Coming up on 8/13 on WDYTYA - Valerie Bertinelli researching her roots in Lackawanna County, PA
Usually not a huge fan of prank videos, but in this case, the pranksters were the ones caught off-guard - by a remarkable act of generosity
Nas Discovers His Third Great Grandmother: Pocahontas (no, not THAT one) - coming up this season on Finding Your Roots
I know you're just dying to know whether David Duchovny's family was from Russia or Ukraine, right? Because of that Siberian beer commercial? Well, here's the answer.
Coming up this week on WDYTYA - "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson Learns His Family History on "Who Do You Think You Are?"
In case you're into Pinterest, here's my board on GENEALOGY ON TV. Lots more genealogy-related boards there, too!
In 2011, the Historical Society of Kent County, one of Maryland's earliest counties, was delighted to receive the donation of a building that will be the future Bordley History Center. The History Center will have both a research library, with computers and databases accessible to the public, as well as a state of the art archival room that will keep the society's collection of negatives, family Bibles, portraits, oral histories, family photo albums and legal documents preserved. Liberty Bliss, a work-study student at the society, requested a grant, explaining that, "under the current director Karen Emerson, we are working very hard to preserve and document the African-American and Hispanic communities that have been in Kent County forever but underrepresented. We are going to begin an oral history project with members of the Hispanic community in the fall, and I am currently working on a proposal to begin a slave genealogy project. In addition to this much needed research center, we are doing our best to fill this crucial need in the historical and genealogical communities. We have the heart, we have the hands, we just don't have the funds." This month's grant is intended to help with the funds part of the equation.
Findmypast and Wall to Wall are to celebrate 10 years of Who Do You Think You Are? by launching a commercial website and online product the Who Do You Think You Are? Story website.
This is a bit dated (one of my first television appearances!), but remains near and dear to my heart because it shares the experience of my first family reunion in the Rusyn village of Osturna in Slovakia. 40 Americans whose parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were born there came along to meet their cousins for the first time!
One of the nice aspects of running your own grants program is that every once in a while, you're allowed to indulge in a little favoritism, and that's what I've done this month for grant #174.
My father's entire side of the family is Carpatho-Rusyn, so I've been a member of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society (C-RS) since it first launched in 1994. In fact, I recently had the honor of speaking at the society's 20th anniversary event in Pittsburgh, and as it happens, this grants program has just reached its 14th birthday! So I've decided to celebrate both together by awarding a grant to the C-RS in support of the Carpatho-Rusyn National Cultural Center in Munhall, PA. If you happen to be part Rusyn yourself, please consider joining and/or visiting soon!
Did a fun interview with @Scholastic! Discover Your Family History: Easy advice to help you start exploring your family’s past
Love this Video! (Never Too Old To Be) Happy
Watch what happens about 55 seconds in - Man who saved 669 kids from death gets a tearful surprise on TV
This video truly blew my mind. Of course, the fact that I'm part Ukrainian may have biased me slightly, but this young woman has created an amazing intersection of art and story-telling. Wow. Just wow.