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The American Battle Monuments Commission Website

Having served in the U.S. Army, I’m always checking to see if any of my former “Battle Buddies” have lost their lives. This has led me to look for the names and records of soldiers lost in other conflicts. The American Battle Monuments website is one of the better sites. Established by Congress in 1923, […]

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Google is Mapping Arlington National Cemetery

Google is about to post a walk-through of Arlington National Cemetery. Although some headstones photographed with the walk-through might not be as clear and readable as others, it is said that many will for more legible than those currently posted at the Cemetery website (not bad in itself!), as the photography is being done in […]

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Remembering Our Veterans: FamilySearch Adds New Indexed Record Collections from WWII, Korean War, & Vietnam War

The following is from FamilySearch August 6, 2013: FamilySearch has recently added more than 43.6 million indexed records and images from BillionGraves, Italy, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 10 new indexed war records collections, including: the United States, World War II Prisoners of War of the Japanese, 1941-1945, collection, the United […]

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A Review of “Hey, America, Your Roots are Showing“

Several weeks ago, my friend, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, sent me a copy of her new book. It’s titled “Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing.” I finally got the chance to sit down and read it cover to cover. Megan knows how to write, with several successful books behind her. However, in my humble opinion, this […]

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National Archives Dedicates the New National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis & Makes 3 New Videos Available

The formal dedication of the new National Personnel Records Center took place this last Saturday, October 15, 2011. To celebrate the dedication, the Archives made up three videos that take us behind the scenes. These National Archives’ produced videos are available on the National Archives YouTube Channel, and are copyright free, so we’re posting the […]

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Photos to be Added to the Vietnam Memorial

The following excerpt is from a Washington State newspaper, so it’s directed at Washington State residents. However, the project will be of interest to anyone with a picture of a U.S. serviceman killed in the Vietnam conflict, no matter where they may live. OLYMPIA – If you have a photo of Air Force Col. Gallileo […]

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Footnote.com Announces New Focus on Historical U.S. Military Records & Changes Name to Fold3

Footnote.com has long been one of my favorite websites. I’ve had a personal subscription for years, and plan to keep it for a long time. The site is reasonably priced, and the data is etrememely valuable for any genealogist with American roots. The decision has now been made to change their name to Fold3. I […]

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Thieves Make Off With Priceless War Memorial Plaques

I’m afraid this is the kind of story that makes my blood boil. Memorial plaques with names of deceased veterans were stolen, probably with the object of selling them for scrap. The plaques held many names, and at this point it looks like it isn’t known what all those names were. I’m hoping that someone […]

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West Virginia Officials Searching for Info on People Named on the West Virginia Veterans Memorial

State archives and history officials are attempting to come up with details about the veterans whose 11,427 names are carved in the West Virginia Veterans Memorial at the State Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia. For the last five years, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History has been gathering information for use in online […]

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