Fab Finds in Genealogy for the Week of 12 February 2012

♥ february ♥

My life is about to get a lot more exciting – and hectic – as my husband and I proceed with our adoption of a little one. I am still planning to keep up with the weekly Fab Finds– if not my own genealogy research — so any wishes for good luck will be greatly appreciated!!!


How QR Codes ‘expand the experience of genealogists,’ by Rachel Brutsch, Deseret News.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is seeking search queries for those with Israeli relatives. A professional genealogist, Michael Goldstein, will research the queries and present the results live at the Society’s meeting on March 18. The deadline for query submission is Friday, February 17.

There is a call for papers announcement for the 5th Annual North Star Genealogy Conference, 5-6 October 2012 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. The theme is “New Approaches and Old Sources.”

GeneTree.com Unveils New Family Consultation Service, by News Wire.

The recording of the RootsTech Genealogy Idol event is now available at legacyfamilytree.com .


Here’s another great post addressing the fight to maintain open access to records: “Why You Care About MGC, SSDI, the DMF and RPAC“, by Polly Kimmitt.

Have you signed the petition?

Library and Archives Canada writes about their Ancestors Search function which allows you to search for your ancestors by surname, across all of their indexed records.

John Grenham of Irishtimes.com reports about the newly renovated National Archives of Ireland website.


The third edition of “How to Do Everything Genealogy” by George G. Morgan is now available.

New Book Traces the Long Line of the Henderson Genealogy.” Author F. Robert Henderson spent 31 years researching his Henderson ancestors, primarily in Tennessee, and recently published a book titled “Henderson Smokey Mt. Mystery.”


The Olive Tree Genealogy channel, by Lorine McGinnis Schulze, on YouTube is uploading a series of cemetery walk videos taken at Diamond Springs Odd Fellows Cemetery, El Dorado County, California.


Weekly Geneablogger Finds:

In case you don’t already follow these, here are a few blogs capturing regular summaries of their own finds:

Check out Deb Ruth’s “Follow Friday Gems

Monday Morning Mentions” by the Armchair Genealogist

Not to be missed: Randy Seaver does a great job of rounding up the “Best of the Geneablogs” each week in his Genea-Musings blog.

There are 22 newly discovered genealogy and family history blogs this week, by geneabloggers.com.

For the latest genealogy community announcements, see geneapress.com.

The 114th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is available with the 5th Annual iGene Awards. 

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  1. Kathy Reed

    I can just imagine your excitement as you add to your family! What a blessing. My daughter will be bringing home the newest addition to her family tomorrow — a preemie born 6 1/2 weeks ago at 32 weeks. There is nothing more life-changing. What a blessing that your child has found you.

    • 1ancestry2littletime

      Thank you– and congratulations to you on the new addition to your family!!!! I agree- it is truly a blessing to have these little ones enter our lives. Have a wonderful day tomorrow – I’m sure it will be full of joy!!!

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