Fab Finds for the Week of 11 March 2012

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Each week I write about some of the more interesting items that I’ve come across, which are not usually mentioned in other places in the genealogical blogosphere (with exceptions, of course).

Here are the fab finds for this week, brought to you in between bottle feedings and teething episodes (my son’s — not mine). For previous weeks’ fab finds, choose the category “Fab Finds” or just click here.


Learning about our ancestors’ sleep habits may indicate we are not sleeping the way we should.

The San Fernando Valley Historical Society’s Pioneer Cemetery Committee are looking for volunteer researchers who are very knowledgeable in genealogy to help solve the mystery of nameless dead buried at the Pioneer cemetery. Many of the gravestones were stolen or vandalized, and volunteers will pore over old newspapers, church records, and other documents in an attempt to identify those buried at the Cemetery.

Other interesting articles:

African-Americans unearth family histories via new technology“, at detroitnews.com.

Edmonton man’s impromptu visit to Winnipeg antique shop unearths hidden genealogical cache” at the Daily Brew. Lucky duck.

Family Tree May Aid Treatment of Inherited Heart Disorders“, at US News Health.

Webinars and Seminars

I received notice from Family Tree University of a free webinar about scanning photos using the Flip-Pal, to be held March 27th. Sign up here.

The Sacramento German Genealogical Society is sponsoring “Tracking Down Our German Ancestors, with Warren Bittner, CG” on April 21, 2012 in Sacramento.

There’s still time to register for the Family Tree University 2012 Virtual Conference.  I had the opportunity to attend last year, and it was well worth it.

Genealogy Jobs

The Iowa Genealogical Society is looking to fill the roles of First Vice President and Publicity Chair.


Family Tree Magazine posted a clip of Lisa Louise Cook’s presentation on Three Cool Tools to Help With Your Newspaper Research; a part of their 2012 Virtual Conference.

Sabrina Broussard Abraham posted a video to her page on Genealogywise in memory of her grandparents Justilien and Stenie Broussard from Texas.

Regular Resources:

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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