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Genealogy Roundup, July 19

By |July 19th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: The official lyrics video of Miracles (Someone Special) by Coldplay & Big Sean. I love this! I'm very grateful to my great-grandparents who were brave enough to leave everything familiar and come to the USA.

Update on Q2 2016 Seton Shields Genealogy Grant: Cecilia Chien, West Chester, PA

By |July 12th, 2017|

It's always fun to get a peek at the outcome of one of my grants, so I was really happy to hear from Cecelia Chien, one of the Seton Shields Genealogy Grant recipients of 2016. Cecelia has given me permission to share her photos and the story of her research trip, so I'll let her take it from here, in her own words.

Genealogy Roundup, July 12

By |July 12th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Goat yoga in cemeteries, two soldiers accounted for and returning home, gardening the graves of strangers in a historic cemetery, and more . . .

Genealogy Roundup, June 28

By |June 28th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: a history of Rusyns, a great grandkids photo idea, the possible genetic predisposition toward wanderlust, and more.

Celebrating 200 Seton Shields Genealogy Grants Awarded

By |June 27th, 2017|

Ever wondered how I choose who to award grants to each quarter – what makes an application stand out to me or be eliminated? As a way of celebrating the milestone of 200 Seton Shields Genealogy Grants awarded, here's a behind-the-scenes peek into my grants program and the woman who continues to inspire my life and work. Enjoy!

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #200

By |June 22nd, 2017|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, June 21

By |June 21st, 2017|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, June 14

By |June 14th, 2017|

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)

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

By |June 13th, 2017|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, June 7

By |June 7th, 2017|

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.