Books

Genealogy Roundup, November 8

By |November 8th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: A beautiful, hand-sewn tribute to one woman's ancestry, a soldier is welcomed home 73 years after his death, two books to check out, an orphan heirloom rescue, good neighbors, a look inside New Zealand's Original 'Coffin Club', and lots more!

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.

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, 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, September 21

By |September 21st, 2016|

Lots of inspiration this week! Start with a look at a memorial which had as its genesis this thought: "The character of a nation as a people of great deeds is one, it appears to me, that should never be lost sight of." Explore the story of Lucy Lee Shirley, a woman who transcended the shadows of slavery and domestic abuse and who, among other things, was able to educate herself and her family and leave her children more than $23,000 in today’s money; check out the update on the DNA of long-lived Italians which was previously reported as stolen, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, September 7

By |September 7th, 2016|

In this week's Roundup, read about a woman who, inspired by a memoir of her grandfather found after his death, delved deeply into the world of her great-grandfather, a prominent portrait painter in Warsaw in the early-to-mid-20th century. Also this week: old documents which had lain in a bottle for more than 60 years tell about life, death, and love as seen through the eyes of a young girl called Hanna, a Who Do You Think You Are? retrospective, Melissa McCarthy, Irish Civil Registration records, and more . . .

Genealogy Roundup, May 25

By |May 25th, 2016|

This week, a look at the burial site of George Washington's grandma, some of the individual stories of unclaimed persons in New York City, keeping the memories of loved ones alive, and much, much more!

Genealogy Roundup, February 3

By |February 3rd, 2016|

This week's Roundup features a time capsule, a merry cemetery, an inspiring Black History Month video from Cameron Boyce, #WDYTYA news, and lots more!