This week: An orphaned heirloom returns to its roots, an app that will let you take a selfie with a deceased ancestor, an African American Colonel who has traced his family history back to 1634 and shared, "I needed to know my own family history to motivate me to do the things in my life. You need to know where you come from. This is something that I can pass onto my children and grandchildren," WDYTYA goodies, and much more!
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.
DNA testing helps two sisters find each other again, the last wish of a Marine who fell in action during WWII is granted, an opportunity to help name four sheep ambassadors at Colonial Williamsburg and more.
Carol MacKay received a grant in 2013 to cover the purchase of a carte de visite photo album she rescued in Calgary and returned to descendants of the original owners.
13 grants to purchase family treasures from pawn stores, do the detective work to track down descendants of the original owners, and return the item to that family.
Will consider applications for family treasures found not only in pawn stores, but also at flea markets, in antiques stores, on eBay. etc. Main objective is to rescue orphaned heirlooms.