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Genealogy Roundup, June 6

By |2018-06-06T11:51:38+00:00June 6th, 2018|DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest|

In this week's Roundup: See some of the photographs that were chosen from the Library of Congress to tell the story of America (though many are more serious in nature, for giggles, we've shown the one of an exceptionally patient cat), find out what can go wrong when you write a novel about your family, and more...

Genealogy Roundup, August 16

By |2017-08-16T11:15:00+00:00August 16th, 2017|Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Military|

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 . . .

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

By |2018-09-22T17:20:38+00:00June 13th, 2017|Books, History, Military|

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.