Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday Serendipity (October 25, 2014)

The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.

1.  The Vault has another very interesting map resource that could be useful for genealogists. This week the featured map is a 1903 depiction of "Race and Occupation of Immigrants by Destination" for the United States. The jam-packed map provides information about national origin, occupations, and trends in immigration by state.  See the map and read more here.   

2.  Here is an interesting article on inheritance hoaxes and the folks who fall for them from our Canadian friends to the north.  NEHGS provided the link in this week's The Weekly Genealogist.  It is short and worth the read. It also explains about an Iowa connection.     

3.  Two weeks ago I mentioned a post by James Tanner about BillionGraves, and last week I posted a correction to my summary of the mentioned post.  This week I suggest you go over to Randy Seaver's blog Genea-Musings to read his review of searching on BillionGraves. As always, Randy provides nice visuals to his commentary.  You can read Randy's review Part 1 here.  

4.  If you believe or know that you have Welsh roots, you might be interested in a DNA study brought to our attention by UpFront With NGS blog.  A new mass genetic study of the Welsh is going to try to determine who the Welsh actually are and where they came from.  Read more here.

5.  And James Tanner at Genealogy's Star blog has a short piece that reminds us that the spelling of words -- including surnames -- has, until fairly recently, always been a very fluid thing. Read the post here.  
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