In this week's Roundup: On Memorial Day, a tale of history hiding in your back yard, along with additional remembrances.
This week, explore Pitcairn Island, a new online index to Oklahoma births and deaths, slang, Barack Obama Plaza, and a project to mark the 100th anniversary in 2016 of the start of the first Great Migration.
This week's Roundup explores the Barack Obama Plaza in Moneygall, Ireland, a project which was one of the largest single investments in a decade in Ireland’s Midlands region and has become the main job provider for the village, as well as the largest employer for miles around.
This week, we've rounded up an interview on unclaimed persons, a mystery surrounding photo booth portraits, a look at Victorian-era memento mori photographs, multitasking genes, and more!
This week's Roundup brings us the story of a female reporter who went undercover in 1921 to expose the immigration process, the man who walked 2,000km to trace his grandfather's escape from a Russian gulag, the rescue of a treasure trove of family history, and much, much more!
More remains to be corrected, but clarifying Henry Johnson's name, as well as shedding light on the dates and places of his birth and death, seems a modest and fitting tribute.
I'm so excited to announce that today is the official birth day of my new book, Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing! It's a collection of my favorite investigatory romps from the past decade (check [...]
Several years ago, I conducted extensive genealogical research into the heritage of Michelle Obama. A few of my discoveries – particularly those pertaining to the Shields branch of her family tree – made news a [...]
This is the seventh in a series about the ancestry of the First Lady. The previous segments can be found here: Michelle Obama's Ancestors: Chicago Beginnings (part 1) Michelle Obama's Ancestors: The Great Migration (part [...]
This is the sixth in a series about the ancestry of the First Lady. The previous segments can be found here: Michelle Obama's Ancestors: Chicago Beginnings (part 1) Michelle Obama's Ancestors: The Great Migration (part [...]