Human Interest

Genealogy Roundup, October 25

By |October 25th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Explore Osturna, a beautiful village nestled in the mountains of Slovakia, how a viral video played a part in the homecoming of an airman lost in World War II, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, October 18

By |October 18th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Hillary Clinton speaks Welsh on The One Show, a 90-year-old grandmother shows us you're never too old to flex your creativity, wine labels that talk to you (really), and more!

Genealogy Roundup, October 11

By |October 11th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Wedding photos taken 60 years "late" reflect a lifetime of love, a commemorative notebook from Lin-Manuel Miranda with 100% of the proceeds going to relief efforts in Puerto Rico, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, October 4

By |October 4th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: On the 88th anniversary of his arrival in his adopted country, a World War II veteran shares the one thing he'd like every U.S. citizen to appreciate; another veteran is reunited with a memento after 73 years, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, September 20

By |September 20th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Starting a new case for a soldier who lost his life at age 22 in the English Channel on D-Day, and don't you know, he had applied for Sons of the American Revolution when he was only 20. A hero and a genealogist. Obviously, his family history meant a lot to him.

Genealogy Roundup, September 6

By |September 6th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: Check out the New Jersey quarter featuring Ellis Island and peek in at the solar eclipse viewing party at the National Archives.

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 . . .