- Supermodel Cindy Crawford was spotted in the Connecticut State Library Wednesday morning, where onlookers said she was filming an episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” NBC canceled the celebrity genealogy reality series after last season, but TLC has picked it up. Singer Kelly Clarkson also is reported to have filmed for the resurrected series.
- FamilySearch has added more than 9.4 million index records and images this week from the United States, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Italy, Peru, Sweden and Venezuela. They include data from BillionGraves (search results link you to BillionGraves.com to see an image of the tombstone), Michigan death certificates (1921-1952), New York, Southern District US District Court naturalizations (1824-1946), and more.
- Get a new take on your Irish Famine-era ancestors with findmypast.ie‘s new online Famine Memorial. Launched to coincide with the National Famine Commemoration 2013 in Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland, the memorial gathers record collectionsemigration, census, newspaper, criminal and land records, as well as directoriesthat highlight aspects of Irish life that were affected during the Great Irish Famine (1845-1852).
You’ll need to be a subscriber or use credits to view records, but the memorial also provides interesting background information about the famine that anyone can view.