History

Genealogy Roundup, November 15

By |November 15th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: A tribute to the last of the Bedford Boys, a soldier lost in the Korean War returns home, genetic genealogy, "Swedish death cleaning," why you might want to write your memoir even if only you ever read it, and much more...

Genealogy Roundup, September 20

By |September 20th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Starting a new case for a soldier who lost his life at age 22 in the English Channel on D-Day, and don't you know, he had applied for Sons of the American Revolution when he was only 20. A hero and a genealogist. Obviously, his family history meant a lot to him.

Genealogy Roundup, August 16

By |August 16th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Reminders of steamships in New York City, once one of the world's busiest ports; a colonel's WWII-era Army uniform is returned to his granddaughter, who "for the past 3 ½ years has researched and documented the life of her late grandfather, publishing his wartime diaries and giving speeches about his heroism"; and more . . .

Genealogy Roundup, June 28

By |June 28th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: a history of Rusyns, a great grandkids photo idea, the possible genetic predisposition toward wanderlust, and more.

My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War

By |June 13th, 2017|

2017 marks the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, a conflict often neglected in favor of World War II, which is unfortunate given that WWII is, in some respects, the offspring of the earlier conflict. Andrew Carroll’s My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War is the ideal book to help rectify this balance.

Genealogy Roundup, May 31

By |May 31st, 2017|

This week: See the winning design for the new World War I memorial plus thoughts on being able to have a share in making sure no man is left behind.

Genealogy Roundup, May 24

By |May 24th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: A new book that tells the story of America’s involvement in World War I through letters by General John Pershing and others who fought or supported the war effort and five snippets of family history shared in the wake of the removal of Civil-War era monuments in New Orleans

Genealogy Roundup, May 3

By |May 3rd, 2017|

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.

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, April 12

By |April 12th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: How WWI shaped the U.S. economically, socially and culturally; an 86-year-old woman visits the cabin she grew up in, now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and reflects on what life was like as a youth; plus much more.