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.
Continuing the 15th anniversary celebration of the Seton Shields Genealogical Grants program, Megan is sharing thank you notes received over the years from recipients. This is a look back at Ms. C's Class.
I count myself lucky to still have a hero in Loretto "Lou" Szucs, and I'm far from alone. Within the genealogical world, Lou is loved and respected by all and has been for decades.