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2106, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, June 21

By |June 21st, 2017|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

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.

706, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, June 7

By |June 7th, 2017|Books, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup: Get your heart warmed, reading about one bride's 'something blue'. Also: explore the 65 symbols on US military tombstones, check out Ancestry.com news, and more.

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

1705, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, May 17

By |May 17th, 2017|DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

This week: A restaurant born of loss that showcases a spectrum of cultural cuisines - all cooked with love by grandmothers, a retired doctor helped by genetic genealogy to identify the father she never knew, a love letter lost for more than seventy years makes its way to the intended recipient, and much more!

1005, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, May 10

By |May 10th, 2017|Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Immigration, Research|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup: Angel Island Immigration Station is "a reminder of the difficult journey many immigrants have endured in the last century in America," Reclaim the Records news, saving music for the future, and more.

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.

2604, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, April 26

By |April 26th, 2017|Celebrities, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Orphan Heirlooms|0 Comments

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.

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.