Fab Finds in Genealogy for the Week of 26 February 2012

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We spent our last weekend as a family of three in NY, amazed that in just three days we will have a new addition to our family tree. This week’s fab finds are brief, but chock full of fabulousness.


The website for the images of the 1940 U.S. Census announced today,” Dr. Bill Smith for examiner.com.

State historical Society teams with Ancestry.com” Roots & Branches by James M. Beidler

The Sacramento Genealogical Society announced their 21st annual spring seminar with George G. Morgan, author of How To Do Everything Genealogy.


The Aiden Barnwell Genealogy Society found remnants of a cemetery in Aiken County South Carolina.

The National Genealogical Society announces its next research trip to Washington, DC,  November 12-17, 2012.

Dan Akroyd discovers he is related to the Bronte sisters surrogate mother, Tabitha Akroyd, at dailymail.co.uk.

The proposed United States National Slavery Museum and African-American Genealogy Center is under way in Richmond, Virginia.


How to Locate Australian Wills and Probates, at genealogy.about.com.


Free RootsTech Evernote presentation webinar with slides is available at http://fiddlerstudios.com/evernote/. In this video Kurt Francom demonstrates how to enhance and support your genealogy research using Evernote.

African American Research Challenges and Census Records: Beyond Names and Dates with The Barefoot Genealogist, Crista Cowan.

Tracing Michelle Obama’s family tree, on msnbc.nbc.com (A 30 second advertisement shows before the actual video appears).


Here are a few site capturing regular summaries of their own finds:

Check out Deb Ruth’s “Follow Friday Gems, ” “Monday Morning Mentions” by the Armchair Genealogist, Randy Seaver’s “Best of the Geneablogs,” and Geneabloggers.com newly discovered genealogy and family history blogs.  The latest genealogy community announcements are found at geneapress.com, and Diane Haddad and the Family Tree Magazine staff write the weekly Genealogy News Corral on the genealogy insider blog.

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