Immigration

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.

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 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, 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, May 10

By |May 10th, 2017|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, March 1

By |March 1st, 2017|

This week, Dale Earnhardt shared some thoughts after learning his family's immigration story; the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors; play with a fun tool to see how the world has changed in your lifetime, and more.

Genealogy Roundup, February 15

By |February 15th, 2017|

In this week's Roundup: An amateur genealogist "who can trace his family tree to the founding of Manhattan and the New York Stock Exchange" shares an important insight about what genealogy is (and isn't), a unique map designed to illustrate "that difference is something to be celebrated," and much more.

Genealogy Roundup, February 8

By |February 8th, 2017|

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.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #198

By |January 24th, 2017|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, January 18

By |January 18th, 2017|

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!