Family History

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #212: The Historical Society of Harford County

By |2019-04-04T11:52:55-04:00April 4th, 2019|Family History, Grants, Human Interest|

The second of two grants Q1 2019 has been awarded to The Historical Society of Harford County. Grant funds will assist with purchase of the materials necessary to process and store the 1,088 letters in the collection of the late Nancy Webster Barnes, which was recently donated for genealogists and historians to research and explore.

Genealogy Roundup, March 6

By |2019-03-06T10:32:37-04:00March 6th, 2019|DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest|

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.

Genealogy Roundup, January 30

By |2019-01-30T11:34:12-04:00January 30th, 2019|DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest|

Can you imagine what it would be like to know nothing of your family history and how you would feel if you got to speak to your birth mother after a search that lasted more than sixty years? Read one woman's account of just this situation – plus explore many more goodies, including news of a soldier lost in the Korean War accounted for – in this week's Roundup.