Fab Finds for You – 6 May 2012

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News:

Announcing improved access to Virginia’s Vital Records“, at UpFront with NGS.

Becoming a Genealogist“, the latest release in the “Voices of Genealogy Video Series,” at UpFront with NGS.

A new book in the Genealogy at a Glance series, ”Genealogy at a Glance: American Cemetery Research” by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack. (Commercialnews.com)

Boyd man returns missing piece of family history,” a story about how a man, now 28, who came upon a World War II pilot’s military records when he was 16, returned them to the pilot’s descendants. (Star-Telegram)

If you’re planning to be near Fairfield, CT on May 19th you may want to attend the free Daughters of the American Revolution workshop sponsored by CTDAR. (The Hour Online)

Here’s an interesting article on the ethics of claiming Native American ancestry, or what’s known as “box-checking,” on employer or college records. (The Eagle Tribune)

Videos:

The Melting Pot: A Visit with the New England Historic Genealogical Society” is a video produced in conjunction with FamilySearch highlighting the NEHGS collections.

You may have already heard Ancestry announced its latest DNA testing service. There is a video on youtube with details about “the next generation of DNA technology.”

Regulars:

Other regular posts worth checking out include:

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 Jooliree at Flicker.com]

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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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