In this week's Roundup: A promising new resource for researching and remembering people who were enslaved, plus an oldie but goodie memory of the late, great Leah Chase, Queen of Creole Cuisine.
In this week's Roundup: An orphan heirloom rescuer, a woman is reunited with her sister after more than 50 years, the story of Representative Val Demings' great-great-grandmother, and much more.
The second of two grants in Q4 of 2019 was awarded to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Funds will assist with an oral history initiative the Center is kicking off this year.
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.
The first of two grants this quarter has been awarded to Regina Dillard. Grant funds assisted with the cost of Y-DNA testing of the only two men of her grandmother's generation left in the family who could be tested, ages 86 and 72.