23 April 2012

Family Chronicle: May/June 2012 issue

Finding Your Ancestors in Old Newspapers
Lisa Louise Cooke taken from her recent book How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, one I reviewed in February. Editor Ed Zapletal adds a note pointing out that while the article is primarily US oriented the book has an appendix that mentions sources for other countries. I'd be hard pressed to recommend it to anyone but US researchers.

Butler's Burial Ground
An interesting four page article by Andrew Hind on Butler's Rangers, their involvement in the American Revolution and the small Niagara cemetery named for Lt-Col. John Butler. Does it really warrant the description of "huge historic value to genealogists" when "a dozen or so headstones remain" and "no complete burial records have ever been found?"

12 Questions 

Last year the Jewish Genealogical of Canada (Toronto) published "Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories" in celebration of their 25th anniversary. This extract by
Leslie Kelman describes researching his great-grandparents' emigration to Australia, his great-grandmothers' return a year later and the questions it raises.

Other articles in the issue are:
Mark Golden: A World War II Case Study
Mary Kircher Roddy documents her quest to learn more about the fate of the heroic WWII B-17 pilot
Researching Western European Ancestors
Leslie Albrecht Huber offers basic, sound advice on tracing your ancestors in Western Europe
Michigan Pioneers
Diane Dittgen reveals a valuable resource in the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections
Finding Grandfather's Farm
Evann Wilcosky documents her quest to discover her ancestor's long-forgotten farm
Austrian Military Family Research
Smiljka Kitanovic pursues the Spilauer sisters across the Austrian Empire in the 19th century
Secret of White Deer Valley
Richard H. Goms, Jr., searches an interesting location to find out more about his great-grandfather
Rev Up Your Family Reunion!
Lisa A. Alzo offers advice on how to make your family reunion an event to remember
Matchbooks and Genealogy
According to David A. Norris, old matchbooks can add a poignant touch to your genealogy research
Military Medal Framing Andrew MacGregor on how to honor your military ancestors' achievements with medal framing techniques

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