Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Your Genealogy Today: May/June 2018

Here's the line-up in the latest issue of Your Genealogy Today from Moorshead Magazines.

COVER STORY: A Family Scandal In The Headlines
Robbie Gorr recounts how using newspapers helped to unravel a family secret.
Comment: A cracking good Ottawa Valley story with murder, adultery, desertion brought to light through newspapers.

Stairways to Heaven: Searching for That Old Time Religion
Sue Lisk suggests five things to help you determine the religious or spiritual leanings of your ancestors

Genealogy & the Law
Judy G. Russell looks at DNA and Life after Death
Comment: Obtaining DNA from the body, a step closer than from envelopes and similar.

The House That Once Was
George Matheson researches the home of his great grandparents
Comment: Another good Canadian story (this time Toronto) documenting the rise and fall of an immigrant through the history of his residence and property.

“Follow the Money”
Ed Storey recommends that you follow the advice of film noir era investigators when searching for asset-related records

Bank Checks and Genealogy
David A. Norris says that old cancelled checks can be a source of valuable family history

Tar Heels in Your Family Tree - Part 2
Diane L. Richard continues her look at history and record idiosyncrasies in North Carolina

The Irish in Victorian England – and How to Find Them
Joe Grandinetti offers some hints and resources to help in locating Irish ancestors who sought a better life across the Irish Sea

The Ins and Outs of Dragon Hunting
Sue Lisk offers strategies to help you slay those genealogical dragons

Advice From the Pros
Lisa A. Alzo offers advice for handling the unexpected while presenting at genealogy events

The Back Page
Dave Obee shines a light on future access to information for genealogists.
Comment: Kudos to the Canadians who fought for census release and overturned the consent provision that will limit access to the 2006, 2011 and 2016 censuses.

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