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2106, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, June 21

By |June 21st, 2017|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

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.

305, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, May 3

By |May 3rd, 2017|Family History, Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

This week: Explore a museum of architecture that once housed the U.S. Pension Bureau, what makes people love physical books, an Underground Railroad memorial in the corner of a McDonald's parking lot, and more.

2903, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, March 29

By |March 29th, 2017|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Military|0 Comments

This week: A World War II flying ace will be buried at Beaufort National Cemetery seven decades after being reported as killed in action; also find some WDYTYA tidbits to whet your appetite.

2203, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, March 22

By |March 22nd, 2017|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Military, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup: A school assignment leads to the discovery of a WWII plane on the family farm, an orphan heirloom rescue, WDYTYA goodies, and much more.

803, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, March 8

By |March 8th, 2017|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Military, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

This week: An orphaned heirloom returns to its roots, an app that will let you take a selfie with a deceased ancestor, an African American Colonel who has traced his family history back to 1634 and shared, "I needed to know my own family history to motivate me to do the things in my life. You need to know where you come from. This is something that I can pass onto my children and grandchildren," WDYTYA goodies, and much more!

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!