Does the idea of vacationing in a restored, historic coastal village in Scotland's Outer Hebrides pique your wanderlust? Check out this destination and assorted tidbits of genealogical lore in this week's Roundup.
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.
How did 700 letters, penned during WWII, survive 77 years under water? And what happened when one of them was reunited with its intended recipient? Find out this – and more – in this week's Roundup!
In this week's Roundup: Gingerbread cookies so beautiful it's (almost) a shame to eat them and one woman shares the generation-spanning connection she discovered when reading her grandmother's immigration papers.
In this week's Roundup: A soldier lost in the Korean War is laid to rest; A tool in development to integrate "machine learning and optimization algorithms...to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities"
In this week's Roundup: A fun toy alert, a soldier lost in the Vietnam War to be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, Warhol photography archives to be made publicly available, and more.
I am excited to award my latest grant in support of the Statue of Liberty Museum that's being constructed by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.
In this week's Roundup: A mother and son separated by war are reunited after 68 years, life stories of veterans buried at Riverside National Cemetery researched and written by students, and more.
In this week's Roundup: Tuskegee Airman Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson's daughter receives a memento of her late father, a crack squad of librarians, two sons receive their missing father's Korean War dog tag, and much more...
In this week's Roundup: A reunion of descendants of a man credited with saving 28 lives along the Niagara River, how the Defense Department identifies remains of soldiers lost in past wars, and more.
In this week's Roundup: A soldier killed in World War II is returned home for burial nearly 74 years after his death, an exciting new project from Reclaim the Records, DNA braids, and more.
In this week's Roundup: Welcome home and RIP Staff Sgt. David Rosenkrantz and Pfc. Willard Jenkins, myths about immigrant ancestors debunked, century-old divorce records, and more...