11 September 2020

Your Genealogy Today: Sept/Oct 2020

I've now received the delayed issue, certainly worth waiting for from front to back.

Colonial American Genealogy: A Quick Outline
David A. Norris, who usually writes about unusual family history related resources, offers a primer on researching Colonial Ancestors. There are many Canadians who had ancestors who lived in what is now the US during the colonial period and many more where a branch of their UK family went there centuries ago. It's possible you could find them as a DNA match although not likely if they emigrated early. 

Emigration from the Upper Harz Valley
Corinna Meiss examines the emigration of mining families to the USA in the mid-19th century

Irish Genealogy Research: Pre-1864
Joe Grandinetti, another magazine regular contributor, offers tips and guidance on how to research your Irish ancestors who emigrated prior to 1864. Am I the only one who didn't know about the census search for extracts from the now destroyed 1841/51 Irish census used to verify claims for an old-age pension after 1908?

More Than Words: Toward Better Listening
Sue Lisk offers 7 tips for promoting effective listening and 5 things that interfere with effective listening and communication during family history interviews

The Plight of the Pilgrims
Christine Woodcock's article tells the story of the Mayflower passengers, why and how they went to America, and includes a passenger list — some of the names will be familiar if you recall WDYTYA episodes, celebrities and US Presidents that linked back to the Mayflower.

What I'm Looking For
"T. S. Davis explains his motivation for researching his family history, even if it only matters to him" — and the important thing is that it does matter to him.

Gain All of the Clues from a Will
Ed Storey offers tips on how to get the most out of a will, for genealogy purposes

Mystery of the Magic Lantern
George Matheson's finding of a magic lantern in the attic of a Toronto family home, a forgotten family heirloom, together with original slides.

Genealogy et the Law
Judy G. Russell explains the language used in legal documents

Think Local, Start Digging!
Dave Obee makes a virtue of necessity dictated by the times by linking to more distant relatives who live nearby. 

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