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Honoring Our Ancestors
April 15, 2011

Greetings Fellow Family History Sleuths,

Another intensive, genealogical month! Thanks so much to those of you in FL, NE, NY and CO who have hosted me recently. Thanks also to the many of you who have read, purchased and/or commented on my "Who Do You Think You Are?" companion book. I'm thrilled that it's already gone into another printing, and that's due to our ever-expanding community of family history buffs. Here's wishing you a month filled with as many new leaves on your family tree as on the ones in your yard or neighborhood!

Take care,


Genealogy Round Up, March 17

Links to genealogy on Top Chef videos! Part 2 shows cheftestants learning about their ancestry (my research!).
ScotGen: Who Says Cooking and Genealogy Don't Mix

People Have A Right To Access Their Own Genetic Information « Genomes Unzipped

Reunited after 2,000 years apart: The Pompeii husband and wife whose tomb was buried by Vesuvius
History in the News

What? Now there might be a TV show with celebrities mentoring students in tracing their roots?
City actor Colin McFarlane to help students trace their family tree

Hope they mean former Austro-Hungarian Empire by this! 9 Million Hungarian Records Added This Week FamilySearch.org

Last World War I Veteran Frank Buckles Laid To Rest (VIDEO)

WWI Soldier Representative of Connection Between Ireland and America

More than you'd ever want to know about Barack Obama 's Irish roots
President Barack Obama's Roots - Videos, Articles and Resources

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Genealogy Round Up, March 24

Actor Steve Buscemi tracks down some of the shadier characters in his past . . . (look toward bottom)
TV tips for Saturday, March 19

Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal: More Dumped Bodies Found

More great genealogy records online! (Notice the start of earlier NY passenger arrival records along with all this other good stuff)
9 Million Browsable Images from 9 Countries Added This Week | FamilySearch.org

Scotland's 1911 Census to be Released on April 5th - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

Buscemi up next on #WDYTYA !
Milton goes on TV Friday night » News » The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Someone less known than Rusyns?
A Tiny Jersey Ethnic Group, The Kalmyks, Traces Its Roots To Mongolia and Genghis

Elizabeth Taylor Has Roots in Warrick County

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Genealogy Round Up, March 31

Marian's Roots and Rambles: Behind the Scenes at "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Susan Sarandon: Who Do You Think You Are?

Love the latest reviews for my #WDYTYA companion book!
Amazon.com: Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History

DNA and the New Identity Politics « The Harvard Political Review

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Genealogy Round Up, April 7

Delighted that my "Who Do You Think You Are?" genealogy how-to companion book has gone into another printing!
Genealogy Books - Who Do You Think You Are?, Honoring Our Ancestors, They Came to America, Trace You

They're literally dancing in the streets!
 Moneygall, Ireland Welcomes President Obama Home 

Good idea! Reminds me of a coal village tour I arranged for a reunion in Barton, Ohio.
'Every building has a story': A walk back through Brooklyn family history 

Fundraiser for St. Patrick, Cork where Annie Moore of Ellis Island was baptized. Did you have ancestors there?

Keep it coming!
U.S. Newspaper Digitization: 165,000 Pages Added to Chronicling America « INFOdocket

Scouting out the ancestral trip.
US team runs rule over Moneygall - The Irish Times - Tue, Apr 05, 2011

Getting my Irish on in Madison, NJ on 4/16! Please join us!
Genealogical Society of New Jersey

Does getting excited about Slovak church records make me a geek?
No April Fooling—14 Million New Records from Belgium, Canada, Chile, England, Netherlands, Slovakia,

Wow! FamilyTreeDNA.com now offering 111 (STR) markers for Y-DNA!

Yes, there's something to this: "We suspect that the bloodlines of most show participants passed through the bowels of the Lower East Side."
NBC Shows Gwyneth Paltrow's Connection to the Lower East Side - Bowery Boogie

Online Chinese genealogy!
Rooting out one's family history online

Ireland getting another genealogy show!
Welcome To Big Mountain Productions

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Honoring Our Ancestors Grants

Congrats to our recent grant recipient! Don't forget that you can apply here.

March 2011
The Battle of Plattsburgh Association in Plattsburgh, NY develops and operates the Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center and War of 1812 Museum. Through the Center, they collect, preserve and maintain artifacts while also providing genealogy searches related to War of 1812 and Battle of Plattsburgh military service, free of charge. The grant award will assist in funding a series of genealogical workshops entitled, "Finding Your War of 1812 Ancestors," that will show participants the different types of records available to them, and where and how they can be accessed.

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Upcoming Events

If you plan to be near any of the events where I'll be speaking, I would love to meet you. It's always a kick for me when folks mention that they read this newsletter, my blog, Huffington Post or whatever, so don't be shy about introducing yourself!

For more information on these events, please see my Events Calendar. And if you're interested in scheduling me, just click here.

  • April 16, 2011 - Madison, NJ - Drew University and Genealogical Society of New Jersey - "Right Annie, Wrong Annie"
  • April 18, 2011 - Waterloo, IA (delivered live via Skype - Waterloo Public Library - "Neglected History"
  • April 29-May 1, 2011 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada - Saskatchewan Genealogical Society - "Remembering Our Ancestors," "Trace Your Roots with DNA," "Reverse Genealogy: Techniques for Finding Your Lost Loved Ones" and "Cases That Made My Brain Hurt"
  • May 5, 2011 - Camp Pendleton, CA - NCIS Cold Case Homicide Investigation Conference
  • June 18, 2011 - Homerville, GA - Huxford Genealogical Society - "Remembering Our Ancestors," "Cases That Made My Brain Hurt," "Cold Cases: Genealogist, Coroner and the FBI" and "Reverse Genealogy: Techniques for Finding Your Lost Loved Ones"
  • October 8, 2011 - Salt Lake City, UT - American Society of Genealogists - "Giving Back: A Look at 10 Years of Genealogy Grants"

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