Family History

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.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #202

By |January 17th, 2018|

I have awarded my latest grant to the Sturgis Library of Barnstable, MA to assist with the purchase of materials necessary to make the 15 new collections of family papers and historical materials donated since 2016 ready for use by the public. Click through to the post for more details and to see how you can join me in supporting the library, which has become a premiere resource for the study of Cape Cod history, genealogy, and the maritime trades.

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!