In this week's Roundup: An orphan heirloom rescuer, a woman is reunited with her sister after more than 50 years, the story of Representative Val Demings' great-great-grandmother, and much more.
In this week's Roundup: A 1972 song that sounds (kind of) like English but is actually all nonsense, RIP John Lewis, the stuff genealogists trip across while researching, and more.
In this week's Roundup: A graphic novel about the heroic actions of Medal of Honor Recipient Henry Johnson, thoughts on cursive writing, some mindless escapism courtesy of Netflix, and more.
It was 1999-2000 and I was positively giddy. I couldn’t believe that I was getting to make a living doing what I loved and so much good fortune had come my way so swiftly. I decided to find a way to give back and that’s what prompted me to launch a genealogy grants program.
I’m happy to announce that the 222nd (and final!) grant has been awarded to Rosie Rowley. Grant funds will be used to buy a portable scanner with a document feeder to assist with the creation of a digital index of local newspapers on cards.
I’m delighted to announce that the 221st grant has been awarded to Olivia Dorsey of Digital Black History. Grant funds will be used to help cover the costs of running the Digital Black History website.