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2202, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, February 22

By |February 22nd, 2017|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup: the Peruvian artist who painstakingly recreates portraits of his ancestors, news on the upcoming season of WDYTYA, a fun quiz that (may) identify where you live by your speech patterns, and 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.

102, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, February 1

By |February 1st, 2017|Celebrities, Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

This week, explore two stories concerning WWI Medal of Honor recipients, secret gems hiding in well-known places like the Eiffel Tower and Trafalgar Square, a few of the 200+ synonyms for being tipsy published by Benjamin Franklin, and much more!

2401, 2017

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #198

By |January 24th, 2017|Grants, Human Interest, Immigration|0 Comments

As a tribute to the 125th anniversary of Ellis Island and Annie Moore's arrival there, I have awarded a grant to The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation to assist with the building of the new Statue of Liberty Museum. The post explains how you can join me in supporting this project.

1801, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, January 18

By |January 18th, 2017|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Immigration, Military|0 Comments

This week: Commemorating the 125th anniversary of Annie Moore and Ellis Island, a hoard of gold found inside a donated piano, two genealogy-themed TV series to air soon, and much more!

1101, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, January 11

By |January 11th, 2017|Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Research|0 Comments

This week, explore Pitcairn Island, a new online index to Oklahoma births and deaths, slang, Barack Obama Plaza, and a project to mark the 100th anniversary in 2016 of the start of the first Great Migration.

1001, 2017

125th Anniversary of Annie Moore and Ellis Island

By |January 10th, 2017|Featured, History, Human Interest, Immigration|0 Comments

On January 1, 1892, 17-year-old Annie Moore from Cork, Ireland became the first immigrant to ever arrive at Ellis Island, so both Annie and Ellis Island celebrated their 125th anniversary on January 1, 2017. Now is an especially relevant time to reflect on the Annie Moores in our own family trees – those pioneers who made a leap that so drastically altered the trajectories of their descendants’ lives for the better.

2812, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, December 28

By |December 28th, 2016|Celebrities, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

This week: Two missing soldiers return home, the past and future of a historic Manhattan building, and a look at the rooms left behind by 10 notable people.

1412, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, December 14

By |December 14th, 2016|Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Military|0 Comments

Lots of great reads this week: a true WWII POW escape story, a most intriguing tombstone, and news from the Library of Congress. We finish up with an interesting interview with a photographer commissioned by the National Park Service, who, when asked why the assignment was important, responded, "Because I think a lot of people forget about where we came from all too easy. It’s what shapes us. It’s how we know where we got to.”

3011, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, November 30

By |November 30th, 2016|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest|1 Comment

This week: A look at some of the highlights from Who Do You Think You Are? over the years, in which "participants often come away with a deeper understanding of themselves and their place in their world". Various guests explore the appeal of genealogy on The Why Factor.