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Genealogy Roundup, May 31

By |May 31st, 2017|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, May 24

By |May 24th, 2017|

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

Genealogy Roundup, May 17

By |May 17th, 2017|

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!

Genealogy Roundup, May 10

By |May 10th, 2017|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, May 3

By |May 3rd, 2017|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, April 26

By |April 26th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: thanks to tireless efforts by many, an orphan heirloom Bible is returned to its original family; tintype photography featured in a Milwaukee Hotel; the world's oldest woman; and more.

Genealogy Roundup, April 19

By |April 19th, 2017|

This week: In another orphan heirloom rescue, a wallet missing for 50 years is returned to the original owner's family; the story of our genes; UN files on the Holocaust to be opened and made searchable online, and much more!

Genealogy Roundup, April 12

By |April 12th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: How WWI shaped the U.S. economically, socially and culturally; an 86-year-old woman visits the cabin she grew up in, now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and reflects on what life was like as a youth; plus much more.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #199

By |April 11th, 2017|

This quarter, I awarded a grant to the Westside Cemetery Preservation Association to support their work of restoring and cleaning up the gravesites of enslaved African Americans and their descendants, found in cemeteries that have become overgrown and are largely hidden in secluded woods near sugar cane fields in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Click through to the post for more details and to see how you can join me in supporting the work the WCPA is doing.

Genealogy Roundup, April 5

By |April 5th, 2017|

Lots to explore this week: an abandoned hotel in the Italian Alps, a branch of the underground railroad you might not have heard of before, a shopping list that hints at "the management of the households of the wealthy" in the 17th century, a soldier missing from the Korean War returning home, and more.