In this week's Roundup: Joe Biden's roots, Michelle Obama's roots, and a colorized photo of Osturna, Slovakia from 1935
The second of two grants in Q4 of 2019 was awarded to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Funds will assist with an oral history initiative the Center is kicking off this year.
In this week's roundup: Share the joy of a woman whose stolen purse, containing the only photo she had of her father along with other memorabilia, was returned 60 years later.
In this week's Roundup: A town for sale (with the tempting name of Story), a perfectly preserved baby boot from the 14th century, using genetic genealogy to catch criminals, a mother-daughter reunion after 82 years apart, and more.
The first of two grants this quarter has been awarded to Regina Dillard. Grant funds assisted with the cost of Y-DNA testing of the only two men of her grandmother's generation left in the family who could be tested, ages 86 and 72.
What are your thoughts and feelings when you read that the vast majority of keynote speakers at genealogy conferences are men, despite the fact that the vast majority of genealogists are female? Admittedly, this could be a contentious issue, but let's not be contentious ourselves. All voices are welcome, so long as civility and respect are shown.