Orphan Heirlooms

Genealogy Roundup, June 21

By |June 21st, 2017|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, April 26

By |April 26th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: thanks to tireless efforts by many, an orphan heirloom Bible is returned to its original family; tintype photography featured in a Milwaukee Hotel; the world's oldest woman; and more.

Genealogy Roundup, April 19

By |April 19th, 2017|

This week: In another orphan heirloom rescue, a wallet missing for 50 years is returned to the original owner's family; the story of our genes; UN files on the Holocaust to be opened and made searchable online, and much more!

Genealogy Roundup, March 22

By |March 22nd, 2017|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, March 8

By |March 8th, 2017|

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!

Genealogy Roundup, February 8

By |February 8th, 2017|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, November 2

By |November 2nd, 2016|

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...

Genealogy Roundup, April 27

By |April 27th, 2016|

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!

Genealogy Roundup, March 2

By |March 2nd, 2016|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, February 24

By |February 24th, 2016|

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 . . .