Genealogy Roundup, March 1

Genealogy Roundup, March 1

Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains immigration tweet – In case you didn’t know, he’s about as obsessed with his genealogy as the rest of us.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Revolutionary Ancestors – For those who haven’t seen this, it’s an unexpected pocket of African American history – Lin-Manuel Miranda’s roots

U.S. Soldier Missing From Korean War Accounted For – Welcome home, Sgt. 1st Class Robert R. Cummings, and thank you for your service in Korea. Had the privilege of researching this soldier’s case back in 2008. So pleased to see this outcome for his son and the rest of the family!

How Will History Remember Your Lifetime? – A little historical perspective toy to play with.

Ricker Basin: The remains of a deserted 1800s farming community can be found in Little River State Park – I’m always fascinated by these abandoned communities.

Lisa Kudrow Spills The Beans On Courteney Cox’s Genealogy Test – So Courtney Cox’s ancestors murdered the king, eh?

P.S. Was fun to see this as I oddly did the roots of both Lisa Kudrow and Stephen Colbert before either was on these celeb roots shows. I did Lisa’s waaay back when she was trying to bring the show to the U.S. and then some more for her #WDYTYA episode.

Same with Stephen. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (aka Skip) called me one day when he was about to appear on “The Colbert Report” and asked whether I happened to know anything about Stephen’s heritage. I said, “Well, I have 200 years.” That’s how he wound up on what was then called “Faces of America” (now “Finding Your Roots”).

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