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.
In this week's Roundup: Welcome home to Master Sgt. Charles Hobart McDaniel (lost in the Korean War) and Pfc. Willard Jenkins (lost in WWII), a new research resource for those with Catholic heritage, a forgotten library for sale, and more.
In this week's Roundup: A retiree is reunited with a scrapbook created by the mother he lost to death when he was six years old, research on the roots of Betty White and Rick Scott, 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: How do you create a Jimmy Fallon?, The man who left behind 50,000 images of North American buildings taken over nearly twenty years and more than 100,000 miles, and more...
I have awarded my latest grant (the first of multiple recipients this quarter) to the Vine Lake Preservation Trust of Medfield, MA to assist with enhancements to their website search feature and app.
In this week's Roundup: Four fallen members of the military, including one missing for more than 70 years, are on their way home. RIP and welcome home, Staff Sgt. David Rosenkrantz, Army Sgt. 1st Class Harry Harkness, Pvt Rudolph Johnson, and Cpl. James Ivory Jubb.
I have awarded my latest grant to the Sturgis Library of Barnstable, MA to assist with the purchase of materials necessary to make the 15 new collections of family papers and historical materials donated since 2016 ready for use by the public. Click through to the post for more details and to see how you can join me in supporting the library, which has become a premiere resource for the study of Cape Cod history, genealogy, and the maritime trades.