In this week's Roundup: Gingerbread cookies so beautiful it's (almost) a shame to eat them and one woman shares the generation-spanning connection she discovered when reading her grandmother's immigration papers.
In this week's Roundup: Welcome home to Master Sgt. Charles Hobart McDaniel (lost in the Korean War) and Pfc. Willard Jenkins (lost in WWII), a new research resource for those with Catholic heritage, a forgotten library for sale, 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.
This week, explore two stories concerning WWI Medal of Honor recipients, secret gems hiding in well-known places like the Eiffel Tower and Trafalgar Square, a few of the 200+ synonyms for being tipsy published by Benjamin Franklin, and much more!
In this week's Roundup, explore the long-vacant custodian's apartment at the Fort Washington branch of the New York Public Library (including the "death chute"!) and read about a sad motivation for DNA testing (fortunately the exception, rather than the norm).
This week: Explore a mystery mansion for sale in London, watch a suspense trailer for the New York Public Library (somebody had fun making this and it's fun to watch, too!), TLC announces that Who Do You Think You Are? will return for a ninth season, and much more . . .
This week, discover the importation of Siberian workers to Hawaii in 1909, assistance from Prince that helped save a library, six reasons to celebrate world-renowned chef, Leah Chase, and more . . .
This quarter, as all of the requests were modest, I’m awarding four Seton Shields genealogy grants – one each to the Morgan County Public Library, the Scott County Historical Society, Oak and Laurel Cemetery Preservation, and in support of 'The Rising' film.