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Genealogy in the News: A reporter tracks descendants to return art taken by Nazis

A very interesting article with a focus on genealogy appeared in the New York Times recently.  It details the search of a reporter, Doreen Carvajal, to find the next of kin of the owners of art stolen by the Nazis which is now in French museums.  Her quest in tracking the families separated by war, generations, and language is hindered by the fact that most have no idea that they are the heirs, or that the works of art even existed, or were ever owned by their families.  There are still more than 2,000 unclaimed works of art held by French museums.

To read the full article, click here.

To see the paintings and read more about them, click here.

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News You Can Use in Your New York Research

In the past week, both and have added New York material to their websites.

New Netherland Institute’s Clague & Carol Van Slyke Prize for Best Article

New Netherland InstituteThe New Netherland Institute is offering a prize for the best article on the Dutch colonial Atlantic experience published in 2013.  To submit an article for consideration, your own or one that you have found in your research, read the information regarding the rules and regulations governing entries on the New Netherland Institute’s page for the Clague & Carol Van Slyke Prize.