Fab Finds for You – 22 April 2012

April Showers cardWelcome to a new week of Fab Finds. I usually don’t include my own review of geneablogs, because there are so many good blogs that do a much better job of it than I could (see Regular Resources, below) however, this week I especially enjoyed DearMYRTLE’s “What’s a blog for, anyway?


History of the Imbriaco family of Elizabeth, NJ with ancestral roots in Centola, Italy.

There’s a Mother’s Day Sweepstakes, (and “Thank You, Mom” video) offered by Ancestry.com.

Education and Resources

James M. Beidler writes about the genealogical significance of income tax records: “Roots and Branches: Income Tax Records for Genealogists.

New website, NameYourRoots.com, helps descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews to trace their heritage.

Understanding Probate Records Review” by Tina Sansone at BellaOnline.

Here are some great tips on Indexing the 1940 Census at About.com.


PC Magazine published an article reviewing Legacy Family Tree Deluxe 7.5.

Bloomberg reports about the release of the 1940 census in “Most Wired Generation Meets Greatest Generation in Census Frenzy.”

A woman researching her husband’s family history discovers unclaimed ashes of a civil war veteran.

Thomas MacEntee announces a hiatus for geneabloggers radio, and asks for listener’s opinions on its future.

Regular Resources:

Check out…

Michael Hait’s “Notable Genealogy Blog Posts,”

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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