Monday Recap for May 12, 2014
We hope everyone had a very enjoyable Mother’s Day weekend. Jump start the new week with these fascinating family history stories from around the web!
Image: Woman finds love letter 6 decades old and tracks down soldier who wrote it / The Washington Post
The Genealogy Sphere
- Rudyard Kipling and the century-old WWI mystery (The Star) – The story of the disappearance of Rudyard Kipling’s disappearance while in combat in 1915 France
- After His Death, This Grandpa’s Family Found a Trunk He Left Behind (Viralnova.com) – A family makes an amazing discovery after the death of their grandfather
- Longest-separated twins find each other (BBC) – A 78-year-old woman researching her family history discovers she has a long-lost twin sister
- Woman finds love letter 6 decades old and tracks down soldier who wrote it (The Washington Post) – After discovering a love letter from 1951 in a book, a woman tracks down the couple’s children with the help of a genealogist
- Hat Heir: Chinese traditions sees women wear helmets made of hair from their dead ancestors (DailyMail) – An interesting Chinese tradition sees the hair of female ancestors passed down through generations of women
- Harry Houdini Registers for the Draft – Can you guess what middle name Harry Houdini claimed to have? Take a look at what he wrote in in his World War I draft registration card
- Webinar: The Biggest Family Reunion Ever – Your Invited – We’re excited to announce an exclusive webinar with well-known author A.J. Jacobs. Register now!
- A Look Back: V-E Day – On the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, we take share some interesting facts about the celebration
- Mother’s Day: Famous Moms – On the 100th history of Mother’s Day in the U.S., we share some precious pictures of famous moms and their children