Links, 2.8.11

The Federation of Genealogical Societies announces a Stop ID Theft NOW! campaign, calling upon the Internal Revenue Service to do its job and use the Social Security Death Index for its original purpose, reducing fraud.

Also: More ways to step up and advocate for records access, via Kimberly Powell.

Because it’s always nice to read about success, and maybe get inspired in the bargain: Diane at GenealogyInsider posts about her recent genealogy winning streak.

The third Season of Who Do You Think You Are? is under way, with Martin Sheen featured in Episode One. Next up: Marisa Tomei goes to Italy on the trail of an ancestral murder mystery. Preview here.