Genealogy Roundup, April 18

Genealogy Roundup, April 18

25+ Times People Recreated Their Grandparents Photos, And The Result Was Amazing  – Very cool! (h/t MessyNessyChic)

Boy George hopes he belongs to a ‘gypsy clan’ after discovering his grandma was found abandoned and walking the streets in Ireland aged 6 during Who Do You Think You Are? filming – Well, this should be interesting. You know who else was hoping for gypsy heritage? Brooke Shields.

Opinion: The Historians Versus the Genealogists – OK, folks, let me know what you think about this. My blink reaction is that he’s creating a genealogist vs historian rift as a premise to help sell his book, but maybe I’m being too cynical.

“The Historians Versus the Genealogists.” Really? – Yup, I’m with Amy Johnson Crow on this. “The Historians Versus the Genealogists.” Really?

On the Prowl for Bruce Springsteen’s Irish Roots – In this piece, I get my geek on tracing some of Springsteen’s Irish roots. There’s also a charming video at the end (taken at Ellis Island) where he chats about his mother and aunts and shares his thoughts on immigrants – or as he refers to them, “hopeful wanderers.”

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Signing Off on Signing Credit Card Receipts – The beginning of the end of signatures?? h/t Mary Beth Devine

The 6 Chinese Survivors of the Titanic That U.S. History Purposely Erased – I *need* to see the genealogy done for this. Sounds fascinating.

Just submitted my 1300th repatriation case to the Army – So grateful I get to do this. Have the privilege of researching every state, every ethnicity, every nationality (so many of our soldiers are immigrants or children of), every set of family dynamics – all to help make good on our nation’s “no man left behind” pledge.

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