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 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.
What would your feelings be if an agency sought to force the sale of your childhood home – site of both happy and tragic memories – via eminent domain? Read one man's story of such a situation – along with lots of other tidbits – in this week's Roundup.
How did a kind stranger's insomnia lead to siblings being given the chance to watch and listen to their father as a 22-year-old, months before he married and years before they were born? Find out this (and lots more!) in this week's Roundup.
My latest grant has been awarded to Donna J. Weathers. The grant funds will help to cover the costs of compiling and publishing digitized records of the men who served as Surfmen in the U.S. Lifesaving Service.
In this week's Roundup: A good yarn to enjoy, written by my one-time pen pal and still friend, and the story of a doozie of a case I just finished researching for the Army
In this week's Roundup: A mother and son separated by war are reunited after 68 years, life stories of veterans buried at Riverside National Cemetery researched and written by students, and more.
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: Welcome home and RIP Staff Sgt. David Rosenkrantz and Pfc. Willard Jenkins, myths about immigrant ancestors debunked, century-old divorce records, and more...