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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!

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.