Links, 1.25.11

Picture this: Here’s a heads-up for old-photo enthusiasts in the NYC metro area. On Friday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., The New York Public Library is holding  a workshop, “Clues From Family Photos,” at the South Court Classrooms of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street. It is billed as first come, first served.

Awarded: Congrats to Ed Laput of Colchester, Conn., upon whom the Godfrey Memorial Library bestowed the Fremont Rider Award for Lifetime Achievement – only the third given in 65 years. Laput was recognized for spearheading efforts to catalogue cemeteries in the state.

Travelogue: Not all of this article on genealogy vacationing was news to me, but I did find myself deep in envy of James Derheim, founder of European Focus, which performs a combination of research legwork and travel agentry to give clients a genealogy trip to remember. Derheim’s work has taken him through Germany, Italy, Ireland, England and the Czech and Slovak republics. Talk about a dream job.

Forensic studies: If you are wondering about the world of forensic genealogy, the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy has organized its first Forensic Genealogy Institute, scheduled for October 25-27 in Dallas. It’s a seriously intensive proposition limited to 25 participants. (There’s a press release here.)

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