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2206, 2017

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #200

By |June 22nd, 2017|Grants|0 Comments

This quarter, I awarded my 200th Seton Shields Genealogy Grant! This quarter's recipient is the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center – a treasure trove of countless books and microfilms, online databases, events ranging from national conferences to summer camps, and world class genealogists – for whatever use they think would be most helpful.

2106, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, June 21

By |June 21st, 2017|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup: A family tree that's both a work of art and of love, an orphan heirloom story, time capsule rooms to explore, and more.

1406, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, June 14

By |June 14th, 2017|Genealogy Roundup|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup: Check out the trailer of Coco, Pixar's new film that celebrates family (and has some not-so-stealth genealogy, too)

1306, 2017

My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War

By |June 13th, 2017|Books, History, Military|0 Comments

2017 marks the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, a conflict often neglected in favor of World War II, which is unfortunate given that WWII is, in some respects, the offspring of the earlier conflict. Andrew Carroll’s My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War is the ideal book to help rectify this balance.

706, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, June 7

By |June 7th, 2017|Books, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup: Get your heart warmed, reading about one bride's 'something blue'. Also: explore the 65 symbols on US military tombstones, check out Ancestry.com news, and more.

3105, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, May 31

By |May 31st, 2017|Genealogy Roundup, History, Military|0 Comments

This week: See the winning design for the new World War I memorial plus thoughts on being able to have a share in making sure no man is left behind.

2405, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, May 24

By |May 24th, 2017|Books, Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup: A new book that tells the story of America’s involvement in World War I through letters by General John Pershing and others who fought or supported the war effort and five snippets of family history shared in the wake of the removal of Civil-War era monuments in New Orleans

1705, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, May 17

By |May 17th, 2017|DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

This week: A restaurant born of loss that showcases a spectrum of cultural cuisines - all cooked with love by grandmothers, a retired doctor helped by genetic genealogy to identify the father she never knew, a love letter lost for more than seventy years makes its way to the intended recipient, and much more!

1005, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, May 10

By |May 10th, 2017|Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Immigration, Research|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup: Angel Island Immigration Station is "a reminder of the difficult journey many immigrants have endured in the last century in America," Reclaim the Records news, saving music for the future, and more.

305, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, May 3

By |May 3rd, 2017|Family History, Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

This week: Explore a museum of architecture that once housed the U.S. Pension Bureau, what makes people love physical books, an Underground Railroad memorial in the corner of a McDonald's parking lot, and more.