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NGS Announces a New Cloud-Based Course: Researching Your World War I Ancestors

The following is from NGS: ARLINGTON, VA, 01/27/2016 — The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the release of its newest Continuing Genealogical Studies course, Researching Your World War I Ancestors. In this cloud-based, nine-module, self-paced course, genealogists obtain an introduction to WWI research. Modules cover topics such as “Locate and Understand Records of Units,” “Serial […]

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WWI Black Veteran Memorials to be Posted at a Website Created by WVU

The following teaser was posted December 8, 2015 at jbhe.com: A new project underway at the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University seeks to document the history of African American veterans of World War I. The new website will allow users to visit memorials to Black veterans around the world through virtual reality. […]

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Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors

Through the voice (the writings) of several prominent writers and genealogists, Moorshead Magazines has produced another significant contribution to their Tracing Your Ancestors series. Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors is an 84-page, 15-article, special edition publication featuring the best in WWI research articles from five different contributors. The contents and purpose of this publication are […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for November 9, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Ecuador Catholic Church Records 1565-2011, United Kingdom World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records 1917- 1920, Spain Province of Barcelona Municipal Records 1387-1986, Italy Forlì-Cesena Forlì Civil Registration (State Archive) 1800-1815 1866-1930, and Philippines Manila Civil Registration 1899-1984 have large additions this week. To browse these collections and more, […]

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The Queen Mother’s Brother Was a Genuine WWI Hero

The following teaser is from the September 27, 2015 edition of DailyMail.com. The Prince of Wales stood in solemn silence yesterday as he took part in a centenary memorial service in Dundee to honour the British troops who lost their lives at the ill-fated Battle of Loos. And among the 20,000 soldiers who died during […]

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Anzacs’ (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Repatriation Records Released

The following teaser is from the June 12 PSNews Online: The National Archives of Australia (NAA) has begun a $3.4 million project to mark the centenary of World War I, describing and digitising many of the Anzacs’ repatriation records, ensuring greater public access. For many Anzacs, ongoing health problems – both physical and mental – […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 3.7 million indexed records and images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,807,806 indexed records from the England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913 collection; 190,879 indexed records from the US, Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew […]

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Fr. Francis A. Gleeson WWI Diaries, Brigade Rolls & Correspondence Digitized & Posted Online

The Fr. Francis A. Gleeson Papers have been digitized and posted online at the UDC Digital Archive. This is a collection of papers belonging to Fr. Gleeson relating to “his time as Catholic Military Chaplain to the 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers during World War I. The papers include diaries detailing life at the front […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 18.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for England, Italy, the UK, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 18.3 million indexed records and images for England, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 10,026,835 indexed records and 776,840 images from the England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634–1900 collection; 4,327,810 indexed records from the United Kingdom, World […]

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New British Merchant Navy WW1 Medal Index Cards & Dorset BMDs available to search at FindMyPast

The following news release is from Alex Cox at FindMyFast. Every Friday, thousands of new records are released on our dedicated Findmypast Friday page to explore over the weekend. This week’s new additions include over 157,000 British Merchant Navy, First World War Medal Index Cards 1914-1925, over 165,000 Dorset baptisms, over 105,000 Dorset marriages and […]

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Find Your Family’s World War I Veterans in New, Free Military Collections Online at FamilySearch

The following news release was received from FamilySearch: SALT LAKE CITY, November 10, 2014 — Veterans’ Day is a time to recognize the veterans in our lives—to honor their service for our country and show them that we appreciate their sacrifices made in our behalf. “The Great War,” World War I, began 100 years ago […]

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Connecticut State Library Digitizing WWI History

The following excerpt is from an article by David Drury, posted at courant.com: The now century-old conflict known to its contemporaries as the Great War left an indelible imprint on Connecticut. For those who lived through it, on the battlefield or the home front, it was a life-defining event, and the Connecticut State Library wants […]

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The Illustrated London News Posts WWI-Era News Magazine Archival Materials

The following excerpt is from an article by Kate Clements posted on the 1914.org website: Illustrated London News Ltd (ILN) has launched a website featuring 1914-1918 archive material from the Illustrated London News, the world’s first illustrated magazine, and seven other titles in its collection. ILN was awarded £96,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) […]

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New Website Launched to Remember British Servicemen Who Died in WWI

The Royal British Legion has launched a website to remember those folks from throughout the British Empire who lost their lives in WWI. The site is entitled Every Man Remembered. Following is a teaser from an article posted in the July 27, 2014 edition of the BBC website. The Royal British Legion has started an […]

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WWI Medal Found in Collapsing British Shed

The following excerpt is from an article updated August 4, 2014 on the daventryexpress.co.uk website. Two friends who discovered a First World War medal in an abandoned garden shed in Rugby are hoping to trace relatives of its owner in time to reunite them for the centenary of the war. Graham Banks and Jennifer Ette […]

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