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802, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, February 8

By |February 8th, 2017|Books, DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Immigration, Orphan Heirlooms, Research|0 Comments

This week: explore DNA travel, the George Peabody Library, a fun history mystery book, the story of the researcher who discovered and mapped out more than 3,000 burials of black people in nearly 30 cemeteries, most hidden in secluded woods near sugar cane fields, and more.

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...

2704, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, April 27

By |April 27th, 2016|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

This week, check out history under siege in NYC, 'Roots' remake film preview, treasured family heirlooms returned, a look at Prince's roots, and more!

203, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, March 2

By |March 2nd, 2016|DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Military, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

DNA testing helps two sisters find each other again, the last wish of a Marine who fell in action during WWII is granted, an opportunity to help name four sheep ambassadors at Colonial Williamsburg and more.

2402, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, February 24

By |February 24th, 2016|DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, History, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

This week, a family-run typewriter shop that has survived the generations, an abandoned New York mansion, family treasures rediscovered after 70 years, and more . . .

1805, 2015

Genealogy Grants Retrospective: Carol MacKay

By |May 18th, 2015|Grants, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

Carol MacKay received a grant in 2013 to cover the purchase of a carte de visite photo album she rescued in Calgary and returned to descendants of the original owners.

2801, 2015

Genealogy Roundup, January 28

By |January 28th, 2015|Genealogy Roundup, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

Holocaust survivor salutes American soldier who saved him, Stephen Colbert: One Last Report and Heirloom Homecomings.

2605, 2014

Genealogy Round Up, May 26

By |May 26th, 2014|Genealogy Roundup, Military, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

Tribute to Those Who Are Still Coming Home from Vietnam, Korea, WWI/II, donating your War Letters for Memorial Day and military genealogy.

207, 2013

The First LUCKY 13 Grant Has Been Awarded

By |July 2nd, 2013|Grants, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

13 grants to purchase family treasures from pawn stores, do the detective work to track down descendants of the original owners, and return the item to that family.

2105, 2013

LUCKY 13: A Modest Proposal Regarding Genealogy Grants

By |May 21st, 2013|Grants, Orphan Heirlooms|4 Comments

Will consider applications for family treasures found not only in pawn stores, but also at flea markets, in antiques stores, on eBay. etc. Main objective is to rescue orphaned heirlooms.