31 July 2015

Follow Friday

Several articles caught my attention this week but these two stood out.

Schalene Dagutis’ article titled “Social Security Applications and Claims Index.” This was a great example of how this database – newly released on Ancestry.com – is vital to finding those unknown bits and pieces.  

Have ancestors from the Netherlands? This article is for you then! Yvette Hoitink wrote a piece on obtaining certified copies of birth and death records from the Netherlands. Dutch records are available to the public 50 years after death, 75 years after marriage and 100 years after birth.  

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

Atcherley.org.uk lists a great number of helpful books and newspapers. He provides a brief description as well as a link off to them. 

Genealogy is enjoying mainstream tv time as more and more celebrities are interested in finding their heritage. “Who Do You Think You Are?” airs Sunday evenings on TLC at 9/8C. This coming Sunday, 2 August, the show will feature J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. 

Recent Twitter Follows:

Final Note:
Tuesdays, at 2 p.m. ET on Twitter, a group of genealogists chat using the hashtag #AncestryHour. This past week the contacts through the session led me to find information about a crime in Canada that I previously could not find. It is a really great place to promote yourself, learn, share ideas, and help others. I’ll be there tweeting as @GenealogicalGem! 

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


Follow Friday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers. 
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015

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