This week’s crème de la crème — February 17, 2024

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week.

Crème de la crème of genealogy blogs

Blog posts
Rolling years of civil BMD records added to by Claire Santry on Irish Genealogy News.

NLS adds high resolution Irish maps by John D. Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections.

A Gotcha When Searching the LAFRANCE Collection by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots.

Who Was Adelaide Springett? by Paul Chiddicks on The Chiddicks Family Tree.

François “dit Lavaranne” Girouard (1616/1621-1686/1690) – Guns, Farms & Dikes: Pioneering Acadia by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained.

I Grew Up Without a Bathtub by Joy Neal Kidney on Joy Neal Kidney.

Transnational Tales of the Civil War, Part II by Patrick Lacroix on Query the Past.

Historians say collection of hundreds of WW II love letters offers glimpse into ‘human sides of history’ by Moira Wyton, CBC News, Saskatchewan.

Winnipeg blogger looking for relatives of fallen WWII soldier by Kayla Rosen, CTV News, Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Update: A nephew of John Day White who lives in Winnipeg has been put him in touch with the group.)

300,000 farm records going online, thanks to grant from Lund Trust, National Archives, Washington, DC.

West and East Suffolk districts set to lose Bury St Edmunds archives despite SuffolkNews campaign by Joao Santos, Suffolk News, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England.

How a Family Secret About His White Ancestor Paved the Way for Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s Finding Your Roots by JP Mangalindan, People Magazine, New York, New York.

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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