Genealogy Roundup, January 3

Genealogy Roundup, January 3

Tech ads of 2017: Call of Duty best, Facebook worst – I’m gonna be honest with you. As the former Chief Family Historian of Ancestry, I sometimes get frustrated with their ads. That said, I absolutely LOVED this one that featured descendants of signers of the Declaration of Independence (scroll to the 2nd video in this article).

UW search team recovers remains of airman missing since WWII – Just tripped across this article about the excavation involved in recovering the remains of 1st Lt Frank Fazekas, one of the soldiers I’ve researched for the Army. He was identified several months ago, but I gather his service hasn’t taken place yet.

Recipes for a Tidy and Tasty Death – “A loved one wishes to inherit nice things from you,” Magnusson writes. “Not all things from you.” Um, no. This genealogist wishes to inherit ALL THE THINGS from you. I’ll even get a fulskap or two.

Keeping the Family Tree Alive – “Frank Perdue left an endowment for family vacations”

Spanning 120 years and more than 2,000 miles, unique antique unites three strangers – orphan heirloom rescue!

Wanted: DNA from vets who served in S. Korea – Interesting application of genetic genealogy

A house full of history: A compelling new BBC series tracing the history of one house in Liverpool from 1840 to the present day proves real life can be more dramatic than fiction – Please bring this show to US!!

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