Fab Finds for the Week of 25 March 2012

History of the World, 1885
You’ll notice that in the Fab Finds I don’t usually cover many blog posts from other geneabloggers. The reason for that is simple enough: There are already quite a few bloggers who do mentions of other geneabloggers, links to which I include in the “Regular Resources” section at the bottom of each of the Fab Finds.  Here are the Fab Finds for this week:


Ah, to find an old steamer trunk and track down a descendant of its owner. A genealogists dream… and a great story.

MyHeritage Releases Cutting-Edge Personalized Family Calendars” (at a cost).

New Facebook application, KiN2.me, builds a connection via 26 relationships from Barak Obama to Rush Limbaugh. Now that’s professional genealogy, eh?

This article highlights a woman’s efforts to document the El Rancho Simi Pioneer Public Cemetery, now published as a book that is available in many genealogical libraries including the DAR library.

The grandson of Frank J. Goldsmith, a survivor of the Titanic, is now telling the tale as he remembers hearing it from his grandfather who was 9 years old at the time of the tragedy.


Star of Your Family Contest:

Tom Tucker explores the history of his Lewis family from Wales.

Tory Moore discovers he is related to Noah Webster (yes, as in Merriam-Webster).

You can still enter the contest to win an Ancestry.com produced video telling your family story; a link is provided in the video description on the pages linked above.

Prove It or Disprove It:  Sometimes it’s easier to disprove someone is your ancestor than to prove that they are your ancestor, by Crista Cowan of Ancestry.com

Job Openings:

The Association of Professional Genealogists is seeking candidates for a newly created position: E-Newsletter Editor.


This isn’t new but it’s definitely worth a mention: Thomas MacEntee offers the free Genealogy Source Citations Quick Reference at the geneabloggers website. Once a the link, you can right-click and ‘save as’ to save a copy to your computer.

Regular Resources:

This week I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Michael Hait’s “Notable Genealogy Blog Posts,” which I’ll be adding to this list of regulars.

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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