I know what you’re thinking Cyndi's List has been around a long time and we all have used and appreciated it. I think it is a good idea to revisit this site because you can always find something new. Let’s look.
This week has flown by, and I must admit that I didn’t have a topic in mind. I thought instead that I share links to interesting blogs, sites, and information that I’ve learned about this past week.
As you may remember from past blogs, I have roots in Luxembourg and in Germany. A recent newsletter from Germanology Unlocked *featured a blog from Bryna O’Sullivan about the 1766 Census of Luxembourg. You can check her site here. For those interested in Luxembourg research, she has another interesting article. Her company, Charter Oak Genealogy, specializes in tracing lineage for those who have early American ancestors (Mayflower, Daughters & Sons of the American Revolution) and provides French translation services.
*A huge fan of Katherine Schober—her classes related to Germany and Genealogy are excellent plus she offers German translation services.)
My Irish roots have been top of mind lately and I have met a new relative who provided me with this link to the Skibbereen Heritage Centre. It is quite an interesting site and if you have any ancestors from that area of County Cork. In addition to information about the famine history, there is a map which shows locations of points of interest. Some of these have links to YouTube videos so you can see the actual places. Here’s a link to the Abbeymahon Graveyard.. And another to an article about Windmill Lane, Skibbereen. Be sure to check out the Genealogy section of the site.
Take a break and enjoy exploring these interesting sites. They may give you ideas as you pursue your family history or perhaps, you’ll find the clue you needed to solve a genealogy puzzle. Happy exploring!
I have been reviewing genealogy records from my Irish ancestors and was reminded of this interesting site: dúchas.ie (duchas.ie) which features Irish School Records. These records are not quite what you’d expect. Let’s look.
With summer here, making day trips to scout out genealogy resources is much easier. These local libraries and genealogy associations have items that are not available online and are focused on the places that you are interested in exploring. Let’s look.
One of my dreams is to have the time, money, and luxury of researching in person at the National Archives of Ireland. Wouldn’t it be fun to have that opportunity? While that is not something that I can do today, the National Archives of Ireland has created a genealogy site that has many online records to explore. Let’s look.
One of the treasures for those of you with Swedish ancestors is the Sweden Household Examination Records. The pastor of the parish originally kept these records to track the family’s that lived in the parish as well as to track and evaluate their religious knowledge. For the genealogist, these records are great substitutes for census records. Let’s look.
Happy 4th of July 2022! Enjoy the time with family and friends! And if the usual summer storms come through this weekend, find a quiet corner and get in a little family history research! Enjoy the weekend and week!
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It’s that time again when FamilyTree provides the list of the best genealogy websites for us genealogists. Some are familiar and others are new and worth checking out. I especially love to see if there is anything new in the maps and newspaper categories.
This week take some time to explore these sites and see if you can add more details to your family tree. Your new discoveries could add life to your ancestors’ stories.
Have fun exploring!
I always am on the lookout for new genealogy sites to explore. The FamilyTree Magazine’s July/August issue has the top genealogy sites plus Rick Crume has complied a list of the 75 Best State Websites. After researching in the Dakota for years, I was surprised to discover a site that I wasn’t familiar with: Digital Horizons. Let’s look.
Maybe it is because it is finally summer weather and people are off to the lakes or because I saw a production of “Men on Ice” at the local theatre, but I started about what our ancestors were doing for recreation and fun. These activities would add another layer to our family stories. Let’s look.
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.