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Genealogy Roundup, March 6

By |2019-03-06T10:32:37+00:00March 6th, 2019|DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest|

What are your thoughts and feelings when you read that the vast majority of keynote speakers at genealogy conferences are men, despite the fact that the vast majority of genealogists are female? Admittedly, this could be a contentious issue, but let's not be contentious ourselves. All voices are welcome, so long as civility and respect are shown.

Genealogy Roundup, January 30

By |2019-01-30T11:34:12+00:00January 30th, 2019|DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest|

Can you imagine what it would be like to know nothing of your family history and how you would feel if you got to speak to your birth mother after a search that lasted more than sixty years? Read one woman's account of just this situation – plus explore many more goodies, including news of a soldier lost in the Korean War accounted for – in this week's Roundup.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #210: loveren collections

By |2019-01-03T10:38:02+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Grants, Human Interest, Immigration|

My third and final grant for Q4 2018 was awarded to loveren collections, an organization with the aim to reconnect people to the land and everyday perennial plants. The grant funds will assist with the purchase of books for research in European ancestral herbalism and ceremony (specifically from the Carpathian Mountains and Eastern Europe), which could be accessed as a free library source through the Permaculture Teaching Institute in Chicago.