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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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FamilySearch Adds Mexican War Data & Confederacy Service Records

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch Adds to United States Mexican War Index and Service Records; New Collection for United States Confederacy Navy and Marine Service Records FamilySearch added 211,909 additional images records for the United States Mexican War Index and Service Records collection, which includes a large portion of the war’s 78,718 American servicemen. […]

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FamilySearch Adds New Collections from Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, & the United States

FamilySearch added an additional 6.4 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,034,803 records for the Netherlands, Zeeland Province, Church Records from 1527-1907, the 1,436,121 added from Italy Civil Registrations from 1824-1941, and the 1,069,308 added to the new Saskatchewan, Canada, collections from 1846-1957. Other new […]

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Historic WPA-Created Hamilton County, Ohio, Veteran Burial Map Books Posted Online

The following teasor is from an article posted in the April 23, 2012 edition of CityBeat.com. Newly restored digital copies of 73-year-old maps detailing where U.S military veterans are buried throughout Hamilton County will be unveiled Wednesday. The Hamilton County Recorder’s Office recently received map books dating to 1939 that were thought to have been […]

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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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Military Bounty Land 1776-1855

Military Bounty Land 1776-1855, by Christine Rose, was published in March. The 176 page book is without a doubt one of the best genealogical research guides published this year. Bounty land was often awarded to those who served in American wars, starting with the American Revolution in 1776, with the last act passed in 1855. […]

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