In this week's Roundup: The variety of tools used to identify decades-old remains of soldiers unaccounted for, the remains of Tuskegee Airman Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson have been officially identified, books that had once belonged to Thomas Jefferson found in a dumpster and returned, and more.
In this week's Roundup: The smallest, oldest cemetery in Paris, upcoming genealogy reads, the remains of a recently identified missing soldier from WWII are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, and much more . . .
In this week's Roundup: Get your heart warmed, reading about one bride's 'something blue'. Also: explore the 65 symbols on US military tombstones, check out Ancestry.com news, and more.
In this week's Roundup: A new book that tells the story of America’s involvement in World War I through letters by General John Pershing and others who fought or supported the war effort and five snippets of family history shared in the wake of the removal of Civil-War era monuments in New Orleans
In this week's Roundup: An amateur genealogist "who can trace his family tree to the founding of Manhattan and the New York Stock Exchange" shares an important insight about what genealogy is (and isn't), a unique map designed to illustrate "that difference is something to be celebrated," and much more.
This week, take a peek into a new book on Pharrell Williams, get news about Jim Parsons, and discover the delights and perils of navigating New York City with a guidebook from 1899.
Best-Selling Author Lisa See offers valuable Chinese-American genealogy resource, the physicist building a time machine, Bradley Cooper's family history of cooking, and much more . . .
Bruce Springsteen's Irish roots and the part the National Library of Ireland's online Catholic parish registers played in finding them, the origins of Dead Fred, a victory for genealogists, and more!
In Search of Our Ancestors, a collection of true stories which offers an inspirational look at the rewards of family history, is available as an ebook on Amazon now!
To me, the heart and soul of genealogy is uncovering and learning the stories of our ancestors. It's about them, but if your end goal is name collecting or name dropping, you're making it all about you. Should the success of the Global Family Renuion allow the luxury of a recurring event, wouldn't it be wonderful if our ancestors could take center stage?
As part of the 15th anniversary celebration of the Seton Shields Genealogical Grants program, here is a look back at Mrs. Weeks' class, who received a grant in 2012 to assist with purchasing books about famous African Americans from the South.