Friday, January 29, 2021

Timely Tips for Today


Tips for Today: 

(These come from Joe Grandinetti’s article in the Dec/Jan 2021 issue of InternetGENEAOGY.)

Of course, all your ancestors were law-abiding sorts. But what if they were not?  If you’ve not fully documented your roguish relatives, then you might want to look at Ancestry’s worldwide collection of court, governmental and criminal records.  Or click to Cyndi’s List and then the category of Prisons, Prisoners & Outlaws (501 links as of Oct 2020).

“We’re no longer on our own deserted islands of research; the internet has become a connective landmass for us. As I suspect many of your do, I use social media (Facebook) for genealogical purposes via liking/following groups dealing with my specific areas of interest. It’s a convenient platform for education and information exchange. Expand on this by viewing or joining roots-themed blogs.”

Then Joe posts these blogs as some of  his favorites:

·        Eastman’s Online Genealogical Newsletter,

·        FamilySearch blog, www.familysearch.orgblog/en

·        Megan Smolenyak’s blog,

·        American Ancestors blog (New England Historic Genealogical Society),

·        Blaine Bettinger’s DNA-focused blog,

·        Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings blog,

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