01 December 2019

Internet Genealogy Dec - Jan 2020

There's a good mix of content in this latest issue.

Memphis Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
Calgary researcher-writer Wayne Shepheard researches an epidemic from which more than 20,000 died people along the Mississippi River. He delves into records, including an 1879 book that lists the dead, using his own surname (with variants) to bring home the individual impacts behind the statistics.

More Than a Matter of Trust: Evaluating Website Reliability
Sue Lisk looks at ways to identify whether a particular website is a dependable source of information. Things to look for — common-sense and uncommon-sense.

Building Up Your Family History with Architectural Databases
David A. Norris looks at a valuable set of resources for family historians.

Taking Better Tombstone Photos
Robbie Gorr outlines four easy steps for getting the best possible results when taking photos of your ancestors’ gravestones. Will well repay the time spent reading it.

Researching Métis Ancestry in Your Scottish Family History
Christine Woodcock, Canada's Scotland expert, explains the origins, story and how you might have a connection to the Métis Nation.

Researching Military Records of African American Ancestors
Diane L. Richard reveals where to find records for pre-20th century conflicts

Remembering Those Who Have Fallen
Tony Bandy looks at the CommonwealthWar Graves Commission and our family histories. A good overview of cwgc.org and related sites. I was a bit surprised not to see a mention of burials of Second World War RAF personnel in the US, notably the largest number at Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe, Alabama.

HistoryPin: Tell and Share Your Stories!
Diane L. Richard looks at the thriving sharing platform

Internet Genealogy looks at websites and related news that are sure to be of interest

Back Page
Dave Obee suggests tailoring your queries for the best search results

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