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103, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, March 1

By |March 1st, 2017|Celebrities, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Immigration, Military, Research|0 Comments

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.

1502, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, February 15

By |February 15th, 2017|Books, Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Immigration|0 Comments

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.

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.

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!

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.

401, 2017

Genealogy Roundup, January 4

By |January 4th, 2017|Celebrities, Genealogy Roundup, Immigration, Military|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup: A tribute to Annie Moore on the 125th anniversary of her immigration to the U.S., explore Fort Washington, encouragement to dig into family roots, and more.

2112, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, December 21

By |December 21st, 2016|Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Immigration, Military|0 Comments

This week, check out an article on diaspora tourism that explores what it means to "return to a place you’ve never been" as well as an article about the search for missing WWII airmen in India.

1910, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, October 19

By |October 19th, 2016|Celebrities, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Immigration|0 Comments

In this week's Roundup: an ancient cemetery, an in-depth conversation with Bruce Springsteen, and the Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards.

510, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, October 5

By |October 5th, 2016|Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Immigration|0 Comments

This week: old wedding photos recreated, preserving the smell of history, raise a glass at 10 of the remotest bars on the planet, the cave where Nat Turner hid, and more.