Family History

Genealogy Roundup, July 11

By |July 11th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: How do you create a Jimmy Fallon?, The man who left behind 50,000 images of North American buildings taken over nearly twenty years and more than 100,000 miles, and more...

Genealogy Roundup, June 20

By |June 20th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: About 500 descendants of slaves sold by Jesuit priests gather for unique reunion in Iberville Parish

Genealogy Roundup, June 6

By |June 6th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: See some of the photographs that were chosen from the Library of Congress to tell the story of America (though many are more serious in nature, for giggles, we've shown the one of an exceptionally patient cat), find out what can go wrong when you write a novel about your family, and more...

Genealogy Roundup, May 17

By |May 17th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: Geographical connection between Michelle Obama's and Meghan Markle's 3rd great-grandmothers, unclaimed persons, amusing names, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, April 25

By |April 25th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: Another Ellis Island counterpart emerging, this time in Rotterdam; Ancestry.com's new CEO, and Bruce Springsteen's Irish Roots

Genealogy Roundup, April 18

By |April 18th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: generational photo recreations, celebrity roots, a milestone reached in Army repatriation cases, a story of Titanic survivors, and more...

Genealogy Roundup, April 4

By |April 4th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: Europe's emigration museums, celebrity roots, a competition to design a commemorative medallion in honor of Sgt. Henry Johnson, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, March 28

By |March 28th, 2018|

In this week's Roundup: More fallen heroes identified and on their way home, celebrity roots, yoga in cemeteries, multinational reunions, and more …

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #203: Vine Lake Preservation Trust

By |March 22nd, 2018|

I have awarded my latest grant (the first of multiple recipients this quarter) to the Vine Lake Preservation Trust of Medfield, MA to assist with enhancements to their website search feature and app.

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.