Here’s a sampling of articles that have caught my eye this past week:
April 10, 2019
- Amy Johnson Crow talked about, “How to Plan a Successful Library Trip” on her podcast this week. Some good information in the transcript as well.
- Scott Fisher
explainwhy spring is the best time to visit your ancestral cemeteries on Fisher’s Top Tip’s #61. As a family, we used to regularly visit the burial locations of our families around Memorial Day, but doing this in mid-April sounds much cooler.
April 11, 2019
- Marion Wood at Climbing My Family Tree posted, “Ancestor Landing Pages: Summaries and Cousin Bait” which inspired me to think a little differently about how I might present my research on this site. In the future, you will see some of these change as I move my research reports out of daily posts and into more static pages under the menu heading “My Genealogy.”
- The Family History Fanatics provide an excellent “Overview of the One-to-Many Tools on GEDMatch Genesis.” This is a personal reminder to me that I need to better understand how to use my DNA matches to further my family history research.
- Mary Harrell-Sesniak gave us, “Tips for Identifying and Establishing Provenance of Family Records.”
April 12, 2019
- DiAnn Iamarino wrote about “The Basics of a Well-Crafted Family Tree.” I really like her blog she seems to be focusing on the same type of effort that I am pursuing, a rock solid block of family research.
- Cheri Hudson Passey post about “Spring Cleaning: Tidying Up Your Genealogy” has some good tips.
April 13, 2019
- James Tanner pointed out “The Dangers of Using GEDCOM.” With as many times as I have changed my primary family tree software, I can relate to the issue of how software handles GEDCOM. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to relink media and source information since it isn’t well-handled. In this day and age this really should be a “solved” problem. Perhaps it’s time for a new standard.
- The feedback on Ancestry’s Thru-Lines has been mixed, but it seems that the Ancestry folks are engaged in improving them. Cathy Meder-Dempsey wrote about the improvements she has seen in her Thru-Lines, “Wowsers! Ancestry Fixed My ThruLines.” She provided feedback and apparently they took action.
April 14, 2019
- Judy Russell wrote about a GEDMatch feature, Superkit, in “Superkit Sunday.”
- Here’s more on Ancestry’s Thru-Lines from Michael John Neill:
- What I am currently working on for my own tree, “Write an Ancestral Biography.” You’ll start to see these under the “My Genealogy” heading.
April 15, 2019
- James Tanner provides a good overview of educational resources on MyHeritage, “Quick Links to Learning about MyHeritage.com.”
April 16, 2019
- Robin Wirthrill has a great article on research objectives, “What Do You Want to Know? 3 Steps to Focus Your DNA Research.”
- Linda Stufflebean has started a series on social history websites that looks very interesting, “3+3= SOME FUN SOCIAL HISTORY GENEALOGY SITES, PART 1.”