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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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...