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Genealogy Roundup, December 16

By |December 16th, 2015|

This week in Genealogy Roundup: passports, antique mourning jewelry, a memorial for unclaimed persons, a glimmer in the U.S. Arunachal search, and much more . . .

Genealogy Round Up, February 21

By |February 21st, 2013|

The Unseen Photographs of a Legend that Never Was. Vice President Joe Biden to be honored in Irish America Hall of Fame.

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: The First Lady’s Multicultural, Great Migration Past

By |January 30th, 2012|

Several years ago, I conducted extensive genealogical research into the heritage of Michelle Obama.  A few of my discoveries – particularly those pertaining to the Shields branch of her family tree – made news a […]

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: Purnell Shields

By |January 26th, 2012|

This is the seventh in a series about the ancestry of the First Lady. The previous segments can be found here:

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: Chicago Beginnings (part 1)

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: The Great Migration (part 2)

Michelle Obama’s […]

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: Rebecca Jumper (aka Coleman)

By |January 25th, 2012|

This is the sixth in a series about the ancestry of the First Lady. The previous segments can be found here:

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: Chicago Beginnings (part 1)

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: The Great Migration (part 2)

Michelle Obama’s […]

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: Fraser Robinson

By |January 24th, 2012|

This is the fifth in a series about the ancestry of the First Lady. The previous segments can be found here:Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: Chicago Beginnings (part 1)Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: The Great Migration (part 2)Michelle Obama’s […]

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: LaVaughn Johnson

By |January 23rd, 2012|

This is the fourth in a series about the ancestry of the First Lady. The previous segments can be found here:

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: Chicago Beginnings (part 1)

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: The Great Migration (part 2)

Michelle Obama’s […]

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: The Great Mixing

By |January 20th, 2012|

This is the third in a series about the ancestry of the First Lady. The previous segments can be found here:

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: Chicago Beginnings (part 1)

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: The Great Migration (part 2)

 

Among the […]

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: The Great Migration

By |January 19th, 2012|

This is the second in a series about the ancestry of the First Lady. The introduction can be found here:
Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: Chicago Beginnings (part 1)
 
      The Great Migration was the mass exodus of millions […]

Michelle Obama’s Ancestors: Chicago Beginnings

By |January 17th, 2012|

      Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama’s presence in the White House is historic.  A hundred years from now, scholars and school children will still be studying the flurry of firsts associated with her.  Her husband Barack […]