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2806, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, June 28

By |June 28th, 2017|Family History, Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Immigration, Military|0 Comments

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

1306, 2017

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

By |June 13th, 2017|Books, History, Military|0 Comments

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.

3105, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, May 31

By |May 31st, 2017|Genealogy Roundup, History, Military|0 Comments

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.

2405, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, May 24

By |May 24th, 2017|Books, Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest|0 Comments

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

305, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, May 3

By |May 3rd, 2017|Family History, Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

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.

1904, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, April 19

By |April 19th, 2017|Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Military, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

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!

1204, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, April 12

By |April 12th, 2017|Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

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.

1104, 2017

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #199

By |April 11th, 2017|Grants, History, Human Interest, Research|0 Comments

This quarter, I awarded a grant to the Westside Cemetery Preservation Association to support their work of restoring and cleaning up the gravesites of enslaved African Americans and their descendants, found in cemeteries that have become overgrown and are largely hidden in secluded woods near sugar cane fields in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Click through to the post for more details and to see how you can join me in supporting the work the WCPA is doing.

504, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, April 5

By |April 5th, 2017|Celebrities, Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

Lots to explore this week: an abandoned hotel in the Italian Alps, a branch of the underground railroad you might not have heard of before, a shopping list that hints at "the management of the households of the wealthy" in the 17th century, a soldier missing from the Korean War returning home, and 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!