Fab Finds for You – 29 April 2012

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Research Tools:

The New York City Municipal Archives now has over 870,000 images available online for the first time. The full story can be found here, with the website for the images found here.

The Weekly Genealogist” mailing list brought my attention to a NYC resource in “A Note from the Editor: A New 1940 Census Tool for New York City.” The tool is called “Direct Me NYC 1940” and it allows users to move from the 1940 NYC phone book listings to the 1940 census schedules on NARA’s website. The full story and details are available here.

Collin County Genealogical Society is working on digitizing and providing free access to county newspapers from the 1860′s to the 1950′s. The full story is in the Star Local News.

A Genealogy Toolkit is now available through the Foundation for the National Archives: Full story  at The Sacramento Bee, along with ”Archives.com Partners With the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to Publish Millions of Church Records.”

Genealogybank uploaded a presentation to Slideshare.com: “How Do I Find My Ancestors?

Videos

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright reveals details from her recently published memoir in which she recalls learning of a hidden past while researching her family history.

The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation by John F. Baker, Jr.

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.

Photo by Fábio Lamounier, Flickr

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