Genealogy Round Up, March 4

Genealogy Round Up, January 20

Over My Dead Body 2 Offers Detailed Genealogy Features For Players

Don't let the title fool you. That's not really what this poem is about.

Wow, this is a huge "get" for Ancestry, and a boon to countless genealogists! NYC vital records!

Unfortunately, you'll have to put up with a short commercial, but it's worth it. I happen to be researching a lot of Papua New Guinea cases at the moment, so am hoping there are more finds like this.

Hey, Prince, Your Roots Are Showing

92 year old Betty White's Danish, Greek, Canadian, English & Welsh roots

A great read I suspect many genealogists will be able to relate to. h/t to Linda J. Barnes.

DNA upends the Titanic version of Anastasia Romanov.

"Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing" now available in audio format!

Hey, need something to keep you company on that next road trip? How about the just released audio version of Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing? It's 8.75 hours so will pleasantly distract you for quite a long time! 

By the way, I'm quite excited as this the first of my six books to have an audio version. Am looking forward to hearing my experiences as narrated by a stranger with a lovely voice! 

Please do me a favor and let your genealogy/history-buff friends know. Thanks!

Genealogy Round Up, January 13

OK, I can't vouch for this company or show, but I know a lot of folks like the opportunity to be on television - and in this instance, it involves DNA testing - so I've decided to share this. But please, proceed at your own risk!

111-year-old Syracuse Irish woman the longest-living person in Irish history

I've posted about this in previous seasons and I know a couple of you have come close to making it on the show. Please try again - or try for the first time if you have Swedish heritage. If you haven't watched it, it's a fun show - in Swedish, but since the contestants speak English, you can understand just about everything.

Shame on us that we can't find the funding to protect our history!

Sharon Moore Elliott, Kimberly Powell and I all helped on the research for this Red Star Line over in Antwerp. It's essentially their counterpart to Ellis Island, though obviously a point of departure.

Another great article about the almost-112-year-old woman I recently researched for Irish Central. This one by Sean Kirst in the Syracuse Post-Standard, as Kathleen has lived there since emigrating from Ireland in 1921! 

Lots of interesting info here about naming patterns. Check out the chart about the name Emma!

Genealogy Round Up, January 6

Almost time to hold the wake for that critical 3 years of data.

They Say It's Your Birthday -- But It's Not

The writer told me she was going to mention my efforts in the article, but it would have been kind of her to be a little less vague than "New Jersey-based author of several ancestry books." That said, the coroner, Tom Killian, was a very surprised to hear from me and was a pleasure to chat with. Was also interesting to learn that this woman's great-great-grandson had read the original article, but did not realize his own connection to her.

Can't get enough of stories like this.