Genealogy Roundup, April 7

Genealogy Roundup, April 7

Modern Crime-Solving Methods vs. the Mystery of World War II Deaths – This article went in a different direction than I expected from the time I interviewed for it a couple of months ago, but I know the genealogical community will be interested in it. However things evolve, I’m grateful to have played a modest role in the identification of a number of soldiers who gave their lives in WWI, WWII, Korea, and Southeast Asia.

One other point. He quotes me on the difficulties of African American research, but includes comments on the “it’s challenging” aspect without the “but it’s possible” message I always try to convey. I understand that fits the article, but please be aware, for example, that of the 53 Buffalo Soldier cases mentioned, 8 were assigned to me and I found all their families. Yes, it can be an uphill climb, but it *is* possible.

Sean Kirst: Scrawled 86 years ago at Statler, hidden names summon a family – I just love uncovering the past with Sean Kirst. He shares the most intriguing mysteries, gifts family members with slices of their history they never knew about, and writes about it in a way that never fails to bring a smile. If you need a break, take a few minutes to read this.

Rock Out with Your Ancestors – Decided to write an article about the latest animation customization offered by MyHeritage. Wild stuff!

Top Image Credit: Bill Dickinson

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