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Genealogy Roundup, February 15

By |February 15th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: An amateur genealogist "who can trace his family tree to the founding of Manhattan and the New York Stock Exchange" shares an important insight about what genealogy is (and isn't), a unique map designed to illustrate "that difference is something to be celebrated," and much more.

Genealogy Roundup, February 8

By |February 8th, 2017|

This week: explore DNA travel, the George Peabody Library, a fun history mystery book, the story of the researcher who discovered and mapped out more than 3,000 burials of black people in nearly 30 cemeteries, most hidden in secluded woods near sugar cane fields, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, February 1

By |February 1st, 2017|

This week, explore two stories concerning WWI Medal of Honor recipients, secret gems hiding in well-known places like the Eiffel Tower and Trafalgar Square, a few of the 200+ synonyms for being tipsy published by Benjamin Franklin, and much more!

Genealogy Roundup, January 25

By |January 25th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: A peek at former Vice President Joe Biden receiving the Medal of Freedom, as seen through the eyes of some of his Irish cousins who were invited to attend the ceremony; Courteney Cox to be on "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #198

By |January 24th, 2017|

As a tribute to the 125th anniversary of Ellis Island and Annie Moore's arrival there, I have awarded a grant to The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation to assist with the building of the new Statue of Liberty Museum. The post explains how you can join me in supporting this project.

Genealogy Roundup, January 18

By |January 18th, 2017|

This week: Commemorating the 125th anniversary of Annie Moore and Ellis Island, a hoard of gold found inside a donated piano, two genealogy-themed TV series to air soon, and much more!

Genealogy Roundup, January 11

By |January 11th, 2017|

This week, explore Pitcairn Island, a new online index to Oklahoma births and deaths, slang, Barack Obama Plaza, and a project to mark the 100th anniversary in 2016 of the start of the first Great Migration.

125th Anniversary of Annie Moore and Ellis Island

By |January 10th, 2017|

On January 1, 1892, 17-year-old Annie Moore from Cork, Ireland became the first immigrant to ever arrive at Ellis Island, so both Annie and Ellis Island celebrated their 125th anniversary on January 1, 2017. Now is an especially relevant time to reflect on the Annie Moores in our own family trees – those pioneers who made a leap that so drastically altered the trajectories of their descendants’ lives for the better.

Genealogy Roundup, January 4

By |January 4th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: A tribute to Annie Moore on the 125th anniversary of her immigration to the U.S., explore Fort Washington, encouragement to dig into family roots, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, December 28

By |December 28th, 2016|

This week: Two missing soldiers return home, the past and future of a historic Manhattan building, and a look at the rooms left behind by 10 notable people.