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Genealogy Roundup, March 29

By |March 29th, 2017|

This week: A World War II flying ace will be buried at Beaufort National Cemetery seven decades after being reported as killed in action; also find some WDYTYA tidbits to whet your appetite.

Genealogy Roundup, March 22

By |March 22nd, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: A school assignment leads to the discovery of a WWII plane on the family farm, an orphan heirloom rescue, WDYTYA goodies, and much more.

Genealogy Roundup, March 8

By |March 8th, 2017|

This week: An orphaned heirloom returns to its roots, an app that will let you take a selfie with a deceased ancestor, an African American Colonel who has traced his family history back to 1634 and shared, "I needed to know my own family history to motivate me to do the things in my life. You need to know where you come from. This is something that I can pass onto my children and grandchildren," WDYTYA goodies, and much more!

Genealogy Roundup, March 1

By |March 1st, 2017|

This week, Dale Earnhardt shared some thoughts after learning his family's immigration story; the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors; play with a fun tool to see how the world has changed in your lifetime, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, February 22

By |February 22nd, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: the Peruvian artist who painstakingly recreates portraits of his ancestors, news on the upcoming season of WDYTYA, a fun quiz that (may) identify where you live by your speech patterns, and more.

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.