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Genealogy Roundup, January 17

By |January 17th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: a World War II soldier's remains are returned home to be laid to rest, Chinese genealogy, tracing Napoleon's heirs, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, December 20

By |December 20th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Snopes.com investigates the claim that DNA testing companies admitted to altering test results, Lin-Manuel Miranda is profiled on BBC Radio 4, and an airman missing from World War II is accounted for.

Genealogy Roundup, October 18

By |October 18th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Hillary Clinton speaks Welsh on The One Show, a 90-year-old grandmother shows us you're never too old to flex your creativity, wine labels that talk to you (really), and more!

Genealogy Roundup, October 4

By |October 4th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: On the 88th anniversary of his arrival in his adopted country, a World War II veteran shares the one thing he'd like every U.S. citizen to appreciate; another veteran is reunited with a memento after 73 years, and more.

The Louisiana Roots of Leah Chase, Queen of Creole Cuisine

By |September 26th, 2017|

Among legendary chef, restaurateur, activist, and patron of the arts Leah Chase's more intriguing ancestors are one of the first African American members of the Louisiana state legislature, a fellow who purchased the freedom of several relatives, a gentleman who served as the military legal counselor to the Spanish governor, and a great-great-grandmother whose cause attracted the attention of the then governor of Florida and future American President, Andrew Jackson. To share the entirety of her family saga would require a book, but here are some highlights.

Genealogy Roundup, September 13

By |September 13th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: News from Ancestry.com and a fascinating story about Katy Perry's Irish great-great-grandmother.

Genealogy Roundup, August 30

By |August 30th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: After decades apart, siblings and war veterans are buried together with military honors; family histories rewritten with a DNA test; the 2017 Family Heritage Award Honorees, and more.

Gold Fever: The Shiny, Shady Past of Katy Perry’s Irish Great-Great-Grandmother

By |August 22nd, 2017|

Katy Perry describes herself as a “singer-songwriter masquerading as a pop star.” As one of the best-selling artists of all time with sold-out world tours, she’s nailing that charade, but the story of Hannah Mulhare, one of Katy's Irish immigrant ancestors, makes it clear that Katy is not the first in the family to pull off such a convincing deception.

Genealogy Roundup, June 21

By |June 21st, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: A family tree that's both a work of art and of love, an orphan heirloom story, time capsule rooms to explore, 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.