Human Interest

Genealogy Roundup, August 30

By |August 30th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: After decades apart, siblings and war veterans are buried together with military honors; family histories rewritten with a DNA test; the 2017 Family Heritage Award Honorees, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, August 23

By |August 23rd, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: A video about the search for a Tuskegee Airman whose plane went down on the way back to base after a reconnaissance mission in December 1944, what it's like to be a genealogist, missing soldier and airman from WWII returning home, and more.

Gold Fever: The Shiny, Shady Past of Katy Perry’s Irish Great-Great-Grandmother

By |August 22nd, 2017|

Katy Perry describes herself as a “singer-songwriter masquerading as a pop star.” As one of the best-selling artists of all time with sold-out world tours, she’s nailing that charade, but the story of Hannah Mulhare, one of Katy's Irish immigrant ancestors, makes it clear that Katy is not the first in the family to pull off such a convincing deception.

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, August 9

By |August 9th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Explore the resurgence of interest in genealogy in China – “Genealogy is like an encyclopedia of Chinese families,” says one enthusiast; check out plans for a future exhibit at Ellis Island, and much more!

Genealogy Roundup, August 2

By |August 2nd, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: A DNA test opened up a mystery and eventually led to the discovery of a century-old baby swap in a NY hospital, how one man set out to immortalize his father, and more . . .

Genealogy Roundup, July 12

By |July 12th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Goat yoga in cemeteries, two soldiers accounted for and returning home, gardening the graves of strangers in a historic cemetery, 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.

Genealogy Roundup, June 21

By |June 21st, 2017|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, June 7

By |June 7th, 2017|

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.