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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.

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!

2112, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, December 21

By |December 21st, 2016|Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Immigration, Military|0 Comments

This week, check out an article on diaspora tourism that explores what it means to "return to a place you’ve never been" as well as an article about the search for missing WWII airmen in India.

712, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, December 7

By |December 7th, 2016|Family History, Genealogy Roundup, History|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup: Discover Central Park before it was Central Park, when the site housed a village where African-Americans "had a rate of property ownership four times as great as New Yorkers as a whole". Also enjoy the story of the 75th baby in his family to wear a baptism gown made from his great-great-grandmother's wedding dress!

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.

911, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, November 9

By |November 9th, 2016|Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest|0 Comments

Lots of history covered in this week's Roundup, from a treasure trove of Civil War artifacts to a former Navy/NSA base now town-for-sale in WV.

211, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, November 2

By |November 2nd, 2016|DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

This week: The oldest existing Ellis Island ferry to be sold at auction, two formerly missing soldiers laid to rest, an adoption mystery solved, and more...

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.

1210, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, October 12

By |October 12th, 2016|DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Family History, Genealogy Roundup|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup, explore the long-vacant custodian's apartment at the Fort Washington branch of the New York Public Library (including the "death chute"!) and read about a sad motivation for DNA testing (fortunately the exception, rather than the norm).