Favorite Reads of the Week: 2 July 2016 – Native American DNA, Township Records, Bibliography of County Histories
In the News
Scott Brown says Warren could ‘take a DNA test’ to prove she’s part Cherokee by David Weigel at the Washington Post
Genetic Genealogy and Native American DNA by Blaine Bettinger at the Genetic Genealogist – Blaine gives an excellent analysis of the science behind the Elizabeth Warren Native American ancestry claim.
WWII romance leads to family reunion decades later by Keleigh Gibbs at Lehigh Valley Regional News
DPLA and FamilySearch Partner to Expand Access to Digitized Historic Books Online by Paul G. Nauta at the FamilySearch Blog
Freedmen’s Bureau Project completed with nearly 2 million records of freed slaves indexed by R. Scott Lloyd at Deseret News
A DNA Test Says I’m Part Black. How Do I Embrace That? by Henry Louis Gates Jr. at The Root
Geni Adds DNA to the World Family Tree at Business Wire
Creating and Sharing Family History
Silver Linings in Our Stories: How to Find Them by Laura Hedgecock at Treasure Chest of Memories
Finding the Stories in an Old Photo Album by Melanie Frick at the MyCanvas Blog
TapGenes Reveals Family Health History by Rob Morgan at the FamilySearch Blog
Introducing PedigreeMap™ — an Interactive Map of Your Family History by Esther at the MyHeritage Blog
Children and Families
Re-enacting history by David Allen Lambert at Vita Brevis – David shares how he loved family history at a young age and how he continues to live in the past by re-enacting Civil War Battles.
UpFront with NGS: Using Genealogy as a Platform to Teach Children the Elements of Researching Family and History by Diane L. Richard at Upfront with NGS
Family Trees for EVERY Family by Emily Kowalski Schroeder at Growing Little Leaves
Pipe Cleaner Family Tree by Emily Kowalski Schroeder at Growing Little Leaves
Update to the Shared cM Project by Blaine Bettinger at The Genetic Genealogist
GEDmatch tools 2016 by Kitty Cooper at Kitty Cooper’s Blog
The Ancestor Conspiracy by Yvette Hoitink at Dutch Genealogy – Yvette tells what happens when ancestors want to be found.
Untapped Resources in Township Records and People by Amie Bowser Tennant at the RootsBid Blog
Find Ancestors’ Immigration in New York Almshouse Records by Lorine McGinnis Schulze at Legacy News
Browse Only Databases at FamilySearch are Easy to Use by Amie Bowser Tennant at Genealogy Gems
Judy Webster – Queensland Genealogy by Marian Pierre-Louis at the Genealogy Professional Podcast – an interview with a professional genealogist
A Bibliography of American County Histories by P. William Filby – PDF and Printed Editions now available in our online store by Geoff Rasmussen at Legacy News
Pioneer Women Left Accounts of Hardships Suffered in “Move South” during Utah War By R. Scott Lloyd at LDS Church News
Sister Wives of the Traveling Pants: Confronting My Polygamous Ancestry by Grover at By Common Consent
Want to literally write history? Come join us along with Family Search to make it happen by John Huntinghouse at LDS Smile
ADA BITNER HINCKLEY by Montserrat at Ruby Girl – What Montserrat learned about her husband’s ancestor Ada at a family reunion and how they commemorated her faith with a small card to place in their wallet.