In this week's Roundup: News for Black people with Sierra Leone roots, Paul McCartney's magic piano, Stephen Colbert's roots, and much more!
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 soldier who gave his all in the Korean War accounted for, important news about a proposed fee increase by the USCIS, a charming family tradition, and more.
Did you know that besides genealogists like me, the DPAA team includes historians, analysts, investigators, combat medics, explosive ordnance disposal technicians, life support equipment specialists, forensic photographers, linguists, trained mountaineers, dive teams, forensic anthropologists and archaeologists, and more? Click through to see some of them in action!
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.
The second of three grants this quarter has been awarded to the Knox County Genealogical Society. The grant funds covered the cost of a special camera and software for photographing and digitizing church records and other historical books, some of which date back to the early 1900s.
My latest grant has been awarded to Donna J. Weathers. The grant funds will help to cover the costs of compiling and publishing digitized records of the men who served as Surfmen in the U.S. Lifesaving Service.