Monday Recap for April 16, 2012
Here’s the latest in the world of genealogy:
The Genealogy Sphere
- What Does the 1940 Census Mean to the Genealogy Community? (Thomas MacEntee) – Thomas MacEntee likens the release of the 1940 census to Christmas for genealogists
- Most-Wired Generation Meets Greatest Generation in Census Frenzy (SF Gate) – A look into the 1940 census frenzy among genealogists
- Unsinkable Molly Brown’s daughter chose Paris over Titanic (Greenwichtime.com) – What could have been – a descendant of Molly Brown recounts her ancestor’s close call with the Titanic
- A Good Age: New paths open up for following the family tree (PatriotLedger.com) – 1940 census records helps open up new paths to follow
- A ‘Titanic’ Degree of Separation in Newton (TheAlternativePress.com) – A woman discovers that her ancestor sailed on the Titanic
- Was Your Family Counted Twice (Finding Our Ancestors blog) – Finding your family twice in the 1940 census
- Titanic Stories: The Ship Gran Couldn’t Afford, But Margaret Could (Openfile) – A story about how the ability to afford tickets on the Titanic determined the fates of two cousins
- Grave of seaman who ‘sank the Titanic’ is discovered in Aberdeen (Daily Record) – The grave of Robert Hichens is discovered in Scotland by his great-grandaughter.
- 1940 Census records unlock family mysteries (CNN) – 1940 census reveals family secrets
- Keep history alive by ensuring old photos last forever (CoshoctonTribune.com) – Creating family photo albums is a great way to preserve your old family photos
- Monday Recap for April 9, 2012 - Last week’s recap
- Titanic: Remembering 100 Years – Check out our infographic in honor of Titanic’s 100th anniversary
- Pickfair Found in the 1940 Census – We found the infamous Pickfair, home Mary Pickford, in the 1940 census. Did you know her neighbors were Fred Astaire and Charlie Chaplin?
- The Genealogy of Titanic’s Passengers and Crew – The RMS Titanic project successfully added all the passengers and crew to Geni! Check it out to learn more about their genealogy.
Profiles of the Day
For Titanic’s 100th anniversary, we highlighted the stories of some survivors and casualties of the Titanic