Recommended Reading: Family Falsehoods and FamilySearch Widget

Recommended Reading: Family Falsehoods and FamilySearch Widget

Two blog posts we think you should put on your reading list this week:Since FamilySearch doesn’t have a recent updates list on its record search pilot site, the Ancestry Insider made a widget that shows new and updated databases. Take a look at it here, and click a title to...

Two blog posts we think you should put on your reading list this week:

  • Since FamilySearch doesn’t have a recent updates list on its record search pilot site, the Ancestry Insider made a widget that shows new and updated databases. Take a look at it here, and click a title to go to that database on FamilySearch.
  • Many people start their genealogy searches with certain dearly held beliefs about their families that don’t jibe with historical reality. (“We’re related to royalty” and “Our ancestor’s name was changed at Ellis Island” are two that come to mind.) Settle in with a cup of coffee and read Dick Eastman’s explanation as to why such family stories are often fairy tales. (Except the Ellis Island one, which is certainly a fairy tale.)

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