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2202, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, February 22

By |February 22nd, 2017|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest|0 Comments

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.

1502, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, February 15

By |February 15th, 2017|Books, Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Immigration|0 Comments

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.

102, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, February 1

By |February 1st, 2017|Celebrities, Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

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!

2501, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, January 25

By |January 25th, 2017|Celebrities, Genealogy Roundup|0 Comments

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?"

1801, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, January 18

By |January 18th, 2017|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Immigration, Military|0 Comments

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!

401, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, January 4

By |January 4th, 2017|Celebrities, Genealogy Roundup, Immigration, Military|0 Comments

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.

2812, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, December 28

By |December 28th, 2016|Celebrities, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

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.

3011, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, November 30

By |November 30th, 2016|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest|1 Comment

This week: A look at some of the highlights from Who Do You Think You Are? over the years, in which "participants often come away with a deeper understanding of themselves and their place in their world". Various guests explore the appeal of genealogy on The Why Factor.

2610, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, October 26

By |October 26th, 2016|Celebrities, DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Family History, Genealogy Roundup|0 Comments

Get ready to time-travel this week: past, present, and future! To start, cemeteries face special challenges in densely-populated urban areas. Check out the fascinating history of a Hong Kong cemetery where lie diplomats, missionaries, opium smugglers, soldiers, revolutionaries and local Christian converts and then concept art for a light-filled potential cemetery in New York City. Next, enjoy a story in which DNA plays a role in introducing two half-siblings to each other. Round off this week's exploration with more on the 2016 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards.

1910, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, October 19

By |October 19th, 2016|Celebrities, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Immigration|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup: an ancient cemetery, an in-depth conversation with Bruce Springsteen, and the Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards.