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Genealogy Roundup, May 23

By |May 23rd, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: Welcome home and RIP Sgt. John W. Hall, who gave his life in Korea in 1950. Plus, more on the roots of Michelle Obama and Meghan Markle.

Genealogy Roundup, May 17

By |May 17th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: Geographical connection between Michelle Obama's and Meghan Markle's 3rd great-grandmothers, unclaimed persons, amusing names, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, May 9

By |May 9th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: A sweet story about a 96-y-o WWII veteran who received unexpected help to visit his wife's grave, new DNA technology (and lots more on genetic genealogy), a missing soldier from the Korean War identified, and much more!

Genealogy Roundup, May 2

By |May 2nd, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: Lots to explore regarding DNA and genetic genealogy, immigration, what to look forward to in the next season of "Who Do You Think You Are?", a new online resource for genies, and, for smiles, an Ancestry blooper

Genealogy Roundup, April 25

By |April 25th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: Another Ellis Island counterpart emerging, this time in Rotterdam;'s new CEO, and Bruce Springsteen's Irish Roots

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #205: General N.B. Baker Library

By |April 18th, 2018|

I have awarded my latest grant (the last of multiple recipients for the first quarter of 2018) to the General N.B. Baker Library of Sutherland, Iowa to assist with the purchase of a scanner for converting larger documents, photos and objects to a digital format.

Genealogy Roundup, April 18

By |April 18th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: generational photo recreations, celebrity roots, a milestone reached in Army repatriation cases, a story of Titanic survivors, and more...

Genealogy Roundup, April 11

By |April 11th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: Hoping to welcome Tuskegee airman Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson home soon, the woman who sold her home to find her Welsh roots, RIP and welcome home CPL William C. McDowell and Staff Sgt. Marshall F. Kipina, volunteers who enjoy history and can read cursive wanted, and more . . .

Genealogy Roundup, April 4

By |April 4th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: Europe's emigration museums, celebrity roots, a competition to design a commemorative medallion in honor of Sgt. Henry Johnson, and more.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #204: Judy Purkiss

By |April 3rd, 2018|

I have awarded my latest grant (the second of multiple recipients this quarter) to Judy Purkiss, a professional genealogist based in Western Australia. The grant funds will help to cover the costs of photographing and indexing the Busselton Letters Book, a record of police correspondence in the area covering 1902-1913. Once photographed and indexed, a copy will be made available to the Western Australian Genealogical Society.