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.
Semiferal pets, cash stuffed into medicine bottles, and sometimes a file cabinet that reveals a millionaire. Ever wondered about the work of public administrators who oversee the estates and search for heirs of those who die without a will? Check out this week's roundup for a fascinating peek behind the scenes.
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.
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
My latest grant has been awarded to Oisín Breatnach. The grant funds will help to cover the costs of research, digitizing, processing of and archiving of information relating to the Irish between 1570 and 1920 from old documents in archives of the Basque country.
In this week's Roundup: How do you create a Jimmy Fallon?, The man who left behind 50,000 images of North American buildings taken over nearly twenty years and more than 100,000 miles, and more...