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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.”
In this week's Roundup: See how librarians came to the rescue of books and records damaged in a fire started by a 19 year-old Naval Reservist who feared being sent to war in Korea and thought that “a little fire” would gain him probationary status, check out how the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the United States entry into World War I, discover a unique museum in Venice, and more . . .
In this week's Roundup, get your funny bone tickled with an Ellis Island cartoon, explore a tattoo shop formerly frequented by medieval pilgrims (and still in the same business!), check out two family sagas you might enjoy reading, and more.