This week’s crème de la crème — August 12, 2023

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week.

Crème de la crème of genealogy blogs

Blog posts
How to conduct a census – in 1931 by Sara Chatfield on Library and Archives Canada Blog.

How Accurate Is Ancestry’s Handwriting Recognition Technology? and FamilySearch experimental search of handwritten wills and deeds by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections.

Ancestry adds indexes to two online Irish burial record collections and Donegal Co Archive’s digitisation of RDC records nears completion by Claire Santry on Irish Genealogy News.

Updated: ScotlandsPeople provided access to historic adoption information by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES.

Tying Knots in the Loose Ends of Scotland by Kim Taylor on Vita Brevis.

Historic Records and Maps for Oxfordshire Launched Online by TheGenealogist by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.

Old Photographs Saved from a Trash Can – #92 Rectifying an Error by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls.

Word of Warning to Family Bloggers by Fran Ellsworth on Worldwide Genealogy — A Genealogical Collaboration.

Gaboury family history to be explored at upcoming events by Simon Fuller, Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba.

Celebrating genealogy with two-day Ship Hector conference by Raissa Tetanish, The Advocate, Pictou, Nova Scotia.

The “Headstone Brigade” Rescuing Vermont’s Rural Cemeteries by Leith Tonino, Yankee Magazine, Dublin, New Hampshire.

Old African American cemetery yields DNA links to 41,000 new ‘relatives’ by Michael E. Ruane, Carolyn Y. Johnson and Aara’L Yarber, Washington Post, DC.

National Records of Scotland removes adopted children’s names from web by Ross Hunter, The National, Glasgow, Lancashire, Scotland.

Solving World War II Photo Mysteries With Open Source Techniques by Annique Mossou, Bellingcat, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

For more gems like these throughout the week, join the Genealogy à la carte Facebook group. When you submit your request to join, you will be asked to answer two quick questions about your family history research.

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