Category: Genealogical Research

Genealogy Program Helps Bring Closure to Family of Veteran

March 11th, 2016 in Alumni News, Genealogical Research, MET News

Genealogy Program Helps Bring Closure to Family of Veteran
The Genealogical Research Program, offered through Boston University’s Center for Professional Education, empowers students to find connections to the past that build meaningful bridges to today. These abilities were seen in action when one Good Samaritan and program alum used the lessons he learned through the class to find the family of a homeless Korean War veteran that had recently passed away, giving estranged relatives an opportunity to unite and mourn as a family.

Learn more about how the genealogy program led to closure for one family in the Boston Globe.

Death and Taxes: Melinde Lutz Byrne and Sharon Sargent quoted in Newsweek

January 8th, 2014 in Genealogical Research, Melinde Lutz Byrne, MET News, Sharon Sargent

Melinde Lutz ByrneMelinde Lutz Byrne, director of the genealogical research program at MET’s Center for Professional Education, and forensic researcher and former CPE genealogical instructor Sharon Sargent, were recently quoted in Newsweek. In the article, they discuss why the proposal to limit or block access to the “Death Master File” will not stop tax fraud.

Read more in Newsweek

Melinde Byrne, discussing the complexity of modern family trees

July 6th, 2011 in Faculty News, Genealogical Research, Melinde Byrne, MET News

Melinde Lutz Byrne, Director of Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate program, was on National Public Radio today discussing the changing American family and it impact on tracing family trees. She was also quoted in a New York Times article discussing the complexity of modern family trees.

Listen to the conversation here.

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