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: Hoping to welcome Tuskegee airman Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson home soon, the woman who sold her home to find her Welsh roots, RIP and welcome home CPL William C. McDowell and Staff Sgt. Marshall F. Kipina, volunteers who enjoy history and can read cursive wanted, and more . . .
This week, Dale Earnhardt shared some thoughts after learning his family's immigration story; the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors; play with a fun tool to see how the world has changed in your lifetime, and 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 quarter, I'm awarding a grant to Mac Titmus and his co-volunteers of Long Island Genealogy. Long Island research can actually be quite challenging, so I'm really happy to support a resource I've found to be so helpful. Since they never charge for information, the group would like to file for not-for-profit status, which has a number of costs associated with it. The post explains how you can join me in supporting them.
In this week's Roundup: dream over Russian window art (stunning!), read the stories of some Missouri adoptees who were able to learn their biological parents' identities thanks to passage of a recent law, check out the world's tallest cemetery, and much more.