In this week's Roundup: how DNA helped one man identify his grandfather and solve a crime, two orphan heirloom stories, Oprah's keynote at the Statue of Liberty Museum opening, and more.
When asked what she wanted people to take away from a visit to the Statue of Liberty Museum, Diane von Furstenberg answered, "The importance of liberty and the importance of freedom. The museum is directly across from Ellis Island, so it’s also about the importance of welcoming people."
In this week's Roundup: A peek into the genetic genealogy sleuthing process, organizing your family history research, two soldiers lost in past conflicts coming home, and more.
I am excited to award my latest grant in support of the Statue of Liberty Museum that's being constructed by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.
Lots of goodies in this week's Roundup! British celebrities highlight their "refugenes" in an effort to help refugees. We also have two stories around DNA, two stories in which blacksmiths play a part -- one forging awards from pieces of the Statue of Liberty and the other performing marriage ceremonies(!) -- two stories about segregation in cemeteries, and more.
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. announced today that Christopher “Kip” Forbes and Jeffrey Gural have joined its Board of Directors.
I hold a special place in my heart for Ellis Island, so when it was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, it seemed a fitting time to make a donation to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation