Have You Seen This? (News related to Genealogy)

I just came across these genealogy-related news items this weekend and thought I would share.

DNA Testing — an abandoned baby found 55 years later?
I’ve been intermittently following the story of Paul Fronczak, the baby who was abducted from a Chicago hospital in 1964.  An abandoned toddler was found 2 years later, was declared to be Paul, and then raised by Paul’s parents.  “Paul” did a DNA test in 2013 only to discover he was not biologically related to the parents of the baby originally abducted.  The Fronczak story is again in the news: it’s possible that the biological son of the Fronczaks has been found — again due to DNA testing.  More here , here, and here.

Dallas City (Pauper’s) Cemetery
In the 22 December 2019 paper edition [1] of the Dallas Morning News (and online, dated 20 December [2]) is an article about Dan Babb (a software programmer by trade and genealogist by hobby) who is working to identify the 2,000 + graves of persons (including infants and children) buried here from 1933 to 1978.  Part of the site is regularly flooded during heavy rains.  Babb is posting memorials for this cemetery to FindAGrave.

 

 

[1] “A Mission to return this to place of rest,” The Dallas Morning News, (Dallas, Tex.), 22 Dec 2019, Metro section, p. 1B, col 4.

[2] Robert Wilonsky, “No one cared about them,” commentary, 20 Dec 2019, The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Tex.); (https://www.dallasnews.com/news/commentary/2019/12/20/no-one-cared-about-them-in-life-or-death-why-one-man-fights-to-restore-dallas-old-paupers-cemetery/ : accessed 22 Dec 2019).

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