribing and Abstracting - Presented by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL


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