13 March 2015

Follow Friday: Legal resources, German immigrants among highlights

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) first published Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian by Kay Haviland Freilich, CGSM, CGLSM, FNGS, and William B. Freilich, Esq., in September last year. It is now available as a Kindle eBook. The book is a great reference for any land ownership issues and records.

The NGS also announced live streaming for 10  lectures from its 2015 Family History Conference. The conference will be held 13‒16 May, in St. Charles, Missouri. For those (sadly, like myself) who are unable to physically attend the conference, we can sign up for these live streaming lectures. Details can be found at http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/attend/live-streaming/.

An email from Amy Johnson Crow reminded me about 52 Ancestors Week 10 Recap. The theme for week 10 was Stormy Weather. My 2x great grandfather was a rural schoolteacher and his school diary included notations on the weather!

Blog posts worth reading:

  • Vera Marie Badertscher gives an interesting look into the life and experiences of German immigrants who came into the Port of Philadelphia. She blogs at Ancestors In Aprons. She references a great book: German Immigrants into Pennsylvania through the Port of Philadelphia from 1700 to 1775. They came – as many immigrants did – for economic opportunity, religious freedom and to escape war. Some were recruited by William Penn himself!
  • Tilby Smith had a tale that was meant to be told, and Lacey Holley did a great job telling it. Holly blogs at Adventures of an Untamable Genealogist and this week she wrote about the Trial of Tilby Smith. 

My New Follows at Twitter:
To clarify, these are new people I followed this week.

  • @hoosiergeniellc – Hoosier Genie
  • @rootsireland – rootsireland.ie is an organization comprised of 33 genealogy centers in Ireland
  • @townlandorigin – Joe Buggy is a genealogist from Ireland.
Oh and if you tweet ... TONIGHT (13 March) at 10 p.m. ET join #genchat

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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