Shannon’s puzzle revealed

    As part of our finding your roots project, funded by WNET in New York, we took a look at WHYY employee Shannon McDonald’s roots. We learned quite a bit about her maternal grandfather — William Carl “Bama” Warwick — last week. This week we focus on where her McDonald surname comes from.

    More coverage:

    Finding your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    The National Archives at Philadelphia
    Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
    Delaware Genealogical Society

    Delaware Genealogical Society is also working with the Delaware Historical society to sponsor an African American genealogical workshop on Sept. 15, 2012. The workshop will be free and open to the public.

    Top Websites for Research:
    Find A Grave (formerly 

    Top Local Websites for Research:

    Delaware Probate Database
    Colonial Roots Surname Index (PDF) [List of surnames in published genealogies]
    Sussex County Genealogical Society
    Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society  

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