In this week's Roundup: Two thought-provoking genetic genealogy tales and two soldiers accounted for from past conflicts
In this week's Roundup: A morphing surname, detours in Scotland, a great-grandmother who crossed the Atlantic three times throughout her immigration journey, and other tales from the roots of Melissa McCarthy.
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: how DNA helped one man identify his grandfather and solve a crime, two orphan heirloom stories, Oprah's keynote at the Statue of Liberty Museum opening, and more.
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.