Genealogy Roundup, April 8

‘Gertie’s Babies,’ Sold at Birth, Use DNA to Unlock Secret Past

11 Little-Known Words for Specific Family Members – Some great words here - let's start using them!

The Gift of #ThrowbackThursday – "As a genealogist, I'm so focused on the dearly departed that I often neglect the living, but I recently got a serious reminder that those of us above ground matter, too."

10 Things You Didn't Know About Jon Hamm's Roots – Since Mad Men is starting its final half-season this Sunday, this seems a good time to share this.

1,000 Irish died with American army in WWI – This took A LOT of analysis and number-crunching. Will be of interest to those with Irish roots and/or into military history.

Hillary Clinton Family Tree a Wake-Up Call for Genealogy – "Are the names adorning your family tree really your ancestors or just crowd-sourced fiction?" BTW, for those curious about the Hillary Clinton research behind my think-before-you-merge-online-trees warning, you'll find it on pages 50-52 of Irish America Magazine. Can't recommend this magazine highly enough, especially for those of Irish heritage!

Army corporal, captured in Korean War, to be buried in hometown – RIP, CPL Higgins. One of my Korean War soldiers will be buried this weekend.

Illinois Ancestors: Genealogist offers grants for worthy projects – Article by Joan Griffis about my grants program and a recent interview re: genealogy I did with National Geographic.