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Genealogy Roundup, January 17

By |January 17th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: a World War II soldier's remains are returned home to be laid to rest, Chinese genealogy, tracing Napoleon's heirs, and more.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #202

By |January 17th, 2018|

I have awarded my latest grant to the Sturgis Library of Barnstable, MA to assist with the purchase of materials necessary to make the 15 new collections of family papers and historical materials donated since 2016 ready for use by the public. Click through to the post for more details and to see how you can join me in supporting the library, which has become a premiere resource for the study of Cape Cod history, genealogy, and the maritime trades.

Genealogy Roundup, January 10

By |January 10th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: The smallest, oldest cemetery in Paris, upcoming genealogy reads, the remains of a recently identified missing soldier from WWII are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, and much more . . .

Genealogy Roundup, January 3

By |January 3rd, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: An ad from Ancestry featuring descendants of signers of the Declaration of Independence; two years of work and sifting through more than 5 meters of dirt and clay in a French farm field culminates in the return home of a WWII fighter pilot's remains; an article exploring the role stories, context and shared memories play in helping a family to prosper, and much more!

Genealogy Roundup, December 27

By |December 27th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Reclaim the Records has obtained and published almost 100 years' worth of public death records from Buffalo, NY. Check out the article for more info and to see what's next!

Genealogy Roundup, December 20

By |December 20th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Snopes.com investigates the claim that DNA testing companies admitted to altering test results, Lin-Manuel Miranda is profiled on BBC Radio 4, and an airman missing from World War II is accounted for.

Genealogy Roundup, December 13

By |December 13th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: The story of Annie Moore, first to arrive at Ellis Island, being told in dance in New Orleans.

Genealogy Roundup, December 6

By |December 6th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: "There is a joy in receiving a letter in the post, a hidden gem: a piece of someone’s heart among the bills." Grandmas: riding on the wing of a bi-plane in flight and hanging out with Mercury-7 astronauts, plus lots of other cool grandparents; an orphan heirloom reunion, and lots more.

Genealogy Roundup, November 29

By |November 29th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: An orphan heirloom is returned to its family (did you know that in World War II there was such a thing as a Bible with a steel cover on it, meant to be worn in the left vest pocket as protection for the heart against bullets?). DNA testing makes the news again.

Genealogy Roundup, November 22

By |November 22nd, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: an advice column on responding to secrets unearthed by DNA, families are reunited with fallen military members decades later, a unique and intriguing gift idea, and more...