24 July 2015

Follow Friday

Several articles caught my attention this week but these stood out:

I used to think I was alone in that my Dad’s grandparents and families all listed different places of birth on various papers over the years. This week, Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family faced a similar dilemma in her post “Whysome documents will never tell the full truth.” Vera Miller’s family came over much later than mine but many people of Slavic origins have recounted the same dilemma to me over the years. Will we ever actually know where our family came from and why they “lied?” 

Heather Wilkinson Rojo, of Nutfield Genealogy, inspired Karen Krantzberg, of The Road Backward, to write “Mytop five genealogy books.”  What a great idea and a neat way to share resources! I think I may work on that in the upcoming days. 

I love old postcards. New ones too. Simon Last, earlier this week, wrote a post on Charwood Genealogy about old postcard research. Some of the information provided within those little cards is amazing! You can read his post by clicking here. 

Resource Finds:
I thought I would also pass along some resources I tracked down this week through various sources. 

The U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, is now available on Ancestry.com.  

Many Roads lists many Prussian/German resources. Click here to go there. 

Final Note:
Set your tv to record Sunday as the season premier of “Who Do You Think You Are” begins back up at 9/8C. Tweet your thoughts on the show using the hashtag #WDYTYA. 

Follow Me:
I’d like to close by inviting YOU to follow me:

 


Follow Friday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers. 
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.