Genealogy Roundup, October 2

Genealogy Roundup, October 2

Amid a national decluttering frenzy, 5 families share the heirlooms they can’t part with – I’m a fan of decluttering, but not when it comes to family memorabilia. If that describes you as well, you’re going to love this article.

Remains Identified after 75 Years and Soldier Returns Home – Welcome home, PFC Vincent J. Ferrara. Honored to have researched your family.

DNA Test Links Columbia Family to World War II Hero – I’m delighted this family is rediscovering their heroic grandfather/great-grandfather, but this article muddles things. Living family members’ DNA helps identify the soldier; not the other way around. It’s irrelevant that a relative took an Ancestry test.‬

The Messy Consequences of the Golden State Killer Case – For better or worse, this piece does a reasonable job of summarizing the restlessness in the genetic genealogy world this last year or so.

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Betar, A.) – Welcome home, Cpl. Autrey John Betar. Honored to have researched your family (2004).

‘A story that needs to be told’: Dozens gather to honor steelworker lost in strike – A moving follow-up to the earlier story about Casimer Mazurek by Sean Kirst. Please give it a read if you’ve got a few minutes. 🙏

Photo Credit: Abby Greenawalt/For The Washington Post

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