DNA / Genetic Genealogy

Genealogy Roundup, May 9

By |May 9th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: A sweet story about a 96-y-o WWII veteran who received unexpected help to visit his wife's grave, new DNA technology (and lots more on genetic genealogy), a missing soldier from the Korean War identified, and much more!

Genealogy Roundup, May 2

By |May 2nd, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: Lots to explore regarding DNA and genetic genealogy, immigration, what to look forward to in the next season of "Who Do You Think You Are?", a new online resource for genies, and, for smiles, an Ancestry blooper

Genealogy Roundup, March 7

By |March 7th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: 23andMe is in the news – real news and satirical "news" ;-)

Genealogy Roundup, February 28

By |February 28th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: wanderlust, decorating with genealogy as the inspiration, and more...

Genealogy Roundup, February 14

By |February 14th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: Forgotten aspects of chain migration, pirate DNA, Rachel Maddow’s roots, deciphering old handwriting, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, January 10

By |January 10th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: The smallest, oldest cemetery in Paris, upcoming genealogy reads, the remains of a recently identified missing soldier from WWII are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, and much more . . .

Genealogy Roundup, January 3

By |January 3rd, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: An ad from Ancestry featuring descendants of signers of the Declaration of Independence; two years of work and sifting through more than 5 meters of dirt and clay in a French farm field culminates in the return home of a WWII fighter pilot's remains; an article exploring the role stories, context and shared memories play in helping a family to prosper, and much 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, November 29

By |November 29th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: An orphan heirloom is returned to its family (did you know that in World War II there was such a thing as a Bible with a steel cover on it, meant to be worn in the left vest pocket as protection for the heart against bullets?). DNA testing makes the news again.

Genealogy Roundup, November 22

By |November 22nd, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: an advice column on responding to secrets unearthed by DNA, families are reunited with fallen military members decades later, a unique and intriguing gift idea, and more...